After an international break and the closing of the transfer window Celtic fans got a chance to have a look at some new faces at Celtic Park today.
One old face that has been missing in action since last season was Celtic captain Scott Brown who went straight into the starting line to face Aberdeen.
Aberdeen are suppose to be Celtic’s main competition this season after we struggled against them home and away last season and giving Celtic’s and Ronny Delia’s indifferent start to the season Celtic fans could be forgiving for been slightly worried this morning.
Any worries get simmered down in the first 6 minutes when a Kris Commons corner found Efe Ambrose alone in the box and he smashed the ball of Denyayer before the ball hit the net. Celtic completed dominated the first half as they sat up attack after attack and it was Kris Commons who was pretty much involved in everything Celtic done in attack. Commons himself had several half chances but couldn’t hit the net.
Kris Commons seemed desperate in the first half and it took all of forty seconds of the second half after some clever passing from Ambrose and McGregor set up Commons to knock in a deflected shot. Aberdeen seemed to ignore the fact that Commons scored over 30 goals last season and he was allowed time and space to rattle the Dons crossbar before the hour mark with a thundering drive from outside the box.
Aberdeen slept for most of the first hour and they came in second in every department, it took them 52 minutes to record a shot on target but football been football they got an undeserved goal on the hour mark after some sloppy defending from Ambrose and Van Dijk allowed David Goodwillie in for a free header and put the score at 2-1.
Not only did the goal peg Aberdeen back but it woke them up and Craig Gordon had to become alert to save shots from ex Celt Niall McGinn. The Aberdeen revival last all of ten minutes as Celtic took everything they threw at them and slowly started to dominate possession again.
Celts Are Here Man of the Match:
Virgil Van Dijk
Celtic will travel to Salzburg midweek and start a Europa League adventure.
Gordon : Ambrose, Van Dijk, Izaguire : Denyayer : Commons, Johansen Brown, Mcgregor, Tonev : Scepovic