A four goal first half blitz from an imperious Celtic was simply too much for the Dons to handle as the Glasgow side eased to a convincing victory at Pittodrie.
Following on from the Dons' impressive 3-0 win at Motherwell last weekend, manager Derek McInnes retained the same matchday 18 and made just the one change to the starting line-up, Connor McLennan stepping up from the bench to replace James Wilson who took his place among the substitutes.
After a week in which they beat Ross County 6-0 at Celtic Park last Saturday and followed that up with a last gasp 2-1 win over Lazio in the Europa League at the same venue on Thursday night, Neil Lennon made two changes to the side that defeated the Italians. Abed Elhamed and former Aberdeen loanee Ryan Christie were replaced by Frimpong and Rogic.
Right from the off, the Dons looked to target Bolingoli with the pace and strength of McLennan, referee Beaton helping the full-back out with a couple of poor early decisions in his favour. They weren't to be the only ones from the whistler who seemed unable to recognise far worse challenges on Sam Cosgrove in the same area.
After a frantic but largely even opening period, ten minutes in, the visitors were in front through Edouard who played a one-two with Forrest before racing 20 yards forward, showing great close control as he slalomed into the box and sticking his shot across Joe Lewis and in off the post.
Five minutes later, it was two, Frimpong starting the move down the right before feeding Edouard who then squared it back to Frimpong who forced the ball over the line from amidst a ruck of Lewis, McKenna and Logan, all converging inside the six-yard box.
Celtic were playing with real swagger now, the Dons clinging on as the reigning champions knocked the ball around with confidence. Aberdeen slowly started to clear their heads though and just past midway, began to enjoy some possession of their own before, in the 28th minute, Andy Considine collected the game's first yellow card.
Aberdeen's first corner came down the left in the 32nd minute, McGinn getting it back from a short corner before crossing, Bolingoli happy to nod behind at the back post. The second corner came to nothing, Jullien heading clear.
Celtic picked it up again in the 37th minute and a lengthy spell of possession culminated in the third goal. Rogic threaded the ball into the penalty area, Elyounoussi collecting the pass. Momentarily, he seemed to have overrun it, only for Forrest to emerge from behind him to collect the ball and tuck his shot past the exposed Lewis from 12 yards.
Just seconds before the break, it was four. Rogic swept the ball out to Frimpong and after carrying it forward, he returned the ball to Rogic on the corner of the box. His curling cross picked out Elyounoussi ten yards from goal. He chested it down and, on the turn, hooked the ball into the net, giving Lewis no hope. Four shots on goal, four goals for the clinical visitors.
HALF-TIME: Aberdeen 0 Celtic 4
Craig Bryson and James Wilson were introduced for Aberdeen at the break in place of McGinn and McLennan. Bitton joined the fray for Celtic, replacing Jullien.
Celtic started the second half in similar vein, Considine and Zak Vyner both called into action to put a stop to dangerous looking moves in the first few minutes. In the 55th minute, Edouard stood over a free-kick 25 yards out, curling the ball over the wall but over the bar too.
Ajer was given the freedom of Pittodrie in the 58th minute, bringing the ball forward 80 yards, the centre-back's rampaging runs a problem through the afternoon that Aberdeen simply couldn't deal with, the move ultimately ending in a corner, Elyounoussi firing wide from 18 yards from the set play.
Edouard won another free-kick in the 64th minute, this one on the edge of the D, Lewis saving his effort superbly at the far post, going full stretch to palm the ball behind. That was the Frenchman's last real contribution, making way for Bayo in the 70th minute.
The Dons finally manufactured a chance in the 73rd minute, Considine spearing in a dangerous cross from out on the left, Greg Leigh getting his head on the ball but putting his effort over the bar from ten yards out. Moments later, Frimpong was left all alone from similar distance at the opposite end, but the Manchester City loanee blazed his effort wide.
Rogic came closer in the 75th minute, firing just over from 20 yards after a misplaced pass by Wilson allowed Bayo to drive forward before picking out his colleague in the hoops. Aberdeen made their final change six minutes later, Gallagher replaced by Dean Campbell. Celtic made their third change at the same point, former Aberdeen man Jonny Hayes replacing Elyounoussi as the game meandered towards its close.
Hayes almost engineered a fifth goal, freeing Bayo after taking the ball off McKenna, the striker overrunning it and allowing Lewis to smother. Four goals were more than enough to see the Dons well beaten and in need of getting this defeat out of their system before Wednesday's trip to Hamilton.