Rodgers oozing with pride as Celtic claim 3-3 draw with Man City
Pep Guardiola's 100 per cent record as Manchester City boss came to an end in Glasgow as the English side were held to a thrilling 3-3 draw by Celtic in the Champions League, with the Scottish champions turing in a sparkling display at Parkhead.
Brendan Rodgers' men took the lead three times at a raucous Scottish crowd, but City fought back each time to earn a point.
Moussa Dembele's third-minute opener was cancelled out by Fernandinho eight minutes later.
Raheem Sterling then quickly went from zero to hero, first deflecting Kieran Tierney's 20th-minute shot into his own net but then scoring a fine equaliser eight minutes later.
Dembele profited from Aleksandar Kolarov's mistake to score his second of the contest early in the second half but, once again, City responded through Nolito.
"I can't criticise the team, but there's always elements we can be better in," Celtics boss Rodgers told BT Sport.
"We were brilliant, the pressing and the energy. Every time we went forward we looked like we could score.
"Apart from the Barcelona game these players have been operating at a high level this season. Now, to do it against that team, it was a magnificent performance.
"How we defend is what we've been working on. All my teams have played with that intent. We have players that are developing and evolving all the time.
"Tonight, how they played and performed was top class. That will give them confidence going forward."
City boss suggested his side were given "a good lesson" by Celtic as they salvaged a point in a game that saw them coming from behind throughout.
"It was a fantastic game for the spectators. We scored three goals away and didn't win," Guardiola said. "We gave three goals, but created three of four more clear chances.
"It was an amazing effort to recover from that situation in this stadium against a team who had lost three of their last 24 games here (in Champions League group stages).
"It was maybe a good lesson for us, how important it is to start well. It is not easy to recover one goal, imagine two, imagine three.
"It was mentally a shock at the start of each half, to concede a goal after two minutes.
"In the second half, aside from the first five or 10 minutes we played well, we created chances.
"They scored three and but didn't make many more chances, we created enough chances to win the game."
In Group C's other game, Barcelona scored twice in eight minutes as they came from behind to beat Borussia Monchengladbach 2-1.