Steven Gerrard’s Glasgow Rangers won at Ibrox on Thursday, while Neil Lennon’s Celtic drew in France in the Europa League.
Steven Gerrard’s Glasgow Rangers and Neil Lennon’s Celtic were in action in the Europa League on Thursday evening, and both teams did well
Rangers won 1-0 against Feyenoord at Ibrox in Group G, thanks to a goal from Sheyi Ojo – signed on loan from Liverpool in the summer transfer window – in the 23rd minute.
Celtic could not win in France, but their 1-1 draw with Rennes in Group E is still a very good result away from home.
Pierre van Hooijdonk was following both the games for BT Sport along with Kenny Miller, and he has given his take on Rangers and Celtic.
The former Celtic star believes that Rangers should have won by a bigger margin against Feyenoord, and he has also criticised Kristoffer Ajer for giving away the penalty during the Hoops’ draw with Rennes.
Van Hooijdonk said about Ajer on BT Sport 3 (7:48pm, September 19, 2019): “Very, very stupid mistake by Ajer.”
Van Hooijdonk said about Rangers on BT Sport 3 (9:55pm, September 19, 2019): “We said to each other at the end of the game that it was unbelievable that it was still 1-0 because the opportunities Rangers had to finish off Feyenoord in the first half and also in the second half were plenty.”
Meanwhile, Celtic manager Neil Lennon has praised three of his players for their performances against Rennes, and he has also said that the dismissal of Vakoun Bayo in the second minute of injury time was harsh.
NL on red card: “I’m big on discipline, we know what discipline means to this club. I’m not going to throw Bayo over the post for that. It was very harsh.” #RENCEL #UEL— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) September 19, 2019
More from the manager on https://t.co/00fJCijgWx and YouTube tonight.