Berget hits a brace as Celtic burst Dundee United’s early season bubble

In France, Paris St Germain register their first win in Ligue 1

Jo Inge Berget is hoping his double in Celtic's 6-1 Scottish Premiership thrashing of Dundee United on Saturday signalled that his Parkhead career is up and running after a false start.

The Norway international played against Legia Warsaw but was left out of the starting line-up for the next two games. However he returned against United where his brace helped produce a convincing victory.

“As a footballer you always want to play,” said Berget. “The manager asked me and I told him I was ready for it.”

Berget was only thwarted by the crossbar from grabbing a hat-trick.


Celtic struck in the third minute when debutant Jason Denayer put the home side in front as United failed to deal with a Kris Commons corner.


Further goals by Commons and Johansen had the points tied up by the interval and stand-in skipper

Charlie Mulgrew

claimed a fourth with a nick although that was disputed by

Anthony Stokes

who curled in the free-kick.

Berget scored either side of a deflected drive by United captain John Rankin.

Paris Saint-Germain have called for the Bastia striker Brandão to be banned from football for life after he appeared to head-butt the Italy international Thiago Motta on Saturday.

At the end of PSG’s 2-0 Ligue 1 home win, television cameras showed players and security personnel milling around the tunnel as blood poured from Motta’s nose.

Nasser al-Khelaifi, president of the French champions said the Brazilian should be “suspended for life”.

PSG won with goals from Lucas Moura and Edinson Cavani after striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic went off with a leg injury.