Daniel Stendel’s side stunned Rangers for the second time this season, beating Steven Gerrard’s men 1-0 at Tynecastle on Saturday.
The Premiership’s bottom side burst the Gers’ bubble after their midweek Europa League victory over Braga, with Oliver Bozanic scoring the game’s only goal.
Hearts had the lion’s hare of possession, and also managed six shots on target to Rangers’ one.
The home side certainly came alive in the second half, with Rangers unable to cause too many problems. It’s the third time this season that the Jambos have stopped the Gers from winning in Gorgie. It was a big win for Hearts, who will now hope to turn a corner after the result.
They can gain confidence by toppling Hibs in the semi-final, which would set up a crunch clash at Hampden Park against either Celtic or Aberdeen.
Before that though, the two teams face off in the Premiership on Tuesday and a Hearts win could give them a psychological advantage for the cup tie.
Following the excellent win over Rangers, some Hearts fans on social media were delighted to discover their side would be facing Hibs in the semi-final:
— Bernadette Richardson (@Bernade10066758) March 1, 2020
— Harris Macara (@HarrisMacara) March 1, 2020
Bring it on 😊
— Lesley Whyte (@lesleyt39) March 1, 2020
Delighted with this. This is what big game days are all about.
Bring. It. On.
— Russ (@russglenx) March 1, 2020
Easy run to the final
— Jamie🇱🇻 (@jamiedunlop08) March 1, 2020
4-0, 5-1… What next 👀👀
— Spencer Senior (@SpencerSenior97) March 1, 2020
What happened last time? And time before that? pic.twitter.com/33W1nGPSwW
— Trendy Hendi (@Hendo_ayes) March 1, 2020
Bring it on. Go Stendel ❤️🏆
— Cynthia Guthrie (@cynthguthrie) March 1, 2020