Scottish Cup: Celtic draw Hibernian in last-eight

Holders of Scottish Cup Celtic have drawn to face Hibernian in the last eight of the domestic cup competition, while Aberdeen will lock horns with either Rangers or Kilmarnock.

The side led by former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers, who humiliated St Johnstone 5-0 in the previous round – fifth round last Sunday, will take a trip to Edinburgh to tackle Hibernian, while Hearts travel the opposite direction to tackle Partick Thistle at Firhill Stadium.

Most successful Scottish football club Rangers face a difficult away trip to play  Derek McInnes’ Aberdeen at Pittodrie Stadium should they defeat Kilmarnock in their Cup replay billed for February 20.

An all-Championship clash will come up at Tannadice Stadium with Robbie Neilson’s Dundee United waiting to play the winners of the famous Highland derby clash replay between Ross County and Inverness.

Rangers defeated Aberdeen 4-2 last week but that victory was their first in four games against Aberdeen this term and they were eliminated from the Betfred Cup at the last-four stage by Derek McInnes’ men.

Alfredo Morelos was not available for that Hampden loss through suspension and the Colombian international forward has been sent off in all of the other three games.

The forward will return from suspension when Steven Gerrard’s men host Killie at Ibrox Stadium on the 20th of February following the goalless draw at Rugby Park on Saturday.

Celtic, the second most successful side in Scotland have lost on their last two visits to Easter Road and played a draw in their last match in Leith.

Fans will be thrilled to another interesting Highland derby after County’s Josh Mullin netted a last minute equalizing goal in a 2-alll draw at Dingwall last Tuesday only before the last-eight draw.

The quarter final clashes will be played on the weekend of 2/3 March.

Complete draw:

 

Aberdeen versus Rangers or Kilmarnock

Dundee United versus Inverness or Ross County

Partick vs Hearts

Hibernian vs Celtic.

 

 

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