Celtic out of Europa League with two late goals from Bayer Leverkusen
Celtic’s hopes of progressing in the Europa League were dashed as a late fightback from Bayer Leverkusen denied them a famous victory in Germany.
Ange Postecoglou’s spirited side knew they would probably require a win to keep their last-32 dream alive and they were on course until the closing stages after a Josip Juranovic penalty and a strike from Jota cancelled out Robert Andrich’s early goal for the hosts.
However, Leverkusen hit back twice in the closing eight minutes to win 3-2 and top the group.
The result means Celtic will drop into the Conference League after Christmas, with Real Betis going through in the Europa League as runners-up.
Celtic made one change to the side that defeated St Johnstone in Saturday’s Premier Sports Cup semi-final, with James Forrest coming …
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