MIKAEL LUSTIG praised keeper Craig Gordon for the reflex save that kept Celtic on course for victory at Ibrox yesterday.
The Hoops were leading 1-0 through Tom Rogic’s rocket five minutes after the interval, when the Scotland international No.1 was brought into action.
Swedish defender Lustig admits the result could have been so different had it not been for Gordon’s remarkable intervention.
The shotstopper reacted superbly to a close-range header from Alfredo Morelos as Pedro Caixinha’s side tried to get back into the game.
Lustig said: “Maybe Rangers (sic) had a short two or three minute spell just after we scored, but after that we were really comfortable.
“Craig made a top-drawer save to keep it at 1-0. You need a really good keeper in these games and we have got that in Craig.
“His save was vital. Maybe had they gone to 1-1, it could have been a different game.
“But from that moment one we proved we’re the best team again.”
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