Rangers to play Celtic in Old Firm Scottish Cup Final as Hearts suffer Hampden agony

Cyriel Dessers was the hero for Rangers at Hampden
Cyriel Dessers was the hero for Rangers at Hampden -Credit:SNS Group

Rangers ended their three-game winless run by bouncing back to book their place in next month's Scottish Cup Final.

Cyriel Dessers was the hero at Hampden as the much-maligned Nigerian striker sunk Hearts with a deadly double to set up the first Old Firm Scottish Cup Final since 2001-02. Gers were under pressure to get back to winning ways after picking up just two points from nine in the league, handing Celtic the title momentum.

But Philippe Clement's dreams of a famous Treble are still ON after the Viaplay Cup winners secured a return ticket to Hampden. It's the first time they'll have met Celtic in the showpiece final in 22 years, where Peter Lovenkrands wrote himself into the history book with a famous last-minute winner in the 3-2 thriller.

Celtic, meanwhile, are chasing a Double after overcoming Aberdeen via penalties in yesterday's 3-3 Hampden classic. Brendan Rodgers' side hold a three point lead in the title race and will hope to have the bragging rights come May 25.

The bitter rivals still have one more league fixture to play out, with Rangers due to visit Parkhead on Saturday May 11.