John Hartson reacts to Celtic's 2-1 win over RB Leipzig

Celtic's Scottish defender Kieran Tierney celebrates after scoring during a UEFA Europa league group stage football match between Celtic and Liepzig at Celtic Park stadium in Glasgow,...

Celtic have put themselves right in the mix to progress out of their Europa League group on a famous night at Parkhead.

Celtic's Scottish defender Kieran Tierney celebrates after scoring during a UEFA Europa league group stage football match between Celtic and Liepzig at Celtic Park stadium in Glasgow,...

John Hartson has told BT Sport's live post-match coverage of Celtic's Europa League clash with RB Leipzig (broadcast on 08/11 from 20:00) that it was an outstanding performance from Brendan Rodgers' men and he could not single anybody out.

The Hoops have put themselves in a fantastic position to potentially qualify out of their group as goals from Kieran Tierney and Odsonne Edouard helped the Scottish Premiership side claim a 2-1 win.

 

It will surely go down as one of those famous nights at Parkhead as Celtic largely outplayed a team that seem to have sparked the Hoops into life by defeating them comfortably in the previous tie between the two.

On that occasion, Leipzig struck twice in devastatingly quick time. But this time around, it was Celtic who dealt a killer blow immediately after the visitors had equalised with 13 minutes remaining. Edouard scored the game's winning goal 14 seconds after the Bhoys kicked off again.

Celtic's Scottish defender Kieran Tierney celebrates after scoring during a UEFA Europa league group stage football match between Celtic and Liepzig at Celtic Park stadium in Glasgow,...

Celtic deserved their win and now move level on points with Thursday's opponents in the group with two games to go. And at full-time, Hartson could not praise Rodgers' men high enough, with almost every single player performing heroically at times to help Celtic to the three points that could be crucial by the end of the year.

"It was an absolutely magnificent performance from Celtic. They were tested. They came under pressure. They withstood the pressure. They showed character from when Leipzig got it to 1-1," he told BT Sport.

Celtic's Northern Irish manager Brendan Rodgers celebrates after winning the UEFA Europa league group stage football match between Celtic and Liepzig at Celtic Park stadium in Glasgow,...

"I have to say there are too many fantastic performances for me to single anybody out. From goalkeeper to centre-forward, all over the park, Tierney's goal, McGregor intercepting, a threat all night in Edouard.

"Absolutely phenomenal. It was just perfect. They were brave, they got back behind the ball when they had to. It was an outstanding performance

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