Rogic helps Celtic stay in running
TOM Rogic’s Celtic beat Leipzig 2-1 yesterday to claw back into Europa League contention.
With goals from Kieran Tierney (11th) and Odsonne Edouard (79th), the Hoops jumped to joint second in Group B equal with the German club.
Socceroo Rogic played the full 90 minutes in central midfield as manager Brendan Rodgers went for broke in a tight group led by Red Bull.
English giants Arsenal and Chelsea both progressed to the knockout stages. Chelsea beat BATE 1-0 in Borisov, while Arsenal drew with Sporting 0-0 at the Emirates Stadium in London.
The stalemate was enough to see the Gunners advance as Qarabag upset Vorskla 1-0 in Group E.
Arsenal’s clash was overshadowed by the injury to Danny Welbeck, who was taken off on a stretcher in the first half.
In Belgium, Socceroos goalkeeper Danny Vukovic helped host Genk to a 1-1 draw against Turkish club Besiktas.
Genk remains on top of Group I, two points ahead of Sarpsborg and Swedish club Malmo, who drew 1-1.
Chelsea’s fourth win from as many Group L games was played out in freezing fog.
Marseille was dumped out after it lost 2-1 at Lazio in Group H.
Goals from Marco Parolo and Joaquin Correa were enough to extend a miserable run for the French side.
Lazio went through to the last 32 along with Eintracht Frankfurt, which eliminated Apollon Limassol after a 3-2 victory in the other game in the section.
Sevilla was reduced to 10men at Akhisarspor but came away with a 3-2 win in Group J thanks to a late Ever Banega penalty.
Leipzig's Austrian midfielder Stefan Ilsanker watches Celtic's Australian midfielder Tom Rogic get a pass away during their clash in Glasgow