CELTIC will face Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden on Saturday April 20 with a 12.30pm kick-off.

The holders’ meeting with the Pittodrie club will be screened live by BBC One Scotland and satellite channel Viaplay.

Brendan Rodgers’ side will be allocated around 25,000 tickets while the request from the north-east outfit fo a 50/50 split was rejected. Instead, they will receive 19,000.

Expressing disappointment, the Dons hierarchy say the SFA’s decision was “based primarily on historical ticket sales at this stage of the competition”.

DON OF A NEW ERA…£3m winger Nicolas Kuhn fires in his first Celtic goal in the 1-1 draw with Aberdeen at Pittodrie in February.

The champions and their last-four opponents have already met three times in the league this season with the Hoops winning two and drawing the other.

Goals from Liel Abada, Kyogo Furuhashi and Matt O’Riley gave the visitors a 3-1 win on their travels in August and they followed that up with an overwhelming 6-0 victory in the east end of Glasgow in November with Oh Hyeon-gyu (2), Yang Hyun-jun, Kyogo, Luis Palma (pen) and David Turnbull.

Rodgers’ men dropped two points in the away 1-1 stalemate in February where new Bhoy Nicolas Kuhn claimed his debut goal for the club following his £3million January recruit from Rapid Vienna.

In the other tie, Hearts take on Philippe Clement’s Ibrox club at the same venue the following day with a 3pm start.


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