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McGill and Brecel go head to head for the second time in as many weeks (Mike Egerton/PA Wire/PA Images)

Anthony McGill and Luca Brecel go head to head at Venue Cymru for the right to face John Higgins in the 2021 Scottish Open final.

The four-time World champion awaits the winner of the second semi-final in Llandudno, following a comprehensive 6-1 rout of Ronnie O’Sullivan earlier on Saturday in which he made breaks of 125, 98, 76 and 74.

This is the second meeting between McGill and Brecel in the space of eight days, with the Belgian prevailing 6-2 in their UK Championship quarter-final showdown last week.

In fact, the UK finalist has won all five previous encounters, and will hope to maintain his 100 per cent record by securing a second showpiece in as many tournaments.

The Bullet has beaten Joe Perry, Fergal O’Brien and Matthew Selt on the way to his seventh ranking event semi-final – and first in the Home Nations series.

Meanwhile, you must go back to the 2017 English Open for the last time McGill appeared in the last four of a Home Nations event.

This will be the world number 15’s sixth ranking event semi-final – and first since his run to the one-table setup at the Crucible 16 months ago.

McGill has certainly earned the right; scraping past Mark Selby in the fourth round after the World champion produced a trademark fightback from 3-0 down to force a deciding frame.

He also demonstrated wonderful composure after Stephen Maguire recovered from 4-0 down to only trail 4-3 in the battle of the Glaswegians on Friday.

And the two-time ranking event winner would love the opportunity to face practice partner Higgins in Sunday’s showpiece.

Play gets underway at 7pm GMT on Saturday with the best of 11 frames determining who will progress to the final at Venue Cymru in Llandudno.

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