Last night’s drama in Copenhagen was the proverbial game of two halves. Celtic could and should have been out of sight by the break. I am not sure what Stale Solbakken did to change things at the break but Celtic no longer had the freedom of Denmark.
Despite scoring the all-important away goal, Odsonne Edouard is unlikely to recall this game with much enthusiasm. He could have scored four and comfortably put the tie to bed. Instead, we take a good result back to Glasgow, but we know to our cost 1-1 away in the first leg still leaves a lot of work to do.
I was genuinely not concerned when Copenhagen were awarded a penalty by VAR, the first intrusion of this technology for a Scottish side. Such is the confidence in Fraser Forster, we now know to say, “Don’t worry, it’s just a penalty.”
The more penalties he saves, the more likely he is to save future kicks. Penalty takers will be tempted to aim closer to the posts, or hit the ball harder than usual. Fraser is in a positive feedback loop.
Hoping to blog this afternoon on other matters.