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Live Reporting

Clive Lindsay

All times stated are UK

  1. Bye for now...

    Thanks for your company during a long and exciting day of Scottish Cup action.

    Join us on Friday for more live coverage as the focus turns to the Championship, with leaders Hibs travelling to face promotion rivals Dundee United.

    Before then, keep an eye on our news pages as I'm sure there will be many more twists and turns in Scottish football.

  2. McGinn eyes retention of cup

    Liam McLeod talked to John McGinn after his goal helped Hibs defeat Ayr United in yesterday's quarter-final.

    The Scotland midfielder thinks the Championship leaders can retain the Scottish Cup.

    Holders Hibs fear no-one says McGinn

    Hibs midfielder John McGinn

    Midfielder John McGinn insists Hibs can 'take on anyone' after reaching the Scottish Cup semi-finals for the third successive year.

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  3. Highlights on TV and online

    Don't forget that you can re-live the highlights of the Scottish Cup quarter-finals tonight on BBC One Scotland at 22:30 as Jonathan Sutherland introduces Sportscene.

    Highlights of today's semi-finals will also be on the website later along with yesterday's win for Motherwell over Kilmarnock in the Premiership.

  4. Another Old Firm derby

    There will be three more Old Firm games this season after Celtic and Rangers were drawn together in the Scottish Cup semi-finals.

    The third Premiership meeting between the Glasgow rivals takes place next weekend.

    Celtic have already beaten Rangers three times this season - including in the semi-final of the League Cup.

    Hibernian, who won the cup for the first time in 114 years last year, face an Aberdeen side looking to make up for that League Cup final defeat by Celtic.

    Celtic meet Rangers in cup semi-final

    Celtic have won all three matches against Rangers so far this season

    Celtic and Rangers are drawn together in the Scottish Cup semi-finals, while holders Hibernian face Aberdeen in the other last four match.

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  5. 'It is a good draw' - McInnes

    Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes on BBC Radio Scotland: "If we are all being honest, Celtic are the strongest team by a long way.

    "So it is a good draw and Hibs will probably see it as a good draw.

    "Hibs have done really well and are holders and this is the type of game you want to be involved in.

    "If you look at the level of player Hibs have got, the experience of the manager and the fact they won the cup last year and have that experience, there shouldn't be too much between the teams.

    "If we are deemed to be favourites, so be it and we just have to do our business on the pitch."

  6. Post update

    Quote Message: They are both really good games and there will be massive hype over another Old Firm game. Celtic will start as favourites from Craig Paterson BBC Radio Scotland pundit
    Craig PatersonBBC Radio Scotland pundit
  7. Holders Hibs face Dons

    Hibernian v Aberdeen

  8. Old Firm semi-final

    Celtic v Rangers

  9. Shinnie shines for Dons

    Here's Roddie McVake's impressions of Aberdeen's win over Partick Thistle.

    Aberdeen 1-0 Partick Thistle

    Graeme Shinnie scored a cracking first-half goal to send Aberdeen ahead

    Graeme Shinnie grabs the only goal as Aberdeen beat Partick Thistle to reach the Scottish Cup semi-finals.

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  10. Celtic survive early scare

    You can read Chick Young's view of Celtic's win over St Mirren.

    Celtic 4-1 St Mirren

    Kieran Tierney, Scott Sinclair

    Celtic come from behind to beat Championship side St Mirren and book their place in the Scottish Cup semi-finals.

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  11. 'We'd prefer to avoid Celtic'

    FT: Aberdeen 1-0 Partick Thistle

    Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes speaking on BBC One Scotland: “It’s all about getting through in the cup and I thought we were the better team throughout. I thought we missed some good opportunities. 

    "It was hard fought. We had to fight for everything we got against this Thistle team. 

    "They’re a good side. We knew chances would be at a premium, but I thought we created enough chances to score more than one goal. Just delighted to get the win. 

    “Somebody’s got to win (the cup). We feel on our day we can beat any team in the country. 

    "We’ve beaten everybody other than Celtic and I think everybody will be wanting to avoid Celtic in the draw. 

    "But we’re just glad to be in the semi-final and, if we get them, we just need to make sure we’re as good as we can be.”

    Derek McInnes
  12. Who can beat Celtic?

    Quote Message: It is going to take a monumental effort for anyone to beat Celtic from Craig Paterson BBC Radio Scotland pundit
    Craig PatersonBBC Radio Scotland pundit
  13. Auld and Smith make draw

    The semi-final draw., coming up in a few minutes, will be made by former Celtic midfielder Bertie Auld and former St Mirren manager Alex Smith.

  14. 'We looked leggy' - Archibald

    FT: Aberdeen 1-0 Partick Thistle

    Partick Thistle manager Alan Archibald on BBC Radio Scotland: "I thought we started brightly enough, but we fell out of the game and lost a lot of individual battles.

    "I started the same side, but they looked a bit leggy and maybe Aberdeen's extra day of rest made the difference.

    "We had a late rally, but we didn't do enough.

    "We're not too despondent because we were beaten by a top side."

    Partick Thistle manager Alan Archibald
  15. Post update

    FT: Aberdeen 1-0 Partick Thistle

    Quote Message: This was a big chance for Thistle today, a lot of money at stake. They fought hard, but they were beaten by the better side from Craig Paterson BBC Radio Scotland pundit
    Craig PatersonBBC Radio Scotland pundit
  16. Scottish Cup semi-final draw

    Stay with us for that Scottish Cup semi-final draw, which comes up in a little under half an hour.

  17. Semi-final line-up complete

    FT: Aberdeen 1-0 Partick Thistle

    The Scottish Cup quarter-finals are complete and there are no surprises.

    All four were won by the home sides and pre-match favourites.

    Aberdeen are last to secure their place, easing aside Partick Thistle despite a nervous last couple of minutes.

    Premiership leaders Celtic, who earlier overcame their own mini-crisis by coming from behind to beat St Mirren 4-1, city rivals Rangers and holders Hibs make up the semi-final line-up.