Published: Fri, November 08, 2019
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Celtic, Sevilla qualify for last-32 in Europa League

Celtic, Sevilla qualify for last-32 in Europa League

The French midfielder, who previously played for Lazio's Italian rival Genoa, lifted the ball over goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha after Odsonne Edouard capitalized on a mistake from Valon Berisha to set him up in the 95th minute.

Ciro Immobile volleyed the hosts into a seventh-minute lead, but James Forrest drew Celtic level before half-time with his 11th goal of the season.

This was the second successive 2-1 win over the Italians in which they left it late and, after the match, Neil Lennon boasted about how his side is being overlooked in Europe.

With just three points from its opening three games, Lazio needed a win to have any realistic hopes of progressing.

"To come here and play as good as that; this team keeps setting new boundaries".

There is just something about Celtic, European nights, and Neil Lennon.

"It is historic. It is a privilege for me to coach these players and work with my backroom staff who do an unbelievable job behind the scenes". Lazio had a spell immediately after Celtic's equaliser, which saw Forster make a crucial save, Christoper Jullien clear one off the line and a header over the bar from eight yards.

Nearly exactly seven years on from a Lennon-led Celtic stunning Barcelona in the Champions League, the Hoops boss was at it again, this time in Rome as he oversaw a momentous 2-1 win that guaranteed Celtic's place in the last 32.

A lot has been made of Greenwood and his undoubted potential, arguably too much attention for a youngster who is very much still learning his trade, but when he continues to display such assuredness in front of goal, the hype is here to stay.

Sporting top Group D after a 2-0 win at hapless Rosenborg of Norway to move to nine points, two more than LASK and PSV.

After a few deserved celebrations, Celtic will half to regain their composure to prepare for their upcoming Premiership match against Motherwell on Sunday.

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