FINAL WHISTLE: Celtic 7-0. Christie with the Hat Trick. Ntcham, Johnston, Griffiths and Edouard get on the scoresheet with one a piece today. St. Johnstone never seemed to threaten.
86min: GOAL! The MAN Leigh Griffiths scores! Great use of his left foot from outside the box. Celtic 7-0.
85min: Celtic corner kick.
80min: GOAL! Edouard finally gets his goal for the day. Clark came out and hesitated. Edouard took full advantage. Celtic 6-0.
79min: Griffiths takes the free. Shot is on goal, but stopped by Clark.
76min: SUBSTITUTION. Leigh Griffiths replaces Michael Johnston.
72min: GOAL! Ntcham used his left foot to get it done immediately after subbing in! Celtic 5-0.
71min: SUBSTITUTION. Hat Trick Hero, Ryan Christie, has been replaced by Olivier Ntcham.
67min: GOAL! Ryan Christie completes the HAT TRICK. Beautiful right foot shot from outside the box! Celtic 4-0.
65min: SUBSTITUTION. St. Johnstone subs in Callum Hendry for Matthew Kennedy.
60min: Corner for Celtic. Kick is missed by all players.
56min: Celtic awarded a corner kick.St. Johnstone clears the attempt.
50min: SUBSTITUTION. After a hit to the left quad, Elhamed has been replaced by Ralston. Elhamed should be fine. Appeared to be a cautionary sub with Celtic up 3-0.
48min: Foul called on Ajer.
46min: We are back at it! Celtic to start the half.
HALFTIME: Celtic 3-0. First goal of the season scored by Johnston. Two more goals were added by Christie. Celtic is playing with a ton of energy today!
43min: Edouard showed amazing skill, but just could not find the goal.
42min: Elhamed to Forrest comes up with nothing. Forrest’s kick was wide left.
39min: Ryan Christie makes a fabulous defensive play to go along with the two goals he already has today. Keep in mind, he is the penalty kicker, so a hat trick is possible.
37min: Bain easily grabs St. Johnstone’s free kick. Shot was wide left of goal. Celtic’s defence still has not really been tested today.
35min: Scott Brown is awarded a free kick.
30min: GOAL! Ryan Christie does it AGAIN! Left foots it from outside the box. Celtic FC 3-0!
27min: YELLOW CARD. St. Johnstone’s Kennedy receives a yellow card for taking his frustration to a bad start out on Christie.
26min: GOAL! Ryan Christie finished with his left foot from from outside the box. STUNNING shot! Celtic FC 2-0.
24min: Forrest to Edouard looked to threaten. St. Johnstone was able to clear it from the box. It is still Celtic FC 1-0.
18min: Christie misses wide with his left foot. Shot was from outside the box.
12min: Forrest had a chance to score from a very close range. Unable to make anything of the attempt as Clark makes the save for St. Johnstone.
9min: GOAL!! Mikey Johnson right-foots it into the bottom right corner. Great through ball from Christie. Celtic FC 1-0.
6min: Mikey Johnston takes a confident shot from 35′ out. Wide of goal. Celtic FC is playing aggressively early in this match!
3min: Christie had a chance to put Celtic FC on the board but was snuffed out by the St. Johnstone keeper.
1min: St. Johnstone get the first free kick of the season. Cannot make anything of it.
Kickoff: Celtic FC is wearing the iconic green and white hoops. The Saints are in blue tops and white bottoms.
14:56 BST: The Championship Flag is unfurled by the late Billy McNeill and Stevie Chalmers’ wives.
14:53 BST: Celtic FC is taking the field ahead of the Championship Flag unfurling.
St. Johnstone Starting XI:
Zander Clark, Richard Foster, Scott Tanser, Jason Kerr (c), Madis Vihmann, Wallace Duffy, Liam Craig, Murray Davidson, Ross Callachan, Matty Kennedy, Michael O’Halloran
Substitutes: Elliott Parish, Steven Anderson, Danny Swanson, Ali McCann, Kyle McClean, Callum Hendry, Jordan Northcott
Celtic FC Starting XI:
Scott Bain, Hatem Abd Elhamed, Nir Bitton, Kristoffer Ajer, Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo, Scott Brown (c), Callum McGregor, James Forrest, Ryan Christie, Mikey Johnston, Odsonne Edouard
Substitutes: Craig Gordon, Anthony Ralston, Jonny Hayes, Olivier Ntcham, Scott Sinclair, Lewis Morgan, Leigh Griffith
Date/Time: Saturday, August 3, 2019, 15:00 BST; 10:00 EST; 19:30 IST
Venue: Celtic Park, Glasgow, Scotland
Forecast: Partly cloudy, chance of rain. 23C/ 74F