Celtic remain on course for securing back-to-back trebles as they are now just win away from retaining their seventh consecutive Premiership title.
The centre-back, 32, played the full 90 minutes of the semi-final clash at Hampden Park, initially in tandem with Ross McCrorie and then alongside Bruno Alves after the youngster's 51st-minute red card. Knowing what these games are about, and knowing how tense and edgy they can be, always makes them special occasions.
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The defending for Celtic's second goal was even worse, Russell Martin failing to clear Kieran Tierney's cross and instead presenting the ball to McGregor, who gladly dispatched it into the far corner of the net beyond the diving Wes Foderingham.
The 20-year-old Scotland Under-21 global defender pulled back Moussa Dembele inside the Celtic penalty in the 51st minute.
"I was very proud of the team", said Rodgers, who remains unbeaten as a manager in 10 Old Firm games. We played around their shape, Rangers looked like they were trying to block the middle of the pitch but that allowed us to exploit the sides.