Motherwell just didn’t turn up and despite the Celtic’s platitudes, didn’t give a very good account of themselves. Callum McGregor scored a wonderful goal on the half-volley in the 11th minute and from that point on there was only going to be one winner.The conclusion to a second season at Celtic for Brendan Rodgers delivered the manager’s finest moment. If Rodgers was not revered by Celtic’s followers before, he will be now.
Rodgers, whose career in management lacked tangible reward before the arrival at his boyhood heroes, has now won six domestic trophies from a possible six. But for the European stage, where Celtic have struggled to make an impact under the former Liverpool manager, Rodgers would be running out of targets. Steven Gerrard’s imminent arrival at Rangers has generated considerable interest but the chasm between Celtic and the rest in Scotland should not be underplayed. Occasions such as this only highlight as much, and Rodgers warned he wants more from his team.
Celtic won 2-0.