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Ferencvaros 2-3 Celtic: Kyogo Furuhashi, Jota and Liel Abada ensure Celtic will continue European dream


Celtic ensured they will continue in European competition after Christmas with a dramatic 3-2 Europa League win over Ferencvaros in Hungary.

Ange Postecoglou’s men are now guaranteed a spot in the next round of the Europa Conference League at the very least should they finish third in Group G, but are now only a point behind second-placed Real Betis after their second win in as many games.

They took an early lead in Hungary when Kyogo Furuhashi made and scored the opener from 12 yards inside three minutes, but were soon pegged back through a cruel deflection on Oleksandr Zubkov’s cross from Josip Juranovic.

Benfica loanee Jota again showed his class to restore Celtic’s advantage midway through the opening period, beginning on the touchline before driving inside and beating Adam Bogdan from 25 yards.

Liel Abada seemingly put the game beyond doubt on the hour but Celtic, determined to do things the hard way, gave Myrto Uzuni too much space to give Ferencvaros hope with a long-range curler four minutes from time.

It proved only a consolation as the visitors held on for victory, and knowing two wins from their final two games would extend their Europa League campaign into the new year.

More to follow…

What’s next?

Celtic’s trip to Dundee is live on Sky Sports Football from 12pm on Sunday; kick-off at 12pm.




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