Scottish Cup: Holders Celtic to face Aberdeen or Rangers in semi-finals

Celtic Motherwell

Celtic defeated Motherwell in last year’s Scottish Cup final

Scottish Cup holders Celtic will face either Aberdeen or Rangers in the semi-finals of this year’s tournament.

Neil Lennon’s men defeated Hibernian on Saturday while Steven Gerrard’s Rangers drew at Pittodrie.

Inverness Caledonian Thistle were rewarded for their last-gasp 2-1 victory over Dundee United with a tie against either Partick Thistle or Hearts, who drew 1-1 at Firhill on Monday night.

The ties will be played on 13/14 April.

Celtic won the trophy in the past two years to complete a double Treble under Brendan Rodgers.

Rodgers also led Celtic to this season’s League Cup before departing for Leicester City and Lennon has maintained the side’s eight-point lead at the top of the Premiership.

Rangers host Aberdeen and Hearts welcome Thistle in next Tuesday’s quarter-final replays.

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Scottish Cup semi-final draw in full:

Partick Thistle/Hearts v Inverness CT

Aberdeen/Rangers v Celtic