On This Day in 2022, Celtic kicked off the 2022/23 Cinch Premiership season with a win over Aberdeen. With over 600 passes registered against the visitors from the North East, it is fair to say that Celtic dominated but were not as clinical as the manager would have wanted his players to be. Goals from Stephen Welsh and a screamer from Jota
The day began with an excellent tifo organised by The Green Brigade and funded by the Celtic support. The Ultras group outdid themselves and the stadium was an incredible spectacle. Captain Callum McGregor led the team out and unfurled the league flag.
𝐈𝐧𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐬𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐭 𝐂𝐞𝐥𝐭𝐢𝐜 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐤 😍
After a guard of honour from Aberdeen, Callum McGregor raises the Champions flag. 𝐒𝐏𝐄𝐂𝐓𝐀𝐂𝐔𝐋𝐀𝐑. ☘️ pic.twitter.com/0dQUmbCWp6
— Sky Sports Scotland (@ScotlandSky) July 31, 2022
It was a fast start befitting the special atmosphere as defender Stephen Welsh connected with a Matt O’Riley corner to spark the celebrations around the ground. Despite the control across the first half and second half, Celtic did not find a second until Jota pulled off a goal of the season contender.
The Portuguese winger took the ball on the left, he moved into the centre of the park before unleashing an outstanding effort to the goalkeeper’s right-hand side. It was unstoppable and the player loved it as much as the fans.