Celtic’s European ambitions took a hit on Thursday evening after Brendan Rodgers’ side fell to a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Red Bull Salzburg.
The Bhoys took an early lead through Odsonne Edouard but crumbled in the second period, where goals from Moanes Dabour and Takumi Minamino turned the game on it’s head – with the result sealed when Dabour scored his second of the night from the penalty spot after James Forrest’s red card.
It leaves Celtic likely facing a scrap with Salzburg for second-spot in the group, as RB Leipzig won again, and a tough double-header against the German side awaits in the coming months.
While the result was disappointing, Celtic fans found encouragement from the performance Youssouf Mulumbu.
A free signing back in August, Mulumbu impressed fans on social media with his midfield contributions and a number of outlandish claims followed. We have gathered some of the best below.
Mulumbu is better than Pogba. 👀
— 𝕌𝕋𝕃ℝ (@UTLR1) October 4, 2018
Mulumbu having a great game
— Chris Royle (@KrisRoyle91) October 4, 2018
Mulumbu putting in a performance that Kante would put in his highlight reel.
— – (@Tam_Selleck) October 4, 2018
Don’t want to get ahead of myself but Youssuf Mulumbu is better than N’Golo Kante.
— Anthony O’Hare (@anthonyo2475) October 4, 2018
Any doubts over Mulumbu well & truly put to bed in those first 45 minutes hes came in stepped up & been absolutely brilliant so far💪🏾 Animal
— Steo Kelly (@steokelly89) October 4, 2018
Mulumbu on a free is unreal business which is mental considering how bad our summer was overall
— Declan. (@DecRob94) October 4, 2018
Mulumbu has been excellent so far. 👍👏
— Aye McClane (@ayemcclane) October 4, 2018
We've found a replacement for Scott Brown…turns oot it's a refrigerator called Youssouf Mulumbu. 💚
— Paul Boyle (@Paulboyle67) October 4, 2018
First half thoughts: Mulumbu is elite
— Daniel (@dkmpsk) October 4, 2018