Aberdeen v Rangers

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Live Reporting

Thomas Duncan

All times stated are UK

  1. ‘McInnes will be very unhappy’

    HT: Aberdeen 0-1 Rangers

    Willie Miller

    Former Aberdeen defender on BBC Sportsound

    Quote Message: I think Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes will be very unhappy with just their attitude and the fact that they’re allowing Rangers to dominate

    I think Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes will be very unhappy with just their attitude and the fact that they’re allowing Rangers to dominate

    Ryan Kent and Ronald Hernandez

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  2. HALF-TIME – Aberdeen 0-1 Rangers

    Ryan Kent’s calm finish midway through the half is what separates the sides.

    They’ve not created a huge amount Rangers, but they’ve been by far the better team.

    Ryan Kent celebrates

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    Ryan Kent scores

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  3. YELLOW CARD – Funso Ojo (Aberdeen)

    There’s the first booking as Funso Ojo goes in late on Ianis Hagi. Pure frustration that one.

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    Aberdeen 0-1 Rangers

    Not much happening! Aberdeen had a decent spell of possession but couldn’t create anything.

    Rangers are pretty comfortable.

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    Aberdeen 0-1 Rangers

    Alfredo Morelos scuffs a shot and another Rangers foray fizzles out. They’ve been solid without being brilliant.

    Aberdeen haven’t been able to find a response so far.

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  7. ‘Dons chasing shadows’

    Aberdeen 0-1 Rangers

    Neil McCann

    Former Hearts & Rangers winger on BBC Sportsound

    Quote Message: Aberdeen are chasing shadows. Rangers always have a spare man. Drained is how Aberdeen are looking just now

    Aberdeen are chasing shadows. Rangers always have a spare man. Drained is how Aberdeen are looking just now

    Ronald Hernandez and Alfredo Morelos

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  8. Balogun the new Messi

    Aberdeen 0-1 Rangers

    What a run! Rangers new centre-back Leon Balogun dances all the way up to the edge of the box, evading about three challenges before Ash Taylor trips him up.

    Rangers free-kick, but James Tavernier puts it well wide.

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    Aberdeen 0-1 Rangers

    A nice back-heel by Alfredo Morelos sets Rangers moving, and Joe Aribo finds Hagi whose low drive is smothered by Aberdeen goalkeeper Joe Lewis.

  10. Scottish football, but not as we know it

    Aberdeen 0-1 Rangers

    Aberdeen v Rangers

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    Image caption: The strange sight of an Aberdeen v Rangers match without a full house at Pittodrie
    Aberdeen v Rangers

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    Image caption: It has not, so far, affected the pace of the game with both sets of players getting about the park
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    Aberdeen 0-1 Rangers

    Funso Ojo has a pop from distance for Aberdeen but Allan McGregor gets down comfortably to save. At least it’s something for the Dons fans in the cherry-picker to shout about…

  12. How’s the view up there?

    Aberdeen 0-1 Rangers

    That’s one novel way to see your team in action…

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    That was a tad embarrassing for Ianis Hagi. A surging break forward lets Joe Aribo glide down the left, and when he finds Hagi in the box the Romanian tries a backheel but fluffs his lines.

    Aribo is a really classy footballer, though.

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    Aberdeen 0-1 Rangers

    Joe Lewis plucks an awkward header from Joe Aribo out of the sky.

    Aberdeen’s plan of keeping it tight has just gone out of the window…

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    Aberdeen 0-1 Rangers

    Rangers had 80% of possession in those opening 20 minutes. Reward for their dominance.

  16. ‘Can’t say it’s not deserved’

    Aberdeen 0-1 Rangers

    Neil McCann

    Former Hearts & Rangers winger on BBC Sportsound

    Quote Message: What a cool finish. Alfredo Morelos came short. Ryan Kent timed his run perfectly. It’s a super ball from Morelos. It’s a brilliant finish. You can’t say it’s not deserved

    What a cool finish. Alfredo Morelos came short. Ryan Kent timed his run perfectly. It’s a super ball from Morelos. It’s a brilliant finish. You can’t say it’s not deserved

  17. GOAL- Aberdeen 0-1 Rangers

    Ryan Kent

    We have our first goal!

    So simple, but brilliantly done. Alfredo Morelos slides through Kent, and the former Liverpool forward speeds through and calmly slots it past Joe Lewis. Great composure.

    Rangers goal

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    Aberdeen 0-0 Rangers

    James Tavernier whips in an in-swinger from a corner and Joe Lewis charges out of his goal and gets just enough on it.

    The next corner is taken short, and when Hagi gets it back his cross hits the side netting.

    More action please.

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    Aberdeen 0-0 Rangers

    Aberdeen come to life (kind of). Matty Kennedy drives down the left wing, but James Tavernier marshals him closely and Rangers recover possession after Jonny Hayes’ touch lets him down.

    All a bit pedestrian.

  20. ‘Dons must do better in possession’

    Aberdeen 0-0 Rangers

    Willie Miller

    Former Scotland defender on BBC Sportsound

    Quote Message: Aberdeen need to do better in possession. If they let this go on, they’ll be chasing shadows

    Aberdeen need to do better in possession. If they let this go on, they’ll be chasing shadows