Celtic beat Rangers on Sunday afternoon in a pulsating Viaplay League Cup Ultimate at Hampden. Ange Postecoglou’s facet picked up the primary piece of silverware for the season because of a brace from Kyogo.
The Nationwide Stadium in Glasgow’s East Finish was awash with color and noise because the fierce rivals met on a collision course to find out the place the League Cup could be headed. By quarter previous 5, Rangers followers had all hit deserted their finish because the Celtic celebrations started. In fact, the celebrations hasn’t actually stopped since earlier than the sport even kicked off. After Kyogo opened the scoring, there have been terrific scenes at half time throughout the Celtic finish.
Kyogo’s targets had been scientific of their nature however the construct up play was classic Celtic, providing runs, displaying willpower to get ahead and making themselves accessible for the ball. Aaron Mooy, who performed a component in each targets, slid the ball in the direction of the onrushing Greg Taylor who fired the cross into the trail of Maeda. The Japanese ahead didn’t join however his motion freed Kyogo, who couldn’t miss.
Equally, the second aim was cast within the midfield. Callum McGregor discovered Mooy in a pocket of house, who slid the ball into Reo Hatate, who reduce it again permitting Kyogo to double Celtic’s lead.
Rangers got here again into it and threatened for a interval however it got here to nothing. Maybe the rating line made the ambiance that extra tense as the sport entered its remaining twenty minutes. Ange made a couple of modifications to clean up his crew however Celtic held agency in defence and created probabilities in assault.
In fact, it may’ve been extra and there would have been few professional complaints from Rangers. Celtic had been the higher crew on the pitch and the followers outperformed within the stands. There are nonetheless two trophies to play for – the League and the Scottish Cup – each providing up additional pleasure as we head in the direction of the conclusion of the 2022/23 season.