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A Tale of Two Full-Backs: Thoughts on Celtic’s Victory in Aberdeen

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Celebrations after Moussa Dembele makes it 1-0

SCOTTISH PREMIERSHIP: SUNDAY 25TH FEBRUARY, ABERDEEN 0 CELTIC 2 (DEMBELE 37’, TIERNEY 83’)

Celtic bounced back from our dreadful performance against Zenit on Thursday, as we defeated Aberdeen 2-0 at Pittodrie to move nine points clear at the top of the league.

The game was marked by contrasting displays by Celtic’s two first choice full-backs, Kieran Tierney and Mikael Lustig.

Brendan Rodgers made two changes from the side which stiffed in Russia, Rogic and Sinclair replacing McGregor and Kouassi.

The Bhoys dominated most of the first-half, with Moussa Dembele and Rogic both spurning chances and Ntcham hitting the post, before we took the lead in the 37th minute.

Moussa Dembele getting on the end of a brilliant James Forrest cross and heading home his tenth goal of the season, and only his second goal in fourteen games.

The second-half began slowly and only brightened up when Bobby ‘dire’ Madden elected to play on when Kristoffer Ajer was down with a head knock, but thankfully GMS missed the chance for the sheep.

Ajer also continued on wearing a Terry Butcher style headband, make him captain.

Then, Mikael Lustig stupidly got himself sent-off for a second yellow card offence for a foul on GMS. It doesn’t matter how good of a servant this guy is, he needs binned right now.

Thankfully Aberdeen were too crap to take advantage of their extra man and the Bhoys killed the game off in the 83rd minute, Kieran Tierney getting onto the end of a Dembele pass and smashing the ball home.

The drama wasn’t over though as Aberdeen sub Sam Cosgrave was given a straight red card for a ludicrous foul on Scott “A jacket? That’s for wimps” Brown.

The Hoops held on for the win, our tenth in a row over those jobbers Aberdeen. As for the players, Tierney was excellent, Brown, Forrest and Dembele were all good but man of the match was Ajer, who was brilliant.

Lustig was awful as was big Jozo, whose Celtic career needs to end in the summer for his own good, as he’s making mistakes all the time.

Anyway, that was a good win today and hopefully we’ll kick on from this and give Rangers a good pasting at Ibrox in two weeks, and go on to complete the treble. The Bhoys *adjusts sunglasses* are back.