Celtic player ratings v Aberdeen: Playmaker is star of the show
By Emma Sanders
Football Insider rates the Celtic players after they recorded a comfortable 3-0 victory against Aberdeen at Hampden Park in the Betfred Cup final on Sunday afternoon.
Craig Gordon 7 – Wasn’t tested but kept a clean sheet.
Mikael Lustig 7 – Supported well on the overlap and produced an assured display in defence.
Jozo Simunovic 7 – Helped his side keep a clean sheet but he wasn’t really tested in the centre of Celtic’s defence.
Erik Sviatchenko 7 – Ensured Aberdeen couldn’t break through and made very few mistakes.
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Emilio Izaguirre 7 – Didn’t have too much to do but did relatively well in defence and made sure Celtic didn’t concede.
Scott Brown (C) 7 – His usual bullish self, breaking down play and putting in a number of big tackles in midfield. Gave away a lot of fouls and was lucky not to get a second yellow card.
Stuart Armstrong 7 – Had a quiet first half but grew into the game and had a few chances towards the end of the game to extend the lead.
Tom Rogic 9 – The playmaker was a constant threat for Celtic and his superb strike gave his side the lead. He was instrumental in attack and was the star of the show.
Patrick Roberts 7 – Cut inside from the wing on a number of occasions and delivered some great balls into the box. A good performance.
James Forrest 9 – Stunning second goal after a brilliant driving run from midfield. Looked threatening throughout and also earned a penalty in the second-half. Man of the Match.
Moussa Dembele 7 – The striker struggled to get into the game and was generally kept quiet by Aberdeen’s defence. Not his best display but he scored the penalty to confirm the victory.
Connor McGregor (for Tom Rogic 76 mins) 6
Leigh Griffiths (for James Forrest 90 mins) 4
Nir Bitton (for Patrick Roberts 65 mins) 6
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