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Celtic secured the league gold with a goal celebration: – Brilliant

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Adam Idah celebrates his early lead against Kilmarnock with his teammates. Celtic are Scottish league champions for the 54th time. Photo_: Jane Barlow, PA via AP / NTB

Of NTB | 15.05.2024 23:19:30

Sport: The club looked set to become champions without playing on Tuesday as rivals Rangers trailed 0-2 to Dundee, but at home at Ibrox, Rangers turned around to win 5-2 and postpone the Celtic celebrations by a day.

Adam Idah gave Celtic a flying start with a goal before five minutes had been played, and Daizen Maeda doubled the lead in the 12th minute. The third in the attacking trio, James Forrest, also got on the scoresheet before the break. Thus the party could begin.

For many, it has probably lasted since the 2-1 victory in the Old Firm derby against Rangers on Saturday. In practice, it decided the gold match.

Matt O’Riley added to the lead twice in the 2nd half. Celtic are six points ahead of Rangers before the last league round.

– It was a collective achievement. I think we were brilliant,” manager Brendan Rodgers told Sky Sports.

Although Celtic took their 54th league title, it is not a record. The Rangers have 55.

Celtic and Rangers meet in the cup final on 25 May. Then Celtic chase their 42nd cup title, Rangers their 35th.

Rodgers is back as Celtic manager and recorded the third league title out of as many possible. He also has three League Cup titles and can get a third FA Cup title.

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