After another Scottish Cup semi-final defeat at Hampden, here's how the Aberdeen squad scored out of 10...

LEWIS: First job was to push away a Jozo Simunovic effort and seemed to set the tone for an afternoon in which he had much to do.  (5)

BALL: Dismissal changed the game and was the start of Aberdeen’s discipline unravelling. First booking seemed harsh but his second – but the wild and reckless header on Ryan Christie - could and should have been a straight red of its own. (3)

CONSIDINE:  Would have held his breathe for a second midway through the first-half when the smallest of tugs on James Forrest’s shirt saw the Celtic winger go to ground in the box. Forrest’s booking looked harsh while the Dons defender earned a yellow of his own when he hauled back Edouard at one stage on the second period. (5)

MCKENNA: Busy afternoon as he looked to keep an eye on Edouard but a tough task as Celtic launched wave after wave of attack. (6)

LOWE: Stood off Forrest as the Celtic winger was allowed to run at Aberdeen before sinking a fine effort from distance. Fell over his feet at one point in the second period as he went off down the flank. Atoned with one clearance off the line from a McGregor effort. Booked for a particularly late lunge on Scott Brown. (5)

STEWART: Decent in the opening stages as he looked to get Aberdeen into the game but drifted out of it as Celtic’s numerical advantage paid off. Replaced by Gleeson. (6)

FERGUSON: Added to Aberdeen’s woes with a rush of blood to the head midway through the second period. A two-footed lunge on Tom Rogic under the nose of Craig Thomson led to Aberdeen’s second red card of the day. To add insult to injury Rogic netted from the subsequent free-kick. Had been in amongst for most of the game. (6)

CAMPBELL:  Industrious but a difficult afternoon as Celtic dominated the central pastures. As soon as Ball had gone, Aberdeen were left chasing shadows as Celtic dictated the tempo. (5)

MCLENNAN: Afternoon summed up in the final minutes. Trailing 3-0, his header out for a corner when he was under no pressure whatsoever encapsulated a forgettable day for Aberdeen. (5)

MAY: Sacrificed in the aftermath of Ball’s red card as Aberdeen looked to tweak their gameplan after losing a man. Had started the game playing behind Cosgrove but had little real influence on the game when he was on. (4)

COSGROVE: One volleyed effort wide of the post and seemed to flattened off the ball by Simunovic at the start of the second period. For a player of his size and bulk was too easily pushed off the ball and couldn’t use his physique to any advantage. (5)

DEVLIN: On for May and conceded penalty on the hour mark that put the game out of Aberdeen’s reach. Had been sleeping as Jonny Hayes stole in on front of him at the back post and as he sought to recover the situation, there was a clear tug on the Irishman. (4)

GLEESON: On for Stewart straight after Ferguson’s red-card As Aberdeen looked for the best damage limitation strategy. (3)

WILSON: Replaced Cosgrove and tried to at least ask questions of Celtic in the final five minutes. (3)