CELTIC kick off the defence of the League Cup they have won for the past three seasons against Dunfermline at Parkhead on August 17.

The Fifers will arrive in the east end of Glasgow hoping to do what no team has done in three years – knock the Hoops out of a domestic trophy.

The Championship outfit may view the clash as soccer’s version of Mission Impossible.

The record-breaking sequence of silverware that has brought in the unprecedented treble treble began on August 10 2016 when visitors Motherwell provided the opposition and two goals apiece from Moussa Dembele and Tom Rogic and another from Scott Sinclair gave the team a 5-0 triumph.

They went on to face Aberdeen in the Final at Hampden on November 27 where Rogic and Dembele were again on target with James Forrest also getting in on the act as the Hoops triumphed 3-0 to win the club their 100th major trophy.

A season later, they beat Motherwell 2-0 with goals from Forrest and Dembele to retain the Cup and on December 2 last year a strike from Ryan Christie was enough to see off the Dons 1-0 as the Parkhead men claimed the hat-trick.

There are two all-Premiership ties, with Stephen Robinson’s Fir Park side at home to Hearts and Kilmarnock facing Hamilton Accies at Rugby Park.


Hibs v Morton

Partick Thistle v Ross County

Motherwell v Hearts

Dundee v Aberdeen

CELTIC v Dunfermline

Forfar v Livingston

Kilmarnock v Hamilton

East Fife v Rangers

Ties due on weekend August 17/18

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