Before the match at Pittodrie I said that both managers would take a draw, but I was wrong. It was clear from the outset that Brendan Rodgers had no such intentions.
Other than the surprise omission of Sinclair from the left flank, this was a strong and hungry line up. Celtic controlled and created from the first whistle.
They silenced Aberdeen with a fine first half showing. Tierney, Forrest, Dembele and Rogic came at them time after time.
Aberdeen barely got a chance to show Celtic why they’ve gone 9 games unbeaten in the league. Celtic didn’t give them much of a chance.
This was all about the invincibles. They flexed their muscles in the arena of their closest rivals these last five years and came away with the rewards.
Tierney turned in the first goal from a tight angle after Dembele showed great strength to get the cross in. Tierney returned the favour by skelping in a pacey cross for Dembele to steer in from close range.
0-2 Celtic. Brilliant.
The second half was more of the same from Celtic. They pestered Aberdeen who were desperate to get into the match.
They did have their chances, but Celtic would wrap things up with a third goal. Dembele capitalised on a free kick by heading in a nodded cross from Boyata.
Game over. Great performance.
Next up is Kilmarnock on Saturday who took a point off Glasgow’s newest club tonight. Motherwell, who beat Rangers on Sunday, also won tonight and slip into 3rd in the Scottish Premiership.
Carry on the good work of this evening to Celtic Park on Saturday and Tuesday. A result against Bayern is not impossible.