Celtic continued their quest for a unprecedented treble treble as they cruised past nine-man Aberdeen to reach the Scottish Cup Final.
Goals from James Forrest, Odsonne Edouard and Tom Rogic gave them their 3-0 victory.
The first half was a pretty even affair as Neil Lennon’s men struggled to break through a dogged Dons side.
The pendulum soon swung in Celtic’s favour as Dominic Ball, already on a yellow, was shown a second booking after a high and late challenge on Ryan Christie who was worryingly knocked out and stretchered off.
Just before half time, the Hoops made their man advantage count in a stunning manner. Forrest took the ball and came inside the pitch before unleashing a superb curling effort past Joe Lewis.
Into the second half, the Celtic players took things up a notch and began to dominate.
Jonny Hayes soon found himself in front of goal before being tripped with Craig Thomson pointing to the spot. French striker Edouard stepped up and made no mistake to double his side’s lead.
Things got worse for Derek McInnes and Aberdeen when Lewis Ferguson flew in with a late lunge on Tom Rogic before being ordered off the park.
From the resulting free-kick it was 3-0. Mikael Lustig strangely fired it into the wall but the ball fell for Rogic who swept home from outside the box.
Adding insult to injury, McInnes was too ordered off and into the stand by the referee with his team giving very little throughout the 90 minutes.
Here’s how we rated the players after a pretty comfortable afternoon.
Scott Bain: 6
Had very little to do throughout, enforcing how comfortable his team were.
Mikael Lustig: 7
Saw a few poor passes in the first half go astray but had a much improved second half as he marauded forward.
Kristoffer Ajer: 7
Dealt well with Sam Cosgrove and had little trouble throughout.
Jozo Simunovic: 8
Was outstanding in the match and was really unlucky not to get on the scoresheet.
Kieran Tierney: 7
Easy afternoon for the left-back as he linked up well with Hayes down the left.
Scott Brown: 7
Seemed to be fouled countless times but nothing affected his strong performance in the middle of the pitch.
Callum McGregor: 7
Kept his passing quick and never gave the ball away.
Ryan Christie: 6
Looked bright until he was forced off with a nasty knock.
James Forrest: 8
An incredible strike saw his team on their way.
Jonny Hayes: 8
Had a great game at left wing as he always looked to beat his man.
Revelled in the extra space in the second half and won the penalty before being replaced by Scott Sinclair.
Odsonne Edouard: 7
Was quiet first half but slotted away his penalty with great confidence and improved after that.