Ange Postecoglou has become the first Australian football manager to win a Europa League tie, taking his Celtic FC to a 2-0 win victory over Hungarian outfit Ferencvaros.
After disappointing losses to Real Betis and Bayer Leverkusen, Celtic have kept their hopes of reaching the knockout stage of the Europa League knock out stage with a victory on the strangely timed 15:30 kick off local time (Glasgow).
Kyogo Furuhashi and David Turnbull provided the goals as Celtic cruised to victory in Glasgow’s east end, but it very easily could have been a few more goals with the Scottish side being wasteful in front of the net
Japanese international Kyogo was slipped through to open the scoring by an inch-perfect pass from Jota on the counter attack to find the bottom corner in the second half.
Turnbull rounded off the win as he bundled the ball into the net after minutes earlier club captain Callum McGregor missed a penalty.
Celtic now travel to Hungary in the next Group G game in November with Europa Conference League, Europe’s third tier, surely as the minimum expectation.
The Athens-born manager joined Celtic only weeks before the start of the Champions League qualification stages, ultimately not being able to progress to the group stages.
However, with three points on the table and in third place in the four team group, Celtic are in prime position to play at least in the Conference League if they do not progress from the Europa League group stage by finishing first or second.
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