The Celtic midfielder was one of the Hoops’ top performers in the Europa League.
Some Celtic fans have been left delighted by the contribution of Ryan Christie in tonight’s match against Lazio at Celtic Park.
The attacker was in fine form against the Italians, scoring a crucial equaliser, then assisting the winner in a 2-1 result. It’s a victory that could prove absolutely vital in qualifying for the next stage of the competition.
Lazio showed a bit of quality throughout the 90 minutes but couldn’t extend their lead beyond their opener.
With the Hoops desperate for a goal, it was the ever reliable Christie who popped up on the end of an Odsonne Edouard pass to fire home.
He was the man who then crossed in a sumptuous corner for Christopher Jullien to head home with just a few minutes remaining.
The Scotland international has now scored a massive 12 goals this season, also assisting six times.
Six of those goals have come in Europe. No-one has been more important for Neil Lennon in continental action.
With two away matches in their final three group stage games, Celtic still have lots of work to do to make it into the Round of 32.
However, they do sit top of the group at the halfway stage with seven points, one point ahead of second placed Cluj.
They’ll need to continue to rely on players like Christie to get the job done.
These fans were thrilled by his latest contribution, taking to Twitter to share their thoughts tonight…
Christie’s work rate is unreal— Ben Anthony (@BAnthony_VGS) October 24, 2019
Ryan Christie, big game player— Ryan Hannon (@HannonRyan) October 24, 2019
Now THAT is normally the kind of goal top European teams score against US. French Eddy and Ryan Christie, our two best players of the season, showing they are more than fit for this level#CELLAZ #CELTIC— Dominik Diamond (@DominikDiamond) October 24, 2019
Ryan Christie is worth every bit of praise and every bit of hype. Big game player who takes responsibility for the team time and time again. Goals, assists and a proper bit of dig about him. Almost unrecognisable from the player who went on loan to Aberdeen.— Sean McDonald (@seanmcdonald01) October 24, 2019
What a player Ryan Christie is— Euan ⚽️ (@SimpsonEuan) October 24, 2019
Ryan Christie is the best football player in the world.— Dan☭ (@dsmithict_) October 24, 2019
Can’t believe Ryan Christie is actually gonna win the Ballon D’or— Liam Fuller (@Fuller_1293) October 24, 2019
Where would this football club be with Ryan Christie, seriously— Kieran (@KC67___) October 24, 2019
Ryan Christie makes us better. #CelticFC— JazTim (@_JazTim) October 24, 2019