Premiership: Celtic defeats Aberdeen 2-1

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GLASGOW. Celtic topped Aberdeen to win 2-1.

GLASGOW. Celtic prevailed over Aberdeen to win 2-1. It was Celtic to strike first with a goal of Jota at the 20′. Then it was a penalty in the 33′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, C. McGregor gave the win to Celtic in the 60′ minute with a goal. Celtic was vastly superior ball possession (61%) was among the key factors of its victory.​

The match was held at the Celtic Park Stadium in Glasgow on Sunday and this began at 3:00 pm local time. The referee was Kevin Clancy with the help of Daniel McFarlane and Sean Carr. The 4th official was Steven McLean. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was quite cold around 1.8 degrees Celsius or 35.22 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 69%.​

Match Statistics

Celtic was in firm control of the ball 61% while Aberdeen was struggling with a 39% ball possession.

Celtic was more aggressive with 76 dangerous attacks and 21 shots of which 5 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Celtic won the match.

Celtic shot 21 times, 5 on target, 16 off target. On the opposite side, Aberdeen shot 4 times, 2 on target, 2 off target.


Celtic received 2 yellow cards (C. McGregor and M. Johnston). On the other side, Aberdeen received 1 yellow card (R. McCrorie).

After this match, Celtic will have 26 points to stay in the 3rd place. On the other side, Aberdeen will stay with 15 points to stay in the 8th place.

Match Events

  • 20'


    C. McGregor

  • 26'

    C. McGregor

  • 28'

    R. McCrorie

  • 33'

    L. Ferguson (Penalty)

  • 49'

    D. Campbell

    D. McGeouch

  • 60'

    C. McGregor

  • 61'

    J. Forrest

    L. Abada

  • 65'

    T. Jenks

    M. Watkins

  • 66'

    A. Samuels

    S. Brown

  • 83'

    M. Johnston


  • 90'

    M. Johnston

  • 90'

    A. Ajeti

    K. Furuhashi

Next match

In the upcoming Premiership match, Celtic will host Hearts on the 2nd of December with a 37-9 head to head record in favor of Celtic (7 draws).

Aberdeen will host Livingston on the 1st of December with a 8-1 head to head in favor of Aberdeen (4 draws).

Celtic: Formation and Lineups

Celtic adopted the aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

The manager Angelos Postecoglou chose to play with the following team: Joe Hart (6.8), Anthony Ralston (7.3), Cameron Carter-Vickers (7.1), Stephen Welsh (7.3), Josip Juranović (6.4), David Turnbull (7.3), James McCarthy (7.2), Callum McGregor (8.1), Liel Abada (6.3), Kyogo Furuhashi (6.4) and Jota (7.4).


Celtic made 3 changes: L. Abada for J. Forrest (61′), Jota for M. Johnston (83′) and K. Furuhashi for A. Ajeti (90′).

Top player: Callum McGregor

The player who no doubt impressed Celtic the most was Callum McGregor.

His rating is (8.1) with 1 goal, 56 passes (98% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 10. He performed 3 crosses.

Aberdeen: Formation and Lineups

Also Aberdeen adopted the aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

On the opposite side, Stephen Glass played with: Joe Lewis (6.6), Jack Gurr (6.9), Ross McCrorie (6.8), David Bates (7.6), Jonny Hayes (6.6), Lewis Ferguson (7.1), Scott Brown (6.2), Dylan McGeouch (6.6), Ryan Hedges (6.9), Christian Ramirez (6.6) and Marley Watkins (7.0).


Aberdeen made 3 changes: D. McGeouch for D. Campbell (49′), M. Watkins for T. Jenks (65′) and S. Brown for A. Samuels (66′).

Top player: David Bates

Probably the most impressive player in Aberdeen was David Bates.

His rating is (7.6) with 36 passes (86% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 6.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Premiership



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