Celtic beat Rangers in Scottish Cup to keep domestic treble hopes alive


Jota nods Celtic in front in Old Firm semi final

Jota puts Celtic 1-0 up against city rivals Rangers in the Scottish Cup semi final.

Celtic kept their hopes of winning a domestic treble alive after beating rivals Rangers 1-0 in the Scottish Cup semifinal on Sunday thanks to a goal from Jota.

Celtic, who won the Scottish League Cup after beating Rangers in the final in February, are also top of the league with a 13-point lead -- one win away from the Scottish Premiership title.

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Celtic scored the opener minutes before halftime after Rangers' defence failed to play to the whistle after a potential foul, with Daizen Maeda pouncing on the loose ball to cross for Jota to score with an easy header.

Rangers gave it everything they could in a tense second half but Celtic held on to book a place in the final against second-tier side Inverness Caledonian Thistle on June 3.