Celtic wins 5th straight Scottish league title

Celtic players celebrates winning the Scottish Premiership League after the match against Aberdeen at Celtic Park, Glasgow, Sunday May 8, 2016. (Andrew Milligan/AP)

GLASGOW, Scotland — Celtic won its fifth straight Scottish league title by beating Aberdeen 3-2 on Sunday, clinching the trophy with two games to spare and earning departing coach Ronny Delia another piece of silverware.

The Glasgow club needed just a draw to wrap up a 47th top-flight championship, leaving it seven behind cross-town rival Rangers’ world-record haul of domestic league titles.

The "Old Firm" league rivalry between Celtic and Rangers will resume next season, with Rangers back in the Scottish Premiership after being demoted to the lowest rung of the country’s league pyramid in 2012 because of financial problems.

Celtic went 3-0 ahead thanks to a double from on-loan forward Patrick Roberts and another by Mikael Lustig. Second-place Aberdeen, the only team capable of overhauling Celtic, pulled two goals back in the second half.

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