Ange Postecoglou’s side exerted their total dominance on Saturday with a crushing 4-0 win over Rangers that left Giovanni Van Bronckhort’s side wondering what had hit them at a packed Celtic Park.
Van Bronckhorst of course played in the original “Demolition Derby” some twenty two years ago as Henrik Larsson and co. inflicted a 6-2 defeat on Rangers back in August 2000.
We now have a new Demolition Derby to add to the collection as this exciting Celtic side won by their own four goal margin in a game which highlighted the very best of what Ange Postecoglou’s team have to offer.
Liel Abada picked up the Man of the Match award on the day, and rightly so for his two goal return and excellent all round performance, however it was his Portuguese team mate Jota who raised things to a different level with an outstanding second goal for Celtic – a goal which will be remembered by fans far and wide for many years to come.
The timing of the sparkling performance couldn’t have been better with Celtic heading into matchday 1 of this season’s Champions League this week full of confidence as they await the challenge that current holders Real Madrid will present.
It’s set to be an electric night at Celtic Park on Tuesday and players and fans alike can’t wait to see Ange’s side test themselves on a whole new level as we come up against Karim Benzema and co. in European football’s top competition.
Elsewhere we seen the close of a summer transfer window which has seen Celtic achieve just about everything they set out to do. Returning heroes Jota and Cameron Carter-Vickers are now here on a permanent basis, some big earners have been removed from the wage bill, and we now have genuine cover in all key areas of the park.
A deadline day move for Danish internationalist Oliver Abildgaard completed our work in the market for now and we take a look at what our new number 28 may add to the midfield.
Tino, Paddy & James discuss all of the above and more in this week’s episode of The Celtic Exchange Weekly.
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