Moussa Dembélé and Mickael Lustig power Celtic past Hibs to cup final

A semi-final initially notable for Hibernian’s curious approach was later typified by the one which sets Celtic apart from the rest in Scotland. Brendan Rodgers is within one match of his fourth trophy success as the Celtic manager from as many attempts.

This victory may have a wider resonance than extending Celtic’s unbeaten domestic run to a staggering 60 matches. Moussa Dembélé’s star had fallen to the extent where the forward, not so long ago linked with every major club in Europe, had just a single goal to his name since March. Fitness rather than form is the key to that, with Rodgers inevitably going to turn once more towards the powerful Frenchman when condition allowed. Albeit the match was already way beyond Celtic’s reach, there was a notable improvement in performance on Wednesday night in Munich from the point where Dembélé was introduced from amongst the substitutes.

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A semi-final initially notable for Hibernian’s curious approach was later typified by the one which sets Celtic apart from the rest in Scotland. Brendan Rodgers is within one match of his fourth trophy success as the Celtic manager from as many attempts.This victory may have a wider resonance than extending Celtic’s unbeaten domestic run to a staggering 60 matches. Moussa Dembélé’s star had fallen to the extent where the forward, not so long ago linked with every major club in Europe, had just a single goal to his name since March. Fitness rather than form is the key to that, with Rodgers inevitably going to turn once more towards the powerful Frenchman when condition allowed. Albeit the match was already way beyond Celtic’s reach, there was a notable improvement in performance on Wednesday night in Munich from the point where Dembélé was introduced from amongst the substitutes. Continue reading…

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/oct/21/hibernian-celtic-scottish-league-cup-match-report

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