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Summary

  1. Stylish Dembele finish doubles Celtic lead
  2. Forrest ends mazy run with left-foot strike
  3. Rangers and Greenock Morton already through

Live Reporting

By Clive Lindsay and Andy Campbell

All times stated are UK

Signing off

Time for us to go.

Please join us again tomorrow evening for live coverage of the final Scottish League Cup quarter-final, Aberdeen v St Johnstone, followed by the semi-final draw.

Good night.

Moussa Dembele scores
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Moussa Dembele scored Celtic's stylish second
Moussa Dembele and Scott Sinclair
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The striker (left) netted his third goal of the competition

'A lot to be proud of'

FT: Celtic 2-0 Alloa Athletic

Alloa Athletic manager Jack Ross: "There's a lot to be proud of. We had to be incredibly resilient and I thought they were.

"Not too many complaints about the overall outcome of the game."

Jack Ross
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'Job done'

FT: Celtic 2-0 Alloa Athletic

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers: "Credit to Alloa. They defended very, very well. Big applause to them.

"We weren't clinical enough. We got there in the end, we got the job done."

Brendan Rodgers
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James Forrest scores
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James Forrest put Celtic ahead
James Forrest celebrates
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The winger celebrated his fourth goal of the season

Last-four draw taking shape

FT: Celtic 2-0 Alloa Athletic

Celtic join Greenock Morton and Rangers in tomorrow night's semi-final draw.

The final berth will be decided earlier on Thursday evening at Pittodrie, where Aberdeen host St Johnstone.

FULL-TIME

Celtic 2-0 Alloa Athletic

Celtic make it through to the semi-finals in the end. After 83 frustrating minutes, they finally got ahead through James Forrest before Moussa Dembele added a bit of gloss to the scoreline.

ADDED TIME

Celtic 2-0 Alloa Athletic

Midway through stoppage time at Celtic Park.

GOAL Celtic 2-0 Alloa Athletic

Moussa Dembele

That should be that.

Moussa Dembele takes a nice touch before turning away from Ben Gordon and finishes in style into the top right corner.

Substitutions

Celtic 1-0 Alloa Athletic

Jamie Longworth replaces Jim Goodwin for Alloa and Celtic's Erik Sviatchenko comes on for Tom Rogic.

GOAL Celtic 1-0 Alloa Athletic

James Forrest

It's been coming and James Forrest gets a reward for his perseverance in the second half.

The winger runs with the ball from deep on the right into a central position and fires a left-foot shot past Neil Parry.

GREAT SAVE!

Celtic 0-0 Alloa Athletic

Another superb save from Neil Parry, this time stooping to his left to push James Forrest's low shot wide.

Wasps change

Celtic 0-0 Alloa Athletic

Alloa make their first change with Kevin Cawley making way for Graeme Holmes.

GREAT SAVE!

Celtic 0-0 Alloa Athletic

Neil Parry frustrates Celtic again, the goalkeeper getting down to beat away James Forrest's shot from the right.

Natives getting restless

Celtic 0-0 Alloa Athletic

Allan Preston

BBC Scotland summariser at Celtic Park

You can hear the Celtic fans getting on their team's back. You can also hear the Alloa fans. I wonder how many of them backed their side at 20/1 to win

CLOSE!

Celtic 0-0 Alloa Athletic

The latest effort from Celtic midfielder Tom Rogic sails over.

Christie on

Celtic 0-0 Alloa Athletic

Celtic go to their bench again and forward Ryan Christie replaces defender Jozo Simunovic.

CLOSE!

Celtic 0-0 Alloa Athletic

Stuart Armstrong pulls a shot wide of the Alloa goal from the edge of the box.

Leigh Griffiths watching from the stands
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Celtic top scorer Leigh Griffiths watches on from the stand. The striker has been out injured with hamstring and calf problems.

YELLOW CARD

Celtic 0-0 Alloa Athletic

Celtic midfielder Tom Rogic is booked for simulation after going down following Jim Goodwin's challenge in the box.

Ben Gordon, Scott Sinclair and Jim Goodwin
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Scott Sinclair (centre) came on at half-time and has troubled the Alloa defence in the second period

CLOSE!

Celtic 0-0 Alloa Athletic

Celtic captain Scott Brown heads wide from a corner.

