Celtic fans react on Twitter to Nir Bitton performance against Malmo

Celtic midfielder Nir Bitton scored as the Bhoys took a step closer to the group stage of the Champions League last night.

Celtic secured a narrow first leg advantage in the first leg of their Champions League play-off game against Malmo, winning 3-2 ahead of the return trip to Sweden.

Celtic boss Ronny Deila will be frustrated by the way his team let an advantageous position slip, with the club’s opponents falling behind early in the game before coming back with a couple of important away goals which keeps them in the tie.

Leigh Griffiths continued his good form this season with a brace, while talented midfielder Nir Bitton picked up a goal to cap off a decent performance through the middle of the team.

Bitton has become one of the first names down on the team sheet for Deila, because he’s capable of having a big impact over the side across different competitions on a consistent basis.

He controls the tempo and pace of the play going forward, while also offering some important extra protection when Celtic are on the back foot and scrambling under pressure.

Bitton needs to stay fit because of his importance to the team and he needs to ensure that he’s on top form in the second leg.

With the benefit of away goals in the bank, it’s going to be interesting to see how Malmo approach the second leg because they know they can sit back and look to score just that vital single goal.

Bitton is someone who needs to be at the top of his game during that match to keep the midfield structured and well organised when the Bhoys are under pressure and to get things moving forward quickly, when Celtic pick up possession and have the chance to start building patches of their own pressure in the biggest game of their season so far.

Here’s what Celtic fans made of Bitton’s performance last night.

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