FILIPE JOTA will be aiming to continue his love affair with Pittodrie tomorrow afternoon when Celtic take on Aberdeen.

The champions return to Premiership action for the first time since the 2-1 win over Ross County at Parkhead on November 12.

Ange Postecoglou’s side went into the World Cup break with a nine-point advantage that has been cut to six after Hibs blew a two-goal half-time lead to lose 3-2 at Ibrox last night.

THE OPENER…Filipe Jota turns away in triumph after netting the breakthrough strike against Aberdeen at Pittodrie in February.

THE WINNER…Filipe Jota does the double with a neat finish in the 3-2 victory to keep Celtic on course for the title.

A victory over Jim Goodwin’s outfit is a must and Jota will be looking forward to staging action replays of his last two visits to the north east.

The Portuguese flyer has scored the winning goals against the Dons – 2-1 in October and 3-2 in February – and, in fact, has now played against side on four occasions and netted EVERY time.

As well as his strikes on his travels, he thumped in the opener in the 2-1 triumph in November during Scott Brown’s first appearance in the east end of Glasgow since leaving the Hoops the previous summer to take a player-coach role with the Dons.

BY THE RIGHT…Filipe Jota takes aim in the Premiership opening game for this season.

PICK IT OUT….Dons keeper Kelle Roos is left helpless as Filipe Jota’s effort hurtles into the top corner of the net to cement a 2-0 victory to get Celtic off to a winning start to the 2022/23 campaign.

Ironically, Callum McGregor, his successor to the Celtic armband, claimed the winner that afternoon.

And Jota was in shooting form again in this season’s league opener at Parkhead on July 31 when he fired in a screamer to seal a 2-0 win with Stephen Welsh claiming the first with an early header.

So, Postecoglou takes his men north with Jota hoping to be a wing and a slayer yet again.



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