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  • Date:17 Aug 2013
  • Kick-off:12:30
  • Venue:Pittodrie Stadium
  • Attendance:20,017
  • Commons - pen (45) Forrest (86)
Goal!

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93mins

Mark Reynolds takes the free kick.

92mins

Foul by Charlie Mulgrew on Jonny Hayes, free kick awarded.

91mins

Corner taken by Kris Commons from the right by-line.

91mins

The ball is sent over by Mikael Lustig.

87mins

James Forrest scores a left footed goal. Aberdeen 0-2 Celtic.Scott Brown provided the assist for the goal.

86mins

The ball is sent over by Gregg Wylde.

86mins

Free kick taken by Fraser Forster.

84mins

Free kick taken by Mark Reynolds.

84mins

James Forrest concedes a free kick for a foul on Gregg Wylde.

82mins

The ball is crossed by Gregg Wylde.

80mins

Mikael Lustig takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Nicky Weaver parries the ball away.

80mins

Booking for Michael Hector for unsporting behaviour.

79mins

Foul by Michael Hector on James Forrest, free kick awarded.

77mins

Efe Ambrose leaves the field to be replaced by Virgil van Dijk.

75mins

Emilio Izaguirre manages to make a clearance.

73mins

(Aberdeen) makes a substitution, with Gregg Wylde coming on for Russell Anderson.

72mins

Emilio Izaguirre produces a cross.

71mins

Charlie Mulgrew restarts play with the free kick.

71mins

Jonny Hayes challenges Charlie Mulgrew unfairly and gives away a free kick.

70mins

Corner taken by Charlie Mulgrew from the right by-line.

70mins

A cross is delivered by Kris Commons.

67mins

Emilio Izaguirre produces a cross.

66mins

Corner taken by Kris Commons from the left by-line.

66mins

Adam Matthews leaves the field to be replaced by Mikael Lustig.

65mins

Joe Ledley takes a shot. A parry by Nicky Weaver prevents the goal.

63mins

Scott Brown takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.

63mins

The ball is sent over by Kris Commons.

63mins

Russell Anderson restarts play with the free kick.

62mins

Scott Brown is penalised for a handball.

61mins

Jonny Hayes sends in a cross.

59mins

Corner taken by Kris Commons.

57mins

Nicky Weaver restarts play with the free kick.

57mins

Kris Commons is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

56mins

Josh Magennis comes on in place of Peter Pawlett.

54mins

Niall McGinn is caught offside.

54mins

Shot by Charlie Mulgrew went wide of the left-hand upright.

53mins

Clearance made by Emilio Izaguirre.

52mins

Fraser Forster takes the free kick.

51mins

Niall McGinn has a headed effort at goal. A parry by Fraser Forster prevents the goal.

51mins

Jonny Hayes delivers the ball.

50mins

Shot by Georgios Samaras missed to the left of the target.

50mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Kris Commons.

48mins

Nicky Weaver takes the free kick.

48mins

Corner taken by Charlie Mulgrew from the right by-line.

48mins

The referee shows Charlie Mulgrew a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

48mins

Charlie Mulgrew gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Russell Anderson.

48mins

Willo Flood sends in a cross.

47mins

Jonny Hayes restarts play with the free kick.

47mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonny Hayes by Charlie Mulgrew.

46mins

Penalty scored by Kris Commons. Aberdeen 0-1 Celtic.

46mins

The ball is sent over by Niall McGinn.

45mins

Jamie Langfield shown a red card.

44mins

Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Georgios Samaras by Jamie Langfield.

43mins

Jonny Hayes produces a cross.

42mins

Ryan Jack takes a shot. Fraser Forster safely holds on.

42mins

Jonny Hayes takes the free kick.

41mins

Adam Matthews is cautioned.

40mins

The referee blows for offside against Scott Brown.

39mins

Kris Commons takes a shot and went wide left of the net.

39mins

Emilio Izaguirre delivers the ball.

38mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Georgios Samaras.

35mins

Free kick crossed by Charlie Mulgrew.

35mins

Niall McGinn is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

35mins

Unfair challenge on Kris Commons by Niall McGinn results in a free kick.

34mins

Corner taken by Jonny Hayes from the left by-line.

34mins

Mark Reynolds crosses the ball.

33mins

Adam Matthews sends in a cross.

31mins

A cross is delivered by Adam Matthews.

29mins

Shot by Beram Kayal. Jamie Langfield parries the effort to safety.

28mins

Emilio Izaguirre has an effort at goal.

27mins

Efe Ambrose takes the free kick.

27mins

Calvin Zola challenges Charlie Mulgrew unfairly and gives away a free kick.

24mins

A cross is delivered by Mark Reynolds.

22mins

Efe Ambrose takes the free kick.

