With one eye on the Champions League, Brendan Rodgers made several changes to his Celtic team to take on Dundee at Celtic Park this afternoon.
In came goalkeeper Dorus De Vries, defender Cristian Gamboa and midfielder Koussi Eboue to compliment regulars captain Kieran Tierney, Scott Sinclair, Leigh Griffiths et al.
Having recently thumped Dundee at Dens only a few weeks ago, the Faithful were expecting the Bhoys to win this league match comfortably. That wasn’t to be the case.
Dundee in all fairness didn’t come to Glasgow to park the bus or kick us up and down the Gallowgate, which is unusual, although with the assistance of referee Dallas Jr, they did get away with being a bit more than physical, particularly on Paddy Roberts.
Like his father, Dallas has difficulty applying the rules evenly, choosing a different set for Dundee to Celtic. Some of his decisions were blatant in their bias. More performances like that and I’m sure he’ll be rewarded with a Celtic game where he can make a REAL difference…
As for the rest of the game, Celtic did miss a number of chances, and Scott Bain was in good form. Dundee on the other hand did play well and would have gone up the road with a share of the points but for Dorus de Vries.
The Celtic number two pulled off a couple of great saves to keep the Bhoys in front and continue the amazing 59 unbeaten run. His performance today will go some way erase the nightmare of the Nou Camp and help endear himself to the Faithful.
Ultimately, you can’t play well and win easy in every game. Winning ugly gets the same three points as winning well, and that’s what counts…