Ronny Deila reacts to Virgil van Dijk's sending off

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The Celtic boss was disappointed with the decision that changed the game in Inter Milan's favour.

Ronny Deila has pointed the finger of blame at Celtic's match referee after his side were knocked out of the Europa League by Inter Milan, according to the club's official Twitter feed.

Celtic had drawn the first leg of their Europa League last-32 tie against Inter Milan 3-3 and came to Italy knowing they realistically needed to win to progress to the next stage of the competition.

What would certainly help was a clean sheet - and that's exactly what the Bhoys managed right until the death.

But Virgil van Dijk's first-half sending changed the game in Inter's favour, with the Dutchman being sent off for two bookable offences.

Deila, however, felt the red card was 'very cheap' and believes the match official had a 'bad day' at the office.

Losing Van Dijk made life extremely difficult for Celtic and they represented British football with aplomb in the circumstances.

Celtic can now concentrate on domestic matters, as they can still win a treble in Scotland.

Key to those ambitions will be this Sunday afternoon's clash with second-placed Aberdeen, to be held at Celtic Park.

As for the Europa League, the Bhoys acquitted themselves exceptionally well and have the memory of two superb European nights that no one can take away from them. Not even the referee!

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