Celtic crush Rangers in Old Firm derby

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Ange Postecoglou's rampant champions Celtic have thrashed Rangers 4-0 in the Old Firm derby to move five points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership.

Israeli winger Liel Abada scored twice in the first half with Jota and David Turnbull also getting on the scoresheet in Celtic's Saturday lunchtime romp at Parkhead.

Abada put Celtic ahead in the eighth minute after he struck a low shot from the penalty area into the bottom corner following a cross from Matt O'Riley.

Rangers wasted a chance to equalise in the 23rd minute and it proved to be costly as winger Jota doubled Celtic's lead, lifting the ball expertly over the goalkeeper and into the far corner in the 32nd minute following a brilliant pass from O'Riley.

Abada completed his double in the 40th minute when his low strike whizzed through the legs of Rangers goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin and Turnbull wrapped up the win in the 78th minute with an easy finish following an error from McLaughlin.

It was the perfect preparation for Australian Postecoglou's side before they return to Champions League action against the holders Real Madrid at Parkhead on Tuesday.