Celtic secured a 1-0 win over Kilmarnock to continue their impressive run in the Scottish Premier league under the regime of Brendan Rodgers. Last season, the club won the league title under the guidance of Ronny Deila but they were not entirely dominant even without Rangers in the league.
Rodgers was sacked by Liverpool midway through last season, but he has been able to do a stellar job with Celtic so far. Celtic are the only unbeaten team in the league and they have dropped only two points in the opening 12 matches.
The overwhelming dominance has also been clear from the fact that opposition have simply not been able to score against the Celtic Park outfit. The reigning champions have conceded only eight goals in the opening two matches and this record was just improved with the win against Kilmarnock. It was the seventh consecutive clean sheet for the team and the win was courtesy of a goal from Stuart Armstrong in the 44th minute.
The result prepared them extremely well for the home game against Barcelona in the Champions League, where tickets were still available all the way up to kick off through this link.
Celtic’s chances of reaching the knockout stages may have evaporated following the draw with Borussia Monchengladbach in the previous match, but the game against Barcelona will be a huge draw most supporters.
“With the two-week break, having hardly had any of the players, changing around the team, playing on astroturf, it was a brilliant result. Nights like this are very, very important, coming away when it’s absolutely freezing. We had to dig in towards the end. It’s a great feeling to win after not being together for two weeks. First half we played very well, made a couple of mistakes in build-up play but sometimes that happens when you are building the game,” said Rodgers after the game.