Celtic ‘a joy to watch’ as they beat Rosenborg in Champions League qualifier

first_img Arsenal fans are in for a treat when Tierney gets into stride, Brown says Celtic fans have cost club over €500,000 – ‘They’re an embarrassment’, says McCoist Odsonne Edouard scored twice for Celtic 1 Rangers slip up at Aberdeen as Celtic go two points clear in Scottish Premiership Celtic news Big Sam makes ‘Allardicio’ Man United claim, says anyone can win with Celtic do it Forster heroics as ten-man Celtic stun dominant Rangers to win League Cup Old Firm Rangers vs Celtic: Kick-off time, how to watch for free and team news cup final ultras center_img ‘Rangers must deliver’ – Celtic hero warns Gerrard and slams ‘serial loser’ Tavernier Rodgers, whose side edged past Rosenborg 1-0 on aggregate last season in qualifying, said: “It was a real demonstration of maturity and staying calm under that pressure and at the end of the game we could have had five or six goals.“I sat here last year at 0-0 and was happy but felt we could have been better but tonight I sit in a much better place, with how we played, with a two-goal advantage but we know it is going to be another tough game for us over there.“The team is maturing and evolving all the time at this stage of the season but for me it was a joy to watch this evening.“Not just all the good stuff, dealing with the adversity during the game, that is a part of it.“It is not always clean and pure and scoring five and six goals, you judge your team as well when they are down and they were absolutely fantastic and showed that mentality to win the game well.” rival joy On 20-year-old Edouard, bought for a reported club-record fee of £9million from Paris St Germain in the summer after a successful loan spell last season, the manager said: “He is a class player. He has shown that from the first day he walked into the building.“The first goal looked so simple but you see his movement to create the space and he just passed it in.“The second goal, he times his run perfectly and a mark of the top striker, to have that confidence on the big occasion, to show that calmness under pressure, was brilliant.”Rini Coolen, installed as Rosenborg interim boss last week after the Norwegian club controversially sacked their manager Kare Ingebrigsten, admitted Celtic were superior but refused to concede the tie.He said: “Celtic were the better team and deserved to win, no doubt about that. We will not give up.“It will be very difficult, very tough. Celtic are at a different level but that doesn’t mean a team wins.“We are at home and play in front of our home crowd which will help us a lot so we will not give up and you never know.” Brendan Rodgers described Celtic as “joy to watch” after watching his side come from behind to beat Rosenborg 3-1 in the first-leg of their Champions League second qualifying round.The Norwegian champions took the lead in the 15th minute through defender Birger Meling at Celtic Park.However, the home side rolled up their sleeves and goals from striker Odsonne Edouard and fellow Frenchman Olivier Ntcham either side of the break put them ahead before Edouard stretched that lead with a well-taken goal in the 75th minute. NAME GAME CONFIRMED GOT IT ALL round-up Man United, Arsenal, Wolves, Rangers and Celtic discover Europa League opponents last_img

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