Five fantastic photos from Celtic’s draw with Monchengladbach

For the second time in their Champions League campaign, Celtic bounced back from a disappointing result to show that they are fast learners in the most demanding of arenas.

After enduringĀ a bit of a runaround at home a fortnight ago, the Hoops were expected to travel to Germany on a damage limitation exercise held together by a new look defence missing three key players.

While Borussia Monchengladbach started the match strongly, Celtic soon came to terms with the pace of the game and almost opened the scoring when a Scott Sinclair shot struck the inside of the post.

Falling behind wasn’t the end of the world, with the feeling among most Celtic fans being that their side were unlucky to be behind at the break.

A telling feature since Brendan Rodgers arrived has been the use of substitutes, with Patrick Roberts and Callum McGregor heavily involved in the second half talking points.

In the 75th minute, Roberts threaded a perfect ball through to Moussa Dembele – who netted confidently from the penalty spot after being rugby tackled.

With three minutes left to play, Roberts laid a passĀ for Callum McGregor but the midfielder’s perfectly-timed run wasn’t matched by the finish with his shot sliding past the post.

 


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