Four of Scotland’s biggest teams won their Scottish Cup Quarter-Final ties this weekend to set up a final four in the competition that whets the appetite and should capture the attention of the wider footballing world.
Aberdeen, Celtic, Hibernian and Rangers all made it through their matches this weekend with no problems to take their places at Hampden, vying for a place in Scottish football’s showpiece final in May.
The Dons will play Hibs while old foes Celtic and Rangers go head-to-head in two matches that have the potential to be sell outs at the national stadium.
The draw means that by the season’s end the Hoops and the Gers will have played each other a massive six times across the campaign, however this one will mean a bit more than all the others.
For Celtic it’s all about keeping dreams of a treble alive whereas Rangers are hoping to deliver the major honour that their supporters so desperately crave.
As you can imagine the draw provoke a fair bit of reaction with both sets of supporters and they took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the match-up…
Celtic against Rangers for the semi final!!! I wanted them in the final!!! Treble still on #Celtic
— Joanne 88 (@JoanneStewart88) March 5, 2017
Was no easy draw in Scottish Cup Semi Finals for us but to draw Celtic was extremely bad luck! It'll be our last chance to stop the treble!
— GRG1973 (@Synners48Photos) March 5, 2017
Imagine we finish 2nd, dae Celtic oot the Treble then scud Hibs in the final. No a bad season after all????
— Ryan Brown (@rybrownx) March 5, 2017
One hope for the rest of the season.. beat Celtic in the semi final. Need to stop that treble.
— Gordon (@GordonRFC13) March 5, 2017
Easiest draw we could have got. Get in there #Celtic – Easy passage to the treble
— HillbillyShakespeare (@Kearney1888) March 5, 2017
The treble is ours.
— Kieran Caw (@Kieran_Celtic) March 5, 2017
Easy draw for the teddy bears. Hibs rangers final. Hibs fans as I've said, your time is coming. No one kicks a bear when he's down ????????????????????????
— RANGERS MAD???????? (@cecildeadhaha) March 5, 2017
Beat Rangers 6 times, win the treble, unbeaten in the league. Get Brendan Rodgers a statue and tell the stories of these players for years!!
— Sean Burns (@SeanBurns96) March 5, 2017