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Miller hails Christie after his superb display in RB Leipzig victory

Celtic kept their hopes of qualifying for the knockout stages of the Europa League alive tonight by beating Bundesliga side RB Leipzig 2-1 at Celtic Park.

The Hoops got off to a perfect start when left-back Kieran Tiernay put his side ahead after just 11 minutes.

However, it looked like the hosts hopes of progressing in Europe where fading when Jean-Kevin Augustin headed home for Leipzig in the 78th minute, but Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard stroked home from close range less than a minute later to hand Brendan Rodgers side a much needed three points.

Speaking after the game former Scotland defender Willie Miller admitted it had been a good performance from Celtic and lavished praise on 23-year-old midfielder Ryan Christie, who put in yet another superb performance for the Hoops.

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”It was an excellent first half but the second half was much more difficult as Leipzig tried to get that equaliser.’’ Miller told the BBC.

“Kampl had a couple of opportunities at the end but generally Celtic’s back four defended pretty well as a unit.

“But the big round of applause goes to young Ryan Christie. He was full of confidence, taking the ball showing calmness and energy where other young players would have panicked.”

Celtic and Leipzig are now tied on five points, although the German sides superior head-to-head goal difference gives them the edge, with RB Salzburg having already won Group B with 12 points.

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