FORMER Celtic favourite Lubomir Moravcik returns to Glasgow on Monday to participate in the draw for the Scottish Cup quarter-finals at Hampden.
The Slovakian midfield magician lifted the trophy when the Hoops hammered Hibs 3-0 in 2001. Unfortunately, his stay on the pitch that afternoon was cut short through a knock and he was replaced by Jackie McNamara in the 18th minute.
As events turned out, the substitute put Martin O’Neill’s men ahead with a low drive beyond Nick Colgan six minutes before half-time.
The second-half turned into yet another Henrik Larsson Hampden masterclass as the Swede swivelled to blitz a shell of a shot high into the roof of the net for the second goal in the 48th minute.
And Larsson was the man on the spot 10 minutes from the end when he swept a penalty-kick beyond Colgan to make sure the trophy would be bedecked in green, white and gold ribbons.
The team that afternoon was: Rab Douglas; Didier Agathe, Johan Mjallby, Ramon Vega, Joos Valgaeren; Neil Lennon, Paul Lambert (sub: Tommy Boyd), Lubomir Moravcik (sub: Jackie McNamara), Alan Thompson (sub:Tommy Johnson); Henrik Larsson and Chris Sutton.
One of the defeated Hibs men that one-sided afternoon was left-back Ulrik Laursen who was given a torrid time by the right-wing raiding from Bhoy Racer Agathe.
However, the big Dane must have done something to catch the eye of boss O’Neill. He paid £1.3million to take him to Parkhead a year later and the 6ft-plus international defender figured in the magnificent UEFA Cup run all the way to the unforgettable Seville Final in 2003.
Moravcik will be assisted in the draw at the national stadium by Brian McColgan, from sponsors William Hill, with SFA President Alan McRae hosting proceddings which will start at 6.30pm. The draw will be live on Sky Sports News, BBC Sportsound and on commercial radio stations.
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