Celtic warmed up for their Champions League joust with old foes Atletico Madrid with a 4-1 dismantling of Hearts at Tynecastle on Sunday.

In a ruthless one-sided affair in the capital Brendan Rodgers men showed no mercy as they swatted the Jambos aside to re-establish their seven point lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership.

The Celtic fans even sang the Northern Irishman's name at the end as Rodgers took the applause of the 570 supporters who were lucky enough to get a ticket for the occasion.

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It was undoubtedly Celtic's best performance of the season as goals from Matt O'Reilly, Daizen Maeda, Kyogo Furuhashi and Tomoki Iwata put the Jambos to the sword in emphatic fashion. Lawrence Shankland's counter was the merest of consolations for the Edinburgh men.

O'Riley - fresh from being awarded the Cinch player of the month for September - volleyed home a beauty following Luis Palma's clipped pass which is already being touted as an early goal of the season contender.

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The Danish international revealed that it was arguably his best goal in a Celtic jersey. When asked if he scored a better one, he said: "Maybe, I don’t know. Maybe a while ago, but not at Celtic anyway. It was nice. I just felt comfortable with it.

"I saw it early, I made the run early, and I know that Luis has got that ball in his locker, he’s shown that in the last few games. We kind of spoke about that before the game, where to run and attack the space, and then you just make good contact."

Elsewhere Kyogo racked up his 60th career goal for Celtic in 95 games whilst Iwata was bagging his first ever strike in green and white.

It was the perfect tonic ahead of Wednesday night's massive Matchday Three Champions League group stage fixture against the Diego Simeone's Spaniards.

Atletico currently top Group E on goal difference on four points ahead of Lazio on the same total by virtue of scoring one more goal. Feyenoord are in third spot with three points and Celtic prop up the table with no points.

However Rodgers men are aware that a first Champions League group stage win would throw them right back into the mix at the halfway stage.

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