It was a week of footballing contrasts in Glasgow – Rangers in the blue half had a brilliant seven days with progression in two competitions; Celtic, on the other hand, had a bit of a nightmare crashing out of the Champions League and struggling in the Betfred Cup.
It is very early in the season, but this could have been a significant period for both sides.
For Rangers, it lays down a marker to Celtic – that they are going to be competitive on all fronts this year.
Perfect conditions for an upset but the Gers’ now have serious strength in depth in most positions, and they ended up cruising through 3-0 thanks to goals from Jermain Defoe, Joe Aribo and Filip Helander.
They now look ahead to Legia Warsaw with a place in the Europa League group stages up for grabs – if they can see off the challenge of Warsaw, then they have made a great start to the season and laid down a real marker to Celtic.