Aberdeen 2-3 Celtic RECAP: Celtic survive Dons fightback to take victory

There’s wasno doubting the game of the day in the cinch Premiership this Wednesday as Aberdeen welcomed league leaders Celtic to Pittodrie.

Aberdeen v Celtic takes place at Pittodrie this evening
Aberdeen v Celtic takes place at Pittodrie this evening

It turned into quite the match – relive the action here.

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Aberdeen v Celtic: Live updates from Pittodrie

Last updated: Wednesday, 09 February, 2022, 21:38

  • Two changes to Celtic team
  • Aberdeen make four alterations
  • Kick off is 7.45pm

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GOOD EVENING FROM PITTODRIE!

Good evening from a chilly Pittodrie as Aberdeen welcome Celtic in the cinch Premiership. The league leaders are looking to continue their excellent run of form in the league, while the Dons are looking to bounce back from a disappointing defeat at Livingston last weekend. Team news to follow ...

Aberdeen have made three changes to the team that lost 2-1 at Livingston. Captain Scott Brown returns to the starting XI, while Dylan McGeouch partners him in midfield. Declan Gallagher returns to the defence as Adam Montgomery - can’t play against his parent club - Funso Ojo and Teddy Jenks miss out.

Matt O’Riley and Jota have been restored to the starting XI by Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou, with Tom Rogic and Giorgios Giakoumakis. There is no place, though, for Josip Juranovic in the squad ...

This match isn’t on television tonight, which is something of a surprise considering given the fixture. You can follow all the action here, or there is club TV pay-per-view - all the details here: https://www.scotsman.com/sport/football/celtic/what-channel-is-aberdeen-v-celtic-on-kick-off-time-tv-and-stream-details-team-news-3559238

HOW THE TWO PREVIOUS MATCHES HAVE GONE

Aberdeen and Celtic have already played twice this season in the Premiership. Both matches ended 2-1 to Celtic.

Aberdeen: Woods; Bates, McCrorie, Gallagher; Ramsay, Brown, McGeouch, Ferguson, Hayes; Besuijen; Ramirez. Subs: Ritchie, MacKenzie, JET, Ojo, Jenks, Ruth, Barron, Kennedy, Milne.

Celtic: Hart; Ralston, Carter-Vickers, Starfelt, Taylor; McGregor; Abada, O’Riley, Hatate, Jota; Maeda. Subs: Bain, Scales, Bitton, Giakoumakis, McCarthy, Rogic, Johnston, Forrest, Welsh.

The teams enter the field of play. Celtic won the toss and are shooting towards the RDS, wearing their traditional green and while hoops. Aberdeen are in all red.

Nothing of note in the opening minutes, as both teams try to find their feet. Aberdeen are playing a 3-5-2, while Celtic are in a 4-1-4-1 formation.

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