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‘CELTIC’S BIG REGRET,’ BRATTBAKK

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FORMER Celtic hero Harald Brattbakk wonders if it is the last post for his old club in the Champions League.

The Hoops struck the woodwork twice in their 3-1 win over Rosenborg at Parkhead in midweek – and the Norwegian reckons that could be crucial.

Callum McGregor and Olivier Ntcham were both out of luck with excellent efforts as Brendan Rodgers’ men attempted to build on their first leg advantage.

Brattbakk agrees his countrymen are fortunate still to be in with a chance as they prepare for the return tie in Trondheim on Wednesday.

The 47-year-old former striker, who helped Celtic stop an Ibrox 10 in a row in 1998, spent 10 years at Rosenborg.

THREE – AND EASY? Olivier Ntcham curls in Celtic’s second goal in the 3-1 win over Rosenborg. But Harald Brattbakk wonders if it will be enough to see the Hoops through on Wednesday.

However, he conceded: “They were lucky not to concede another two – and at 4-1 down, the tie would definitely be over for them.

“But at 3-1, with an away goal, they only need two goals to go through. And that hope is what they will now be holding on to.

“It’s something that Celtic will definitely regret, not scoring that vital fourth goal. But even if Rosenborg score two, they still need to keep a clean sheet.

“The crossbar helped them in Glasgow, but they can’t depend on that again.

“Rosenborg didn’t show enough threat in the first leg. They failed to cause Celtic problems.Trying to defend, especially when you have a lead, is fine.

“But you still have to create something at the other end, as well, and that was missing from their game after they scored.

“Celtic are the better team and, of course, they can score in Norway.

“But, at least from Rosenborg’s point of view, the tie is not over – like it would have been if they’d conceded again.”

 
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