Super-sub Dembele fires Celtic to League Cup final

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The 21-year-old came off the bench to score twice as the Bhoys defeated Neil Lennon's side at Hampden Park in Glasgow

Moussa Dembele came off the bench to help Celtic secure a 4-2 victory over Hibernian to book their place in the Scottish League Cup final on Saturday.

The Bhoys took the lead courtesy Mikael Lustig in the 15th minute via a header off Stuart Armstrong's cross. And three minutes before the break Lustig got his and Celtic’s second after volleying past Ross Laidlaw from a corner kick.

Anthony Stokes pulled a goal back for the Hibs in the 60th minute from the spot.

And in the 66th minute, Dembele, just on for Leigh Griffiths, restored the Celts two-goal advantage after pouncing on a rebound.

Oliver Shaw scored in the 71st minute to force a comeback for the hosts but, with just two minutes of regular time to play, the French-Born Malian marksman put the game beyond their reach as he grabbed his brace from a quick breakaway.

 

The goals were Dembele's third in all competitions for Celtic this season after missing the start of the season due to a knee injury.

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Nigeria international, Efe Ambrose was also on parade for the entire duration of against his former side but could not prevent them from sealing a place in the final of the Scottish League Cup.

Brendan Rodgers' men will face the winner from Sunday's clash between Rangers and Motherwell for a claim to the diadem.


 

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