Time for coterie of creative Celts

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Leipzig went into the Europa League campaign third seed but favourites to win the group.  All that changed when they lost 2-3 at home to Salzburg in the opening game, but a 1-3 win in Rosenborg and a 2-0 win over Celtic last time out in Germany steadied the ship.

That defeat to Salzburg is one of only two defeats in all competitions for Leipzig, the other coming against Bundesliga toppers Borussia Dortmund.  Leipzig are fourth in the domestic league, a point behind both Bayern Munich and Borussia Monchengladbach.

Since that game in Trondheim, they have gone six games without conceding, this is a team who know how to defend.  A point should be enough for them tonight, so Celtic can expect to work for whatever opportunities they get.

Celtic are also a team on form.  Their early season woes are behind them, as they have hit 6, 4, 3, 5 and 5 goals in successive domestic games.  The game has the look for ‘irresistible force meets immovable object’ about it.

Unlike the qualifications games against AEK Athens, or even Suduva, Celtic can play unburdened by pressure tonight.  They can afford to allow the coterie of creative Celts to take the game to Leipzig, knowing that there is little to be earned from closing the game down.  Give Callum McGregor, Tom Rogic, Ryan Christie, Scott Sinclair and James Forrest and opportunity to test their attacking prowess against what is currently the best defence in Germany.

Are we going to win?  I’ve no idea, but I want to know how well we can perform when the shackles are off.

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  1. I see sevco have let the angry toddler loose on their typewriter again. Is a personal attack on a ref not bringing the game into disrepute?

     

    Not so long ago sevco targetted sfa employees, whom they considered “Celtic minded” causing one to resign. Are they now doing the same with referees?

  2. Staggered to come in and see the huns 0-1 up in Moscow. Do we have some sort of mental inferiority complex or hoodoo in Europe that makes it near so sodding hard to achieve what that shower of no hopers appear to do at ease?

  3. Jockodee

     

     

    Glad you had a great day at Celtic park

     

    Hope you have many more :-)

     

     

    Mon the galicians

     

     

    HH

     

     

    Glasgowdave

     

     

    Good to see you posting hope life is treating you good.

     

    HH

  4. i'vehadtochangemymind on

    weird european form – they were lucky against the buddies with a crossshot and score 2 away – keep doing well in europe poxie g – it’ll keep you in the job for longer

  5. Jeez-o, who’s worse – the Huns or Spartak?

     

     

    Why couldn’t we have drawn the likes of Spartak in the CL qualifiers?

     

     

    This has got 8-8 written all over it…

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