Soccer-Celtic edge Rangers to reach Scottish Cup final

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GLASGOW (Reuters) - Celtic kept their hopes of winning a domestic treble alive after beating arch rivals Rangers 1-0 in the Scottish Cup semi-final on Sunday thanks to a goal from Jota.

Celtic, who won the Scottish League Cup after beating Rangers in the final in February, are also top of the league with a 13-point lead -- one win away from the Scottish Premiership title.

Celtic scored the opener minutes before halftime after Rangers' defence failed to play to the whistle after a potential foul, with Daizen Maeda pouncing on the loose ball to cross for Jota to score with an easy header.

Rangers gave it everything they could in a tense second half but Celtic held on to book a place in the final against second-tier side Inverness Caledonian Thistle on June 3.

(Reporting by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Christian Radnedge)