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Celtic managed to sell out their allocation of tickets for the Scottish Cups semi-final in only nine hours – which shows that fans can’t get enough of the Old Firm derby.

The Daily Record reported that the Hoops sold all 22,000 tickets that were allocated in one day as the Bhoys aim to complete a second successive domestic treble.

The fact that the tickets have sold out so quickly has shown that the demand is still there from the support to see the biggest match in Scotland.

Despite proclamations that the derby wouldn’t be the same following Rangers’ liquidation and subsequent promotion up the leagues, the games between the sides are still the ones that attract the most attention.

The game seems to be the one that most players and management want to win too, going by the celebrations at the end of the game following the Hoops’ recent 3-2 win over the Gers at Ibrox.

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Brendan Rodgers’ frantic celebration following Odsonne Edouard’s winning goal at Ibrox was also indicative of the importance of the game, as he ran down the touchline in celebration, a big change from his usual reserved celebrations.

With two Old Firm derbies set to take place in April no doubt the games will continue to be the biggest in Scottish football and the Hoops fans have confirmed that with the news of the semi-final sell out.

In other Celtic news, the Hoops have been linked with Real Zaragoza centre-forward Borja Iglesias

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