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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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92:52 +2.52

Mark Reynolds takes the free kick.

91:49 +1.49

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

90:36 +0.36

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

90:19 +0.19

The ball is sent over by Mikael Lustig.

86:07

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

85:46

The ball is sent over by Gregg Wylde.

85:13

Free kick taken by Fraser Forster.

83:59

Free kick taken by Mark Reynolds.

83:38

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

81:30

The ball is crossed by Gregg Wylde.

79:38

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

79:01

Booking for Michael Hector for unsporting behaviour.

78:55

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

76:57

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

74:25

Emilio Izaguirre manages to make a clearance.

72:28

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

71:29

Emilio Izaguirre produces a cross.

70:54

Charlie Mulgrew restarts play with the free kick.

70:45

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

69:55

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

69:30

A cross is delivered by Kris Commons.

66:48

Emilio Izaguirre produces a cross.

65:20

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

65:13

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

64:36

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

62:53

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

62:44

The ball is sent over by Kris Commons.

62:10

Russell Anderson restarts play with the free kick.

61:56

Scott Brown is penalised for a handball.

60:28

Jonny Hayes sends in a cross.

58:04

Corner taken by Kris Commons.

57:00

Nicky Weaver restarts play with the free kick.

56:39

Kris Commons is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

55:35

Josh Magennis comes on in place of Peter Pawlett.

53:51

Niall McGinn is caught offside.

53:10

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

52:35

Clearance made by Emilio Izaguirre.

51:45

Fraser Forster takes the free kick.

50:55

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

50:48

Jonny Hayes delivers the ball.

49:32

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

49:01

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

47:51

Nicky Weaver takes the free kick.

47:42 +2.42

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

47:24

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

47:18

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

47:02 +2.02

Willo Flood sends in a cross.

46:56 +1.56

Jonny Hayes restarts play with the free kick.

46:48 +1.48

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

45:40 +0.40

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

45:19

The ball is sent over by Niall McGinn.

44:07

Jamie Langfield shown a red card.

43:35

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

42:46

Jonny Hayes produces a cross.

41:57

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

41:53

Jonny Hayes takes the free kick.

40:37

Adam Matthews is cautioned.

39:27

The referee blows for offside against Scott Brown.

38:27

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

38:19

Emilio Izaguirre delivers the ball.

37:10

The assistant referee signals for offside against Georgios Samaras.

34:52

Free kick crossed by Charlie Mulgrew.

34:40

Niall McGinn is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

34:33

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

33:51

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

33:30

Mark Reynolds crosses the ball.

32:34

Adam Matthews sends in a cross.

30:35

A cross is delivered by Adam Matthews.

28:58

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

27:24

Emilio Izaguirre has an effort at goal.

26:50

Efe Ambrose takes the free kick.

26:44

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

23:06

A cross is delivered by Mark Reynolds.

21:46

Efe Ambrose takes the free kick.

21:39

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

20:01

Shot by Adam Matthews.

15:26

Free kick taken by Jamie Langfield.

14:51

Kris Commons takes the free kick.

14:45

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

14:32

Jonny Hayes crosses the ball in from the free kick.

14:07

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

7:43

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

7:03

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

3:53

Charlie Mulgrew manages to make a clearance.

3:45

Niall McGinn crosses the ball in from the free kick.

3:24

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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