Celtic kept their European hopes alive last night with a 1-1 draw against Borussia Monchengladbach, which sets up an exciting finish to their Champions League group.
Whilst the Scottish champions still have a chance of reaching the knock-out stages, a more realistic target for Celtic would be to seal a third-place spot and move to the Europa League, which would require them to better Gladbach’s results in the final two matches of the group against Barcelona and Manchester City.
It’s not an easy situation for Celtic to emerge from but Brendan Rodgers’ side are performing above expectations this season, after being handed a very tricky group, and one former player has praised their performances.
Celtic outstanding effort upsetting the odds! Not many thought they could come out and play with such desire and commitment.. #hoops ????
— John Hartson (@JohnHartson10) November 1, 2016
Having secured draws against Gladbach and Manchester City so far this season, Celtic will be looking to go one better in the final matches and seal a memorable victory against the Citizens or Barcelona.
Celtic do have positive history against Barcelona though, having beaten the Catalan giants twice and drawing twice at the Nou Camp. A repeat of either of those achievements would certainly be historic.