22mins

Kris Commons fouled by Michael Hector, the ref awards a free kick.

21mins

Shot by Adam Matthews.

16mins

Free kick taken by Jamie Langfield.

15mins

Kris Commons takes the free kick.

15mins

Foul by Jonny Hayes on Kris Commons, free kick awarded.

15mins

Jonny Hayes crosses the ball in from the free kick.

15mins

Steven Mouyokolo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Niall McGinn.

8mins

Niall McGinn has an effort direct from the free kick that flies over the crossbar.

8mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Georgios Samaras on Jonny Hayes.

4mins

Charlie Mulgrew manages to make a clearance.

4mins

Niall McGinn crosses the ball in from the free kick.

4mins

Calvin Zola fouled by Steven Mouyokolo, the ref awards a free kick.

Match Preview

Flood banking on Dons fans Aberdeen winger Willo Flood believes a full Pittodrie stadium will help rather than hinder the Dons' chances of beating Celtic on Saturday. Derek McInnes' side have won their first two Scottish Premiership games of the season against Kilmarnock and Motherwell, and growing optimism around the Granite City has led to an expected sell-out against the champions. Former Celtic and Dundee United midfielder Flood thinks that would boost the home side's confidence. "Having sucha large support behind us does not put extra pressure on the players," he told RedTV. "In fact it is a boost. Hopefully we can get the three points and make them go home happy. "The fans have been brilliant. Even in the warm up at Motherwell, they gave the players a big boost. "I know when we have tough times this season they will help us even more. "We know, though, how much the game means to the fans and how much it would mean to them if we could get a win. "We are going there with a lot of confidence and we know that we have a good chance of beating Celtic, but we definitely need to be on our 'A' game. "If we play well we have a great chance of getting maybe a draw, maybe a win." Flood is not surprised by Aberdeen's impressive start to the season which has confirmed, for many, their credentials as potential challengers for the league title. The Irishman said: "We've have a good pre-season and the manager has worked us hard. "He knows what way he wants us to play. We've had a good start but we're not taking anything for granted. "In the dressing room it is another game with another three points up for grabs. "We are going into games with confidence because we know with the attacking players we have, we can score goals. We have proved that in the first two games." Flood does not expect Celtic's arduous trip to Kazakhstan after the game for the first leg of their Champions League play-off against Shakhter Karagandy on Tuesday to have an effect on how the Hoops approach the game. He said: "Knowing Neil Lennon personally I know he will not have one eye on the European game. "He will want to come up here and beat us." Celtic boss Neil Lennon says the Parkhead club have not given up on their pursuit of Schalke striker Teemu Pukki. The Hoops manager has already lost last season's 31-goal top scorer Gary Hooper to Norwich and is keen to sign a capable replacement in time for Monday night's Champions League signing deadline. Finish international Pukki is at the top of the Northern Irishman's wanted list and Lennon was in Turku on Wednesday to see the 23-year-old lead his country's attack during their 2-0 home win against World Cup qualifying rivals Slovenia. However, an initial bid has already rejected and Lennon will have to up the offer to meet his German employers' valuation, reported to be set at B#2.5million. "Teemu is a player that we like," said Lennon. "I was out watching him on Wednesday and we are trying to bring him in. It's not easy at this stage of the window. "With a lot of clubs in Champions League position, similar to us, they won't want to let players go but we are very determined to bring players in and we are working hard in the background to do that. "(Our bid has not been accepted) but negotiations are hopefully on-going. We will go again. "There is a limit [to how much we will bid]for all players. What we are looking for is value for money. While we do have money to spend, we are not going to throw money at things just to justify our position. We want players who will make us better and at what we feel is the right price for the player. "We do think Pukki is a very intelligent, sharp. His movement is excellent and his first touch is very good - very similar to Hooper. I don't know if he'd score as many as Gary but he'd certainly score his fair share of goals." Having already lost the services of Hooper, Kelvin Wilson and Victor Wanyama - three players who formed the spine of his outfield unit during last season's run to the Champions League's last 16 - this summer, Lennon was understandably reluctant to offer Benfica much hope in their pursuit of goalkeeper Fraser Forster.

Formation:442Manager: Derek McInnes

Aberdeen

Formation: 4411Manager: Neil Lennon

Celtic

  • Jamie Langfield
  • Joe Shaughnessy
  • Russell Anderson
  • Michael Hector
  • Mark Reynolds
  • Peter Pawlett
  • Willo Flood
  • Ryan Jack
  • Jonny Hayes
  • Calvin Zola
  • Niall McGinn
  • SUBS
  • Clark Robertson
  • Scott Vernon
  • Gregg Wylde
  • Nicky Low
  • Nicky Weaver
  • Josh Magennis
  • Craig Murray

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