The Europa League second leg will be a special one for Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes, for more than one reason. It’ll be his 300th game in charge of the Dons.
He’s brought about stability to the club and recently signed himself up on another long-term deal, one that’ll see him stay in the Granite City until 2022.
We look back on five of his best results as Aberdeen manager.
1. Dundee 0-7 Aberdeen
This was a night to remember for McInnes. It’s the biggest away win the Dons have recorded in his time as manager.
Andy Considine scored a shock hat-trick whilst other strikes from Adam Rooney, Kenny McLean, Ryan Jack and Niall McGinn helped the Red Army on their way to a Tayside demolition job
2. Aberdeen 7-2 Motherwell
McInnes took advantage of a Motherwell side, managed by former Don Mark McGhee, in complete disarray. Aberdeen handed them a 7-2 thrashing as the wheels came off McGhee’s Well reign.
Johnny Hayes got the ball rolling after a couple of minutes, with a Rooney hat-trick and other goals from Considine, Ryan Christie and Peter Pawlett completing the rout.
There was also the iconic McGhee rant video that came in the aftermath alone. McInnes had a helping hand in creating one of the funniest memories in recent Scottish football history.
3. Aberdeen 0-0 Inverness CT (Aberdeen win 4-2 on penalties)
A League Cup final clash back in 2014, this was McInnes’ big chance to lift silverware as Aberdeen manager. After a dire game of football, the Red Army eventually walked away with the trophy after winning on spot kicks.
The prolific Rooney was there for Aberdeen once more, scoring the deciding penalty to hand Aberdeen their first trophy in 14 years.
4. HNK Rijeka 0- 3 Aberdeen
Perhaps the finest European performance of the McInnes era, Aberdeen went over to Croatia and thrashed a decent Rijeka side in the second round of Europa League qualifying back in 2015.
Considine got things going, before a Pawlett diving header and a brilliant McLean volley sealed a stunning Dons victory in the searing Croatian heat.
5. Rangers 0 – 2 Aberdeen
One of the Dons’ finer victories in recent times, McInnes guided the Red Army to a third victory in Glasgow over Steven Gerrard’s Rangers last season.
McGinn gave Aberdeen the lead before Connor McLennan’s late striker set up a Scottish Cup semi-final with Rangers’ rivals Celtic.