Kuhn earns Celtic draw with managerless Aberdeen

3 February 2024 0 By Total Football News
Bojan Miovski scores for Aberdeen against CelticBojan Miovski's delightful finish had Aberdeen ahead at Pittodrie

Nicolas Kuhn's first Celtic goal was not enough to inspire the wasteful Scottish Premiership leaders to a comeback victory at managerless Aberdeen.

The German winger came off the bench to send a deflected strike past home goalkeeper Kelle Roos after being assisted by fellow winter signing Adam Idah.

That fortuitous leveller ruled out Bojan Miovski's stunning opener, scored with Aberdeen's first shot after a first half during which Celtic ought to have killed the game.

Early signs were ominous for the hosts as poor defending allowed Luis Palma, who was just offside, to eventually turn in a rebound before VAR intervened.

The Honduras winger then clipped the crossbar with a back-post strike, as did Paulo Bernardo with a lofted effort over Roos, who somehow went into the break without conceding.

But within five minutes of the second period, Miovski's 19th goal of the season, curled beautifully past Joe Hart into the far corner, gave the Pittodrie side a shock lead.

The introductions of Kuhn and debutant Idah, coupled with a change of shape, provided Celtic with more attacking verve as Matt O'Riley struck the outside of the near post just after the equaliser.

Aberdeen did not retreat, though, and could have claimed a seismic victory as Graeme Shinnie was thwarted at close range by Hart before Miovski saw an offside flag deny him a late winner.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Aberdeen

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 24Roos
  • 2Devlin
  • 6Gartenmann
  • 5Jensen
  • 3MacKenzie
  • 8Barron
  • 4ShinnieBooked at 24mins
  • 21PolvaraSubstituted forHenriques de Barros Lopesat 77'minutes
  • 18PhillipsSubstituted forClarksonat 62'minutes
  • 7McGrathBooked at 54mins
  • 9MiovskiBooked at 56mins

Substitutes

  • 10Clarkson
  • 11Henriques de Barros Lopes
  • 17Hayes
  • 19Sokler
  • 20Morris
  • 23Duncan
  • 27MacDonald
  • 28Milne
  • 31Doohan

Celtic

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Hart
  • 2Johnston
  • 17NawrockiBooked at 25minsSubstituted forWelshat 77'minutes
  • 5Scales
  • 25BernabéiSubstituted forRalstonat 59'minutes
  • 33O'Riley
  • 42McGregor
  • 28Gonçalves BernardoSubstituted forIdahat 59'minutes
  • 11AbadaSubstituted forKühnat 59'minutes
  • 8Furuhashi
  • 7PalmaSubstituted forVataat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Idah
  • 10Kühn
  • 15Holm
  • 29Bain
  • 39Vata
  • 48Kelly
  • 49Forrest
  • 56Ralston
  • 57Welsh
Referee:
Steven McLean

Match Stats

Live Text

Match ends, Aberdeen 1, Celtic 1.

Second Half ends, Aberdeen 1, Celtic 1.


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