One of a number of Celtic players representing their countries this international break, Luis Palma helped Honduras to an impressive 4-0 Nations League victory last night. His nation took on Grenada at home, as they bounced back from a defeat to Jamaica at the weekend.

Starting up top in a 4-4-2 for Honduras for the second time this month, Palma bagged a goal and assist. In first-half stoppage time, he whipped in a mean corner from which midfielder Edwin Rodriguez scored a tremendous overhead kick.

1-0 up at half-time, Honduras went on to score a few more in the second 45, with Palma grabbing the third from the spot. The 23-year-old stepped up and netted convincingly into the right-hand side of the goal.

Luis Palma
Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Soccer Football – Men – Group B – New Zealand v Honduras – Ibaraki Kashima Stadium, Ibaraki, Japan – July 25, 2021. Luis Palma of Honduras celebrates scoring their first goal REUTERS/Henry Romero

The match eventually finished in a 4-0 victory for the hosts, with Palma standing out. He managed to net his maiden goal for his country, which would’ve been a big personal moment.

Going forward, Palma will now be keen to make his bow for Celtic. He was on the bench at Ibrox but didn’t get to come on. The new Hoops number seven will be eyeing up this weekend’s clash with Dundee as one he could potentially debut in, and with his recent international display, he will be high on confidence for it.


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