Quantcast

Celtic flattered Salzburg and AEK

240

When you are knocked out of Europe there is a hope that the victors go on to do well in the tournament.  Valencia overcame Russian fourth placed club, Krasnodar, in the Europa round of 16, but it took a 93rd minute goal to rescue what was an away goals elimination.  Less impressive that Villarreal, who walloped Russian leaders, Zenit, 5-2 on aggregate.

The consensus was that Salzburg were the best team we faced in Europe this season, but they were unable to overturn a 3-0 first leg deficit to Napoli.  Napoli are at a multi-decade peak, adrift of Juventus but comfortably ahead of all others in Italy, but still, when we faced Salzburg they looked strong enough to withstand an evening in Naples.

Valencia may yet make a late push for the trophy, but at this stage, it looks like we were beaten in Europe by teams with limited potential (and let’s remember, AEK lost all six Champions League group games).

Leipzig continue to occupy a Champions League qualification spot in Germany and will still be wondering what went wrong in the Europa League group stage.  That was a worthy scalp, but we flattered Salzburg and AEK.

Share.

About Author

240 Comments
  1. Pages:
  2. 1
  3. 2
  4. 3
  5. 4
  6. 5
  7. 6
  8. 7

  1. onenightinlisbon on

    I don’t agree that us winning the next two trophies should result in Neil Lennon getting the job. He is without doubt a cheap option. He will be handsomely rewarded for his short stint, we should thank him and look for a coach worthy of taking us up a level in Europe. If our ambitions are Neil lennon then they don’t match those of our great support IMHO.

  2. What is that leader all about? Is Paul67 saying we should be arsed about flattering opponents we have forgotten about?

  3. Ron – got in one – takes me back to Primary school when Tiger in the bed was such an innocent question and Claud Balls was the innocent answer

  4. JINKY,

     

     

    Reminds me of being taught the Siamese national anthem which was sung to the same melody as God Save the Quuen –

     

     

    O WOTTA NA SIAM

     

     

    O WOTTA NA SIAM

     

     

    O WOTTA NA

  5. Well seen it’s international week – mon the Siam

     

     

    Matt

     

     

    Great Flood of China by Wan Lang P

  6. So as I staggered uo to Celtic Park today to get me and Tony’s tickets for the semi final, I was stunned by the metaphorical vista of Glasgow green that reminded me of William Wordsworth’s view of the world beneath…so with apologies to him I give you……

     

     

    I wandered lonely as a cloud

     

    That floats on high o’er vales and hills,

     

    When all at once I saw a crowd,

     

    A…………..

     

     

    http://alturl.com/bomb3

     

     

    Hail Hail

     

     

    Matt

  7. Jinkyredstar.

     

     

    I wis trying to remember that wan..but I wis pished.. :)

     

     

    Hail Hail

     

     

    Matt

  8. okay the blog is quiet at the moment, 3 quiz questions which I have put on the blog a few years a go so you might just remember the answers, I a player who lived next door to me in glenboig, celtic daft but got snapped up by Manchester united, 2 a celtic player who lived a few miles from glenboig but his accountant and solicitor lived in glenboig ok a clue he had a pub in Coatbridge, 3 a celtic player that lived 2 doors down from my late father in the parish of holy cross croy .cyber pints all round.hh.

  9. Madhun refereeing Germany v Serbia. 5k euro and a jolly to Wolfsbug, it’s a good life for some.

  10. Seriously now..I think Theresa May is one sexy looking tease.

     

     

    Hail Hail

     

     

    Philip

  11. What’s the – we are slightly losing it cos it’s ages till the bhoys play – we’ve gone kind of free range 60’s 70’s nostalgia

  12. !!BADA BING!! on 20TH MARCH 2019 8:23 PM

     

    Wee Theresa might chuck it here….

     

     

    ——-

     

     

    No chance, they’ll have to drag her out kicking and screaming.

  1. Pages:
  2. 1
  3. 2
  4. 3
  5. 4
  6. 5
  7. 6
  8. 7