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Emily Wilson·3 June 2023

Celtic win Scottish Cup for world record eighth domestic treble

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History-making Celtic lifted the Scottish Cup on Saturday after beating Inverness 3-1.

Scorers: Kyogo 40′, Abada 65′, Jota 91′; MacKay 84′

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The atmosphere was rocking inside Hampden Park as Celtic and Inverness eyed Scottish Cup glory.

However, a slow-tempo contest on the pitch kept fans on the edge as neither side truly grabbed hold of the match from the off.

Celtic dominated 70% possession in the first half, but a sluggish start from their attacking line was nothing for Inverness to worry about. The likes of Jota, Kyogo and Daizen Maeda weren’t on the same page as their midfield.

Locked in defence, Inverness also couldn’t conjure up a spark in their attack (zero shots in 45), which eventually kept the door open for Ange Postecolou’s side.

A little bit of ingenuity was needed from Celtic to find the breakthrough and star man Kyogo again proved to be the hero after drilling home a ball into the box.

Coming out after the break the tempo changed and the men in green continued to control the game. Kyogo went off to rounds of applause after another significant individual performance with his 34th goal of the season.

With half an hour to go though, the match still wasn’t put to bed. Unfortunately for Inverness, their theme stayed the same and no attacking threats suggested a potential comeback.

Captain Callum McGregor eventually teed up substitute Liel Abada for 2-0, who tapped home from close range before some late drama ensued.

Clean sheet hopes were erased when Daniel MacKay’s header out of nowhere pulled one back for Inverness with six minutes to go in regular time.

But a late strike from Jota ensured history would be made as he wrapped up a 3-1 win.

Celtic subsequently won the domestic treble for a record eighth time while Inverness missed out on the chance to win the trophy for the second time in their history.