Daizen Maeda’s touch leads Celtic past Kilmarnock on way to another final

14 January 2023 19:46
For Celtic, a return to Hampden Park for the League Cup final in late February. This ­tournament is often derided as the poor ­relation of Scotland’s three main ­domestic ­competitions but it holds a special place in the heart of Ange Postecoglou. This marked the first trophy the Australian claimed as the Celtic ­manager. Without it, there is no chance of a much-coveted treble.As Celtic celebrated, Kilmarnock were due high praise. They posed as much of a challenge to Postecoglou’s expensively ­assembled team as has been delivered by ­anyone in Scotland this season. Kilmarnock were ­tactically superb and provided attacking menace. There may be no consolation in being ­losing ­semi-finalists but onlookers could not fail to be impressed by the ­showing of the huge ­underdogs. Celtic had to scrap and scrape their way towards the final, where Aberdeen or Rangers lie in wait. Continue reading......read full article

Source: TheGuardian