GROUP B: RODGERS REVELS IN ‘FANTASTIC’ WIN AS HOOPS GET BACK ON TRACK AGAINST LEIPZIG
CELTIC 2 RB LEIPZIG 1
Brendan Rodgers claimed Celtic’s 2-1 Europa League win over RB Leipzig was his best European victory at Parkhead since becoming boss.
In a game the Scottish champions realistically needed to win to keep qualification hopes alive, left-back Kieran Tierney’s strike on 11 minutes gave them a deserved interval lead.
The Bundesliga side, who had beaten Celtic 2-0 at the Red Bull Arena last month, levelled in the 78th minute through striker Jean-Kevin Augustin but only a minute later the Hoops’ French forward Odsonne Edouard restored their lead to take the Scottish champions on to six points in Group B and level with Ralf Rangnick’s side, who have a better goal difference and head-tohead.
Celtic travel to Trondheim to play
Rosenborg on November 29 before hosting Salzburg, who have maximum points, in their last game.
Asked if it had been the best Celtic Park win since he took over in
2016, Rodgers said: “I couldn’t argue against that if you look at the level of the opponent and our performance against that. This was a pressure game that we needed to win but you
seen the positivity in the team. We brought our aggression and identity to the game.”
Rodgers insists his players were inspired by another big European night at Celtic Park.
He said: “Celtic Park is one of the most intimidating arenas in European football. Some of the best teams in the world have come here over the years and have suffered. The
emotion in the stadium really helps us as a team.
“This was a very emotional game, our players fed off that and the supporters helped us to the victory.”
LATE SHOW: Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard, right, slots home from Ryan Christie’s pass to seal all three points against RB Leipzig last night