Celtic defeated Rennes 2-0 at Celtic Park in a pre-season friendly today.
The Scottish Premiership champions got the better of the French outfit 2-0 at Celtic Park in a pre-season friendly.
Leigh Griffiths put the Hoops in the lead in the 12th minute, and Gary Mackay-Steven doubled the home team’s advantage midway through the first half.
It was a pretty comfortable win for Celtic, who will take on FK Qarabag in a Champions League qualifier on Wednesday.
Deila was pleased with the performance produced by his players today and said the following:
RD: I’m pleased with the attitude and performance. There are always things we can do better but overall it was a good performance.— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) July 25, 2015
The Norwegian also gave an injury update ahead of Wednesday’s key game.
RD on Charlie Mulgrew: Hopefully he’ll be ready for Wednesday.— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) July 25, 2015
RD on Stefan Johansen: Stefan was a little stiff in his back. He had that before the game in Iceland. Mika we are dealing with.— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) July 25, 2015
Celtic will head into the Champions League third qualifying round tie against Qarabag with confidence, although it will not be easy.
The first leg of the tie is at Celtic Park, which means that the Hoops will have to win by a good margin to ease the pressure off themselves for the second leg.