Celtic controlled the game from start to finish against Dundee, hitting the Dees for six at Paradise.
Every player put on a top level performance and the game can be used by manager Ronny Deila as a marker for future games.
Emilio Izaguirre scored a brace from left-back and only for a wayward penalty he would have scored his first career hat-trick at Celtic.
Leigh Griffiths continued his fine form with another goal and Aussie midfielder Tom Rogic impressed once again for the Hoops and got on the scoresheet.
Captain Scott Brown also got in on the act and the rout was capped off by a goal for new signing Ciftci.
But what did we learn from Sunday’s 6-0 win?
Rogic can make the number 10 role his own
The Socceroo’s midfielder put on another impressive showing in the Hoops jersey against Dundee. Rogic showed just what he can do and has looked like a new player since coming back from a torrid loan spell in his native Australia. Against Dundee, he scored his third goal of the season and also had an assist for Celtic’s second goal minutes later. He showed off his dazzling footwork and strength weaving past an inept Dundee defence, creating chance after chance for himself and others.
Full-backs had a field day against fruitless Dundee
Izaguirre and Janko played like midfielders on Sunday – such was the nature of the opposition. They offered very little going forward and were completely outclassed by Celtic. Both full-backs had impressive games, as Janko notched an assist, but the show was stolen by Izaguirre who scored twice and assisted Celtic’s opening goal. The Honduran could have got a hat-trick, only to see his penalty blazed over the bar.
Boyata and Ambrose partnership was solid
The centre-back partnership in the starting line-up raised a few eyebrows, and even more so when Simunovic was left out of the squad completely. Ambrose and Boyata have both felt the wrath of Celtic fans and regularly became scapegoats, even if what happened in the game was no fault of their own. Both looked calm and composed on Sunday, although they didn’t have too much to deal with. More importantly when they were needed they cleared their lines despite hardly seeing the ball.
Captain showed his leadership
Scott Brown put on a typical Broony performance on Sunday against Dundee. He led the team out of the tunnel and for the 90 plus minutes on the field. When the team fizzled out in the last 20 minutes Brown made sure the demolition of Dundee was complete as he got on the scoresheet. The Scot pulled the strings going forward when Bitton stepped back into the deeper lying role of the defensive midfield to cover for Izzy and Janko who were attacking at will.