Celtic’s Champions League roller-coaster continued last night with Brendan Rodgers’s unpredictable bhoys coming back to earn a 1-1 draw against Borussia Monchengladbach.
There was a fantastic atmosphere inside Borussia Park with the two teams serving up an entertaining 90 minutes that pleased the visiting support more than the home fans.
Scott Sinclair had already hit the post when Lars Stindl opened the scoring for the home-side who, at one stage, were sitting two points ahead of Manchester City and eyeing up Matchday 5 with some confidence.
Celtic were entitled to feel unfortunate to be behind at the break but after weathering a mini-storm at the start of the second half they found their feet again, made passes and looked at home playing at the highest level.
There had been a few threats on the Borussia goal but it took a great pass from Patrick Roberts to Moussa Dembele in the 75th minute to swing the match in Celtic’s favour.
Julian Korb was rightly sent off for grabbing the striker around the waist and after a long nervy wait, the former Fulham kid stepped up to score from the penalty spot.
It could have been more, Callum McGregor failed to hit the target when presented with an 87th minute one-on-one with Jann Sommer, with his shot slipping well wide of the post.
A win would have been fantastic but a well deserved away point will always be welcome as Rodgers develops a squad capable of competing in the Champions League following two bleak seasons lost in the Europa League.
Enjoy a re-run of last night’s highlights from BT Sport…