Three things we learned from Celtic win against Aberdeen
By Emma Sanders
Football Insider analyses three talking points from Celtic’s 3-0 victory against Aberdeen in Sunday’s Betfred Cup final at Hampden Park.
Celtic have the best midfield in the league
Celtic’s midfielders were dominant against Aberdeen and demonstrated why they are the best unit in the Scottish Premiership. Scott Brown and Stuart Armstrong barely allowed their hosts room to play and the Hoops’ wingers were both in great form going forward. James Forrest was a constant threat and his second goal was created entirely from midfield. The league leaders looked slick and organised, and Aberdeen’s creative midfield looked weak in comparison.
Rogic deserves to start against Motherwell
Tom Rogic was in excellent form yet again and gave Celtic an early lead after 17 minutes when his superb left-foot strike found the bottom corner of the net. He was instrumental in a number of positive Celtic attacks and was also involved in the build-up play for James Forrest’s goal. The 23-year-old deserves to start against Motherwell after scoring nine goals in 21 appearances this season.
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Dembele is good even when he’s bad
Moussa Dembele was on the scoresheet for the 17th time already this season after he scored a second-half penalty despite having a quiet game. The forward wasn’t his usual self and had a relatively quiet afternoon in the cup final but showed composure and quality when he put the ball away to score Celtic’s third goal of the game. It was his fifth goal of the competition and he maintains his position as the club’s top goalscorer in 26 total appearances this season. Dembele is good even when he is bad.
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