One year ago yesterday, Celtic made history by sealing the Quadruple Treble in the rearranged Scottish Cup Final at Hampden. With the stands empty, it was a surreal afternoon at the National Stadium and an enormous difference from the incredible scenes we saw this past Sunday as Celtic sealed the League Cup.
With the League Cup won against Rangers and the League confirmed already, Robbie Neilson’s Championship side were the opponents with a fourth treble on the line.
Celtic were cruising with a 2-0 half time lead with Craig Gordon keeping the score down. A stunning effort from Ryan Christie and an audacious penalty from Odsonne Edouard separated the sides. However, Hearts came out the traps and draw back level taking the game to extra time. Leigh Griffiths gave the Celts a 3-2 lead but Hearts again responded taking the game to penalties.
Conor Hazard saved two penalties after Ryan Christie had his penalty saved by Craig Gordon. The Irishman, in only his third appearance, then gave Kris Ajer the chance to win the cup for Celtic. He blasted the ball beyond Gordon and sealed the win for Celtic.