celtic fans suffered yet another disappointing defeat in Europe last night to prolong their years of misery outside of the domestic game in Scotland. The fans, though, were left with an especially bitter taste in their mouths after being given so much hope when they saw their side’s starting lineup ahead of the clash.
The team news you’ve all been waiting for!
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) 14 February 2019
Valencia were never going to be an easy side to oust in the Europa League, and if they were ever going to overcome the Spaniards then making the most of their 90 minutes at Parkhead was always going to be crucial. However, it couldn’t have gone worse as they fell to a 2-0 defeat and were undone by themselves on both occasions, leaving themselves with a mountain to climb in Spain next Thursday.
However, ahead of the clash, the fans had all the hopes of finally getting past this round of the Europa League. The Hoops loved seeing the way Rodgers lined the side up, with a defensive partnership of Jozo Simunovic and Dedryck Boyata and a strong front four of Ryan Christie, Scott Sinclair, James Forrest and Oliver Burke. However, it simply wasn’t to be and they now face a mammoth task in Spain.
You can read the optimistic Bhoys’ thoughts after seeing their lineup here:
Baku it is then
— Jay (@Jayc67x) February 14, 2019
Brick wall pic.twitter.com/WfcxYMx5Xn
— John Hodge (@19jhodgkiss) February 14, 2019
Me after tonight’s clean sheet pic.twitter.com/nYcVYPM9xN
— Martino (@martino67_) February 14, 2019
— Damon Weah (@DamonW44) February 14, 2019
Mad how we’re acco on our way
— Ross Mckenzie (@ross_mckenzie17) February 14, 2019
Baku here we come. pic.twitter.com/mtNLms4ope
— Aidan Ritchie (@AidanRitchie27) February 14, 2019
— BrianMacLeod (@BrianMc1989) 14 February 2019
We’re on our way
— king ntcham (@liganildan) 14 February 2019
The Bhoys were left with a shocking disappointed yesterday and it was only made worse by their optimism before kick-off.