When we think back on away wins this season, the result at Anderlecht will feature prominently in the memory, but the manner Celtic swept their nearest challengers aside last night deserves equal billing. It was a magnificent performance from front to back. Former Aberdeen captain and manager, Willie Miller, reckons this is the best Celtic team he has seen, while current manager, Derek McInnes, was magnanimous towards the victors.
This has been a huge and draining week for the players. Munich, then Hampden, then Pittodrie sapped energy and concentration, but there was no evidence of this during the game – which was Aberdeen’s first in 10 days.
Relief, therefore, that we face joint-bottom Kilmarnock at home on Saturday. What can go wrong at home to Kilmarnock…………?
The Dembele-Tierney, Tierney-Dembele links which led to the first two goals typified what is fresh and irresistible about Celtic. Moussa terrified the Aberdeen defence. His touch, predatory instinct and physicality is incredible. Kieran bought and sold Shay Logan for the second goal in a manner which the Aberdeen defender will find spooky well after Halloween. I’m sure he’ll be tweeting about it soon.
As Aberdeen traipsed off the field they were looking at a three point gap to third place, before Kilmarnock scored goal at Ibrox 24 seconds after their keeper saved a penalty.
If you remember the Only An Excuse-Larsson fixes the radio, sketch (below), you’ll know this was life imitating art.
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