CELTIC v MORTON LIVE ON BEEB

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CELTIC’S¬†opening Scottish Cup-tie against Morton next month will be shown live by BBC One Scotland.

The Hoops’ road to Hampden kicks off at Parkhead on Saturday January 21 at 12.15pm.

The national competition was the one that eluded Ange Postecoglou in his debut campaign as Neil Lennon’s successor when progress stalled in the semi-final when an unfortunate extra-time own goal from Carl Starfelt handed the win to Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side.

HISTORY BHOY…Kristoffer Ajer thumps the penalty-kick winner past former team-mate Craig Gordon to seal the 2020 Scottish Cup and the extraordinary quadruple treble for Celtic.

There were no such mishaps in the quest for the club’s tenth title in 11 years which was sealed on May 11 with a 1-1 draw with Dundee United at Tannadice.

The League Cup had already been claimed in December last year when Kyogo Furuhashi fired a second-half salvo in a thrilling 2-1 comeback victory over Hibs.

Celtic have lifted the Scottish Cup a record 40 times, their last in 2020 when they completed the phenomenal quadruple treble following a dramatic penalty-kick shoot-out with Hearts.

THE CUP THAT CHEERS…Ange Postecoglou with the League Cup, his first piece of silverware as Celtic manager.

The Greenock outfit have not gone beyond the fourth round since 2018, when they lost 3-0 at Parkhead in the last eight before Brendan Rodgers’ men went on to overcome Motherwell 2-0 in the Final.

Aberdeen’s intriguing trip to Ayrshire to face Darvel will also be shown live the following Monday evening with a 7.45pm kick-off, the BBC have announced.

Michael Beale’s Govan side’s match against St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park will be shown by Viaplay, formerly Premier Sports, after the Celtic match at 5.30pm.

The Edinburgh derby between Hibs and Hearts will be beamed live by the satellite broadcasters at 2pm on the Sunday.

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