ROSENBORG 1 CELTIC 3 (Agg: 2-5); 2nd leg, September 27.
THE visitors were stunned when Jan Christiansen lobbed Evan Williams to open the scoring eight minutes before the interval.
Celtic were now trailing in the tie because of the away goal rule and boss Stein got to work on his players during the half-time break to make sure they were not on the receiving end of an embarrassing scoreline.
The players responded and Macari equalised on the night with a tap-in from close range in the 57th minute.
With eight minutes to go, Harry Hood struck for a second and Kenny Dalglish, with his first-ever European goal, made sure of a place in the next round with a third a minute from time.
CELTIC 1 ROSENBORG 0; Champions League group stage, October 10, 2001
AN expertly-taken deadball effort from Alan Thompson in the 21st minute gave Celtic their first-ever win in the Champions League group stages at Parkhead, watched by a crowd of 57,233.
Martin O’Neill’s team were awarded a free-kick on the edge of the box after Stan Petrov had been fouled.
Henrik Larsson acted as a decoy as he ran over the ball and Thompson drilled an effort low past the keeper at his left-hand post.
The return of Harald Brattbakk to the east end of Glasgow added spice to the confrontation and the Norwegian brought a flutter to the hearts of the home fans with a fine run into the box before he was thwarted by a strong tackle from Johan Mjallby.
CELTIC 0 ROSENBORG 0; Champions League qualifier, July 26. 2017
BRENDAN RODGERS’ side struggled against a well-drilled Norwegian outfit in Glasgow.
The Hoops went into the crucial tie without the injured Moussa Dembele and the suspended Leigh Griffiths. The strikers collected 50 goals between them last season with the French Under-21 international hitting 32.
Visiting keeper Andre Hansen had a comfortable evening against a Rodgers line-up that failed to make much headway against a packed defence.
The nearest to a goal from the home side was a flashing low drive from James Forrest in the second-half that beat the goalie, but zipped inches past the far post.
Rodgers said aftrwards: “Nil-nil is never a bad result in Europe. It is important if you don’t score, you don’t concede.”