The Prestigous Europa League thread 2018/2019


I don’t think there’s any evidence to suggest that.


Pipita puts Milan 2-1 up.

Lovely goal.


I think if you looked at the likes of Griffiths, Ntcham and Lustig tonight you’d have your answer.


Cutrone with his second.

The future Bomber of the Azzurri.


For that second goal he doesn’t ever really look like a defender. How is he not even fouling is man? He probably can’t prevent the goal or would be lucky to block it but he doesn’t really fight for it properly.


In the famous words of Neil Warnock - “soft as shit”.


Hendry’s reactions for the first goal are pathetic on third and fourth viewing.

I’ve noticed little things like that with him in his Celtic career so far. We gave up a chance in the first half when a throw-in should have gone our way. He just stood over on the left flank and didn’t react and sprint back into the box. His concentration, focus and appreciation of danger is way off. Maybe it’ll come in time but he shouldn’t be starting now.

Mulumbu was good in a destructive way before he flagged. But he’s played once since May and couldn’t be match fit, but is expected to hold the midfield together. It’s an indictment on the summer transfer activity and lack of squad depth.

We crumbled in the second half. Really weak stuff. We’re miles away from the 2016/17 team.


Agreed. It was a pathetic effort. Casual and soft and slow.

It’s a cluster fuck of a goal. It’s 3v3 at the start but Hendry stands way off his man so Boyata has to go and attack the ball and leave the Israeli chap. Hendry takes forever to realize he needs to cover back across now and of course Lustig just ambles over instead of pinning the guy who has no angle to knock it back.


Loic Nego playing for Vidi. :eek:


Poor miss by Al.


Great result for our coefficient at Ibrox.

cc @mickee321.


Celtic are kicking off at 5.55 in Leipzig.

Missing Brown (2-3 weeks, calf), Rogic (unknown, knee), Forrest (suspended, red card for last man foul in Salzburg) and possibly Benkovic also. Disappointed if Benkovic misses out as he did well at home to Rosenburg and has been very good in the SPL too. Wanted to see how he gets on in a difficult away European game alongside Boyata, but they’re nursing him through a longstanding achilles problem and he’s only playing once per week lately. Mulumbu might be injured too actually.

It’ll be a bit of a mish mash of a team.



Oh Christ on a Bike.


Gamboa, Simunovic, Boyata, Tierney;
McGregor, Kouassi, Ntcham;
Morgan, Edouard, Christie.


I’m scared.


Celtic nearly took the league in their hi-vis kit.

In fairness, Leipzig have their second string out.


Kouassi has had a decent start.


A very fussy referee.


Celtic really should be getting something out of this.

Ntcham was awesome there, McGregor has made a lot of errors so far.


Ah didn’t realise it was a Leipzig second string. Was wondering why Celtic were doing relatively well.