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May 4, 2019
Celtic won the Scottish league for the eighth straight year on Saturday, completing the second leg in its bid to clinch a domestic treble for the third straight season. A 3-0 win at Aberdeen moved Celtic into an unassailable 12-point lead in the Scottish Premiership. Having already collected the Scottish League Cup, Celtic can wrap up the treble if it wins the Scottish Cup final against Hearts on May 25.

ABERDEEN, Scotland (AP) — Celtic won the Scottish league title for the eighth straight year on Saturday, completing the second leg in its bid to clinch a domestic treble for the third straight season.

A 3-0 win at Aberdeen moved Celtic into an unassailable 12-point lead in the Scottish Premiership.

Having already collected the Scottish League Cup, Celtic will wrap up the treble if it wins the Scottish Cup final against Hearts on May 25.

Mikael Lustig, Jozo Simunovic and Odsonne Edouard scored Celtic’s goals at Pittodrie to seal the team’s 26th win in 36 league games in the campaign.

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