Celtic vs Aberdeen Match Report
CELTIC: Bain; Toljan, Boyata, Ajer, Tierney; Brown, Bitton, Forrest, Henderson, Sinclair; Burke.
Subs: Gordon, Lustig, Hendry, Hayes, Weah, Johnston, Edouard
Lenny was brought in as a safe pair of hands and so far living up to that with selections.
Feel Ed is a bit unlucky not to start.
Will Weah get first game time under Lenny?
Love the excitement of young fans during Walk On when they spot themselves on the big screens.Pure magic.
Dons started by launching series of high balls.
On the 3 minute mark we get a free kick thirty yards out and pass it all the way back to our own half.A portent of what’s to come.
On the 10th minute we had a good chance of breakaway near halfway but Thomson blows for foul to us and nullifies advantage.
In fairness he consistently does it to us.
Lots of huffing and puffing in first 25 minutes with no real threat.
Ajer has a great run and shot but goalie makes a good save.
Boyata booked fo little at the 40 minute mark.
KT then has a great run and cross that leads to weak JF shot being easily saved.
Just before half time Ajer has goal disallowed from great Hendo free kick.
We had nine corners in that half without producing a save from goalie.Are opponents comfortable conceding corners against us?
Lack of creativity evident and only Henderson making forward runs to support Ollie.
Ed and Johnston replace SS and Henderson for the second half
I don’t like it as Henderson was only creative mid in first.
Aberdeen have more of ball as our centre midfield looks all over the place.
Ajer gives ball away and Bain spares his blushes.
Ed has nice run in box and keeper makes a good save.
Bitton is lucky with refs leniency as he fouls again.
Brown naively chases ball up to half way line leaving huge gap but Dons shot is weak.
We have a sustained period of pressure but no shots.
They know no press needed as we don’t play balls forward or early just wide.
77minutes sees Weah replace Burke.
12 corners and no threat from any.
Johnston has great run and cross across 6 yard line but no takers.
Johnston then fires wide with a lot of goal to aim at.
Bain saves free kick from about 25 yards.
Then they miss a header from 6 yards out.
Game fizzles out.
Draw about right.
I have said before this Brown -Bitton combo is poor and reduces our chances of scoring.It did for Ronnie.
The first half seemed like a Kennedy team and the second Lennons.
Both looked bereft of positive play and shape.
Guest match report by Fan-a-tic
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