The Scottish Premiership started the new season exactly 76 days after the corona-related demolition last season.
The Glasgow Rangers, who face Bayer Leverkusen in the Europa League round of 16 second leg on Thursday, won their opening match at FC Aberdeen 1-0 (1-0). Record champions Celtic Glasgow won 5-1 (2-1) against Hamilton Academical. (Europa League round of 16: Bayer 04 Leverkusen – Glasgow Rangers, Thurs. from 6.55 p.m. in LIVETICKER)
Kent scores for the Rangers
The Rangers around team manager Steven Gerrard prevailed in Aberdeen thanks to a goal from Ryan Kent (21st). In Leverkusen, the “Gers” have to make up for a 1-3 defeat from the first leg on Thursday.
Captain Scott Brown of defending champion Celtic presented the championship trophy on Sunday before kick-off against Hamilton. A normal cup handover by the Scottish association was not possible due to the season break and the applicable corona restrictions.
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All games on the first day of the match were played without spectators. However, the Scottish government announced that from 14 September the games could again take place in partially filled stadiums.