Celtic got the better of them at Hampden – and there’s even more bad news for Derek McInnes and Aberdeen after this Hoops meeting.

The Dons took to Scottish Cup semi-final action against Celtic on Sunday afternoon. They fell short on the big day, losing 2-0 thanks to goals from Ryan Christie and Mohamed Elyounoussi.

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Celtic triumphed at Hampden. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

It’s Celtic who have booked a place in next month’s final, where they will face Hearts just days before Christmas. It’s another blow for Aberdeen as their over 30 years of waiting for Scottish Cup silverware continues.

There’s injury news for them to digest too. Jonny Hayes was set to pass fit to face his former employers after a knock last weekend against Celtic, but didn’t make the bench at Hampden.

It resulted in eyebrows raised and McInnes has confirmed it’s bad news for the left-sided player. The Aberdeen boss says he’s picked up a torn muscle, suffered just a day before Sunday’s showpiece.

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A big blow. (Photo by Pedro Fiúza/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

“Five minutes before naming the team on the training ground on Saturday Jonny slipped and twisted his body awkwardly,” said McInnes.

“It looks like he has a tear in his groin. It was a tough one as Jonny has been a huge player for us. He will get scanned.”

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