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Celtic reach Scottish Cup final with 2-0 win over Aberdeen

The defending champions remain on course for a quadruple treble.

Celtic reach Scottish Cup final with 2-0 win over Aberdeen SNS Group

Celtic have beaten Aberdeen 2-0 to reach the Scottish Cup final.

Goals from Ryan Christie and Mohamed Elyounoussi gave Neil Lennon’s side victory at Hampden and set up a final against Hearts.

Celtic are now heading into their eighth consecutive domestic cup final and are aiming to seal the quadruple treble by completing a clean sweep of last season’s trophies.

Aberdeen started the brighter at the national stadium with Sam Cosgrove heading wide early on and the seeing another header blocked by Nir Bitton.

Celtic settled soon after and Odsonne Edouard forced Joe Lewis to save as the champions pushed for an opener.

After 18 minutes they were in front. Tom Rogic passed to Ryan Christie and the Scotland attacker cut inside before hitting a perfect left-foot shot from distance that flew past Lewis.

Minutes later, Celtic doubled their lead. Edouard passed the ball to Rogic on the left and the Australian dugout a cross that Elyounoussi met at the back post to hit high into the net.

The Dons pushed to get back into the game and had second half chances. Lewis Ferguson shot over the bar and Tommie Hoban had a late chance with a header but Celtic remained in control overall and booked their place in the final, which will be played on December 20.