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Celtic's Scottish hopes fade after draw

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  • Champions Celtic waste an opportunity to overtake Rangers in Scottish table
  • Celtic are held to 0-0 draw at Hibernian to stay second behind Glasgow rivals
  • The result means Rangers lead the table by two points with just one game left
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(CNN) -- Champions Celtic wasted an opportunity to overtake Rangers at the top of the Scottish Premier League after being held to a 0-0 draw at Hibernian on Sunday.

Rangers took a three-point lead after beating Aberdeen 2-1 on Saturday but Celtic would have returned to the top of the table on goal difference with a win at Easter Road.

However, the stalemate means Rangers are two points clear of their fierce Glasgow rivals going into next weekend's final matches of the season.

Rangers travel to Dundee United next Sunday knowing a victory will see them win the title after three seasons of Celtic domination.

Celtic entertain Hearts knowing they need to win and hope Rangers slip up. A Celtic victory and a Rangers draw means both teams will end the 38-game season level on 84 points, but Celtic will snatch the title on goal difference.

Gordon Strachan's Celtic side wasted a host of chances to win Sunday's game, with Australian striker Scott McDonald the chief culprit with two glorious opportunities either side of half-time.

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