Celtic had a few fine moments on the San Siro, however have been not able to maintain directly to an early lead as AC Milan produced a exceptional comeback to win 4-2 in the Europa League.
Celtic lovers have been determined for a response after a surprise 2-zero defeat to Ross County withinside the Scottish League Cup on the weekend, and their aspect made the appropriate begin as Tom Rogic (7) capitalised on Rade Krunic’s blunders to hearthplace the traffic beforehand.
Odsonne Edouard (14) delivered a short 2nd with a chipped end as Celtic took gain of a fine spell.
However, modern-day Serie A leaders AC Milan have been now no longer to be held lower back for long. Hakan Calhanoglu (24) whipped a sensational loose kick domestic earlier than Samu Castillejo (26) dinked over a sea of inexperienced shirts beforehand of him to haul Milan level.
The fantastic Jens Petter Hauge (50) finished the Milan turnaround quickly after the break, despite the fact that Celtic did have every other excellent spell withinside the center of the second one half. Nonetheless, they have been not able to discover a manner an equaliser earlier than Brahim Diaz (82) rounded matters off overdue on, condemning Celtic to a 3rd successive four-aim defeat withinside the Europa League.
The result – coupled with Lille’s very own 2-1 comeback win towards Sparta Prague – manner Milan have certified for the knockout rounds in conjunction with French aspect.
It may be a struggle among the 2 for pinnacle spot in subsequent Thursday’s very last institution games, with Celtic, nonetheless backside of Group H with simply one point, welcoming institution leaders Lille to Celtic Park.