KRIS COMMONS admitted Celtic got the break they didn’t want against Fenerbahce in the 2-2 draw at Parkhead.
The midfielder, who scored a superb second goal to give the Hoops a 2-0 advantage, reckons the tie turned before and after the interval.
An error from Efe Ambrose allowed sub Fernandao to pull one back and the Brazilian headed in the equaliser.
Commons said: “Either side of half-time was absolutely pivot for us.
“Of course, it would have been nice to come with a two-goal lead, but, unfortunately, accidents happen.
“We got off to a good tempo and once we got a couple of goals and had a full head of steam the crowd then came into play. They were brilliant, as usual.
“But, as I said, the turning point was either side of the break.
“We conceded really late in the first-half and then again from a corner-kick at the start of the second.
“I believe if we can sharpen up those side of things then we can do really well in this competition.
“In the grand scheme of things, a draw was probably the right result.”
Skipper Scott Brown added: “We found it difficult to handle them when they changed their system before the interval.
“They put on Fernandao to play alongside Robin van Persie in a two-man attack down the middle and it gave us problems.
“I still think we played well, though, and could have taken the three points.”