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Cup Final Sportscene

Hibernian v Celtic (kick-off 3pm)

Live from the National Stadium, Hampden

The showpiece event of the Scottish football season sees Pat Fenlon's Hibs take on Neil Lennon's Celtic for the oldest national trophy in the world, which was first played for in season 1873/74.

The Edinburgh side will be hoping to extinguish the bitter memories of last season's final when they lost 5-1 to their city rivals Hearts, meaning it's now 111 years since they last lifted the Scottish Cup. It's a statistic etched on the psyche of the Easter Road supporters, so Fenlon will be hoping to create history and take the cup back to Leith. Celtic by contrast have won this trophy 35 times, more than any other club - the last one in 2011. Neil Lennon is aiming for a league and cup double in a season in which he also led Celtic to the knock-out stages of the Champions League. Despite early promise in the SPL, Pat Fenlon's Hibs ended their league season in the bottom six.

However, Hibs have already beaten Celtic in the SPL this season and they carry a genuine goal threat in striker Leigh Griffiths, who has the ability to cause real trouble for the Celtic defence. But Hibs's own back line will have to be at their best if they are to stop potential Celtic goalscorers such as Gary Hooper, Anthony Stokes and Kris Commons.

On the way to today's match the Leith side defeated Hearts, Aberdeen and Kilmarnock. And in a dramatic semi-final against Falkirk, they came back from being 3-0 down at half-time to win 4-3 in extra time. Meanwhile, in their early rounds, the team from Glasgow's East End enjoyed victories against Arbroath, Raith Rovers and St Mirren. They also had a seven goal extra time semi-final in which they eventually beat Dundee Utd 4-3.

The Sportscene team will be telling the story of this year's journey on the Road to Hampden from the first goal last August all the way to today's final tie. Key players from both teams talk about their cup campaigns and aspirations. We'll hear the views of the managers, plus Scotland boss Gordon Strachan takes a walk down memory lane as he relives his own Scottish Cup experiences. And we'll bring you all the team news and tactical analysis as kick-off approaches.

Introduced by Rob Maclean with guests Gary Caldwell, John Hartson and Pat Nevin

Commentary from Liam McLeod and Billy Dodds.

4 hours, 15 minutes

Last on

Sun 26 May 2013 13:05
BBC One Scotland, Scotland HD only


Role Contributor
PresenterRob Maclean
ParticipantGary Caldwell
ParticipantJohn Hartson
ParticipantPat Nevin
CommentatorLiam McLeod
CommentatorBilly Dodds
ProducerHugh McKenzie

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