Celtic star makes only 20 passes, but creates four chances in Europa League draw

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Former Nottingham Forest star Kris Commons provided an assist as Celtic drew with Red Bull Salzburg.

Celtic ground out a 2-2 draw in Austria, to get their Europa League campaign off to a solid start.

After being knocked out of the Champions League qualifying rounds twice, due to a controversial reinstatement, getting a result was vital for the side's confidence.

Celtic's goals came from Scott Brown and Mubarak Wakaso, with Kris Commons laying on one of the assists.

Commons' performance was a fascinating one, for he only made 20 passes, yet created four goalscoring opportunities, an impressive ratio in terms of productivity.

No other Celtic player created more than one goalscoring chance on the night.

In general the rest of his game was little to shout about, one shot on goal which failed to hit the target, one tackle, and 70 per cent of his passes completed.

Commons was substituted for Aleksandar Tonev late on, as Celtic attempted to defend their 2-1 lead, but were pegged back by a Jonathan Soriano equaliser only three minutes later.

Fascinatingly, Celtic scored from their only two shots on target, with goalkeeper Craig Gordon an impressive barrier in ensuring Salzburg's nine on target resulted only in two goals.

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