Nothing to play for? I think not.
Friday night’s live match was a lively encounter. Depsite the final score, credit must go to both teams.
Celtic came out of the traps and drew first blood in quick succession. Three time to be exact.
Most of us were just getting comfortable during this time. Three goals later we were all wondering where this match was going.
Celtic were dominating their hosts from the off. How this game was going to finish was anyone’s guess.
After Boyata, Armstrong and Griffiths had dispatched their efforts inside 11 minutes the final result was anyone’s guess. Aberdeen responded in the 12th minute, but no more goals would follow from either team.
The remaining minutes of the match were anything but dull though. Sure, there was the odd lull in the game, but the first and second placed Scottish Premiership teams were having a real go at each other.
Realistically there should have been more goals, that statistic was not to the detriment of the entire match right enough. Each player was fighting for the very piece of turf they were deployed on.
A fair amount of credit must go to Aberdeen. Mainly because after going three goals down so quickly they were in shock but responded.
When they pulled one back they remained focused for the rest of the match. From there, they looked hungry, but the second goal didn’t transpire for them.
At either end of the park, chances came and went. The goalkeepers did their job but on a different day this could have been a higher scoreline.
One or two flash points happened as well, but these were more competitive than malicious. This was a good advert for the Scottish game.
Friday night matches have rarely been dull occasions for Celtic this season. They’ve yet to lose one either so it was pleasing to see this game out as a victory.
Celtic are now 30 points clear of Aberdeen on 100 points. That’s a mere 3 points off equaling a record they already hold.
This was by far the hardest game Celtic had left in there run-in. Not that Partick Thistle or Hearts will be a pushover, but what lies ahead is far less daunting if Celtic are to break further records.
Three points and six goals would see them equal their own record in the league. However, as it stands 100 points and 99 goals scored doesn’t look too shabby for one season with two games left to play.
The unbeaten run continues for now. Two more league games await.
Full praise to both teams for putting on a fantastic display in the build up to a final which they will both appear in. That will be a different game of course, but this was a great match for the neutral.
Aberdeen gave a great account of themselves. I hope they push on next season as well.
As for Celtic it’s another great result. Here’s to maintaining the unbeaten run.