Full Time: Celtic 2-0 Rangers
Celtic progressed to the finals of the Scottish Cup, when they beat Old Firm rivals Rangers 2-0 at the Hampden Park on Sunday afternoon.
Midfielder Callum McGregor opened the scoring in the 11th minute itself, with a first-time left-footed finish, for the Bhoys. And five minutes into the second period, Scott Sinclair made it 2-0 from the penalty spot, after substitute Leigh Griffiths was fouled in the box.
Brendan Rodgers’ side will face Aberdeen in the finals of the Cup and stand a good chance of completing a domestic treble, first time since 2001, having already won the League Cup and the Scottish Premiership. Here is how the Celtic players fared on the day:
Celtic Player Ratings
Craig Gordon – 7/10
Made two good stops to deny Kenny Miller and another decent effort to stop Joe Dodoo late in the game. Quiet day other than that.
Mikael Lustig – 6/10
Started the move for the opener with a fine long ball from deep. Tested on occasions defensively, but stayed strong. Reliable display.
Dedryck Boyata – 7/10
Did not give Joe Garner an inch throughout the game. Was solid and strong in the air as well. Looked good with the ball at his feet too.
Jozo Simunovic – 6/10
Had an easy first period, but was given some things to worry about in the last half an hour. Booked for a wild tackle on Barrie McKay.
Kieran Tierney – 8/10
Gave Waghorn and McKay hardly any breathing space in another typically solid defensive effort. Assured in possession too.
Scott Brown – 7/10
Another dominant display in the middle of the park, constantly breaking up play with smart interceptions. Swept up everything that came his way with relative ease.
Stuart Armstrong – 7/10
Came so very close to scoring in the first-half with a lovely curled effort. Kept things moving and was given the space to direct the play for Celtic.
Patrick Roberts – 8/10
Justified his selection ahead of James Forrest with an excellent display on the right-flank. Tormented the Gers defence with his running and skill. End product was quality too. Ran the show.
Callum McGregor – 7/10
Opened the scoring with a composed finish, bossed Andy Halliday in midfield. Showed he can become a vital player for Celtic.
Scott Sinclair – 7/10
Cut inside from the left-flank well and linked up with his fellow attackers. Beat Wes Foderingham from the penalty spot in the second period.
Moussa Dembele – 6/10
Showed great strength and skill to set McGregor up in the first-half. Posed a few problems, but saw his afternoon cut short with a hamstring problem in the 28th minute.
Leigh Griffiths – 7/10
Replaced the injured Dembele near the half-hour mark. Did well to win the penalty in the second half and forced several saves from the Rangers keeper.
Tom Rogic – 6/10
Came on for McGregor for the last fifteen minutes. Hit the post late on.
James Forrest – NA
Replaced Roberts with less than 10 minutes left to play.