Former Wolves defender Steven Mouyokolo made his Celtic debut in the Scottish Premiership clash with Aberdeen at Pittodrie.
But there was no place for injury doubts Anthony Stokes and Amido Balde to leave Georgios Samaras to lead the line.
Derk Boerrigter was still out but James Forrest, Mikael Lustig and Virgil van Dijk made the bench following fitness concerns.
Aberdeen skipper Russell Anderson recovered from the hip knock that forced him off at Fir Park last weekend to allow Derek McInnes to retain his winning team.
Aberdeen: Langfield, Shaughnessy, Anderson, Hector, Reynolds, Pawlett, Flood, Jack, Hayes, Zola, McGinn.
Subs: Robertson, Vernon, Wylde, Low, Weaver, Magennis, Murray.
Celtic: Forster, Matthews, Mouyokolo, Ambrose, Izaguirre, Brown, Kayal, Ledley, Mulgrew, Commons, Samaras.
Subs: van Dijk, Lustig, Zaluska, Watt, Atajic, McGeouch, Forrest.
Referee: Calum Murray (Scotland)