GIOVANNI VAN BRONCKHORST had but to win a league Old Firm derby earlier than at present’s conflict kicked off.

And that continued this afternoon as Ange Postecoglou obtained the higher of the Dutchman at Parkhead but once more.

Liel Abada was the star of the Old Firm as he scored twice


Liel Abada was the star of the Old Firm as he scored twiceCredit: Getty

He’s now the fourth Rangers supervisor to not win a derby match in his first FOUR league makes an attempt.

He joins William Wilton in 1892, William Waddell in 1971 and Graeme Murty in 2018.

And the outcome elevated the hole at the prime of the Premiership desk with 5 factors now separating the two sides.

Postecoglou named an unchanged group from their nine-goal thrashing of Dundee United final week.

Van Bronckhorst opted for 2 adjustments from their win over Ross County at Ibrox as Glen Kamara and Steven Davis changed Scott Wright and the rocked Tom Lawrence.

But whereas Kyogo Furuhashi started up prime, he was pressured off after simply ONE minute when he collided with John Lundstram and early doorways and suffered an harm to his shoulder.

Target man Giorgos Giakoumakis was the man who got here on in his place.

Despite being pressured into an early change, it did not cease the Hoops in their chase for the opening objective.


And it took simply eight minutes for Liel Abada to seek out the web.

A fast throw-in from Jota picked out Matt O’Riley who then switched the ball throughout the face of objective and it was the Israeli winger who slotted the ball in the backside nook after going unnoticed in the hazard space.

He then ran off in celebration as he paid tribute to a younger Celtic fan Leon Brown who handed away final month aged 14.

Abada was given a t-shirt earlier than the match with the teenager’s face on it and he wasted no time in springing to the bench to choose it up and have a good time with it.

Celtic continued to remain in management and regarded to double their lead as Rangers struggled to get a foothold of possession.

Celtic were just far too good for Rangers


Celtic had been simply far too good for RangersCredit: Rex

And Jota was the man who scored their second after getting on the finish of a superb go from O’Riley but once more.

The Portuguese trickster then lobbed goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin in the field to make it two.

Antonio Colak had a pair of possibilities to get his aspect again into the match however did not preserve his headers down.

Rangers struggled in entrance of objective and Postecoglou’s males dealt them an extra sickening blow on the stroke of half-time.

Abada made it two for himself and THREE for Celtic on the fortieth minute as O’Riley made it a hat-trick of assists for the second week in a row.

The managers greeted each other warmly before the action really started


The managers greeted one another warmly earlier than the motion actually startedCredit: PA

It was from one other fast throw-in however this time Greg Taylor delivered the ball in and Abada made a late run into the field to get on the finish of it to smash it dwelling.

Van Bronckhorst could have started to get nightmares of Celtic’s 3-0 win at Parkhead in February when he went into the dressing room at half-time.

This time he had the probability to make a comeback although.

But regardless of trying to the bench with Scott Wright changing Glen Kamara, the Dutchman could not flip issues round in the second half.

And it went from dangerous to worse as the Hoops made it FOUR in the second half via David Turnbull as the midfielder got here on in a triple sub together with Daizen Maeda and Aaron Mooy.

Kyogo Furuhashi started up top, he was forced off after just ONE minute


Kyogo Furuhashi started up prime, he was pressured off after simply ONE minuteCredit: PA

Carl Starfelt added to Postecoglou’s harm woes not lengthy after the break and was changed by loanee Moritz Jenz.

It wasn’t an important sight for the Aussie boss alongside Kyogo’s knock, with a crunch Champions League conflict towards world champions Real Madrid developing on Tuesday.

But regardless of dropping his key males, he could not have requested for a greater outcome than at present’s to organize them for the fixture.

Van Bronckhorst did attempt to change his fortunes round with Fashion Sakala, Ryan Jack and Scott Arfield approaching in the second 45.

Parkhead additionally noticed the return of Alfredo Morelos following his dramatic fallout with the Rangers boss.

He did not get the reception he would have wished from the Hoops trustworthy although as they cheered his arrival when he got here on the park.

Morelos solely managed a handful of touches on the ball as the Celtic defence stayed robust and disciplined at the again.

Rangers had a late probability via Connor Goldson who obtained on the finish of Tavernier’s free-kick.

But he could not check Joe Hart in the Celtic objective as he had a simple save to tug off to maintain the clear sheet.

It was an ideal outing for Postecoglou’s aspect forward of their large kick-off towards Real Madrid on Tuesday.

But Rangers have work to do forward of their opener towards Ajax on Wednesday.