Celtic vs Rangers LIVE: Scottish Cup semi-final LATEST – TV channel, live stream, kick-off time

CELTIC take on Rangers in their latest Old Firm clash in the Scottish Cup semi-final today.

The Bhoys have won the past two Old Firm derbies, though Rangers head into the tie on form following their Europa League quarter-final triumph over Braga.

Hampden Park plays host, with Hearts awaiting in the final.

  • Kick-off: 2pm
  • TV/ live stream: Premier Sports 1
  • Celtic XI: Hart, Juranovic, Carter-Vickers, Starfelt, Taylor, McGregor, Hatate, Rogic, Jota, Maeda, Abada
  • Rangers XI: McLaughlin, Tavernier, Goldson, Bassey, Barisic, Lundstram, Jack, Aribo, Ramsey, Kent, Roofe

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    Celtic starting XI:

    One change for Celtic with Giorgos Giakoumakis out injured and is replaced by Liel Abada.

    15. Hart, 88. Juranovic, 20. Carter-Vickers, 4. Starfelt, 3. Taylor, 42. McGregor, 41. Hatate, 18. Rogic, 17. Jota, 38. Maeda, 11. Abada.

    Credit: @CelticFC
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    Tough night in Europe

    Rangers played 120 minutes in their Europa League tie on Thursday.

    The intensity of the game took its toll on the players over the course of the evening but Giovanni Van Bronkhorst has a strong squad to pick from today.

    He will need to balance Aaron Ramsey, Joe Aribo and Fashion Sakala.

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    Hart ignoring the pre-match hype

    Celtic's goalkeeper gave an insight into the mentality within the squad going into this game:

    Right now, I’m focused and my game face is on because it’s a huge task at hand and we have to be on it to perform. These are the moments where the demand is big and that’s what this club is about and that’s how I like to work.

    Joe HartCeltic

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    Time to break the duck

    Giovanni Van Bronckhorst has yet to taste victory against Celtic and will be hoping it is third time lucky today.

    Rangers have suffered back to back defeats against their rivals this season.

    Losing 3-0 at Parkhead in February and 2-1 at Ibrox earlier this month.

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    Hoops dominating competition

    Celtic hold the record for the most Scottish Cup triumphs (40) and the most final appearances (59).

    The Hoops were last eliminated at the semi-final stage in 2015-16.

    It was Rangers, then a Championship outfit, who beat them that day, winning 5-4 on penalties after a 2-2 draw after 120 minutes.

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    Hear the Hampden Park roar

    A packed-house will accompany this game today and you could not ask for a higher profile occasion for these two fierce rivals to meet one another.

    Whoever reins victorious, the pain of defeat at this stage of the competition could hurt the losers in the title run in.

    It will be an electric atmosphere today at Hampden Park.

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    Gio focussed on task ahead

    The Rangers manager outlined what they have learnt from their most recent defeat to Celtic to use in preparation for this game:

    Of course you do not want to make so many mistakes in games. In the game two weeks ago we started really well before conceding two. We have to defend better as a team and not concede goals. In the second half I think we were pushing hard for the equaliser and had a lot of chances. We just have to be more clinical in those moments and put in an overall good display over 90 minutes or longer if needed. It is a big game and that requires a big performance. Tough games are always close and we have to make sure we will be winning this time.

    Giovanni Van BronckhorstRangers

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    Setting the record straight

    For the first time since 2008, Rangers will be competing in a semi-finals of a European competition after they secured a 3-2 aggregate victory over Braga in the quarter-finals of the Europa League.

    Giovanni Van Bronckhorst labelled his side’s victory as a ‘special’ achievement.

    If they wish to continue their journey in Europe, they will now need to defeat RB Leipzig over two legs.

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    Form not so temporary

    Celtic go into the game in a rich vein of form having won each of their last six games across all competitions, including an emphatic 7-0 league victory at home against St Johnstone last Saturday.

    Ange Postecoglou’s side are in the driving seat to reclaim the Premiership title from their bitter rivals.

    They sit six points clear at the top of the table with only five games remaining, including an Old Firm derby on May 1st.

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    Welcome to Celtic vs Rangers

    After Premiership defeat at the hands of their rivals two weeks ago, Rangers will be looking for revenge when they lock horns again at Hampden Park in the Scottish Cup semi-final today.

    Hearts await the winner in the final and while Rangers are looking for their first domestic cup win in a decade, Celtic are on the hunt for their fifth Scottish Cup success in six years.

    Celtic have been dealt a major injury blow as Giorgos Giakoumakis, who is top scorer in this year’s competition, has been ruled out with a hamstring injury.

    Hoops striker Kyogo Furuhashi could make his first start since December.

    Furuhashi made his comeback from a hamstring injury as a 74th minute substitute in last weekend’s win over St Johnstone after Giakoumakis went off early in the game with due to injury.

    As for Rangers, Filip Helander and Alfredo Morelos are both ruled out for the rest of the season.

    Despite limping off in the 90th minute against Braga midweek with what appeared to be a muscle problem, Borna Barisic is expected to play.

    The Croatian international revealed he was only suffering from cramp and is available for selection.

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