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Moussa Dembélé double extends Celtic’s run after stroll in Aberdeen

Far more notable than Celtic reaching 61 games in succession without domestic defeat was the consummate ease with which they swatted aside a supposed threat. Celtic entered this fixture level with Aberdeen at the summit of Scotland’s top flight and departed having endorsed their superiority. If the notion of a title race in Scotland remains a contrived one, Celtic are clearly still of a mind to make plain their unwillingness to suffer challenges. Aberdeen were dealt with in the manner of opposition from a lower league.

This was Celtic’s most complete showing of the season. They were assisted in part by a lame Aberdeen display but the champions played at a level which should have returned more than their eventual 3-0 win. “We’ve won the league again” chanted a euphoric away support; even in October, they are perfectly correct.

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