Celtic’s goal record this season is getting more and more incredible by the week.
Over the last two matches, the Hoops have been playing without a recognised striker. Yet that hasn’t stopped them from bagging seven goals against Rennes and Ross County.
They started last week on 81 strikes for the season. However, the seven bagged over those two games took us up to 88. And, incredibly, that has now brought us up to more goals than both Barcelona and Real Madrid combined this season.
Indeed, Barca have 44 goals to their name this term in 19 matches. Real Madrid, on the other hand, have a total of 41 strikes in the same amount of games. That equals a joint-total of 85 goals in 38 matches. Celtic’s 88 goals have taken us 30 games to achieve. A quite simply stunning stat that Neil Lennon should be elated with.
It’s hardly outside the realms of possibility that we smash the 100-mark before the winter break either. That should be a side target for Lenny’s Bhoys as they continue to produce a campaign of swashbuckling football.
Can we break 100 goals before the break?
We continue to have more goals now than we did in any of Brendan Rodgers’ campaigns at the same stage. Considering the praise Rodgers got for the work he did at Parkhead, that’s no mean feat.
If we are to break the 100 mark before the shutdown, we have a total of eight games to do it in. Matches against the likes of Hamilton, St Mirren, and Aberdeen are all in that run. Those read like the perfect opportunities for Celtic to put their foot on the accelerator and get more goals.
Even Rangers haven’t been able to touch us for goals scored this season either. Steven Gerrard’s side have netted 77 times this season – 11 less than Lenny’s side. It’s also worth mentioning that they too have played 30 games just like us.
This is a stat that we should all be singing about from our rooftops. The improvement in this Celtic side going forward is incredible, and Lennon deserves an unlimited amount of credit for it.
As December rolls on, our goalscoring form still doesn’t look like slowing up anytime soon. As far as title-contenders go, we’re once again showing the form of Champions.