Aberdeen v Celtic (Match Stats)
75% of Celtic games this season have saw Celtic have more xG in the second half and this bucks the trend from last season. That's 8 games in a row where the second half xG was more for Celtic and in this game it was 69% in the second half versus 31% in the first half.
Celtic's xG conceded (xGA) was 0.06 and that is the lowest in Ange's tenure beating St Johnstone at home in April.
Callum McGregor's 180 passes was the most of any single player in Ange's tenure and surpasses the previous best of 154 which was held by Cameron Carter-Vickers versus St Johnstone in April. These passes were at a 94% accuracy.
42% of Celtic's passes came from the midfield 3 positions and that is the most in Ange's tenure and the 15% that came from the two centre half's was the lowest.
Celtic lined up with;
Ralston, Carter-Vickers, Starfelt and Taylor
O'Riley, McGregor and Hatate
Maeda, Kyogo and Jota
Abada, Turnbull, Giakoumakis, Forrest and Mooy coming on for Maeda, Hatate, Kyogo, Jota and O'Riley.
The biggest expected goal contribution came from Kyogo with 0.89 xG and he was then followed by Abada on 0.84 (0.2 xG and 0.64 xA), O'Riley on 0.73 (0.19 xG and 0.54 xA) and McGregor on 0.59 (0.14 xG and 0.54 xA).
McGregor having a goal and Post Shot xG of 0.76 from his 5 chances (from 0.14 xG).
Kyogo had a Post Shot xG of 0.
Carter-Vickers won the most duels at 13.
Celtic's 853 accurate passes was the most of any game this season and a big jump from the 608 and 549 at Pittodrie last season.
487 final third passes and 47% of the game being played in the final 3rd were two season highest's as well.
Celtic's 81% possession (highest of the season) against arguably the toughest fixture outside of games against Rangers is incredible when you think of it in those terms.
A game totally dominated by Celtic.
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