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  • Date:16 Mar 2013
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Celtic Park
  • Attendance:46,395
  • Commons (0) Mulgrew (67) Hooper (86)
    Samaras (90) Samaras (90)
  • Vernon (44)
    Magennis (52) Magennis (59)
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94:14 +4.14

The referee shows Georgios Samaras a yellow card for persistent infringement.

94:00 +4.00

Georgios Samaras fires in a fantastic goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Celtic 4-3 Aberdeen.Assist by Lassad Nouioui.

92:59 +2.59

Russell Anderson concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Hooper. The referee books Russell Anderson for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed left-footed by Kris Commons from left channel.

91:23 +1.23

Shot from just outside the box by Kris Commons misses to the left of the target.

90:20 +0.20

Robert Milsom is brought on as a substitute for Stephen Hughes.

89:48

Outswinging corner taken by Kris Commons.

88:34

Corner taken by Charlie Mulgrew from the left by-line, clearance made by Mark Reynolds.

87:16

Corner from the right by-line taken by Kris Commons, clearance by Joe Shaughnessy.

86:44

Gary Hooper scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Celtic 3-3 Aberdeen.

85:42

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Kris Commons, Efe Ambrose takes a shot. Clearance by Russell Anderson.

84:33

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Russell Anderson by Gary Hooper. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Langfield.

83:55

Short corner taken by Peter Pawlett from the right by-line.

83:00

Lassad Nouioui challenges Peter Pawlett unfairly and gives away a free kick. Russell Anderson takes the free kick.

80:09

Corner taken left-footed by Kris Commons from the left by-line, save by Jamie Langfield.

79:53

Gary Hooper takes a shot. Save by Jamie Langfield.

79:27

Foul by Peter Pawlett on Fraser Forster, free kick awarded. Peter Pawlett booked for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Fraser Forster.

77:59

Joe Shaughnessy challenges Georgios Samaras unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joe Shaughnessy goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Kris Commons.

77:33

The ball is delivered by Gary Hooper, clearance made by Joe Shaughnessy.

74:04

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kelvin Wilson by Scott Vernon. Josh Magennis goes into the book. Kelvin Wilson restarts play with the free kick.

69:55

Gavin Rae gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kris Commons. Charlie Mulgrew produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Jamie Langfield makes a save.

68:46

The offside flag is raised against Josh Magennis. Free kick taken by Fraser Forster.

67:54

Charlie Mulgrew finds the net with a goal from just inside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Celtic 2-3 Aberdeen.

67:31

Corner from right by-line taken by Kris Commons.

67:21

A cross is delivered by Mikael Lustig, clearance by Mark Reynolds.

66:17

Joe Shaughnessy is adjudged to have handled the ball. Lassad Nouioui on for Anthony Stokes. Charlie Mulgrew takes the direct free kick.

65:40

Peter Pawlett on for Johnny Hayes.

64:47

Foul by Anthony Stokes on Russell Anderson, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Russell Anderson.

64:11

Mark Reynolds is caught offside. Free kick taken by Efe Ambrose.

63:36

Joe Ledley has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

61:16

Mark Reynolds gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kris Commons. Mark Reynolds receives a yellow card. Direct free kick taken by Emilio Izaguirre.

60:37

Georgios Samaras replaces Beram Kayal.

59:41

A goal is scored by Josh Magennis from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Celtic 1-3 Aberdeen.The assist for the goal came from Gavin Rae.

59:11

Corner taken by Johnny Hayes, clearance made by Mikael Lustig.

58:08

The offside flag is raised against Scott Vernon. Fraser Forster takes the free kick.

56:59

Kris Commons takes a shot. Jamie Langfield makes a save.

55:50

Anthony Stokes takes a shot. Save by Jamie Langfield.

55:05

Free kick awarded for a foul by Josh Magennis on Charlie Mulgrew. Direct free kick taken by Mikael Lustig.

53:55

The ball is crossed by Emilio Izaguirre, Kris Commons takes a shot. Jamie Langfield makes a save.

52:05

Goal scored by Josh Magennis from inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Celtic 1-2 Aberdeen.The assist for the goal came from Gavin Rae.

49:22

A cross is delivered by Emilio Izaguirre, save by Jamie Langfield.

