JOSIP JURANOVIC is the surprse inclusion in Ange Postecoglou’s line-up for the Viaplay League Cup semi-final against Kilmarnock at Hampden this evening.
The Croatian right-back makes his first start since returning from the World Cup Finals in Qatar as he takes over from Canadian ace Alistair Johnston who played in the 2-2 draw at Ibrox and the 2-0 win over the Ayrshire side last weekend.
Kyogo Furuhashi again leads the attack with Giorgos Giakoumakis on the substitutes’ bench for their ninth successive game.
TEAM: Hart; Juranovic, Carter-Vickers, Starfelt, Bernabei; Mooy, McGregor, Hatate; Maeda, Kyogo, Jota. Subs: Bain, Johnston, Jenz, Kobayashi, Turnbull, Abada, Forrest and Giakoumakis.
Earlier today, we asked how much you could remember from recent League Cup games in CQN‘s fun five-minute quiz.
We now repeat the questions and provide the answers.
HAMPDEN MATCHWINNER…James Forrest is congratulated by Kyogo Furuhashi after scoring the only goal of last season’s Premier Sports League Cup semi-final against St Johnstone. (See Question 1.)
1: Celtic overcame St Johnstone 1-0 in last season’s League Cup semi-final with a substitute getting the winner. Can you identify the goal hero?
2: Who was the Celtic player red-carded when Neil Lennon’s team beat Steven Gerrard’s Ibrox side 1-0 in the Betfred League Cup Final in December 2019?
3: Can you remember the name of the Celtic forward who played that afternoon and was sold by the club a month later?
4: Who played in goal for Celtic when they kicked off this season’s competition with a 4-1 win over Ross County in Dingwall in August?
5: Who scored Celtic’s first League Cup goal of the season in the win over Malky Mackay’s Highlanders?
1: James Forrest.
2: Jeremie Frimpong.
3: Lewis Morgan.
4: Benji Siegrist.
5: Callum McGregor. Other scorers were Giorgos Giakoumakis, Daizen Maeda and James Forrest in the 4-1 win.
Go to the top of the class if you scored five out of five!
* DON’T miss the unbeatable match report from Celtic v Kilmarnock this evening and the best action images – only in your champion CQN.