THE Scottish Cup was the one that got away from Ange Postecoglou during the debut campaign as Celtic manager.
The Greek-Australian guided the Hoops to a Premier Sports League Cup success with a 2-1 win over Hibs on December 19 2021 to lift his first piece of silverware.
The priority target of the Premiership title was delivered in the 1-1 draw with Dundee United at Tannadice on May 11 last year.
Postecoglou’s attempt to land the Scottish Cup ended in extra-time at the semi-final stage after an unfortunate own goal from Carl Starfelt.
Now the Hoops boss and his players embark again upon their quest to lift the trophy in the Cup Final on the last day of the season which is scheduled for June 3 at Hampden.
First, though, the champions have to clear the Morton hurdle in today’s 12.15pm kick-off in the east end of Glasgow.
How much can you remember about past connections with the Greenock club? Have a go on CQN’s fun five-minute quiz.
1: Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic beat Morton 3-0 in the Scottish Cup at Parkhead in March 2018. Moussa Dembele scored two – can you remember the other goalscorer?
2: Who was the former Celtic player in charge of the Cappielow side in that match?
3: Only two of the 14 Celtic players who were utilised that afternoon almost five years ago are still with the club. Can you name them?
4: A former Morton player was signed by Davie Hay from a German club in November 1985. He went on to become a goal hero in Celtic’s Centernary Year of 1988. Can you name the striker who also played for Scotland?
5: Who were the two Lisbon Lions who joined Morton in 1971?
The answers will be provided when the starting line-up is confirmed in CQN later today.
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