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GERMAN PRAISE FOR CELTIC PARK ATMOSPHERE

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THE German Press praised Celtic and the Parkhead atmosphere during Bayern Munich’s 2-1 Champions League win.

Express said: “Celtic showed the anticipated passion. However, because of a lack of class and quality, and Javi Martinez in defensive midfield who had an outstanding game, many of their attacks were thwarted.”

Abendzeitung quoted Bayern defender Niklas Sule as saying: “It was a very close game with a lucky victory for us.”

Talking about the home support, he added: “Everybody had goosebumps.”

According to the newspaper, Arjen Robben added: “You don’t often experience an atmosphere like that, you have to enjoy it.

“It was outstanding, but more importantly, we won.

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“It was not our best game, but it was our third game in six days. We just have to be happy with the win.”

Der Tagesspiegel reported: “Celtic Park is perhaps the most beautiful stadium in Europe; atmospheric, steep and narrow.

“It’s too bad that Celtic are not as big as they once were.”

In the same newspaper, goalkeeper Sven Ulreich is quoted as saying: “We knew Celtic would be better tonight. It was important that we took the lead.”

Bild credited the Hoops with starting well, before Kingsley Coman opened the scoring, and made reference to the “legendary Celtic fans”.

Suddeutsche Zeitung remarked: “All the Bayern players raved about the atmosphere.”

Bayern’s chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge was reported describing the match as “football in pure culture, like it was in the old days.”

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