Old Firm set for Cup clash

Celtic and Rangers will resume hostilities after a hiatus of almost three years after being paired together in the Scottish League Cup semi-finals.

Old Firm set for Cup clash

Celtic and Rangers will resume hostilities after a hiatus of almost three years after being paired together in the Scottish League Cup semi-finals.

The clash – which will take place on January 31 or February 1 – will be the first time the Glasgow clubs have met since the financial collapse of Rangers in 2012.

Holders Aberdeen will face Dundee United in the other semi-final.

The last Old Firm meeting came in April 2012 when Celtic celebrated their title triumph with a 3-0 victory against a club that had been deducted 10 points and were battling for survival off the field.

Charlie Mulgrew, Kris Commons and Gary Hooper scored the goals.

The last meeting between the teams in the League Cup was also the last time Rangers won a cup competition – Nikica Jelavic’s extra-time winner giving them a 2-1 triumph at Hampden in 2011

More in this section

Sport
Newsletter

Latest news from the world of sport, along with the best in opinion from our outstanding team of sports writers

Sign up
IE_logo_newsletters

Select your favourite newsletters and get the best of Irish Examiner delivered to your inbox