The Old Firm derby offered another great spectacle! Hard tackles, nice football moments, great atmosphere, great emotions and also huge mistakes. The latter was especially true for the visiting Rangers and Celtic can rejoice in the important three points.
An important game in the Scottish League was played on Saturday afternoon. The traditional Glasgow derby took place, Celtic welcomed Rangers on their ground and the match promised an interesting spectacle.
Celtic led the league by nine points ahead of Rangers. While Celtic needed to defend, and ideally increase, their lead, Rangers needed to get three points if they were to have any hope of catching their rivals.
But Celtic managed to win the game 3-2 and have a solid lead with two rounds to go in the regular season. Unless a miracle happens, Rangers can forget about the title despite the upcoming extra time.
And the Rangers have themselves to blame for their lost hope. The game was fairly even, especially in the first half. Two goals were also scored, one on each side. Especially James Tavernier, the Rangers’ captain, had a goal worth taking!
But in the second half, Rangers players took chances with huge defensive mistakes. First of all, Ben Davies was absolutely pointless in his own penalty area, and all in all, he presented Celtic players with a great opportunity on a golden platter.
Then, a little later, one of the defenders sent a frighteningly inaccurate little home and goalkeeper Alan McGregor had no chance of being on the ball before Portuguese winger Jota, to whom the Celtic fans even composed their own chant.
Jota thus sent Celtic into a 3-1 lead and provided the winning goal. Tavernier then reduced it to 3:2, but Rangers could not equalise.
Source: Twitter, Scottish Premiership
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