It had looked like Celtic were going to cruise to another victory in the Scottish Premiership after they had taken an early 2-0 lead in the first half through Jota and Matt O’Riley and looked very comfortable going into the break. It was not to last though as Aberdeen came out of the break looking like the much better side and even managed to score twice quickly to equalise by the hour mark.
Thankfully, Jota did not take long to give Celtic the lead once again and fortunately they managed to hold on this time around to come out of Pittodrie Stadium with a 3-2 win over Aberdeen.
It was not the easiest win for sure, especially after that scare in the second half but ultimately, Ange Postecoglou’s side managed to get it done.
On the other hand, the Rangers got a 2-0 win over Hibernian at Ibrox, meaning the gap between the two Glasgow sides remains at one point, and it looks like this title race will go right down to the wire.
Celtic vs Aberdeen: 3 things we learned as Jota shines
Here are three things we learned as Jota shined vs Aberdeen, as Celtic managed to walk out with all three points in a nervy 3-2 win:
Celtic a team of two halves
Celtic looked like a team of two halves once again, and that has been the case for quite some time now.
The Hoops always blow teams away in the first-half before taking the foot off the gas in the second. This time around, it resulted in them letting Aberdeen back into the game.
This is a problem that Postecoglou will definitely need to have a look at and figure out why there is such a drop off in performances after the break.
Is it by design in order keep the players fresh? Or is it simply because they cannot keep up with the intensity for the full 90 minutes?
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