Very hard game to sum up tonight, a 3-1 defeat I don’t think we deserved I think 2-2 would have been fairer, for 70 minutes Celtic pressed well and created chances. But the newspapers and official UEFA website will say “Celtic are through to the last 32 in the Europa”
Salzburg came out all guns blazing and were 2-0 through Alan and could have had another few. Then from nowhere a cracking cross and Johansen brought it back to 2-1, brilliant finish from an ever improving player
The 2nd half Celtic owned, Griffiths with a header, Commons with an open goal but Ambrose got in the way, we created so many half chances, we got to the goal line so much but the ball back into the box was not good enough. I think Ronny with 5 minutes to go knew we were through but 2-2 would have been perfect.
McGregor was poor 1st half but in these first 20 minutes Celtic were either taken aback or Salzburg were just amazing. The positive for me is we are through. The 2nd half Celtic were superb, we owned a superb side, to lose a 3rd goal in the dying seconds was just a downer
We are through, Guidetti can play and this might sway him to sign. Celtic are 3 players away from being a better side. An attacking midfielder another solid centre half as Ambrose fell asleep at Alan’s 2nd goal and he is bad for ball watching.
We now take on Hearts to keep ourselves in all competitions. If we beat Hearts we are top of the league, in Europe past Christmas and although it is hard to see there actually are signs of good things coming. Gudetti can now play in all games and this will help
We deserved 2-2 but we are through to the last 32, we have a chance to sign players or get Commons and Guidetti signed up, whatever Ronny needs to do
I will take this all day long, we have been ok in Europe away this season, we could win our last one and top it all off. So let’s look forward to the next game. We were VERY unlucky not to walk away 2-2 tonight. We were playing a very good side and we made them look ordinary for large spells of the game. Denayer was missed, Lustig was missed, Forest should have started.
But, If, etc, we are through, moving on