Saturday, 21 October, 2017

Celtic steps up in UCL with away-day win

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Hilda Schwartz | 01 October, 2017, 00:37

Celtic took a big step toward at least a spot in the Europa League on Wednesday when it beat Anderlecht 3-0 away from home in the Champions League.

Striker Griffiths lit up a boring first half at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium with a poacher's goal from Kieran Tierney's 38th minute delivery and, five minutes after the break, Roberts' drive took a deflection in off substitute Kara Mbodji.

We are just concentrating for now on a great performance and a brilliant result against Anderlecht.

Brendan Rodgers' side took the lead thanks to a Leigh Griffiths strike, before Kara Mbodji turned into his own net from a Patrick Roberts attempt with Scott Sinclair completing the victory.

Celtic v Anderlecht is already being seen as the battle for the Europa League places, so for Rodgers' side to come away from Brussels with such a commanding when puts them in good stead to claim that third place slot in the group.

Onyekuru made his debut for Anderlecht in their 3-0 away defeat to Bayern Munich on matchday-one.

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This match however will be the best chance that the Hoops have of getting points in their group as they still have to play against Bayern Munich whom they will be expected to lose against.

"I think people recognise this is a good side that is developing well". Beyond, that is, a general warning: "We will get better as the group goes on".

'I thought defensively we were exceptional and I thought in spells with the ball we were very good'.

"I know they'll have harder games to come, but I think Celtic have to get credit for what they're doing at any stage of the Champions League", he added.

The Bhoys travelled to Brussels in search of a vital Champions League win, and were in high spirits having beaten Rangers 2-0 in the first Old Firm derby of the season on Saturday.

"They are having a bad time right now but it doesn't mean anything".

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