Celtic’s Europa League hopes ended by Leverkusen rally

Celtic’s potentialities of progress inside the Europa League had been ended by a late Bayer Leverkusen rally to lose 3-2 in Germany on Thursday as Real Betis, Lazio and Galatasaray secured their places inside the knockout ranges.

Leverkusen had already licensed nevertheless made optimistic of prime spot in Group G and a spot inside the ultimate 16 because of 2 targets inside the final eight minutes on the Bay Arena.

Robert Andrich headed the hosts in entrance sooner than Josip Juranovic equalised from the penalty spot.

Jota’s sweet strike 11 minutes into the second half had Celtic on the right track for his or her first ever win on German soil.

But Andrich smashed home his second of the game between Joe Hart’s legs sooner than Moussa Diaby beat the earlier England worldwide from the sting of the sector.

Celtic are assured of dropping into the Europa Conference League inside the new 12 months, nevertheless cannot now catch Betis, who beat Ferencvaros 2-0 to make sure second inside the group.

Lazio and Galatasaray will face off in two weeks’ time for prime spot in Group E after securing qualification in mannequin.

The Italians had been 3-0 winners over Lokomotiv Moscow, who’re set to lose head of sports activities actions and progress Ralf Rangnick to Manchester United primarily based on experiences.

Ciro Immobile scored two second half penalties sooner than Pedro Rodriguez rounded off the scoring.

Galatasaray preserve a three-point lead on the prime of the group after ending Marseille’s potentialities of progress in a 4-2 thriller in Istanbul.

West Ham’s optimistic return to European soccer continued with a 2-0 win over Rapid Vienna no matter David Moyes naming a much-changed line-up.

Andriy Yarmolenko and Mark Noble had been heading in the right direction for the English facet.

 

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