Celtic beat away hoodoo in Champions League win over rock-bottom Anderlecht

Leigh Griffiths scored the opening goal of the game in Belgium

Henry Onyekuru and his Anderlecht teammates will earn £35,000-a-man bonus if they beat Celtic in Wednesday's UEFA Champions League Group B game against Celtic in Brussels, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

"To get our first Champions League win away and to keep a clean sheet, the first in so many years, is really pleasing".

Celtic ended their four-year wait for a Champions League group stage win with a 3-0 victory over Anderlecht, this stunner from Scott Sinclair was the pick of the bunch.

Brendan Rodgers' side took the lead thanks to a Leigh Griffiths strike, before Kara Mbodji turned into his own net from a Patrick Roberts attempt with Scott Sinclair completing the victory.

Anderlecht, who sacked manager Rene Weiler this month after a disappointing run in the Belgian league, are last in the group, having also lost their opening match against Bayern. At times I still think we are embarrassed to have the ball for long periods. I think we came out with flying colours.

The Bhoys travelled to Brussels in search of a vital Champions League win, and were in high spirits having beaten Rangers 2-0 in the first Old Firm derby of the season on Saturday.


Now, pundit Ian Wright has told BBC Sport that whilst many will belittle Celtic, their result in Belgium was "very impressive", and manager Brendan Rodgers deserves major praise for the way he gets his side to raise their game in Europe after coasting through Scottish football.

Those were the facts Rodgers heard time and again when he first arrived as the Hoops new boss.

They now face the German champions in the next two Champions League matchdays, in Munich on 18 October and at Celtic Park on 31 October.

"They can go in to those Munich games and enjoy them", he added.

"We had worked the ball really well from side to side, and then he made an absolutely sublime pass to get Kieran Tierney in behind".

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