Celtic out of Europa League with two late goals from Bayer Leverkusen

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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