Celtic’s feat of winning the domestic treble the last two seasons in a row is unmatched in Scottish football.

The Hoops seem well placed to win the treble for a third year in a row, having won the Betfred Cup and sitting top of the league.

However, if the Hoops want to complete this task, they need to overcome perhaps the biggest opponent of all: history.

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In Scotland, no team has won the Scottish Cup for three years in a row since Aberdeen in the 1980s. Under Alex Ferguson’s management, the Dons won the trophy in 1982, 1983 and 1984.

The Hoops, despite winning the trophy a record 38 times, have never managed to win the prize three years in a row.

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They came close in 1990 after winning the cup in 1988 and 1989, but lost in the final to Aberdeen. This Celtic side has broken every record since Brendan Rodgers took over though, so they won’t be fazed by this.

A team that went 69 domestic games without defeat will be more than confident that they will win the four games required to win a third consecutive Scottish Cup.

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The only thing that could prevent the Hoops from achieving this task is if they beat themselves through individual errors. Either that, or history will decide to play its part in the Scottish Cup.

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