Celtic round off tough week with cup vic­tory

Sunday Independent (Ireland) - Sport - - SOCCER -

CELTIC ended an un­usu­ally dif­fi­cult week with a 3-1 League Cup last-16 win over Partick This­tle at the En­ergy Check sta­dium at Firhill.

Striker Leigh Grif­fiths’ goal af­ter 17 min­utes gave the dom­i­nant vis­i­tors the in­ter­val lead but that was can­celled out in the 72nd minute by Jags at­tacker An­drea Mbuyi-Mu­tombo.

How­ever, quick­fire goals from sub­sti­tute Moussa Dem­bele and Tom Rogic got the tre­ble win­ners back to win­ning ways. Bren­dan Rodgers’ side lost 1-0 at Hearts last Sun­day be­fore be­ing dumped out of the Cham­pi­ons League qual­i­fiers on Tues­day with a 3-2 ag­gre­gate de­feat by AEK Athens.

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