AARON MOOY has been given the nod by Ange Postecoglou for a starting place in his line-up to face Michael Beale’s Ibrox side at Hampden this afternoon.
The in-form Australian midfielder takes his place in engine room alongside captain Callum McGregor and Reo Hatate for the Viaplay League Cup Final showdown.
Kyogo Furuhashi, as expected, is also in for the kick-off while Matt O’Riley and South Korean striker Oh Hyeon-gyu are among the stand-by squad.
TEAM: Hart; Johnston, Carter-Vickers, Starfelt, Taylor; Mooy, McGregor, Hatate; Jota, Kyogo, Maeda. Subs: Bain, Haksabanovic, Abada, Turnbull, Kobayashi, Oh, Iwata, O’Riley, Ralston.
HAMPDEN HEROES…Aiden McGeady and Darren O’Dea with the 2008 League Cup, (See Question 3.)
Earlier today, we asked how much you could remember about Celtic triumphs in League Cup Finals on CQN’s fun five-minute quiz.
Now we repeat the questions and provide the answers.
1: Henrik Larsson scored one of the three goals when Wim Jansen’s Celtic beat Dundee United 3-0 at Ibrox in November 1997. Who scored the other two?
2: Super Swede Larsson netted a hat-trick in Celtic’s 3-0 Hampden win over Kilmarnock in March 2001. Can you remember the Hoops player who was red-carded?
3: Who scored the goals when Celtic beat Rangers 2-0 in extra-time in the 2008 League Cup Final?
4: Who scored Celtic’s opening goal in the 2-0 Final against Motherwell in November 2017?
5: Celtic beat Aberdeen 1-0 in the 2018 Final. Who was the Hoops’ matchwinner?
1: Marc Reiper and Craig Burley.
2: Chris Sutton.
3: Darren O’Dea and Aiden McGeady (pen).
4: James Forrest. Moussa Dembele netted the second with a penalty-kick.
5: Ryan Christie.
Well done if you got five out of five – go to the top of the class!
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