Celtic strikes late at Lazio to progress in Europa League


"They have a great team, they have great players and players who are worth a lot of money".

Moussa performed in some memorable European evenings for Celtic but not an away working day like we just witnessed.

Ciro Immobile handed the hosts a deserved lead but Lennon's side grew into the game and came charging back, with James Forrest and Olivier Ntcham sending the 9,000 travelling Celtic fans delirious.

The goal also clinched a remarkable double over the Serie A side and Lennon said: "I am so happy and proud of the team".

Lazio boss Simone Inzaghi admits they failed to take their chances in defeat to Europa League opponents Celtic.

As both sides went for the victor Ntcham latched on to an Odsonne Edouard pass in the fifth of five added minutes and dinked the ball over goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha to guarantee Celtic a place in the last-32 of the Europa League with two Group E fixtures remaining. Had the Portuguese side been more clinical in the final third, then the Gunners could have been facing up to a heavy defeat. Rangers are having made use of to this emotion yet again.

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Scott Brown went agonisingly close as Celtic pressed hard for a second, though Lazio would have moved back ahead if not for Forster's superb stop from a Sergej Milinkovic-Savic header.

Gerrard heaped the praise on goalscorer Alfredo Morelos after the game, in which the Colombian scored one and set up the other in their 2-0 win.

On games like tonight, that's no huge shock - but how numerous more will they be operating together if he keeps it up?

As the game ticked into stoppage time though, it looked like both sides would have to settle for a draw.

And it was no different versus Bratislava - Jimenez run property a late header, as Wolves won 3 consecutive games in significant European competition for the first time given that winning their opening 6 in the 1971-72 UEFA Cup campaign.