On This Day: Celtic begin title defence with win over Aberdeen

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.

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.

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Born just as Celtic were stopping the Ten, Lubo98 follows Celtic home and away and helps run his local Celtic Supporters Club. He goes to all the games and is a Law Graduate. Has a particular fondness for Tom Rogic among the current Celts and both Lubo and Henrik form his earliest Celtic memories.

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