CELTIC have been drawn against Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden next month.

The holders were second out of the ballot in this evening’s draw following Hearts’ 1-0 win over Morton at Cappielow in the remaining quarter-final tie.

Former Dons goalkeeping hero Jim Leighton pulled his old club out first to be followed by Brendan Rodgers’ side which left the Tynecastle outfit to face Philippe Clement’s Ibrox side in the other tie.

The champions have played the Pittodrie club three times in the Premiership this term, winning 3-1 in the north east in August and following that up with a landslide 6-0 romp at Parkhead in November.

FIRST FOOT…£3million new Bhoy Nicolas Kuhn scores his debut goal for Celtic in the 1-1 draw against Aberdeen at Pittodrie last month.

However, the Hoops were held to a 1-1 draw in their last encounter on their travels last month when they had to battle back from a goal down to claim a point with a strike from £3million recruit Nicolas Kuhn.

Aberdeen won through to the last-four confrontation after beating Kilmarnock 3-1 at Pittodrie on Saturday. Neil Warnock left his post as manager in the immediate aftermath of the victory.

The Parkhead club are eyeing a return to the national stadium on the iconic date of May 25 for the soccer showpiece showdown.


CELTIC v Aberdeen

Hearts v Rangers

Ties are due on weekend of April 20/21

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