47:23

Charlie Mulgrew takes the outswinging corner, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Russell Anderson by Mikael Lustig. Free kick taken by Jamie Langfield.

47:14

The ball is swung over by Emilio Izaguirre, Johnny Hayes gets a block in.

45:36

Foul by Beram Kayal on Johnny Hayes, free kick awarded. Russell Anderson takes the free kick.

44:02

Goal scored by Scott Vernon from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Celtic 1-1 Aberdeen.The assist for the goal came from Josh Magennis.

43:28

Headed effort from deep inside the area by Scott Vernon misses to the right of the target.

43:11

Centre by Niall McGinn, Kelvin Wilson makes a clearance.

42:23

The referee blows for offside against Joe Ledley. Jamie Langfield restarts play with the free kick.

41:17

Anthony Stokes produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.

40:29

Anthony Stokes takes a shot. Jamie Langfield makes a save.

39:15

Beram Kayal gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Niall McGinn. Johnny Hayes takes the free kick.

37:21

Centre by Anthony Stokes, Mark Reynolds makes a clearance.

35:36

Anthony Stokes is caught offside. Free kick taken by Jamie Langfield.

34:12

Shot from 20 yards from Johnny Hayes. Save made by Fraser Forster.

32:47

Kris Commons has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

32:37

A cross is delivered by Kris Commons, Russell Anderson manages to make a clearance.

29:01

Beram Kayal has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

22:44

Short corner taken by Johnny Hayes from the right by-line.

20:26

Anthony Stokes produces a cross.

19:56

Corner taken left-footed by Johnny Hayes.

19:31

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Johnny Hayes from the left by-line, Efe Ambrose makes a clearance.

19:06

The assistant referee flags for offside against Kris Commons. Mark Reynolds restarts play with the free kick.

18:05

Charlie Mulgrew fouled by Scott Vernon, the ref awards a free kick. Charlie Mulgrew takes the direct free kick.

13:26

Stephen Hughes fouled by Beram Kayal, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Stephen Hughes.

12:17

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Anthony Stokes by Mark Reynolds. Charlie Mulgrew takes the free kick.

10:44

Inswinging corner taken by Johnny Hayes from the left by-line.

7:13

Inswinging corner taken by Charlie Mulgrew.

6:16

Free kick awarded for a foul by Johnny Hayes on Kris Commons. Charlie Mulgrew produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

5:09

Emilio Izaguirre challenges Niall McGinn unfairly and gives away a free kick. Johnny Hayes has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, save by Fraser Forster.

2:27

Corner taken by Charlie Mulgrew, Josh Magennis manages to make a clearance.

2:13

Shot from 25 yards from Kris Commons. Russell Anderson gets a block in.

0:07

Kris Commons finds the back of the net with a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Celtic 1-0 Aberdeen.Assist by Anthony Stokes.

