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Cafu has your pictures on his bedroom wall- Celtic fans salute forgotten defender

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Celtic fans were delighted by the display of Cristian Gamboa during the 3-1 win over Rosenborg.

The Costa Rica defender only made three appearances last season with Mikael Lustig, Jack Hendry, Anthony Ralston and Kris Ajer all preferred at right-back.

A run of injuries, World Cup commitments and the suspension of Jozo Simunovic opened the door for Gamboa to face one of his old sides.

Backing up James Forrest down the right Gamboa put in his usual industrious performance despite being out of favour since February.

One incident midway through the second half highlighted his performance when a Rosenborg player had a head start but was quickly caught up with and a breakaway denied while covering for Kieran Tierney down the left flank.

Lustig should be in contention for a return to the team over the next fortnight but on last night’s display it would be cruel to drop Gamboa from the team.

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