Borussia Monchengladbach forward suggests Celtic were fortunate to earn draw

Borussia Monchengladbach's Lars Stindl scores their first goal against Celtic

Celtic kept their Champions League hopes alive with a 1-1 draw.

Borussia Monchengladbach forward Lars Stindl has suggested that the Bundesliga side should have been out of sight before Celtic's equaliser in their Champions League group-stage clash in midweek, the Evening Times reports.

Gladbach took the lead shortly after the half-hour mark through Stindl. And while many would have expected the Hoops' European hopes to be completely dashed following the opener - especially after Monchengladbach's win in Glasgow previously - Brendan Rodgers' men managed to fight back.

Celtic's Moussa Dembele celebrates scoring their first goalCeltic's Moussa Dembele celebrates the equaliser

A second-half penalty from Moussa Dembele ensured that the Bhoys came away from the fixture with a point that could prove to be crucial come the end of the group-stages.

But Stindl insisted that Celtic were somewhat fortunate to be in a position for their goal to be an equaliser.

Borussia Monchengladbach's Lars Stindl scores their first goal against CelticLars Stindl

"Celtic played a ball through to their striker and we were a bit slow to react. That can happen in football," he said, as reported by the Evening Times, when reflecting on the penalty incident.

"But it should never have got to that scenario in the first place, if we had taken the chances we had earlier on in the game."

Borussia Monchengladbach coach Andre Schubert  and Celtic manager Brendan RodgersCeltic manager Brendan Rodgers

While Stindl is unconvinced about whether Rodgers' men deserved a point, it would be fair to say that the Scottish Premiership outfit had some brilliant opportunities. 

Scott Sinclair hit the woodwork while Callum McGregor missed a glorious chance, so had they had a bit more luck, it could quite easily have been Celtic that secured the three points. 

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