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  Wednesday, 1 May, 2002, 21:44 GMT 22:44 UK
Old Firm finals down the years
Rod Wallace's strike seals the 1999 cup final
Rod Wallace's strike seals the 1999 cup final
BBC Sport Online casts its mind back to the previous three Scottish Cup finals between Celtic and Rangers.

1999 - Rangers 1-0 Celtic

Rod Wallace's goal was enough to secure the cup for Rangers and hand manager Dick Advocaat the domestic treble in his first season as manager.

A typically hard-fought contest was goal-less at half-time, with Paul Lambert coming closest to breaking the deadlock in the opening period with a shot that beat Stefan Klos but hit the bar.

  Other Old Firm finals
1977: Celtic 1-0 Rangers
1973: Rangers 3-2 Celtic
1971: Celtic 2-1 Rangers (replay)
1969: Celtic 4-0 Rangers
1966: Rangers 1-0 Celtic (replay)
1963: Rangers 3-0 Celtic (replay)
1928: Rangers 4-0 Celtic
1909: Cup withheld after two draws
1904 Celtic 3-2 Rangers
1899: Celtic 2-0 Rangers
1894: Rangers 3-2 Celtic
The goal when it came was a little scrappy - Alan Stubbs blocking Neil McCann's effort only for the ball to fall kindly to Wallace who gladly knocked the ball past Jonathan Gould.

Lorenzo Amoruso had had a turbulent season, earning as much criticism as praise from Rangers fans and pundits.

But he ensured he would become only the sixth Rangers captain in history to lead his side to the treble when he bravely got in the way of a late goal-bound shot by Lambert.

Despite howls from the Celtic fans claiming a handball, referee Hugh Dallas correctly allowed play to continue and Rangers held on for the victory.

1989 - Celtic 1-0 Rangers

Ten years before Wallace sealed the treble for Rangers, Joe Miller denied them the same honour.

The little winger capitalised on a poor Gary Stevens passback to knock the ball past Chris Woods for the only goal of the game.

But the goal was a controversial one. The move began with a Roy Aitken throw-in - despite the fact that Aitken himself had put the ball out of play.

Rangers had the ball in the net in the second half through Terry Butcher, but the defender's effort was chopped off.

Joe Miller celebrates the 1989 win
Joe Miller celebrates the 1989 win
The win gave Celtic reason to celebrate at the end of a season that had largely gone their rivals' way.

They and their supporters were spurred on in no small way by the news that former hero Mo Johnston would be re-joining the club the following season.

But Rangers got some revenge for the cup final defeat by stealing Johnston from under Celtic's noses.

Nevertheless, Celtic had denied their old foes the treble.

1980 - Celtic 1-0 Rangers (aet)

This final was marred by rioting by both sets of supporters at full-time.

The fighting led to alcohol consumption being banned from Scottish football grounds.

On the field, the players battled through a goal-less 90 minutes, taking the game into extra-time.

Celtic 7-6 Rangers
The winning goal, when it came, was not the prettiest.

Celtic's Danny McGrain fired in a shot, which took a deflection off George McCluskey, taking the ball past Rangers keeper Peter McCloy.

But this is not a game that will be remembered for the goal as mounted police had to be called in to try to break up the hundreds of battling fans who brought shame upon the Scottish game.

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