There will be a new edition of the always exciting Old Firm in the round of 16 of the Scottish FA Cup. Celtic eliminated Third Division Falkirk 3-0 on Saturday and Steven Gerrard’s Rangers also had no difficulty in eliminating Third Division Cove Rangers 4-0 in the 1/16 final at Ibrox Park.
A double in two minutes by Kemar Roofe (30 ‘and 32’) after the opening goal by Jermain Defoe (23 ‘) and another by Nathan Patterson (44’) sentenced the game before the break in favor of Rangers. The second half was left over.
On April 17, Steven Gerrard’s team will have the advantage of playing the Old Firm at home after the last Glasgow derby, played on March 21 at Celtic Park, ended 1-1.
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Rangers already played then being mathematically champion of the Scottish Premier ending a streak of 9 consecutive titles of their eternal rival, which did not make them the hall of honor. Celtic, who have won the last 4 editions of the FA Cup, will try to avoid a repeat of the situation in this competition. The winner of the Old Firm will face in the quarterfinals the winner of the tie between St Johnstone and Clyne, from Third Division.
Rangers is starring in the best season of the last decade and has 33 games without losing in all competitions. His previous Premier and FA Cup double dates from 2009.