Celtic 2 Aberdeen 0 RECAP: Quadruple treble is ON as Christie and Elyounoussi send Celtic into Scottish Cup final

Celtic and Aberdeen go head-to-head for the second time in seven days with a place in last season's held over Scottish Cup final up for grabs.

Celtic's Ryan Christie celebrates with team mate Scott Brown after he curls home to make it 1-0 during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final against Aberdeen at Hampden (Photo by Alan Harvey / SNS Group)
Celtic's Ryan Christie celebrates with team mate Scott Brown after he curls home to make it 1-0 during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final against Aberdeen at Hampden (Photo by Alan Harvey / SNS Group)

If the thrilling 3-3 draw at Pittodrie last Sunday is anything to go by, then an exciting match is in store at Hampden Park as Neil Lennon’s men aim to take one step closer to a quadruple treble, while Aberdeen bid for their first final appearance since 2017.

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Celtic 2 Aberdeen 0: FT

Last updated: Sunday, 01 November, 2020, 16:31

  • 18’ Christie stunner fires Celtic ahead 
  • 23’ Elyounoussi doubles the lead from close range
  • Celtic chasing an unprecedented quadruple Treble
  • Dons hoping to reach final for first time since 2017

63: Aberdeen double change

McLennan and Leigh replace Taylor and Cosgrove for the Dons. The game has hit a lull and McInnes will hope his replacements can provide the missing spark. 

New arrival McLennan makes an immediate mark, beating Laxalt before sending in a dangerous cross that forces Celtic into some desperate defending as Bitton makes a block.

Celtic have dropped off a bit in the last 15 minutes but they burst back to life with an attack that ends with Rogic’s effort taking a deflection into the arms of Lewis

72: Celtic triple change

Goalscorers Christie and Elyounoussi replaced by Griffiths and Elhamed, while Edouard also makes way for Ajeti

A sight of goal for Ferguson from 20 yards but the Aberdeen midfielder can’t keep his shot down, much to his frustration. The Dons are putting on a bit of pressure but they are running out of time to make it count.

Watkins looks to have picked up a hamstring injury and is replaced by Main

McGinn replaces Kennedy in McInnes’ last throw of the dice – but his side are now needing a miracle as they chase a two-goal deficit with five minutes left

Five minutes of added time indicated but Celtic are defending everything Aberdeen throw at them

FULL TIME: Celtic 2 Aberdeen 0

Celtic deliver once again when it matters and now Hearts stand between them and a historic quadruple treble.

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