Celtic win 48th Scottish league title

Indo Asian News Service

Madrid, April 2 (IANS) Celtic FC won the Scottish football league for the 48th time in its history after defeating Heart of Midlothian 5-0 on Sunday in round 30 of the competition.

The thumping victory gave Celtic a 25-point lead ahead of second-placed Aberdeen, reports Efe.

After the match, Celtic coach Brendan Rodgers said: "My job when I came in was to win it in the best way we possibly could."

"We have had many outstanding performances but we have only just begun because there's still an awful lot of development in this team. That's the real exciting part," he added.

Celtic is now just six league titles behind record holder and historical rival Rangers, which just returned to the top division of the Scottish professional soccer league this season and currently holds the third position.