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Lazio 1 v 2 Celtic

WOW WOW WOW, is how Chris Sutton put it and i couldn't agree more.

We have qualified for the last 32 of the Europa League with 2 games to spare That just does not happen to us, absolute dreamland.

What a performance that was, that's now 6 games away from home in Europe this season and we have won 4 and drawn 2.

That type of performance, bar the first 20 mins or so is what we need to try replicate away from home in Europe every time we go away. Our composure on the ball and a willingness to attack and defend in numbers was a joy to watch.

I thought once we settled down we were by far the better side and we dominated Lazio for large parts of the game. We won our individual battles and we passed the ball around like we were at home. Might have felt like a home game mind you with the amount of away fans in the stadium

It was a poor goal to lose from our POV, we didn't put any pressure on the cross and then the 3 centre halfs mark 2 men and leave their most lethal player unmarked. Also felt Forrest should have tucked in.

That said, we got back into the game and it's James Forrest again, 11 goals and 11 assists so far this season, so many big goals and not many bigger than that as it gave us a foothold in the game, wonderful finish at a crucial time in the game.

The start we made to the 2nd half was incredible, we were that good Lazio didn't want to know, pulling out of every tackle and we passed the ball through them with ease. Not side to side passing, we were penetrating them through the middle and Christie done ever so well to find space all day.

Then came the moment we conquered Rome, a Lazio mistake sure but loads to do, don't underestimate Elyounoussi's run which drags the defender away for Ntcham and then Eddy picks the perfect pass and Ntcham with the absolute dream of a dink over the keeper, SCENES, SCENES, SCENES!!!!!!!!

Our first ever win against Italian opposition in Italy against a side who are 4th in Serie A, had just beaten Fiorentina and AC Milan away, make no mistake about it, last night is up there with one of our greatest European nights, fabulous.

Player ratings:

Forster - 8 Flapped at a few crosses but some good saves too.

ElHammed - 8, shaky first 10 minutes but got so much better and an outstanding performance again.
Julien - 9 Colossus, what a player.
Ajer - 9 much, much better from the young man, used the ball well too.

Forrest - 9 Big game player, thought he was terrific all night.
Brown - 9 Outstanding, continues to prove me wrong and that's as good as ever last night.
McGregor - 8 Kept the ball moving well and put in some shift.
Christie - 8 Found pockets of space so well all night and he's added a few yards of pace to his game this season which allows him to ghost past players.
Hayes - 8 Shocking first 30 mins but got much better as the game wore on, can be proud of his display.

Elyounoussi 8 - Class act, movement terrific and always a threat, you just feel like something can happen when he's on the ball.

Edouard - 9 Running out of adjectives to describe the boy, a wonderful talent and should have scored 1 if not 2 but for a better pass to him. Another assist though.

Lennon - 10 Fluck me man, i know we've not won anything yet but we're eating our words and much more, what an appointment he's been, the football is brilliant to watch and we're flucking dominating teams in Europe

Still can't quite believe we've qualified with 2 games to spare, we obviously want to top the group now and more wins also helps the Co-Eff plus more money.

Last night's double win for Scottish teams means we're now one place behind automatic 2 spots for CL in 2021/2022 season and would likely mean only 2 qualifiers for the team who wins the league next season if we can keep this up.

A truly unforgettable night and i hope every fan gets home safely and it's jam packed on Sunday to give the team the ovation they deserve.

Now where's this Europa League final being held.....

Papa Francesco



NNH

posted 5 days, 22 hours ago

Going to go home and watch the whole game, well maybe except for the first 10 minutes or so. Time for beer!!

Have a good one, one and all.

posted 5 days, 22 hours ago

First off - we’ll dine Celtic - terrific result👍

I think both teams are doing amazingly well this season and it’s great to see.

I haven’t read the thread so apologies if someone has already pointed this out. And this isn’t meant to be taken negatively btw....

It is a remarkable fact that in two ties versus Lazio - over 3 hours of football - Celtic only lead for a total of 3 minutes but walked away with all six points.

That surely can’t have happened too often in the past👍

posted 5 days, 22 hours ago

The world isn’t exactly quaking in its boots but both doing well so far
We have the job to finish of course so I’ll not shout too much

comment by NNH (U10730)

posted 5 days, 22 hours ago

comment by Hot Shot Hamish (U21959)
posted 4 minutes ago
First off - we’ll dine Celtic - terrific result👍

I think both teams are doing amazingly well this season and it’s great to see.

I haven’t read the thread so apologies if someone has already pointed this out. And this isn’t meant to be taken negatively btw....

It is a remarkable fact that in two ties versus Lazio - over 3 hours of football - Celtic only lead for a total of 3 minutes but walked away with all six points.

That surely can’t have happened too often in the past👍
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Someone pointed out earlier that in the 5 minutes of added time last night, Lazio only had it in Celtic's half for a total of 40 seconds.

Far cry from the usual away games when i'm hiding behind the couch for those 5 minutes that actually feel like 5 hours.

posted 5 days, 22 hours ago

comment by NNH (U10730)
posted 2 hours ago
5 or so comments in from LMC and no one asked what she was wearing.

This site has gone to the dogs.
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Who cares?
She's a girly.

posted 5 days, 22 hours ago

comment by LMC (U8502)
posted 2 hours, 8 minutes ago
Was going to a concert last night and took in the game before it. Thankfully I had the hindsight to take today off work.

That feeling when the winner went in. Will never tire of it.
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I bet you won't.

comment by Silver (U6112)

posted 5 days, 21 hours ago

comment by son of quebec (U8127)
posted 12 seconds ago
comment by NNH (U10730)
posted 2 hours ago
5 or so comments in from LMC and no one asked what she was wearing.

This site has gone to the dogs.
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Who cares?
She's a girly.
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No wonder mccannio hasn't been back

posted 5 days, 21 hours ago

comment by Silver (U6112)
posted 1 minute ago
comment by son of quebec (U8127)
posted 12 seconds ago
comment by NNH (U10730)
posted 2 hours ago
5 or so comments in from LMC and no one asked what she was wearing.

This site has gone to the dogs.
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Who cares?
She's a girly.
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No wonder mccannio hasn't been back
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He prefers chics with d1ks

posted 5 days, 16 hours ago

comment by Zachsda(Not a predictor cheat, dignity intact) (U1850)
posted 5 hours, 20 minutes ago
comment by Silver (U6112)
posted 1 minute ago
comment by son of quebec (U8127)
posted 12 seconds ago
comment by NNH (U10730)
posted 2 hours ago
5 or so comments in from LMC and no one asked what she was wearing.

This site has gone to the dogs.
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Who cares?
She's a girly.
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No wonder mccannio hasn't been back
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He prefers chics with d1ks
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They come with them now? Bet they have bigger ones than me

posted 5 days, 16 hours ago

comment by 🇬🇧 elite.... the wolf wan (U16936)
posted 34 seconds ago
comment by Zachsda(Not a predictor cheat, dignity intact) (U1850)
posted 5 hours, 20 minutes ago
comment by Silver (U6112)
posted 1 minute ago
comment by son of quebec (U8127)
posted 12 seconds ago
comment by NNH (U10730)
posted 2 hours ago
5 or so comments in from LMC and no one asked what she was wearing.

This site has gone to the dogs.
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Who cares?
She's a girly.
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No wonder mccannio hasn't been back
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He prefers chics with d1ks
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They come with them now? Bet they have bigger ones than me
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To be fair most do👍

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