2008–09 Scottish League Cup

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2008–09 Co-operative Insurance Cup
Country Scotland
Teams 42
Champions Celtic
Runners-up Rangers
Matches played 41
Goals scored 135 (3.29 per match)

The 2008–09 Scottish League Cup was the 63rd season of the Scotland's second most prestigious football knockout competition, also known for sponsorship reasons as the Co-operative Insurance Cup. Celtic won the cup beating Rangers 2–0 after extra time thanks to a goal from Darren O'Dea and an Aiden McGeady penalty.

Calendar[edit]

Round First match date[1] Fixtures Clubs
First Round 5 August 2008 14 42 → 28
Second Round 26 August 2008 12 28 → 16
Third Round 23 September 2008 8 16 → 80
Quarter-finals 28 October 2008 4 8 → 4
Semi-finals 27 January 2009 2 4 → 2
Final 15 March 2009 1 2 → 1

First round[edit]

The First round draw was conducted at Hampden Park on 2008-07-22.[2]

Home team Score Away team Additional information

Source: Scottish Football League
a.e.t. = after extra time; agg. = aggregation score; pen. = decision by penalties.

Second round[edit]

The Second round draw was conducted at The Signet Library, Edinburgh on 2008-08-11.[3]

Home team Score Away team Additional information

Source: Scottish Football League
a.e.t. = after extra time; agg. = aggregation score; pen. = decision by penalties.

Third round[edit]

The Third round draw was conducted at Hampden Park, Glasgow on 2008-09-01.[4]

Home team Score Away team Additional information

Source: Scottish Football League
a.e.t. = after extra time; agg. = aggregation score; pen. = decision by penalties.

Quarter-finals[edit]

The quarter-final draw was conducted at Hampden Park, Glasgow on 25 September 2008.[5]

28 October 2008
19:45
Dundee United 1 – 0 Dunfermline Athletic
S Robertson Goal 16' Report
Tannadice Park, Dundee
Attendance: 5,350
Referee: D McDonald

28 October 2008
19:45
Falkirk 1 – 0 Inverness Caledonian Thistle
McCann Goal 36' Report
Falkirk Stadium, Falkirk
Attendance: 3,007
Referee: S Conroy

28 October 2008
19:45
Rangers 2 – 0 Hamilton Academical
Boyd Goal 24'
Lafferty Goal 50'
Report
Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow
Attendance: 32,083
Referee: E Smith

29 October 2008
19:45
Kilmarnock 1 – 3 Celtic
Invincibile Goal 69' Report McDonald Goal 11'
Nakamura Goal 45'
McGeady Goal 72'
Rugby Park, Kilmarnock
Attendance: 6,319
Referee: C Thomson

Semi-finals[edit]

The semi-final draw was conducted at the Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh on 12 November 2008 by First Minister Alex Salmond, a representative of sponsors Co-operative Insurance and the Presiding Officer of the Parliament, Alex Fergusson.[6]

27 January 2009
19:45
Rangers 3 – 0 Falkirk
Novo Goal 8' Goal 40'
Boyd Goal 88'
Report
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 24,507
Referee: C Richmond

Final[edit]

15 March 2009
15:00
Celtic 2 – 0 (a.e.t.) Rangers
O'Dea Goal 91'
McGeady Goal 120' (pen.)
Report
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 51,193
Referee: D McDonald

Awards[edit]

A team, player and young player were chosen by the Scottish sports press as the top performers in each round.

Round Team Player Young player
R1 Morton
R2 Morton Stephen Robertson (Airdrie United) Leigh Griffiths (Livingston)
R3 Dunfermline Conor Sammon (Kilmarnock) David Goodwillie (Dundee United)
QF Scott Robertson (Dundee United)

Media coverage[edit]

In Australia the Scottish League Cup was available on SBS and Setanta Sports who also broadcast it in Ireland. In the UK the Scottish League Cup was broadcast on BBC Scotland and BBC Red Button.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CIS Insurance Cup (match dates)". SFL. 16 June 2008. Retrieved 25 July 2008. 
  2. ^ "The Co-operative Insurance Cup 2008/09 (match dates, first round draw)". SFL. 2008-08-18. Retrieved 2008-07-25. 
  3. ^ "The Co-operative Insurance Cup 2008/09 (match dates, second round draw)". SFL. 2008-08-11. Retrieved 2008-08-11. 
  4. ^ "The Co-operative Insurance Cup (match dates, Third round draw)". Scottish Football League. 2008-09-01. Retrieved 2008-09-02. 
  5. ^ "The Co-operative Insurance Cup (match dates, Quarter-final draw)". Scottish Football League. 2008-09-25. Retrieved 2008-09-25. 
  6. ^ "Co-operative Insurance Cup 2008-09". Scottish Football League. 2008-11-12. Retrieved 2008-11-12.