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Summary

  1. Celtic face Rangers after draw
  2. Holders Hibernian take on Aberdeen
  3. Aberdeen 1-0 Partick (FT)
  4. Graeme Shinnie hits winner
  5. Celtic 4-1 St Mirren (FT)
  6. Lustig, Sinclair, Dembele and Griffiths for Celtic
  7. Harry Davis gave St Mirren shock lead

Live Reporting

By Clive Lindsay

All times stated are UK

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.

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.

Hibs midfielder John McGinn

Holders Hibs fear no-one says 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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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.

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 have won all three matches against Rangers so far this season

Celtic meet Rangers in cup semi-final

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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'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."

They are both really good games and there will be massive hype over another Old Firm game. Celtic will start as favourites

Craig PatersonBBC Radio Scotland pundit

Holders Hibs face Dons

Hibernian v Aberdeen

Old Firm semi-final

Celtic v Rangers

Shinnie shines for Dons

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

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

Aberdeen 1-0 Partick Thistle

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

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Celtic survive early scare

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

Kieran Tierney, Scott Sinclair

Celtic 4-1 St Mirren

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

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'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
SNS

Who can beat Celtic?

It is going to take a monumental effort for anyone to beat Celtic

Craig PatersonBBC Radio Scotland pundit

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.

'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
SNS

FT: Aberdeen 1-0 Partick Thistle

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

Craig PatersonBBC Radio Scotland pundit

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.

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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.

FULL-TIME Aberdeen 1-0 Partick Thistle

Tomas Cerny is up for a last-gasp free-kick, the goalkeeper gets his head to the ball, but it is cleared by Andrew Considine.

Jonny Hayes is clear with an unguarded goal in front of him, but the referee's whistle goes before he can add to the scoreline.

However, one is enough to take Aberdeen deservedly into the semi-finals.

RED CARD

Aberdeen 1-0 Partick Thistle

Thistle are down to 10 men as Danny Devine is shown a second yellow card for taking out Jayden Stockley.

CLOSE!

Aberdeen 1-0 Partick Thistle

Abdul Osman rises at the back post to meet a flighted free kick and the midfielder heads over the crossbar from only four yards.

That was the chance Thistle were waiting for and they have fluffed it.

Partick Thistle's Abdul Osman heads over the crossbar
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Aberdeen 1-0 Partick Thistle

Thistle have five minutes of stoppage time to find their shooting boots and force a replay.

Aberdeen 1-0 Partick Thistle

Jayden Stockley screws a shot across the face of the Thistle goal, but it looks like that one goal will be enough for Aberdeen.

Aberdeen 1-0 Partick Thistle

On-loan Celtic midfielder Ryan Christie comes on for Niall McGinn as Aberdeen make their final change.

Aberdeen 1-0 Partick Thistle

Thistle at last exert some pressure, but Steven Lawless has an attempted shot blocked on the edge of the penalty area.

HITS THE WOODWORK

Aberdeen 1-0 Partick Thistle

So close to a second for Aberdeen. Anthony O'Connor has been sent on with mainly defensive duties, but he rises inside the Thistle penalty box and sends a header scraping the top of the crossbar.

YELLOW CARD

Aberdeen 1-0 Partick Thistle

Thistle are winning the yellow card count and it is Abdul Osman's turn as the midfielder body-checks Jonny Hayes.

Aberdeen 1-0 Partick Thistle

Miles Storey is the latest to come on for Aberdeen - a straight swap for striker Adam Rooney.

Anthony O'Connor came on a few minutes ago and he is the man Derek McInnes usually sends on when looking to protect a lead late on.

It is a tactic that has occasionally backfired. Can Thistle rescue the game despite being on the back foot for so long?

GREAT SAVE!

Aberdeen 1-0 Partick Thistle

Niall McGinn has been the Dons' star man and the Northern Ireland forward tries an audacious flick towards the far corner and goalkeeper Tomas Cerny has to claw it clear.

Aberdeen 1-0 Partick Thistle

Peter Pawlett has had a bruising day in the Dons midfield and is replaced with defender Anthony O'Connor.

Ouch!

Aberdeen 1-0 Partick Thistle

The physios are earning their corn today as Niall Keown goes down with a sore face after a clash inside the Dons penalty box.

Fellow Thistle midfielder Callum Booth had also gone down clutching his face after a collision with Peter Pawlett in the lead up to that attack.

YELLOW CARD

Aberdeen 1-0 Partick Thistle

Danny Devine is about to get a yellow card as he goes down in a heap with Peter Pawlett after a wayward tackle on the Dons midfielder.

Thistle's Adul Osman is also nursing an injury picked up in the lead-up to that.

The visitors are down to nine men as the Dons wait to take this free-kick.

Thistle's Abdul Osman and Danny Devine receive treatment
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Thistle's Abdul Osman and Danny Devine both received treatment

Aberdeen 1-0 Partick Thistle

Thistle threaten momentarily, but it takes an Aberdeen head to do so as striker Jayden Stockley's attempted clearance flashes past his own far post.

Semi-final draw later

Aberdeen 1-0 Partick Thistle

Remember that the draw for the semi-finals is later this afternoon at 17:30.

It is odds on that Aberdeen will join Celtic, holder Hibernian and Rangers in the hat.

Aberdeen 1-0 Partick Thistle

Chris McLaughlin

BBC Sport Scotland at Pittodrie

Partick providing no evidence so far that they're capable of finding a way back into this game. Aberdeen's pressure continues and they look more likely to add to their tally

Aberdeen 1-0 Partick Thistle

Thistle manager Alan Archibald makes another attacking change, with striker Ade Azeez coming on for midfielder Chris Erskine.

Aberdeen 1-0 Partick Thistle

Thistle replaced holding midfielder Adam Barton with the more creative Steven Lawless, but the Dons continue to look comfortable and Jayden Stockley fires a shot straight at goalkeeper Tomas Cerny on the turn.