Saturday , January 16 2021

Brendan Rodgers enjoys a "fantastic" victory over RB Leipzig – Football

Brendan Rodgers claimed that Celtic won 2-1 Europa League over RB Leipzig was the best European win in Parkhead since becoming chief.

In a match, the Scottish champions had to win realistically to keep up the hopes of qualifying in life, Kieran Tierney's left strike in 11 minutes gave them an interval at intervals.

The Bundesliga side, who hit Celtic 2-0 at the Red Bull Arena last month, scored in the 78th minute by striker Jean-Kevin Augustin, but just one minute later, Odsonne Edouard rebuilt the Scottish championship to six points in group B and at the same level as Ralf Rangnick, who have a better goal and head-to-head difference.

Celtic traveled to Trondheim to play in Rosenborg on November 29 before hosting Salzburg, which has the highest points in their last game.

Asked if it was the best win at Celtic Park since its takeover in 2016, Rodgers said: "I can not challenge this if you look at the opponent's level and our performance against this.

"People see the pressure as negative, I said the next day. This was a pressure game we had to win, but you saw the team's positivity.

"What I was pleased with was the performance against a very good part that I played without fear.

"We brought the aggression and identity of the game. We saw the team who returned to the last seven games and it is nice to see that we can do it not only internally, but against one of the best teams in Europe.

"It was a fantastic victory and I was very proud."

Rodgers insists his players have been inspired by another great European night at Celtic Park.

He said: "If you have never been to the Celtic Park before being one of the most innocuous areas in European football.

"Some of the best teams in the world have come here over the years and have suffered.

"Emotion on the stadium really helps us as a team, and supporters are very proud of their players.

"It was a very emotional game tonight, our players stole this and our supporters helped us win."

Rangnick thinks his side has to win the last two matches in group B to get through.

He said: "After I recognized the purpose I did not play well, the second half was better, I was dominant and dangerous, but if you are balancing in the 80th minute, you can not accept it after that.

"With a draw, a victory would have been enough, but now we need a victory in Salzburg and probably in Trondheim, so we are not happy with the loss.

"I am very frustrated by the second goal I have accepted."

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