ANTHONY RALSTON and Yuki Kobayashi start for Celtic as they stand on the brink of a second successive title against Hearts at Tynecastle this afternoon.
As expected, the Scotland international right-back and the Japanese central defender come in for crocked duo Alistair Johnston and Cameron Carter-Vickers.
It will be a landmark appearance for keeper Joe Hart who plays his 100th game for the Hoops.
TEAM: Hart; Ralston, Starfelt, Kobayashi, Taylor; O’Riley, McGregor, Hatate; Jota, Kyogo, Maeda. Subs: Bain, Haksabanovic, Abada, Mooy, Turnbull, Oh, Iwata, Bernabei, Lawal.
Earlier today, we asked how much you could remember about recent encounters against Hearts in CQN‘s fun five-minute quiz.
Now we repeat those questions and provide the answers.
DELIGHT AND DESPAIR…Aaron Mooy races away in triumph after his early goal in the 3-0 Scottish Cup win over Hearts with Kyogo Furuhashi in hot pursuit. Keeper Zander Clark is helpless. (See Question 5.)
1: A former Celtic player scored the first goal against the Hoops in Ange Postecoglou’s league debut game at Tynecastle on July 31 2021. Can you remember his name?
2: Celtic lost 2-1 in the Premiership 2021/22 opener. Who netted for the Hoops?
3: Celtic returned to the venue on January 26 and won 2-1. Two of Postecoglou’s recruits scored that evening. Can you name them?
4: Celtic won 4-3 at Tynecastle on October 22 last year. James Forrest, Giorgos Giakoumakis and Daizen Maeda put the ball past former Hoops keeper Craig Gordon that day. Who scored the points-clincher?
5: Celtic knocked Hearts out of the Scottish Cup win a 3-0 success at Tynecastle at the quarter-final stage in March. Can you remember the three Hoops marksmen?
1: Gary Mackay-Steven.
2: Anthony Ralston.
3: Reo Hatate and Giorgos Giakoumakis.
4: Greg Taylor.
5: Aaron Mooy, Kyogo Furuhashi and Cameron Carter-Vickers.
Well done if you got five out of five – go to the top of the class!
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