Big semi-final line-up awaits Celtic or Dundee United after dramatic Scottish Cup weekend

By John McGinley

March 13, 2022

Celtic will play Hearts, Hibernian or Rangers in the semi-final of the Scottish Cup if the Bhoys can overcome Dundee United in tomorrow night’s match at Tannadice.

It’s been another dramatic weekend of Scottish Cup action with all three of the other quarter-final ties shown live on television.

Hearts and St Mirren played out a classic at Tynecastle on Saturday night, with the away side coming back from 2-0 down to equalise the game with half an hour to play.

However, Robbie Neilson’s side would show why they are the third-best team in Scotland this year to eventually win 4-2.

There was another entertaining match live on the BBC at Fir Park earlier this afternoon. A Bevis Mugabi red card just a few minutes into the encounter had Motherwell up against it vs Hibernian.

Hibs managed to take advantage with Elias Melkersen scoring a double on his first start for the club.

The former Bodo/Glimt talent took his second goal particularly well, chesting down a floated through ball before banging home what proved to be the winner in a 2-1 victory.

There were no surprises in Dundee as Rangers comfortably beat a relegation-threatened Dees side 3-0 just moments ago.

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Three of the top four sides in the Premiership have now booked their place at Hampden for the semi-finals and it’s up to Celtic to make that four from four.

United won’t be easy opponents but if we can get past them then it sets up a mouth-watering occasion at the national stadium, regardless of who we face.

There could even be a Glasgow derby and an Edinburgh derby, which would be massive for the tournament.

The draw takes place tomorrow night at Tannadice after our match. The semi-finals are currently due to take place on 16th and 17 April.

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