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  • Date:23 Nov 2013
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Celtic Park
  • Attendance:49,683
  • Commons (35) Boerrigter (90) Boerrigter (90)
    Commons (90)
  • McGinn (45)

Live Commentary

The referee brings the game to a close.

93:00 +3.00

Kris Commons scores with their left foot. Celtic 3-1 Aberdeen.

91:19 +1.19

Joe Shaughnessy goes off and Scott Vernon comes on.

90:58 +0.58

Derk Boerrigter scores a right footed goal. Celtic 2-1 Aberdeen.

90:45 +0.45

Virgil van Dijk gets a header at goal. Jamie Langfield fumbles the ball.


Gregg Wylde makes a clearance.


Free kick taken by Fraser Forster.


The official flags Josh Magennis offside.


Unfair challenge on Peter Pawlett by Amido Balde results in a free kick.


Corner taken by Gregg Wylde from the left by-line.


Clearance by Emilio Izaguirre.


Niall McGinn has an effort at goal. Fraser Forster catches the ball.


Header by Georgios Samaras misses left.


Header by Joe Shaughnessy misses to the right of the target.


Russell Anderson takes the free kick.


Amido Balde replaces Joe Ledley.


The assistant referee flags for offside against Georgios Samaras.


Shot by Kris Commons went harmlessly over the bar.


(Celtic) makes a substitution, with Mikael Lustig coming on for Darnell Fisher.


Gregg Wylde replaces Jonny Hayes.


Josh Magennis is brought on as a substitute for Calvin Zola.


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


Clearance made by Russell Anderson.


Georgios Samaras has a headed effort at goal. Jamie Langfield catches the ball.


Clearance made by Mark Reynolds.


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


Kris Commons takes the chance to get an effort at goal.


Derk Boerrigter is brought on as a substitute for Teemu Pukki.


Georgios Samaras takes a shot and struck the post.


Efe Ambrose manages to make a clearance.


Corner taken by Joe Ledley from the right by-line.


Jonny Hayes delivers the ball.


Free kick taken by Jamie Langfield.


Foul by Efe Ambrose on Andrew Considine, free kick awarded.


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


Clearance by Andrew Considine.


Russell Anderson makes a clearance.


Corner taken by Charlie Mulgrew.


Shot by Joe Ledley. A parry by Jamie Langfield prevents the goal.

The referee gets the second half underway.

The whistle is blown to end the first half.

46:05 +1.05

Corner taken by Jonny Hayes.

45:54 +0.54

Emilio Izaguirre manages to make a clearance.


Free kick crossed by Jonny Hayes.


Foul by Scott Brown on Jonny Hayes, free kick awarded.


Jamie Langfield takes the free kick.


Georgios Samaras booked for unsporting behaviour.


Foul by Georgios Samaras on Joe Shaughnessy, free kick awarded.


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


Kris Commons scores a right footed goal. Celtic 1-0 Aberdeen.


Corner from the right by-line taken by Ryan Jack.


Virgil van Dijk manages to make a clearance.


Darnell Fisher concedes a free kick for a foul on Peter Pawlett.


Clearance by Virgil van Dijk.


Shot by Kris Commons cleared the bar.


Virgil van Dijk manages to make a clearance.


Header at goal by Teemu Pukki. Jamie Langfield catches the ball.


Georgios Samaras takes a shot.


The referee blows for offside.


Shot by Efe Ambrose went over the crossbar.


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


Darnell Fisher takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.


Darnell Fisher has an effort at goal.


Darnell Fisher takes a shot.


Michael Hector has an effort at goal. Fraser Forster blocks the ball.


Shot by Scott Brown cleared the net.


Efe Ambrose restarts play with the free kick.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Darnell Fisher by Calvin Zola.

The referee gets the game started.

