Celtic 6-0 Motherwell: Champions celebrate trophy lift with scintillating final-day victory

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Celtic 6-0 Motherwell: Champions celebrate trophy lift with scintillating final-day victory

Celtic celebrated receiving the Scottish Premiership trophy by ending their season with a scintillating six-goal victory against Motherwell.

After 20 minutes of probing the away defence, Kyogo Furuhashi fired in the opener before guiding in a fine finish on the volley either side of David Turnbulls drilled effort.

Jota slotted in a fourth, with Giorgos Giakoumakis brace from the bench sealing an emphatic final-day win, ensuring Celtic end the league campaign with a 32-game unbeaten streak.

Ange Postecoglous men last tasted Premiership defeat at Livingston in September.

The loss drops Motherwell, who secured European football with victory over Hearts on Wednesday, to fifth after Dundee United came from behind to win at Ross County.

That means Graham Alexanders side will enter the Europa Conference League at the second round of qualifying, while Celtic will start their European campaign next term in the Champions League group stage.

More to follow.

Rate players out of 10 throughout or after the game. The rater will close 30 minutes after the final whistle.

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7.96

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8.49

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Formation 4-3-3

Formation 3-4-1-2

Match ends, Celtic 6, Motherwell 0.

Second Half ends, Celtic 6, Motherwell 0.

Goal! Celtic 6, Motherwell 0. Giorgos Giakoumakis (Celtic) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Daizen Maeda with a headed pass.

Jota (Celtic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jake Carroll (Motherwell).

Foul by Carl Starfelt (Celtic).

Joseph Efford (Motherwell) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Celtic. Conceded by Liam Kelly.

Corner, Celtic. Conceded by Liam Donnelly.

Substitution, Celtic. Nir Bitton replaces Callum McGregor.

Jota (Celtic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Callum Slattery (Motherwell).

Corner, Celtic. Conceded by Jake Carroll.

Attempt blocked. James McCarthy (Celtic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Celtic. Conceded by Stephen ODonnell.

Foul by Giorgos Giakoumakis (Celtic).

Ricki Lamie (Motherwell) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution, Motherwell. Mark OHara replaces Connor Shields.

Ricki Lamie (Motherwell) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jota (Celtic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.



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