Celtic fans continue to enjoy the flourishing partnership between Filip Benkovic and Dedryck Boyata, after watching the Hoops destroy Hearts at Celtic Park on Saturday.
With Craig Levein’s side still top of the table, it was important for Brendan Rodgers’ side to lay down a marker during the league clash but nobody expected it to be so easy.
The 5-0 win is just the latest incredible domestic result, with the Hoops again motoring on their way towards an eighth title in a row.
Two of the top performers on the afternoon were Benkovic and Boyata, who look like they’ve been playing together for years rather than a handful of times.
The pair likely won’t be in Glasgow next season but many are still hoping deals can be done to keep both around the club given how solid the defence looks when the pair feature.
Benkovic also shone at the other end of the pitch, scoring his first ever Celtic goal, much to his delight.
Fans were overjoyed with their performances and took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the pairing…
What I would give for Boyata to sign a new contract and Benkovic to sign a permanent deal. ????????
— paulmc67???????????????????????????? (@jingscriven) November 3, 2018
Benkovic and Boyata have a great partnership with Boyata taking the lead at the back – great to see! Everyone played some amazing football today! Wee Jamesie is pure class; Eddie amazing; KT tireless; Christie is on fire; Sinclair has reignited & McGregor showing great skill ????
— James (@jamesrc74) November 3, 2018
Genuinely going to be seriously gutted when Benkovic goes back to Leicester. Himself and Boyata are an excellent partnership.
— StevieBhoy☘ (@Stevie_Bhoy32) November 3, 2018
Well today Celtic had to put a marker down for the rest of the season and today it could of been 8 sensational boyata and benkovic look like brilliant pairing just hope we can keep both ????????????????????
— michael j mullen (@JMichael7690) November 3, 2018
Benkovic and Boyata is a partnership that is probably beyond us, that's a real shame. I was fierce on Boyata after AEK but to be fair he's been committed and faultless since then, and I think he's playing with a slight injury. Benkovic is class. Both likely not long term.
— Rab (@bhoab) November 4, 2018
Watching the defensive pairing of Benkovic and Boyata is actually a thing of beauty, unfortunately in reality neither will be here next season. Fingers crossed that the guardians of our club are making the necessary provisions moving forward.
— Jimbo (@Jimkingofkings) November 3, 2018
Shame this defensive duo destined to be taken apart in the summer as it's by far the most assured we've had since…. oooo the short-lived 2014/15 Denayer Van Dijk. Benkovic and Boyata ruthless.
— tictactic (@tic_tac_tic) November 3, 2018
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