CELTIC overcame gallant St Johnstone 1-0 with a late Ryan Christie goal to book a Scottish Cup semi-final place against Aberdeen at Hampden next month.
It’s an action replay of last season when the Hoops conquered the Dons 3-0 with goals from James Forrest, Odsonne Edouard (pen) and Tom Rogic on their way to a 2-1 win over Hearts in the Final to seal the historic treble treble.
The clubs lock horns again for the right to play in the May 9 silverware showdown.
Derek McInnes’ men made certain of a place in the semi with a fine 2-0 win over St Mirren in Paisley with goals from Lewis Ferguson and Sam Cosgrove (pen).
It was tough and tense for the Hoops in Perth this afternoon where Neil Lennon’s holders – eyeing a quadruple treble – eventually found a way past a team that had conceded 10 goals in their previous two meetings between the clubs in this campaign.
In the other tie, Edinburgh rivals Hearts, who beat Rangers 1-0 with a goal from Oliver Bozanic at Tynecastle yesterday, will face Hibs, who overcame Inverness Caley Thistle 5-2 on Friday night at Easter Road.
Aberdeen v Celtic
Hearts v Hibs
Ties due on the weekend of April 11/12.