Confirmed: Hearts waiting for Celtic in Scottish Cup Final if Bhoys can win Sunday derby
Celtic know they will play Hearts in the Scottish Cup Final if Ange Postecoglou’s Bhoys can make it past Rangers in tomorrow’s semi-final.
Robbie Neilson’s team again proved they are one of the top teams in the country this season with a 2-1 victory over their arch-rivals at a packed Hampden Park this afternoon.
Goals from Ellis Simms and Stephen Kingsley sent the Jam Tarts on their way to the win. Hibs couldn’t quite claw themselves back into the game on level terms despite quickly scoring through Chris Cadden after Hearts’ second.
A second-half sending off for Hibs man Joe Newell made it much harder for Shaun Maloney’s outfit, with Hearts seeing out the 90 minutes without too much drama.
It goes without saying that Postecoglou and the squad will be entirely focused on tomorrow’s occasion rather than worrying about the Edinburgh side.
However, we now know the path Celtic must take if they want to win an unbelievable treble of domestic trophies. There are no more mysteries or unknowns!
If Celtic do manage to emerge victorious from tomorrow’s massive match, then they’ll go into a final on 21st May.
There’s confidence around Celtic right now that is comforting. Although the usual pre-derby nerves will be kicking in for a lot of people this weekend.
The manager and his team have earned the trust to consider Celtic as favourites for the knockout game. However, we know anything can happen in these derbies, in the Scottish Cup and at Hampden. Nothing is guaranteed.
A huge performance is required from the players to knock off a Rangers side that will be feeling great about themselves after Thursday night’s exploits.
Let’s get at them.