Sport Team news: Celtic vs Rangers

20:40  21 april  2017
20:40  21 april  2017 Source:   readsport.co

Celtic 2 Rangers 0: McGregor, Sinclair down Old Firm rivals to keep Bhoys' treble hopes alive

  Celtic 2 Rangers 0: McGregor, Sinclair down Old Firm rivals to keep Bhoys' treble hopes alive Celtic proved too good for Old Firm rivals Rangers as a 2-0 victory at Hampden Park set up a Scottish Cup final meeting with Aberdeen.Callum McGregor and Scott Sinclair fired Celtic to a 2-0 win over Old Firm rivals Rangers 2-0 that keeps their treble hopes intact after reaching the Scottish Cup final.

Celtic vs Rangers Scots Prem 12:00pm Sunday 12th March Celtic Park (Att: 58545). Celtic v Rangers preview: Team news for Sunday's Old Firm derby.

Breaking team news !!! Here’s how Celtic are lining up today… Hello and welcome to SunSport’s live blog from the eagerly-anticipated Old Firm Derby. It’s Celtic hosting Rangers in the Scottish Premiership, with kick-off 12pm on Sunday.

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Brendan Rodgers will look to move one step closer to another trophy at Celtic and a domestic treble in the Scottish Cup semi-final on Sunday.

Celtic will be looking to complete a domestic treble for the first time since 2001 and will need to beat Rangers in order to progress to next month’s final at Hampden Park.

The two sides have met four times this season, with Celtic coming out on top in three games, scoring nine goals to the Ibrox sides three.

Whoever wins will face Hibernian/Aberdeen in the final which will take place on Saturday May 27.

Celtic fans around the world react to big win over Rangers

  Celtic fans around the world react to big win over Rangers Celtic continued to march on towards a famous domestic treble in Brendan Rodgers’ debut season as manager, courtesy of a convincing 2-0 win over Rangers at Hampden Park in the Scottish Cup semi-final. The Bhoys were the better side from the get-go and took the lead after just 11 minutes when Callum McGregor’s brilliantly placed effort beat Wes Foderingham in the Rangers net. Rodgers’ side were on cruise control from then on and were gifted an opportunity to double their lead when James Tavernier recklessly brought down Leigh Griffiths in the box, with Scott Sinclair putting the game beyond any doubt from the spot. Celtic now face Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup final and have a chance to complete a clean sweep for the first time since 2001 – and Celtic fans all over the world were celebrating the game in style! Twitter:

Team news coming up. As The Old Firm do battle for the fourth time this season. Celtic already knocked Rangers out of the League Cup, and the sides are also drawn in the Man City vs Liverpool: What time is today's Premier League match, what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction?

Celtic XI vs . Rangers : Gordon; Lustig, Sviatchenko, Boyata, Tierney; Brown, Bitton, Armstrong; Forrest, Sinclair; Dembele. Rangers XI vs . Celtic : Foderingham; Hodson, Hill, Wilson, Wallace; Tavernier, Hyndman, Holt, McKay; Miller, Waghorn.

Rangers came out on top in last year’s Scottish Cup semi-final after penalties, and new manager Pedro Caixinha has won his last two games in charge.

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Dedryck Boyata and Mikael Lustig are both available after missing last weekend’s game with minor injuries.

Scott Brown is free to face Rangers after Celtic appealed his red card in last weekend’s 2-2 draw against Ross County.

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Lee Wallace is out with a hamstring injury but Clint Hill could return from a calf injury.

Michael O’Halloran back training with first team having played in their 4-0 loss to Celtic’s under-20’s last week.

Jordan Rossiter and Niko Kranjcar remain sidelined with long-term injuries.

Lustig twists the knife on Rangers after crushing Ibrox win .
Celtic defender Mikael Lustig has poked fun at Rangers by admitting they could have scored ten against them in the recent derby. Brendan Rogers side eased past Rangers in their most recent meeting on Saturday, winning 5-1 at Ibrox – the biggest in their history at the ground. Goals from Scott Sinclair, Leigh Griffiths, Callum McGregor, Dedryck Boyata and Lustig himself rounded off a dominate away performance. Speaking to the National following the win, Lustig admits the scoreline could have been very different. “We scored five goals but if we had been 100 per cent clinical it could have been closer to double figures. I think it was the most satisfying performance of the season in domestic terms. It’s up there with the 5-1 win at Parkhead as well. The way we played on Saturday, the way we kept the ball and created chances, the way we defended, it all felt good.” Celtic currently sit 27 points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership, and Lustig believes results like that show just how big the gap is between the Hoops and the rest. “First of all the way we played was quite brilliant. I don’t know if this proves the gap is getting bigger. There were two teams out there but let’s just talk about our performance, which was brilliant.” “They tried something new and still couldn’t touch us. They tried a different style of play from last week but we proved that we are too good at the moment.” With just five games remaining this season for Rodgers’ men, they are now within touching distance of going unbeaten for an entire domestic campaign, as they look set to surpass the 100 point mark this season. Celtic host St Johnstone this Saturday at 3pm, in their next meeting in the Scottish Premiership.

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