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Celtic have come up well short in Europe- Chris Sutton’s brutal Europa summary

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Celtic were involved in another Europa League thriller but after being edged out in a share of five goals Ange Postecoglou’s side find themselves in the Europa Conference after Christmas.

Over the course of three Europa League ties on the road Celtic ended up with an aggregate score of 8-9.

Josip Juranovic and Jota scored memorable goals for the away fans to celebrate but in the end goals in the 82nd and 87th minutes from Robert Andrich and Moussa Diaby gave the Germans a 3-2 victory and a place in the last 16 of the Europa League.

There was a lot to admire in Celtic’s performance but at this level anything less than complete concentration for 90 minutes proves costly.

In the 70th minute Jota and James Forrest were substituted, soon afterwards Kyogo Furuhashi and Nir Bitton were replaced with Celtic dropping deeper and deeper as they struggled to retain possession.

The depth of squad isn’t there but with the transfer window opening in five weeks’ time the spotlight is on the Celtic board to deliver on Postecoglou’s wish list.

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6 comments

  • Don Cowie says:

    Same old story, big defensive problems in Europe going back to Rodgers era, Kennedy has been there all that time, is he the problem? Turnbull just not good enough at that level, way off what is required

  • Kyogos Dream Team says:

    Substitutions Fuked us! Mccarthys Dun, Ajeti never been anything other than Dun & Johnstone just no got it!!

  • Stev says:

    Montgomery and scales were the subs required. We were winning ffs. Shore it up. You cant attack all the time,especially when the result we needed was there.

  • Gerard Glen says:

    Every sub terrible.ajeti is an absolute dud.abada not good enough but young so can improve.macarthy a total waste of money.

  • Peter Cassidy says:

    Just not good enough by ange we should be able to defend better go tight and hit them on the break not attacking all the time drains the players so disappointing again in europe ange has not learned from previous matches you will get picked off by better teams in europe playing this way. Hope we are up for it on Sunday this came really important than europa at present .

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