Certain players have certain clubs that they just love to play against.
For Tom Rogic that club is Aberdeen.
Saturday’s goal against Aberdeen wasn’t a big surprise. After Jayden Stockley decided to take out Kieran Tierney the last person that Derek McInnes wanted to see coming off the Celtic bench was the Australian midfielder.
Putting it politely Rogic has been a thorn in Aberdeen’s side all season.
Rogic v Dons 16/17
4 chances created
7 successful dribbles
123 passes @ 80%
21 times dispossessed
1.77 scoring cont pic.twitter.com/ug1LIT2MgL
— celticbynumbers (@Alan_Morrison67) May 30, 2017
In the first clash of the season between the two clubs he fired in the final goal of the day as Celtic won 4-1 in the sunshine of Celtic Park.
Moving forward to Pittodrie at the end of October he scored the only goal of the game with a brilliant half volley from the edge of the penalty box.
Completing the circuit at Hampden the following month it was Rogic that opened the scoring in a 3-0 win in the final of the Betfred Cup.
Fortunately for Aberdeen the Australian was injured for Celtic’s 1-0 win in January when Dedryck Boyata scored the only goal of the game.
On his return to action Rogic drew a blank in the final SPFL clash of the season at Pittodrie but made up for that at Hampden.
When the 2017/18 fixture list is published next month there’s no prizes for guessing which fixture Rogic will be looking out for.