GREAT SAVE!

Celtic 0-0 Alloa Athletic

Alloa are caught on the break following a corner and Moussa Dembele is clean through in the box but goalkeeper Neil Parry gets out quickly to make the block.

It's getting tense

Celtic 0-0 Alloa Athletic

Alloa continue to frustrate Celtic. The visitors' closing down is limiting the hosts.

Celtic do carve out a chance for Scott Sinclair, but he gets under it and shoots high over the crossbar.

CLOSE!

Celtic 0-0 Alloa Athletic

Substitute Scott Sinclair is making a difference already, the Celtic winger cutting in from the left and firing narrowly wide.

Craig Gordon
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This first-half challenge by Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon on Greig Spence (obscured) was clumsy and resulted in a booking

KICK-OFF

Celtic 0-0 Alloa Athletic

Second half underway.

Sinclair coming on

Celtic 0-0 Alloa Athletic

Scott Sinclair - the scorer of six goals for Celtic so far this season - is coming on for the second half to replace Patrick Roberts.

Scott Sinclair
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'No fears for Celtic'

HT: Celtic 0-0 Alloa Athletic

Celtic have had 70% possession and had 17 shots. They just need to improve their finishing, but the longer it goes, Jack Ross will start believing his side can win it

Mark BurchillBBC Radio Scotland pundit at Celtic Park

Ex-Celtic man making a point

HT: Celtic 0-0 Alloa Athletic

Part-timers Alloa go into the second 45 minutes still in with a chance of a major shock and are going some way to proving the point wanted by striker Greig Spence.

"There are boys who were in the same youth team as me who are playing every week for Celtic - and, if I'm perfectly honest, they're not a million miles better than me," he told league sponsor Ladbrokes earlier this week. 

"Players get the breaks, but there's not that big a difference between the boys who break through and those who get released." 

Celtic have looked a class apart in everything but finishing, but Spence, who was sold by Alloa to Celtic for £100,000 in 2009, has threatened a couple of times to score his 10th goal in his 13th appearance this season.

He is not the only Celtic old boy in the black and gold hoops. Veteran midfielder Jim Goodwin, left-back Calum Waters and substitute central defender Jason Marr all started their careers with the Glasgow club.

Patrick Roberts challenges Alloa's Calum Waters
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Alloa's Calum Waters (right) is playing against his former club

HALF-TIME

Celtic 0-0 Alloa Athletic

No goals in the first half in Glasgow. Alloa have not looked overawed and threatened a little towards the end of the opening period. Celtic have huffed and puffed but the end product has been poor and goalkeeper Craig Gordon was perhaps fortunate to escape a red card.

Patrick Roberts and Calum Waters
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GREAT SAVE!

Celtic 0-0 Alloa Athletic

An Alloa free-kick from Calum Waters finds the stretching Ben Gordon, but his header is held by Craig Gordon.

Celtic 0-0 Alloa Athletic

Allan Preston

BBC Scotland summariser at Celtic Park

I think it was the right call, a yellow card for Craig Gordon. It was a kung-fu kick. There is no need for that

YELLOW CARD

Celtic 0-0 Alloa Athletic

Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon races off his line to close down Greig Spence and takes out the Alloa forward. It's a booking for Gordon, it could have been a dismissal.

CLOSE!

Celtic 0-0 Alloa Athletic

Best chance so far. James Forrest is found inside the penalty area and the winger elects to shoot with the outside of his right foot but is off target. He might have been better hitting that with the left.

Way over

Celtic 0-0 Alloa Athletic

Tom Rogic has had a few shots at goal so far for Celtic and his latest is well over. The Australian midfielder looks a bit frustrated with how this first half is going.

Andy Graham and Moussa Dembele
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Alloa's Andy Graham is closed down by Moussa Dembele during the first half

HITS THE WOODWORK

Celtic 0-0 Alloa Athletic

Kieran Tierney fired against the crossbar at Inverness on Sunday and the left-back does so again, rattling the Alloa goal from the left-hand side.

GREAT SAVE!

Celtic 0-0 Alloa Athletic

After a decent spell for Alloa, Celtic go back on the attack but neither Moussa Dembele nor James Forrest can convert as defenders and goalkeeper Neil Parry make themselves obstacles.