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The Celtic manager Neil Lennon has said that he is extremely happy following the 1-0 win over Aberdeen in the opening match of the season, according to the Anfield Roar fanzine. Neil Lennon has said that it was extremely important for Celtic to have taken the three points in the first match in order to push for another title.

It is expected that Celtic will be able to walk to the title this season especially due to the absence of Rangers. As a result, one of the main objectives this season will be to do well in the Champions League and the Celtic manager has said that doing well in the league is a key towards it.

It looked like the match was going to end in a draw, but a last-minute error by the goalkeeper Jim Langfield resulted in Celtic getting all the three points. Due to the well-organised defence of Aberdeen, Celtic were unable to create many chances in the match. Yet, the crucial chance for the reigning champions came in the final few moments of the match. Langfield made the error of Aberdeen that helped Celtic take the lead in the match in the final few minutes. They would have been extremely happy to secure the three points.

"I'm delighted, because the opening game is always unpredictable to call. I'm always saying we're going to improve, and I know we will. We looked leggy, obviously the effects of Wednesday night took its toll. We defended well and took control of the game, but going forward we were a bit flat. That'll improve as we go along. The players put a lot into Wednesday night, and it took its toll as the game went on," said Neil Lennon after the match. Celtic were coming into the match after the Champions League qualifier against HJK Helsinki.