Celtic leapfrogged rivals Rangers to move top of the Scottish Premiership with a comprehensive 4-1 win over 10-man Aberdeen at Parkhead on Saturday. Leigh Griffiths fired Celtic into a 13th-minute lead before Aberdeen equalised against the run of play through Adam Rooney in the 32nd minute. James Forrest restored Celtic's advantage just prior to half-time and Scott Sinclair netted a late penalty after Mark Reynolds was sent off for the visitors.
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers hailed his players for making what he described as a near perfect start to the season after a 4-1 win over Aberdeen took them top of the Scottish Premiership. It capped off a great week for the Scottish champions who clinched a place in the lucrative group stage of the Champions League following a 5-4 aggregate win over Israeli side Hapoel Beer-Sheva on Tuesday. Rodgers, who replaced Ronny Deila in May, has also helped guide his side to the last eight of the League Cup while winning three out of three in the Premiership to top the table.
Pep Guardiola is looking forward to his first Champions League in charge of Manchester City. The Catalan manager spoke to the press on Friday to preview the Premier League game against West Ham United, but he also took the time to give his take on the insane European Cup draw that put City in the Group of Death, facing Celtic FC, Borussia Mönchengladbach, and more notably Pep's former club, Barcelona. Guardiola spoke about the draw and says he knows it will be a special night, but having already come back with Bayern Munich in 2015, it will be a different experience this time around: “We’ll have to make our best performance to go through to the next stage. I know Barcelona quite well and Borussia