Celtic defeated Aberdeen by three goals to one on Sunday afternoon. Liel Abada, Kyogo and Matt O’Riley all got on the scoresheet in a vital victory at a tough away venue.
Today’s performance perhaps wasn’t the greatest from the champions although in the end, they got the win and along with three points, here are three things we learned from the match.
Defensive Vulnerabilities Lie
The Bhoys weren’t water tight at the back this afternoon. Aberdeen got in behind on a number of occasions and it is fair to say Cameron Carter-Vickers was at fault for the Dons’ first half equaliser.
Going forward, Celtic will need to be more solidified defensively, particularly if they are to compete on the European stage.
David Turnbull Doesn’t Take His Chance
Following a brace against Ross County last week, David Turnbull got the nod this afternoon. In midfield, the Scotland international misplaced several passes and had a few shots way off target.
Yang Catches The Eye
In his short 20 minute cameo, Yang Hyun-jun captured the imagination. The South Korean has impressed in all of his Hoops’ appearances thus far and today was no different.
Going into the closing stages, it was he who put it on a plate for Matt O’Riley with a wonderful assist that disclosed his elite trickery. Next Sunday’s league cup clash with Kilmarnock could be the ideal opportunity for the 2022 K. League Young Player of the Year to get his maiden start for his new club.
It is certain that there is lots of room for improvement for Celtic. The Bhoys have secured six points from a possible six so far in the league this season and although that is critical, Rodgers has a number of key points for development going forward.