Celtic reaction: Matt O'Riley show, Kyogo Furuhashi letdown, Aberdeen camp won't be distraught - Joel Sked and Mark Atkinson discuss

Jota provided a moment of magic as Celtic began the defence of their cinch Premiership title with a comprehensive 2-0 win over Aberdeen at Parkhead.

However, it was midfielder Matt O’Riley who stole the show with an impressive performance – although forward Kyogo Furuhashi was surprisingly quiet.

Centre-back Stephen Welsh headed in the opener in the third minute of and Ange Postecoglou’s side dominated thereafter, although their superiority waned towards the end of the first half.

Portuguese winger Jota sealed the win in the 75th minute with a terrific strike and in the end it was a comfortable enough victory against Jim Goodwin’s new-look Dons side, whose threat was only occasional.

Celtic's Kyogo Furuhashi attempts a shot on goal during the cinch Premiership match at Celtic Park, Glasgow.


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The afternoon had started with cheers when captain Callum McGregor unfurled the league flag before kick-off at a packed Celtic Park.

The Scotsman had one of our chief football correspondents Joel Sked in attendance along with sports editor Mark Atkinson and the duo discuss events in Glasgow ...