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‘THE FEELING IS WEIRD,’ JOZO

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JOZO SIMUNOVIC admitted it was “weird” as Celtic booked their place in the Europa League knock-out stages following a defeat from RB Salzburg at a packed Parkhead last night.

A dramatic evening in the east end of Glasgow saw the Hoops lose their first European tie at home after seven outings this season.

However, the ground was rocking deep into stoppage time with the unbeaten Austrians winning 2-1, despite Olivier Ntcham’s consolation strike following a fluffed penalty-kick.

News had filtered through of Rosenborg’s 86th-minute equaliser against RB Leipzig and the game in Germany ended in a 1-1 stalemate meaning the Scottish champions ended with nine points, two more than the Bundesliga outfit.

Now the Croatian defender is eager for Brendan Rodgers’ side to get a big name in the last-32 draw which will take place on Monday.

The centre-half, who has returned to the team in the absence of hamstring victim Dedryck Boyata, said: “The feeling is weird.

“I’m never happy when I lose a game and we got beaten.

“But we are there, that’s the most important thing.

“We still have time till the next games, but give us a big team. Why not?”

Here is a list of teams Jozo and his team-mates could face in their bid to reach the last-16 of the competition:

Arsenal

Benfica

Real Betis

Chelsea

Dinamo Zagreb

Dynamo Kiev

Frankfurt

Genk

Inter Milan

Bayer Leverkusen

Napoli

Sevilla

Valencia

Villarreal

Zenit St Peterburg

*Ties are due on February 14/21.

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