On This Day: Celtic seal Treble Treble with comeback win over Hearts

Celtic came from behind to win the Treble Treble with a Scottish Cup win over Hearts. With the League Cup secured with a win over Aberdeen back in the winter then defeating Derek McInnes’ side 3-0 at Pittodrie, the league was confirmed. However, Celtic travelled to the National Stadium knowing that they would need to dig deep to beat Hearts, who had proved to be a difficult opponent.

In an emotionally charged game from the beginning, Celtic looked hesitant on the ball and couldn’t find their groove. The players wore the numbers of Billy McNeill & Stevie Chalmers on their shorts, celebrating the great men who had passed away.

The Jambos, meanwhile, were roared for an upset and took the lead through Ryan Edwards early in the second half. Craig Levein eyed an upset and his side began running down the clock. Odsonne Edouard responded from the spot after Bobby Zlamal fouled him rushing to claim a loose ball after 62 minutes.

With the game looking as if it was headed for extra time, Mikael Lustig, in his final Celtic game, got the assist for the winner. The Swedish defender won a header that made its way through the lines allowing Edouard to turn Christophe Berra, attack the Hearts goal and slot a shot beyond Zlamal.

With a Final that was set down on the 25th of May, it seemed as if it was only fitting that the game should end in 2-1 with Celtic coming from behind.

Celtic: Bain; Hayes, Simunovic, Ajer, Lustig; Brown, McGregor, Rogic; Johnston, Edouard, Forrest. Subs used: Bitton, Sinclair, Ntcham.

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Born just as Celtic were stopping the Ten, Lubo98 follows Celtic home and away and helps run his local Celtic Supporters Club. He goes to all the games and is a Law Graduate. Has a particular fondness for Tom Rogic among the current Celts and both Lubo and Henrik form his earliest Celtic memories.

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