How the Aberdeen players rated in the thrilling draw with Celtic

Aberdeen led twice but ultimately had to come from behind to claim a 3-3 draw against Celtic.

Aberdeen's Lewis Ferguson scores from the spot to make it 1-0 against Celtic at Pittodrie. (Photo by Alan Harvey / SNS Group)

A brace of penalties from Lewis Ferguson, the second of which rescued a point in injury time, either side of a Ryan Hedges goal cancelled out strikes from Callum McGregor, Leigh Griffiths and a Ryan Christie penalty for the defending champions.

The two sides meet again in next Sunday's rearranged Scottish Cup semi-final from the 2019-20 campaign.

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Here's how the Aberdeen players rated:

Had a quiet, albeit assured, first half. Busier after the break, making saves you would expect him to make and had no chance with Celtic's frst two goals before being sent the wrong way from the spot
Mistimed tackle in the box on Elyounoussi blighted an otherwise competent showing on the right of Aberdeen's back three.
Kept starting striker Ajeti quiet but was side-stepped too easily by McGregor for Celtic's first then gave Griffiths too much space in the box for the second.
Strolled the first half but, like his defensive colleagues, found himself under more pressure after the break. Remained assured throughout.
Snuffed out the attacking threat of Frimpong and posed a threat of his own going forward.
Started at right wing-back before slotting into centre-midfield role following the injury to McGeough. Kept Celtic's creative players quiet for the most part but lost Rogic for the pass which led to Griffiths goal.
Two excellent penalties - winning one of them himself - took his season's tally to nine and a typically tenacious display in the middle of the park will have only further enchanced his growing reputation.
Lasted only 25 minutes before being forced off with injury. Worked hard to impose himself on the game in the time he was on.
A goal was just reward for a performance full of running power. Was a handful for the Celtic defence throughout and runs Ferguson close for Aberdeen's star performer.
Produced a deft through ball which led to the penalty opener and grafted throughout his 56 minutes on the park.
The quieter of Aberdeen's front men, struggled to get into the game before being thumped into the advertising boards by Duffy leading to his 57th minute withdrawal.
Replaced the injured McGeough in the first half. Struggled to get forward until winning the penalty which rescued a point for Aberdeen in injury-time with a neat turn drawing a foul from McGregor.
A teriffic impact off the bench. Sublime dribbling ran the Celtic defence ragged in the last half hour and key involvement in both Aberdeen's second half goals.
Off the bench for his first appearance of the season and made his presence felt with an assist on Aberdeen's second goal and also saw a shot come off the underside of the bar prior to the last minute penalty award.