It started three and half years ago when Tom Rogic’s shot found the Aberdeen net- a bolt of thunder struck Hampden as the Australian raced off to celebrate the goal that clinched the Invincible Treble.
At the same venue today Kris Ajer signed off on the most dominant run in Scottish football history with a blistering penalty at the ‘wrong end’ of Hampden as the Quadruple Treble was completed. Twelves trophies in just over four years with memories that will last a lifetime.
Last December’s Betfred Cup win wasn’t a classic but it was a case of job done thanks mainly to Fraser Forster. Today’s trophy win was even tighter but with one emphatic shot at goal a young Norwegian sealed his place in Celtic folklore.
Ajer has been Celtic’s best defender this season, showing his versatility today when he switched from right-back to central defence for extra time after Shane Duffy picked up an injury.
After 120 minutes of six shared goals and shredded nerves the destiny of the trophy fell to Ajer who slammed the ball behind Craig Gordon before setting off on a celebration that was finally halted by Jeremie Frimpong to conclude a trophy collecting run unlikely to be repeated.