Celtic warmed up for the visit of Man City on Wednesday with their best display of the season so far, coming from a goal down to beat Kilmarnock 6-1.
Brendan Rodgers made changes from the game vs Alloa, De Vries back in goals, Sviatchenko and Simunovic the defensive partnership with Forrest and Sinclair supporting Dembele up front, Kolo Toure and the returning Leigh Griffiths were amongst the subs.
The game began with Celtic camped in the Killie half but unable to create any real chances, and it was against the run of play that Kilmarnock took the lead in the 35th minute, a fantastic 35 yard shot from Coulibaly giving De Vries no chance.
This spurred Celtic into action, and three minutes later Celtic equalised, Lustig finding Dembele who slid the ball home. Two minutes later it was 2-1, a Tierney cutback rifled into the top corner for Dembele's second.
At half time Craig Gordon replaced De Vries, with Brendan Rodgers claiming that he had a chest injury, De Vries was in no way to blame for the Kilmarnock goal but as his performances have been poor it won't be a shock if Gordon is back in goals for the Man City game.
Celtic really turned on the style in the second half, getting our third goal after 52 minutes, a nice one two between Forrest and Rogic ending with with Forrest curling the ball home.
Sub Leigh Griffiths came off the bench to make it 4-1, getting a flick on the end of a Simunovic header, a Sinclair penalty made it 5-1 and a Rogic trundler deceived the Killie goalkeeper to complete the scoring.
Kieran Tierney was undoubtedly the star man on the day, constantly cutting and creating chances from the wing, he was unlucky not to get his first goal for the club when a fine team moved ended with him striking the post. Rogic and Dembele also both played very well.
Wednesday's game will of course be very different, but Celtic will at least go into it in good spirits after such a dominant performance.
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