Celtic 6-0 Aberdeen: Analysis

Kheredine Idessane, BBC Scotland at Celtic Park

Celtic haven't lost to Aberdeen since May 2018 and the way the Dons set up and approached this one, that stat was never likely to change this afternoon.

Celtic were simply streets ahead; given time and space to play, their creative stars like Yang Hyun-jun, Luis Palma and Matt O'Riley had a field day. Two goals up after 15 minutes, it could easily have been four. By half-time, the fact the home side hadn't added to their lead was only due to some sloppy finishing and some really good goalkeeping by Kelle Roos.

It was as if the home side knew Aberdeen couldn't and wouldn't really threaten them after that, as much of the energy of the game ebbed away for a while, especially after Kyogo Furuhashi's horrible head knock meant the Japanese striker had to be helped off the pitch.

Still, Celtic managed four more goals in a late second-half blitz as the visitors fell apart completely. Palma got a goal and a couple of terrific assists and is developing into a fine signing.

Brendan Rodgers' side has only dropped four points so far in an impressive start to the defence of their title as we head into the final international break of the year. They'll take some catching, even by a much-improved Rangers.