Brendan Rodgers’ men just made it over the line with a narrow 1-0 win as Ryan Christie scored the only goal of the match in what turned out to be a cagey Cup encounter. The encounter saw both sides squander a number of chances, but the Hoops were the ones to have the last laugh as they lifted the League Cup.
The goal was scored in the added time of the first half as Christie directed the loose ball into the top corner after it was saved by Joe Lewis. The Hoops could have gone ahead by two goals but Scott Sinclair missed a penalty in the 53rd minute, and the match finally ended at 1-0 in favour of the hosts.
Here is how the Celtic players were rated from their win against Aberdeen.
Scott Bain: 7
Made a number of good saves and helped his side get over the line against the visitors.
Mikael Lustig: 6
Did well with his defensive tactics on the right-hand side. Could not help his team in attack.
Dedryck Boyata: 7
A valiant effort from the Belgian as he kept his side out of harm’s way. Took a knock in the process and was substituted in the 61st minute.
Filip Benkovic: 6
Partnered Boyata and Jozo Simunovic well in the backline to keep the opposition attackers at bay.
Kieran Tierney: 7
Went up and down the pitch with good speed and created a few problems for the Aberdeen defence.
Callum McGregor: 6
Played decently in his role as the defensive midfielder and made a few good tackles and blocks.
James Forrest: 6
Tried to get the ball up the pitch from the right flank but looked far from threatening.
Tom Rogic: 7
Did well to get the ball into the danger area quite a few times with his pinpoint passing and nimble footwork.
Ryan Christie: 6
Could not make much of an impact in the midfield but scored the all-important goal to get his side all three points in a tough fixture.
Scott Sinclair: 5
Looked far from accurate with his passing and shot making. Squandered a golden chance to seal the match from the spot.
Odsonne Edward: 6
Nothing spectacular from the Frenchman but he kept the pressure on the opposition with his physical presence.
Jozo Simunovic: 6
Came on as a substitute for the injured Boyata and did enough to help his side keep the lead.
Scott Brown: 6
Put in a solid shift after coming on for Rogic in the second half.
Olivier Ntcham: NA
Played too little to warrant a rating.
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