While Celtic were taking care of business in Dundee, Ferencvaros had the weekend off to prepare for their Champions League qualifying game in Glasgow on Wednesday. This means the Hungarian champions have played only two competitive games since the end of June, one in the league and last week’s qualifier against Djurgardens.
Rested players are better than tired players, but I would not be happy if Celtic were going into this match having played so few games. Neil Lennon will have learned things from Saturday’s game that will inform his plans for Ferencvaros.
French clubs have been European champions as often as Scottish clubs. PSG have two of the most talented and expensive strikers in the world, but they both failed to take the gilt-edged chances that fell their way in Lisbon last night, so France and Scotland stay tied on one win each.
90 minutes pass quickly in knockout football but the pain of regret lingers, just think back to Cluj or Copenhagen. I would use post-match photos of Neymar to motivate the players ahead of Wednesday. No one wants to feel like that loser.