BBC Scotland will continue airing their series of classic matches this weekend and both of them will involve Celtic.

Sadly though, the two games will be classic Scottish Cup defeats!

As confirmed by the broadcaster today, you can watch extended highlights of the 1981 semi-final replay between Dundee United and Celtic on the BBC Scotland channel and the BBC Sport Scotland website and app from 19:00 on Friday.


That match ended in a 3-2 victory for the Tayside club, with goals from outspoken punditry due Charlie Nicholas and Davie Provan cancelled out by Eamonn Bannon, Paul Hegarty and a Mike Conroy own goal.

United would go on to lose the final after a replay to Rangers.

On Sunday, BBC Scotland will be airing a 2002 Scottish Cup final defeat of our own against the Ibrox side at Hampden, from 19:15.

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Many Celtic supporters will remember that one, or at least have tried to put in the back of their minds.

Celtic celebrate against Rangers in 2002

Celtic celebrate against Rangers in 2002 / (Photo by Gary M. Prior/Getty Images)

That match was also lost by a 3-2 margin after a last-minute Peter Lovenkrands goal secured the victory of for them, despite efforts from Bobo Balde and John Hartson.

Given Celtic have won the competition more than any other team, you’d hope that the broadcaster manages to find some moments worth rewatching from our perspective.

However, some fans may get a kick out of seeing our 1980s icons in action, while the 2002 Scottish Cup Final will, of course, feature Chris Sutton playing as a centre-half.

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