Scottish Cup: Lineups and previous cup meetings

Team news and a look back at previous semi-final meetings

Team news

Celtic: James Forrest is still out, as is long-term injury victim Beram Kayal. Captain Scott Brown will face a fitness test but should make it, while Thomas Rogne and Victor Wanyama return to the squad.

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Hearts: Jamie Hamill’s knee injury has put him out for the rest of the season, but David Templeton and Craig Beattie are fit again and should take part at some stage.

Previous semi-final meetings

30 March 1912: Celtic 3, Hearts 0

The first-ever Scottish Cup semi-final meeting between the sides took place at Ibrox in front of a crowd of 43,000, with the Hoops victorious thanks to two goals from Jimmy McMenemy and a third from John Brown.

18 March 1933: Hearts 0, Celtic 0

The first Hampden semi-final meeting 21 years later ended in a stalemate in front of a crowd of 87,219.

22 March 1933: Celtic 2, Hearts 1

The replay on the following Wednesday saw the sides return to the national stadium and the Glasgow side came out on top with goals from the legendary Jimmy McGrory and Alex Thomson, while Hearts replied through Jock White.

9 April 1988: Celtic 2, Hearts 1

Hearts almost ruined Celtic’s bid for a Centenary year double when Brian Whittaker put them ahead after an hour. They held on to the dying moments before Mark McGhee levelled with two minutes to go and, with extra time looming, Andy Walker sent the Celtic fans in the 66,466 crowd into ecstasy and the Jambos home in despair.

10 April 2005: Hearts 1, Celtic 2

This game was more notorious for what happened before kick-off with referee Stuart Dougal abandoning the minute’s silence for Pope John Paul II after a mere 24 seconds because of a cacophony of jeers and whistles coming from some Hearts supporters in the 38,505 crowd. Afterwards, Hearts chief executive, Phil Anderton, said: “The club could not and would not condone the actions of those who chose to undermine the tribute. Scottish football chose to join with people around the world to respect a minute’s silence and it is disturbing that some Hearts fans failed to see the significance of this occasion.”

Within three minutes of the start Chris Sutton headed into the net from a corner and, four minutes after the interval, Craig Bellamy drove low through Craig Gordon and in at the near post.

On the hour, Hearts substitute Deividas Cesnauskis beat David Marshall with a diagonal lob but the Edinburgh side couldn’t go on to find an equaliser.