Scottish Cup: Celtic face Aberdeen while Edinburgh rivals meet in semi-finals

Holders Celtic continue their defence of the Scottish Cup with a semi-final against Aberdeen.

Neil Lennon’s men are in pursuit of a fourth-consecutive domestic treble after seeing off St Johnstone on Sunday.

Edinburgh rivals Hearts and Hibernian meet in the other last-four clash having beaten Inverness and Rangers respectively in the quarter-finals.

The semi-finals will be played at Hampden on 11 and 12 April.

  • Celtic battle past St Johnstone to reach semis
  • Aberdeen through after win at St Mirren
  • Struggling Hearts stun Rangers in cup
  • Five-star Hibs storm into semi-finals

Celtic beat Aberdeen in the 2017 final and the showpiece of last season’s Scottish League Cup, with Derek McInnes’ men seeking to end a 30-year wait to lift the trophy.

Aberdeen overcame St Mirren on Saturday to book a ninth domestic semi-final under their current manager.

Hearts, last term’s runners-up, famously thrashed their city foes 5-1 in the 2012 final, and also inflicted a 4-0 semi-final hammering en route to clinching the cup six years earlier.

Hibs finally broke their 114-year Scottish Cup hoodoo with an enthralling victory over Rangers in 2016, and lost to Celtic in the League Cup semi-finals in November.

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