Brendan Rodgers gives his verdict on Celtic's draw in Germany

Moussa Dembele scored Celtic's goal in Germany
Moussa Dembele scored Celtic's goal in Germany

Moussa Dembele's second-half penalty gave Celtic a 1-1 draw at Borussia Monchengladbach on Tuesday and kept the Hoops' Champions League hopes alive.

In a spirited performance by the visitors, Scott Sinclair crashed a shot off the post in the 23rd minute before home captain Lars Stindl, who had opened the scoring in their 2-0 win in Glasgow, volleyed home on 32 minutes to give the Bundesliga side the interval lead.

Striker Andre Hahn hit woodwork for the hosts after the break but, in the 76th minute, defender Julian Korb was shown a straight red card by Portuguese referee Manuel De Sousa for pulling Dembele down in the box as he shaped to shoot, and the French striker slotted in the penalty.

"I thought we should have won the game," declared Celtic boss Rodgers.

"I thought we were the best team, but I am really proud of the players tonight.

"I said we needed to play with personality and the personality we showed was outstanding.

"We were brave on the ball, had speed on the counterattack and we had chances. An outstanding team performance."


From a Celtic point of view, Scott Sinclair was always a threat with his pace and direct style of play.


Dembele did not have his best game but he won and scored the crucial penalty.


Brendan Rodgers was without four key players - Kieran Tierney, Kolo Toure, Jozo Simunovic and Leigh Griffiths - so would have had some trepidation before the game. As it transpired it was a good performance and the Hoops escaped with a deserved point.



Craig Gordon 6 (out of 10)

Cristian Gamboa 6

Mikael Lustig 6

Erik Sviatchenko 6

Emilio Izaguirre 5

Scott Brown 7

Stuart Armstrong 7

James Forrest 5

Tom Rogic 7

Scott Sinclair 8

Moussa Dembele 6


Patrick Roberts (for Forrest, 61 mins) 6

Callum McGregor (for Rogic, 69 mins) 6

Liam Henderson (for Gamboa, 84 mins) 5