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EX-CELTS’ EURO DELIGHT

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CHAMPIONS League two-goal hero Moussa Dembele thanked former Celtic striker Chris Sutton after dumping Manchester City in Lisbon last night.

The ex-Hoops powerhouse came off the substitutes’ bench to fire a late double salvo to send Pep Guardiola’s much-fancied side crashing to a shock 3-1 defeat.

And Sutton was swift to respond when he tweeted: “Delighted for Moussa Dembele. Another player developed in Scotland and stupidly shunned by Premier League clubs…he just knocked out moneybags Manchester City…when will clubs south of the border learn…”

Dembele, who spent two seasons in Glasgow after signing from Fulham in the summer of 2016, shared Sutton’s tweet and replied: “Thank you Chris I appreciate it. The semi-final will be another battle but I’m used to it.”

The French outfit, who paid £19.8million for the hitman in June 2018, now face Bayern Munich, 8-2 conquerors of Barcelona, in the semi-final of the elite competition on Wednesday night.

The 24-year-old forward scored 51 goals in 94 games for Celtic and it is not the first time he has claimed a double against City – he grabbed a duo in a 3-3 Champions League group game in Glasgow in September 2016.

Former Hoops loan star Jason Denayer also enjoyed playing a role in Lyon’s victory over his ex-Etihad team-mates.

 
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