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Rangers 0-1 Celtic: Three things we learned from the Old Firm semi-final

It was nowhere near the walkover that it was in Celtic’s 5-1 Scottish Premiership win over Old Firm rivals Rangers last month, but it was a controlled display from Celtic as they pressed and probed to try to get the decisive goal at Hampden in the Betfred League Cup semi-final.

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It would take until the 87th minute for Celtic to get their reward, a sumptuous flick from summer signing Moussa Dembele from Leigh Griffiths’ cutback breaking Rangers hearts, to which supporters of the green and white half of Glasgow almost took the roof off the national stadium. Mark Warburton’s side now go back to the drawing board, since the eventual breakthrough was no more than Celtic deserved, whereas Brendan Rodgers’ side look forward to a cup final date back at Hampden Park with Aberdeen, who overcame Greenock Morton in their semi-final.

But what did we learn from this latest clash between the two bitter rivals?

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