On the face of it, there are few positives for Aberdeen to take in their latest defeat to Celtic. The Dons went down 3-0, and even worse for the support they had to watch Celtic celebrate winning the league.
However, there are some encouraging signs that can be taken from the game.
Dominated much of the first-half
The Dons arguably dominated the first-half of the game. They definitely had the better chances.
Unfortunately for Aberdeen, James Wilson didn’t have the best day in front of goal.
He missed two good chances in the first-half, he really should have found the net with the second of the chances, but steered the ball wide of goal when presented with an all but open goal.
Heads went down
After missing those chances, it was no surprise to see Aberdeen’s heads go down after Mikael Lustig opened the scoring towards the end of the first-half.
However, Derek McInnes should be enthused about how well the Dons played before Celtic took the lead.
The return of Shay Logan is also a bonus for the Dons in their battle to finish third in the Premiership.
He had a decent game in his first match in over two months. He will only get better with more game time.
The game won’t be too fondly remembered by the Dons support. But there are some silver linings which can be taken from the defeat.