Dons boss Derek McInnes today admitted he is delighted to have avoided Celtic in the semis of the Scottish Cup.
Aberdeen beat Partick Thistle 1-0 at Pittodrie this afternoon to earn their place in the last four.
Their reward will be a crack at Championship leaders and cup holders Hibs because favourites Celtic were paired with Old Firm rivals Rangers in the other semi when the draw was made live on Sky Sports.
McInnes said: “It’s a good draw, I think Hibs will see it exactly the same way.
“If we are all being honest, the three other teams in the draw would have wanted to avoid Celtic, who are the strongest team in the country at the moment.
“So from that point of view, we are pleased.
“I’m sure Neil (Lennon, the Hibs boss) will say the same.
“That’s not to say we are going to get it easy against Hibs.
“They are the holders and have the bulk of the same squad who won the cup last season.
“We know it’s going a close and hard fought game but, we will doing all that we can to reach the final.”
The ties are due to take place at Hampden on April 22 and 23, with the Dons v Hibs clash expected to take place on the Saturday lunch-time, although that has still to be confirmed.