At first glance it seemed like a raking pass from Dedryck Boyata and a piece of opportunism from Ryan Christie.
On closer inspection Celtic’s Betfred Cup winning goal was a work of art- has Hampden ever witnessed a move involving 39 passes before finding the back of the net?
39 passes for the goal before Christie finds the net. Still can’t get over that phenomenal final pass from Boyata. 9 of the 11 players touched the ball. A brilliant team goal. Here’s the full move. pic.twitter.com/5Y6Y5VPg5H
— CelticLisboa (@CelticLisboaa) December 3, 2018
Boyata was involved in the move at various times. As Celtic tried to probe down the left or right the ball would work it’s way back to the Belgian internationalist to try again.
That closing down and pressing had an effect, it created a gap in the middle of the Dons defence with Boyata and Christie on the same wavelength to exploit.
With one forward pass the game changed, Christie raced onto the ball and got his shot in which Joe Lewis blocked.
Last season’s Aberdeen midfielder wasn’t put off, when the rebound fell his way he reacted quickest and slammed his shot high into the net to settle the destiny of the trophy.