Match Preview

Commons relishing Dons clash Kris Commons will forever harbour positive thoughts when he comes up against Aberdeen - and Saturday's Clydesdale Bank Premier League encounter at Celtic Park will be no different. The Hoops midfielder, 29, scored with a delightful chip five minutes into his Celtic debut against the Dons in a 4-1 League Cup semi-final win at Hampden on January 29, 2011. It was the perfect if "whirlwind" start to his Parkhead career following his move from Derby and his subsequent performances have made Commons a favourite with the Celtic fans. As the Scotland international prepares to face the men from the Granite City again, he recalled his memorable introduction to Scottish football. "The game had barely started and I picked the ball up and before I had received it I had a little look and saw the keeper was off his line," he told Celtic's official website. "I was in a confident mood and thought `why not?' "It was early on the game when you think anything can happen and it dropped in nicely. "It was a whirlwind. I don't think I walked through the door until the day before the game and was then thrown into the starting 11. "I didn't really know anyone in the team but it was a great way to start my career. "Some people said it was a cross but they had obviously not seen my previous goals. Most people who have seen me in training would know that I had meant it. "I didn't really think about it too much after the game. When you first get your foot in the door, you just want to get to know the lads, see what they're like and make sure its a good group. "I knew the manager from his playing days so I was made very welcome and it was easy to bed myself in and get off to a good start. "It was a good way to begin my Celtic career and certainly looking back now, it was a good choice coming up to Celtic." Mikael Lustig, Georgios Samaras and Emilio Izaguirre have all recovered from injury and return to the Celtic squad. Midfielder Victor Wanyama is suspended although he has a "slight injury", according to manager Neil Lennon. Skipper Scott Brown (abductor) James Forrest (back), and Adam Matthews (hamstring) remain on the sidelines. Aberdeen have an unchanged squad. The Dons will again be without longer-term casualties Isaac Osbourne, Andrew Considine and Chris Clark. The latter two are out for the season and Osbourne is still sidelined with a hamstring problem. Aberdeen manager Craig Brown does not believe his retirement announcement will have any impact on his players during their final attempts to make the top six. On Thursday Brown revealed he would step down as Dons manager at the end of the season but there remain eight games left in the SPL with the next three crucial. Aberdeen travel to Celtic Park in ninth place in the SPL with games against Hearts and Dundee United to follow. But Brown does not feel the certainty regarding his situation will have any effect. "I don't think it will make the slightest difference," he said. "Players are very resilient. Obviously they want to play for a manager they are pleased to play for. "But it's their job to play football and if there's no manager or if (Jose) Mourinho came in or if Sir Alex (Ferguson) came back, they would hopefully be as enthusiastic for us as they would be for them. "Over the years I'm not going to deny Sir Alex might make a difference, I'm sure he would. "But in the immediate term there will be no difference in attitude." Aberdeen have given themselves a huge task to get into the top six after taking two points from their last three games but Brown is not resigned to the club's fourth consecutive season in the bottom half. "We have the second best defensive record in the SPL - only Celtic have a better defensive record," he said. "So you need to defend well at Celtic Park and the evidence of the season is that we have defended well, particularly well. "What we haven't done, everyone knows, is at the other end. "So we take that good defensive record to Celtic Park, we take the enthusiasm and determination to try to finish in the top echelon of the league and I think you'll see a good performance."

Formation:4312Manager: Neil Lennon

Celtic

Formation: 442Manager: Craig Brown

Aberdeen

  • Fraser Forster
  • Mikael Lustig
  • Efe Ambrose
  • Kelvin Wilson
  • Emilio Izaguirre
  • Beram Kayal
  • Charlie Mulgrew
  • Joe Ledley
  • Kris Commons
  • Anthony Stokes
  • Gary Hooper
  • SUBS
  • Lukasz Zaluska
  • Georgios Samaras
  • Lassad Nouioui
  • Tom Rogic
  • Thomas Rogne
  • Bahrudin Atajic
  • Dylan McGeouch

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Match Report

Form Guide

    WWDWLL
  • Celtic
  • VS
  • Aberdeen
  • LDWDLD

Last Meetings

  • Aberdeen
  • 0 - 2
  • Celtic
  • 17/11/2012
  • Celtic
  • 1 - 0
  • Aberdeen
  • 04/08/2012
  • Aberdeen
  • 1 - 1
  • Celtic
  • 03/03/2012
  • Celtic
  • 2 - 1
  • Aberdeen
  • 23/10/2011
  • Aberdeen
  • 0 - 1
  • Celtic
  • 07/08/2011
  • Aberdeen
  • 0 - 3
  • Celtic
  • 01/02/2011

Top Scorers

Celtic

  • G Hooper 15
  • V Wanyama 6
  • K Commons 5
  • G Samaras 5
  • J Ledley 5
  • T Watt 5
  • S Brown 3
  • A Stokes 3
  • C Mulgrew 3
  • E Ambrose 3
  • L Nouioui 3
  • M Lustig 2
  • NL Miku 2
  • A Matthews 2
  • J Forrest 1
  • R Gershon 1
  • D McGeouch 1

Aberdeen

  • N McGinn 16
  • J Hayes 4
  • G Rae 3
  • J Magennis 3
  • S Vernon 2
  • C Clark 1
  • R Fallon 1
  • I Osbourne 1
  • M Reynolds 1
  • C Smith 1

Goals

Celtic

    • Total goals 96
    • Goals per game 70
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 10 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 6 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 8 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 8 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 8 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 10 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 11 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Aberdeen

    • Total goals 59
    • Goals per game 33
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 8 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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