With Celtic manager Ronny Deila heading back to his homeland to take on Molde many expected Celtic’s run of eight Europa League away games without a win to come to an end.
However, the Bhoys hadn’t banked on the return of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer lifting the mid-table Norwegians to new heights and a dismal night for Celtic ended in a comprehensive 3-1 win for the hosts.
Here’s the best of the preamble and reaction to last night’s events from Twitter (and YouTube)…
Before the game had even started the Celtic fans were in fine voice after learning that former Chelsea and West Ham striker Carlton Cole, 32, had signed a season-long contract after impressing in training…
QUALITY: Celtic fans already showing love for new signing Carlton Cole. pic.twitter.com/aealFZhX4j
— BBC Sporf (@BBCSporf) October 22, 2015
The jubilation was short-lived, however, with Ola Kamara and Vegard Forren putting the hosts 2-0 up inside 20 minutes. Opta were on hand to stick the boot in shortly after with a well-timed stat…
2 – Celtic have now shipped two goals in each of their last five European games (inc qualifiers). Leak.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 22, 2015
Kris Commons pulled one back for the visitors shortly after the break, only to see the two-goal lead restored by Mohamed Elyounoussi just a minute later.
Commons had been the main source of attack for the Hoops all night so was surprised to see his number held up with 15 minutes to play as Deila introduced Nadir Ciftci.
It’s fair to say Commons wasn’t in agreement with the decision…
Commons wasn’t the only one who thought his boss got it wrong, though, with the Scottish Sun’s poll showing the striker had the majority of Celtic fans behind him…
Celtic fans, was Kris Commons right to vent his fury after being hooked by Ronny Deila? RT yes FAV no pic.twitter.com/ek7thWouDM
— Scottish Sun Sport (@scotsunsport) October 22, 2015
Player spats aside the final word was had by Deila himself, with the Celtic boss in no doubt as to what his side need to do in order to qualify…
RD on group chances: It makes it much harder but we have two home games now and need to beat Molde at home. (MD)
— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) October 22, 2015
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