Celtic showed no signs of a European hangover with an impressive 6-2 thrashing of Dundee United in their Premier League encounter at Parkhead.
The Hoops had been humbled 3-0 at home to Juventus in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Tuesday night but responded well to losing a 10th-minute goal to Tannadice midfielder Stuart Armstrong to surge ahead through defender Efe Ambrose, Kris Commons and Joe Ledley.
At 2-1, Fraser Forster made a great save from a Jon Daly penalty, and Commons grabbed his second from the spot 10 minutes into the second half before Anthony Stokes notched a double to complete the rout, with Johnny Russell scoring late on for the Taysiders.
Michael Higdon's wonderful volley took his personal tally against Inverness this season to six goals as Motherwell leapfrogged Caley Thistle into second place with a 3-1 win.
Higdon's left-footed strike, his 18th goal of the campaign, put Motherwell three ahead before the hour mark and made it 12 goals and three wins in total for the Steelmen against their Highland visitors.
Higdon opened the scoring on the half-hour mark with a more simple finish and Nicky Law netted Motherwell's second following a typical burst into the box.
Leigh Griffiths scored the only goal of the game as he continued his own fine run for St Mirren against Hibernian.
Hibs have now struck five times in their three wins over the Paisley men this season and Griffiths has scored them all. The on-loan Wolves man is the Buddies' chief tormentor having single-handedly now robbed them of nine Premier League points.
He struck twice in both of the Leith side's 2-1 victories over Danny Lennon's team in August and November and added a fifth - his 17th in all this term - with a 72nd-minute penalty to end a four-match unbeaten run for the Scottish Communities League Cup finalists.
Ross County stretched their unbeaten run to seven games with a hard fought 1-0 victory over St Johnstone at the Global Energy Stadium.
Ivan Sproule scored the only goal of the game in the 11th minute with a superb strike from the edge of the 18-yard box.