How did Brendan Rodgers’ men perform as Celtic hit Aberdeen for six?

Celtic bounced back from their midweek European misery in the best fashion possible as they comfortably disposed of Barry Robson’s Aberdeen side 6-0 at Celtic Park this afternoon.

Celtic were in complete control of the contest, not allowing Aberdeen any chances to carve out attacking opportunities and consistently pinning the Dons back in their own half.

It was a perfect way to rebuild the confidence in the team heading into the international break and it’s exactly the sort of performance Brendan Rodgers would have demanded from his players before the match.

Here is A Celtic State of Mind’s team ratings from the demolition of the Dons:

Joe Hart – 6

It was another quiet domestic outing for the English stopper, having to make a save for a change after not being called into action once in the trip to Dingwall last weekend.

Alistair Johnston – 7

After a tough game midweek against Atlético Madrid, Johnston returned to form against Aberdeen as he overlapped consistently with Yang, whilst also handling his defensive duties well.

Cameron Carter-Vickers – 7

The American didn’t have much to do defensively given the dominant fashion in which Celtic won the game, but when called upon he did his job well and helped recycle possession.

Liam Scales – 7

Scales was brilliant on the ball today, constantly stepping forward and allowing Celtic to continue their strong attacking display. It was a straight-forward display for him as he returned to the Ireland set-up for the upcoming international fixtures.

Greg Taylor – 7

Taylor linked up well with Palma down the left-hand side, overlapping and always providing an option. He was substituted to allow a rare opportunity in the team for Alexandro Bernabei.

Matt O’Riley – 8

O’Riley was always involved on the day and was unlucky not to have been on the scoresheet after failing to convert a rebounded effort. He had two assists to his name in what was a high-level performance from the Dane.

Callum McGregor – 7

The captain ensured Celtic never lost control of the game as he patrolled the middle of the park. He was offered a rare early bath after being substituted for Tomoki Iwata with 10 minutes to go.

Odin Thiago Holm – 7

Holm was offered his second start in a Celtic jersey and he made the most of his 50 minutes on the park. He was involved in a lot of the attacking play as well as handling his defensive duties well in what was a well-rounded and encouraging display from the young Norwegian.


Yang Hyun-jun – 9

The South Korean turned in his most impressive display for the club so far. He grabbed his first goal for Celtic with a well-taken header, and slipped a brilliant pass through to Matt O’Riley who provided the assist for Kyogo’s goal. He was a thorn in the side of Jack MacKenzie as he teased and turned him inside out before being substituted for a cut near his eye after being caught with an accidental flailing elbow.

Kyogo Furuhashi – 8

Kyogo occupied the space in the Dons box well and was on hand to tap in the second goal of the afternoon. He was substituted on 50 minutes after a clash of heads with Slobodan Rubezic.

Luis Palma – 9

A hat-trick of assists and a goal for the Honduran in what was the best individual display from a Celt so far this season. He continued his flying start to life at Celtic and even put himself in the hat for the club’s new penalty taker with a well-taken spot-kick.

Oh Hyeon-gyu – 7

He made the most of his substitute appearance, grabbing a brace form the bench as well as winning the penalty that was tucked home by Palma.

David Turnbull – 6

Scored a sweet strike, his third goal in the last three league games, after replacing Odin Holm on 50 minutes.

James Forrest – 4

Wasn’t involved after replacing Yang Hyun-jun late on.

Alexandro Bernabei – 4

A rare appearance for the Argentine after replacing Taylor with 12 to play.

Tomoki Iwata – 3

20 minutes on the field for the Japanese utility man after replacing McGregor with 10 minutes to go in regulation time.


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