It was Luis Palma and Yang Hyeun-Jun who piled on the agony and turned on the style as Celtic smashed six past Aberdeen without reply at the weekend.

Brendan Rodgers men stayed eight points clear of city rivals Rangers with a devastating and dynamic display at Celtic Park on Sunday.

Palma and Yang were the architects-in-chief as both got on the scoresheet alongside David Turnbull, Kyogo Furuhashi and Oh Hyeon-gyu who bagged a brace in a one-sided destruction of the Dons.

The Northern Irishman was glowing in his praise for the Honduran wideman who took his tally to four goals and five assists for the campaign.

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Rodgers said: "He (Palma) was very, very good. He showed variety and he showed he is developing here as did Yang getting his goal at the back post. Normally you see wingers on the outside looking in but both of those guys contributed really well.

He is a very talented player, Luis, he can create a goal and score a goal and he did that for us."

It's impressive numbers for Palma who is showing increasing signs that he can be relied upon to fill the void left by Portuguese superstar Jota who joined Saudi Arabian side Al-Ittihad in the summer for £25 million.

Rodgers also admitted that it was great to see his men bounce back from their midweek Champions League setback against Atletico Madrid.

The 50-year-old said: "I said to the players before the game, throughout your footballing season and life you have painful points, but it is how you respond is where you are judged."

Meanwhile Kyogo - who bagged his eighth goal of the season and sixth league goal - won't be travelling to Japan on international duty.

The 28-year-old was substituted after a sickening collision with Pittodrie defender Slobodan Rubezic just after half time.

The attacker received treatment on the pitch after the foul by the Montengran who was shown a yellow card for his challenge.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Rodgers said: "It was not great for him. Obviously it was a nasty blow for him so he will not travel to Japan as he will need to recover. The medical team will make sure he is okay. I have not seen it back but it looked a real sore one."

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