Match Preview

Lennon won't curb Brown mean streak Celtic boss Neil Lennon insists he will "not take the devil out" of Scott Brown despite the Hoops captain getting caught up in another controversial incident while playing for Scotland on Tuesday night. The midfielder is serving a three-match Champions League ban for petulantly flicking a leg out at Neymar during Barcelona's win at Parkhead, and will complete it when Celtic host AC Milan on Tuesday night. Brown kicked out at Vegard Forre in Scotland's 1-0 friendly win over Norway in Molde in similar fashion, but it went unpunished before the former Hibernian player grabbed the winner in a 1-0 win. Ahead of the Scottish Premiership game against Aberdeen at Parkhead on Saturday, the Northern Irishman backed his skipper. "I didn't see the game and I haven't seen it since then so it is difficult for me to comment on it," said Lennon. "But he was playing for Scotland and I assume if there was an issue there, which I am not sure there was anyway, Gordon (Strachan) would have spoken to him about it. "I don't need to speak to him about it. I have already spoken to him about the Barcelona incident and I made my feelings pretty clear on that privately. "I am not taking the devil out of him. "I don't want to lose that side of him, as long as he does it within the rules of the game. "It is part of his make-up, that's what makes him such a good player." Former Celtic striker Charlie Nicholas, nowadays a pundit, called in his newspaper column for Brown to grow up but Lennon, who had a "good private conversation" with Joe Ledley about the possibility of the midfielder signing a new contract with the Scottish champions, said: "I didn't see Charlie's comments. "I am not a big lover of pundits, that's Charlie's opinion." Lennon claimed the furore surrounding the comments aimed at rivals Rangers by Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell at the club's recent AGM at Parkhead was "a storm in a tea cup". Lawwell, responding to a Celtic shareholder who asked why the football authorities were still referring to the Ibrox club as Rangers following their liquidation two seasons ago, said "Rory Bremner can pretend to be Tony Blair". Rangers responded by claiming they would report Lawwell to the SFA but Lennon accused the Govan club of being "over the top" in their reaction. "It is a storm in a tea cup," he said. "No more than that. "It was a throwaway remark. I don't know what he meant by it, you will need to ask Peter. "You have to be so PC these days, regarding a lot of topics. "I know from my own experience, I have said a few things in the past and suffered from it, if you want to put it that way. "It is a hoo-ha over nothing." As for the visit of the Dons, Lennon said: "It is a big game and I want to go into the game on Tuesday with a good performance and keep our unbeaten (league) record going." Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes insists his side go to Celtic Park with justifiable belief they can beat the Scottish champions. Aberdeen have suffered 16 consecutive league defeats at Parkhead, although they did enjoy Scottish Cup success in the east end of Glasgow in 2008. The Dons also saw their recent four-match winning streak come to an end with a 3-1 defeat by Scottish Premiership bottom club Hearts. But McInnes believes there were many positives to take from the game, with Aberdeen one-up when Barry Robson was sent off. And he feels justified in believing that his players can supplement their recent improvement with a long overdue victory at Celtic Park against Lennon's side. The former St Johnstone manager said: "It is difficult. I have been there as a player and manager and won but more often than not I have lost games there. The players will be the same but we can win the game and we have to make sure we have that mindset going into the game. "Celtic have shown a level of consistency. Neil has brought in some new players but they still have that familiarity. They are always difficult to beat, especially at Parkhead, but it's the type of game that myself and the players will look forward to. "The staff believe in the team, myself included. We believe we can go there and get a result. That's not being naive, I think we have a confidence that when we are right and playing to the best of our ability, we can cause teams problems." Robson is suspended while his former Celtic team-mate Willo Flood also misses out after suffering his second torn hamstring of the season against Hearts.

Formation:41212Manager: Neil Lennon


Formation: 4231Manager: Derek McInnes


  • Fraser Forster
  • Darnell Fisher
  • Efe Ambrose
  • Virgil van Dijk
  • Emilio Izaguirre
  • Charlie Mulgrew
  • Scott Brown
  • Joe Ledley
  • Kris Commons
  • Teemu Pukki
  • Georgios Samaras
  • SUBS
  • Nir Biton
  • Derk Boerrigter
  • Amido Balde
  • Tom Rogic
  • Mikael Lustig
  • Lukasz Zaluska
  • Beram Kayal



Match Report

Form Guide

  • Celtic
  • VS
  • Aberdeen

Last Meetings

  • Aberdeen
  • 0 - 2
  • Celtic
  • 17/08/2013
  • Celtic
  • 4 - 3
  • Aberdeen
  • 16/03/2013
  • 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

Top Scorers


  • A Stokes 5
  • G Samaras 4
  • C Mulgrew 3
  • K Commons 2
  • J Ledley 2
  • T Pukki 2
  • J Forrest 2
  • A Balde 2
  • V van Dijk 2
  • A Matthews 1


  • CM Zola 3
  • N McGinn 3
  • S Vernon 2
  • P Pawlett 2
  • W Flood 1
  • J Hayes 1
  • M Reynolds 1
  • J Magennis 1
  • G Wylde 1
  • M Hector 1



    • Total goals 38
    • Goals per game 27
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins


    • Total goals 29
    • Goals per game 18
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins