A stoppage time goal from Jens Petter Hauge cast a shadow over Celtic as they fell to a 3-1 defeat from AC Milan in the opening match of the Europa League.
At half time there was a feeling of dread among the supporters as the hoops trailed 2-0 with the three man defence badly exposed by the Serie A leaders.
No doubt Neil Lennon will regret not going with a back 4… Laxalt very good and good to see Rogic back with some nice touches… can’t get away from it though another disappointing night for Celtic…
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) October 22, 2020
Neil Lennon switched to a back four at the break, during the second half Tom Rogic was introduced and suddenly the home side looked more recognisable with Moi Elyounoussi heading hope from a 76th minute Ryan Christie corner.
Jeremie Frimpong threatened to create an equaliser as he harried down the right but deep into stoppage time Hauge put the match beyond doubt with the Celtic defence left badly exposed.
The scoreline doesn’t look encouraging but after months of flat, tepid displays there were signs of last season’s form during the second half to take to Aberdeen on Sunday- starting with an old school back four.