Luis Palma began showing off his football at the legendary Celtic Park. The Honduran striker made his Glasgow Celtic debut this Saturday and showed flashes in the more than half an hour he was on the pitch.
In the 59th minute the Hoops fans stood up to greet the Catracha star. “Welcome to paradise, Luis Palma,” said the person responsible for announcing the changes to the stadium as the Honduran took the field for South Korea’s Yang Hyun-Jun.
Now that the “Bug” was on the field, the green and white team scored the other two winning goals. In the 66th minute, Palma received on the right wing, sent the cross and the visiting defense cleared. Canadian Alistair Johnston won the ball back, he threw a great filtered pass to Japan’s Kyōgo Furuhashi, who took the lead behind and Dane Matt O’Riley sealed the victory with the third goal.
The Ceibeño player played as a winger on the left and tried to be dangerous. His teammates looked for him to take on the rivals and he was also responsible for some set pieces.
Luis Palma was sharp and seemed anxious at some moments, he played a few passes poorly, he was reminded of a foul when the referee didn’t blow his whistle and he dared to throw a shot, he did it to the Scottish midfielder Finlay Robertson after the 90 minutes and the fans were excited about the Catrachos game. “Wonderful skill,” said the game’s narrator.
The Honduran national team attacker had just taken part in September’s FIFA game against Jamaica and Granada for the Concacaf Nations League and had already made his debut with Celtic in the Scottish Championship.
“Bicho” Palma can now have the opportunity to fulfill his dream of playing in the top club competition, the UEFA Champions League. Celtic face Feyenoors from the Netherlands on the first day of the group stage on Tuesday.
Celtic remain sole leaders with two points ahead of St Mirren and three points ahead of Motherwelle. Four distance him from the Rangers.