Mikael Lustig reacts to Celtic’s win v Rangers in Scottish League Cup

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Mikael Lustig reflects on Celtic’s victory over Rangers in the semi-finals of the Scottish League Cup.

Celtic defender Mikael Lustig has told BBC Scotland's Sportsound that his side deserved to win against Rangers today.

The defending Scottish Premiership champions eased past their Old Firm rivals 2-0 at Hampden Park in Glasgow to book their place in the final of the Scottish League Cup.

Leigh Griffiths headed home the opening goal of the match after just 10 minutes, and Kris Commons doubled the lead from 20 yards just past the half-hour mark.

Celtic dominated the match for the rest of the 90 minutes and deservedly got the better of their bitter rivals.

Speaking to BBC Scotland's Sportsound after the game, 28-year-old Sweden international right-back Lustig expressed his delight at the win.

"We're happy, although if we lose the final it won't have been worth it," said the former Rosenborg star. "It's nice to get an early goal and in the second half we played the game out. We were the better team for 90 minutes and could've scored more goals."

Celtic could have indeed scored more goals and won by a far bigger margin. And the stats prove that.

Ronny Deila’s side had 53% of the possession, 12 shots of which four were on target and earned three corners.

On the other hand, Scottish Championship outfit Rangers had 47% of the possession, had just one shot which was not on target and got themselves only one corner.

Celtic will take on Dundee United in the final of the League Cup. One suspects that they will be given a tougher test by them than Rangers posed on Sunday.

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