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20:40  21 april  2017
20:40  21 april  2017 Source:   Read Sport

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:

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.

Celtic

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.

Rangers

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.

Brown on why he always believed Celtic would beat Rangers .
Celtic captain Scott Brown was in a bullish mood after his side defeated Rangers 2-0 in the Scottish Cup semi-final on Sunday, saying that the team knew that they would win the tie if they performed at their normal level. Brown put in a Man of the Match performance as his side kept their dream of a domestic treble alive and after the game, he told the Glasgow Evening Times that Celtic are the best team in the country. “We enjoyed that and played really well. It was a really professional performance from start to finish. We knew if we’d turn up we’d win the game and we did that.” “We knew they were going to sit deep and couldn’t press us, they don’t have the legs that we’ve got or the quality. We knew if we turned up, then we’re the best team in Scotland and we showed that again today.” Brown also spoke about the semi-final defeat to Rangers last year and said that the team simply didn’t turn up on that day, but they made up for it by proving their quality at Hampden Park on Sunday afternoon. “The semi-final last year we were disappointed. It was the worst we could ever play, the best they could ever play. And they got lucky on penalties. That was going to be a hit or a miss. But we’ve shown our quality again today and managed to get through.” The 31-year-old still does not know if he’ll be available for selection next weekend as his appeal against his suspension will take place on Thursday, but he is confident that his side can win without him and the injured Moussa Dembele.

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