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Rodgers: Celtic ‘still have a great chance’ of Europa League progress after RB Leipzig defeat

Brendan Rodgers is adamant that his Celtic side still has a ‘great chance’ of progressing to the Europa League knockout stages despite losing 2-0 to German side RB Leipzig last night.

Celtic currently sit in third spot in Group B having lost against the Red Bull sponsored duo from Salzburg and Leipzig, with the Bhoys only having three points.

Despite the uphill challenge, Celtic’s ever-positive manager Brendan Rodgers is still backing his side to progress to the knockout rounds.

“We have seen enough to know that we can win the game at home when the players come back,” Rodgers said in his post-match press conference.

“From tonight’s performance, I believe it’s something that’s well within our capabilities.

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“It will be a great night with our supporters. Their support was amazing throughout tonight.

“Having 60,000 at home will be a great opportunity. If we are going to have any aspiration of getting through the group, it’s a game first and foremost we have to win. That will be our objective.

“We’ve obviously lost two matches against two very good sides away from home. We’ve got three points on the board which is always important.

“We always knew our home games would be vital for us and try to pick up something away.

“There are three other sides, two very good sides who really are Champions League level opposition, but we are still in with a great chance.

“We have to look at the next game at home and look to win that. If we don’t it becomes really difficult. I believe it gives us a great chance but we know we have some work to do.”

Celtic get their rematch with RB Leipzig on November 8th, before finishing out the group with games against Rosenborg and Salzburg.

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