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Ball boy intercepts the ball before it goes out of play during the Scottish Cup final between Aberdeen and Celtic
(Image: Twitter/BBC Sport Scotland)

VIDEO: Ball boy stops ball going out of play during Aberdeen vs Celtic in Scottish Cup semi-final

Runs up and intercepts it before it goes out.

AberdeenCeltic

There's nothing worse than a lazy ball boy… 🙄

But what about one that collects the ball before it has rolled off the pitch? 😂 pic.twitter.com/FonwcTG1OC

— BBC Sport Scotland (@BBCSportScot) April 15, 2019

A ball boy intercepted the ball before it went out of play during Celtic’s 3-0 win over Aberdeen in Sunday’s Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden Park.

The ball was going out for a goal kick after Bhoys left-back Kieran Tierney overhit a pass down the line, and the youngster raced over to fulfil his matchday duty.

"Keeps it in really well, lovely first touch" – @chris_sutton73

Ball boy got a little too eager 😂#ScottishCup pic.twitter.com/a321UqM8Ud

— Watch Copa América 2019 live on Premier Sports 📺 (@PremierSportsTV) April 14, 2019

However, he got a bit carried away and wound up keeping the ball in play while sending over another one so the match could continue.

Faced with a dilemma, referee Craig Thomson called a drop-ball, with Celtic’s Odsonne Edouard sportingly putting it out for a goal kick.

Ball boy has a better first touch than Burke #celtic

— John McGoldrick (@JohnMcGoldrick) April 14, 2019

Edouard was on the score sheet along with James Forrest and Tom Rogic as Neil Lennon’s men booked a final date against Hearts.

Their passage was helped along by red cards to Dons duo Dominic Ball and Lewis Ferguson.