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The game is over, as the referee blows the whistle.
Jonny Hayes has an effort at goal. Paul Gallacher parries the ball away.
Stephen O'Donnell is brought on as a substitute for Prince Buaben.
Kris Doolan takes a shot and went wide of the right hand post.
Corner taken by Niall McGinn.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Nicky Low.
Kris Doolan joins the action as a substitute, replacing Lyle Taylor.
Andrew Considine leaves the field to be replaced by Nicky Low.
Gary Fraser makes a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Jonny Hayes.
Shot by Lyle Taylor went wide right of the net.
Unfair challenge on Aaron Sinclair by Calvin Zola results in a free kick.
Lyle Taylor takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Jamie Langfield parries the effort to safety.
Calvin Zola joins the action as a substitute, replacing Barry Robson.
Shot by Lyle Taylor went over the bar.
Mark Reynolds restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Kallum Higginbotham on Barry Robson.
The referee blows for offside against Adam Rooney.
Barry Robson restarts play with the free kick.
Prince Buaben concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonny Hayes.
Kallum Higginbotham gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonny Hayes.
Stuart Bannigan makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonny Hayes by Jordan McMillan.
Conrad Balatoni scores with their left foot. Partick 1-0 Aberdeen.Assist by Kallum Higginbotham.
Gary Fraser gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Peter Pawlett.
Stuart Bannigan is shown a yellow card.
Unfair challenge on Mark Reynolds by Lyle Taylor results in a free kick.
Chris Erskine takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Parried by Jamie Langfield back into danger.
Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Gary Fraser.
Willo Flood gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Prince Buaben.
Corner taken by Kallum Higginbotham from the right by-line.
The referee penalises Willo Flood for handball.
The referee starts the second half.
The ref blows to signal half-time.
Kallum Higginbotham takes a shot. Blocked by Joe Shaughnessy.
Header at goal by Joe Shaughnessy goes right of the post.
Jonny Hayes delivers the ball.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Gallacher by Mark Reynolds.
Niall McGinn restarts play with the free kick.
Lee Mair is given a yellow card.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Mair on Peter Pawlett.
Shot by Lyle Taylor went wide of the left-hand post.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Barry Robson.
Willo Flood restarts play with the free kick.
Willo Flood fouled by Prince Buaben, the ref awards a free kick.
Kallum Higginbotham has an effort at goal.
Barry Robson shoots direct from the free kick and clears the bar.
Joe Shaughnessy fouled by Stuart Bannigan, the ref awards a free kick.
Joe Shaughnessy produces a cross.
Corner taken by Barry Robson from the right by-line.
Gary Fraser takes a shot and missed to the left of the net.
Free kick taken by Jordan McMillan.
Andrew Considine challenges Prince Buaben unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Jordan McMillan restarts play with the free kick.
Chris Erskine fouled by Barry Robson, the ref awards a free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Fraser on Niall McGinn.
Paul Gallacher takes the free kick.
Adam Rooney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Prince Buaben.
Adam Rooney takes the chance to get an effort at goal.
Penalty taken by Barry Robson saved by Paul Gallacher. Partick 0-0 Aberdeen.
Paul Gallacher gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Adam Rooney.
Free kick taken by Barry Robson.
Gary Fraser concedes a free kick for a foul on Niall McGinn.
Free kick taken by Jamie Langfield.
Russell Anderson fouled by Lyle Taylor, the ref awards a free kick.
Corner taken by Kallum Higginbotham from the left by-line.
Russell Anderson restarts play with the free kick.
The referee blows for offside.
Gary Fraser has an effort at goal.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Lyle Taylor.
The ref blows the whistle to start the match.
Buaben happy to mentor team-mates
Partick Thistle midfielder Prince Buaben prepares to face former mentor Barry Robson having himself assumed the role of passing on his wisdom.
Robson talked a teenage Buaben through games when they played together in the Dundee United midfield.
Now the 25-year-old Ghana international faces Robson's Aberdeen team at Firhill as one of the most experienced heads in the Jags midfield.
Thistle's inexperience has been a factor in their failure to win a home game in the Scottish Premiership this season and manager Alan Archibald brought in the likes of Buaben, Lee Mair and Chris Erskine in January in a bid to transmit their know-how to their team-mates.
Buaben said: "Looking at the team, there are loads of young boys. When I was 18, 19 I was the same, inexperienced, and you need players that are experienced.
"But they are all learning and we are all learning, every day we learn.
"When I was at Dundee United I had Lee Wilkie and Barry Robson, they always kept talking to me.
"Once you pass that stage and younger players come along, you expect to do the same thing for them. I try my best to talk to the players and hopefully they take it on board."
Robson and fellow former United midfielder Willo Flood have been instrumental in Aberdeen's success this season.
Buaben said: "I look forward to any game but it's going to be a great occasion playing against my old team-mates. Hopefully we will be the side that wins the game."
Buaben, who returned to Scotland following spells with Watford and Carlisle, added: "I am enjoying football again and playing with good players. That's what you want as a footballer, if you have good players around you, you will always be happy.
"I saw them play before I joined and I was happy because the way they play, the way the manager wants them to play, to keep the ball on the ground. That suits me and it suits the team as well."
Aberdeen defender Joe Shaughnessy insists the Dons are not getting ahead of themselves, despite the prospect of a cup double.
Derek McInnes could end their 19-year wait for a trophy next month when they take on Inverness in the League Cup final.
The Pittodrie men also have a William Hill Scottish Cup quarter-final against Dumbarton to look forward to as they go in search of further glory.
But before thinking about either of those matches, second-placed Aberdeen still have three Scottish Premiership fixtures - starting with Partick at Firhill on Saturday - to tackle as they look to claim a league runner-up slot for the first time since 1993.
Irish full-back Shaughnessy, though, insists none of the Aberdeen squad are looking that far yet.
He told RedsTV: "I think we just need to take one game at a time.
"We know what we're capable of. We just need to keep preparing and take each game and each opponent as it comes."
Partick have yet to win a league game since their return to the top flight last summer, but Shaughnessy is convinced the Jags will not give Aberdeen an easy ride in Maryhill.
"It's going to be a tough game," said the 21-year-old. "They had a good performance against Motherwell at the weekend when they lost 4-3 and might have been disappointed not to win so I am sure they will be out to prove a point against us."
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