Mikael Lustig: This is how many goals Celtic could have scored against Rangers
By Danny Wright
Mikael Lustig believes that Rangers were lucky not to concede ten goals against Celtic on Saturday.
Brendan Rodgers’ side romped to a 5-1 victory at Ibrox in what was the final Old Firm fixture of the season.
The Bhoys have won five of the six all-Glasgow clashes on Rangers’ return to the Scottish Premiership this term, but their latest victory will go down in history as their biggest ever victory on rival turf.
Lustig, 30, scored his first league goal of the season by rounding off the rout in the 87th minute.
However the 57-time Sweden international believes that the result flattered Pedro Caixinha’s side.
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“We scored five goals but if we had been 100 per cent clinical, it could have been closer to double figures,” said Lustig, as quoted by the Scotsman.
“It was the most satisfying performance of the season for us in domestic terms. It is up there with the 5-1 win we had over Rangers at Parkhead back in September.
“The way we played at Ibrox, the way we kept the ball and created chances, the way we defended – it all felt good. The way we played for that full game was very pleasing.”
Lustig’s late curler was his fourth goal in 47 appearances across all competitions this season.
He supplied an assist in the opening Old Firm clash of the campaign in the 5-1 victory at Celtic Park in September, and has set-up teammates on five occasions this term in both Scottish and European football.
The right-back, who signed for the Hoops in 2012 from Norwegian giants Rosenborg, will now be looking to help his side secure the domestic treble when they take on Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup final in May.
With the league title and League Cup already in the bag, Celtic are aiming to finish the domestic season unbeaten in their remaining five fixtures.
In other Celtic news, Jozo Simunovic has sent a message to the fans after the win against Rangers.