Brendan Rodgers "very proud" of Celtic performance in Bayern Munich clash

Tierney said of Rodgers ‘I’ve a lot to thank him for

Tierney said of Rodgers ‘I’ve a lot to thank him for

The Spaniard has already lost to Celtic whilst at Barcelona and has warned his teammates to expect an 'English-style' encounter at Parkhead.

That meant, with two Group B fixtures to go, the Scottish champions will be fighting Anderlecht for third spot and a place in the Europa League.

Though the hosts started well, Coman broke the deadlock for Bayern in controversial fashion in the 22nd minute, appearing to handle a long ball from goalkeeper Sven Ulreich before firing home following a horrendous mix-up in the Celtic defence. As might be said about a clutch of those in Celtic's ranks on the evidence of this contest.

Defensive pairing Erik Sviatchenko and Jozo Simunovic both remain sidelined for the Hoops, with knee and hamstring injuries respectively. It was a different story here, and they could have led in the fifth minute. It was that sort of half for Celtic.

"Celtic have done great to get to the Champions League but there has to come a point when you say you can't keep learning all the time - you have to make a mark in it".

"It is another step for us being a competitive side, and playing football, at this level".

Hoops midfielder Stuart Armstrong missed a sitter in five minutes, mis-kicking six yards out after James Forrest's perfect cross. Bayern, who no doubt had half an eye on a big Bundesliga match against Borussia Dortmund on Saturday, rarely threatened, with the one notable chance from James Rodríguez saved by Gordon. Forrest created the opportunity with more electrifying footwork and a clever pass to McGregor, who kept calm and drilled the ball through Ulreich.

Spurs' interest has been so significant, that they've moved ahead of United in the race to sign the Scottish international. The rehabilitation of Dembele, right, as a potential £40m player will require more than what he was able to produce for the occasion. Forrest managed to find McGregor, with Rafinha putting in a hopeless attempt at intercepting it, with McGregor coolly slotting past Ulreich to send the home crowd into raptures.

The doom-mongers are out despite CR7 scoring 11 goals in 15 games for club and country so far this campaign.

However, it was Coman, an injury doubt in the run-up to the game, who handed the German champions the lead as a comedy of errors let Bayern in.

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