Celtic lost last night 1-0 to Ac Milan in the San Siro. However Celtic fans are still jumping with joy this morning!
This is of course due to the fact that the Hoops have qualified for the last 16 of the Champions League for the second year on the trot. This is a marvellous achievement for Gordon and the Bhoys. For much of the match last night they were equal to Milan, with Brown and Vennegor missing two easily scoreable chances!
The Bhoys must not have read the script before flying to Milan. They were, according to the anti-Celtic media hacks anyway, supposed to get tore apart in Milan whilst Shaktar easily dispatched of Benfica. However neither happened. Yes Celtic may have been beat but it was by no means the hammering many predicted.
This feat is all the more impressive when you consider how the Bhoys have been dogged with injuries this season. Hopefully come February they will have near a full squad and heres hoping for one or two new faces in January to help the cause. Stracho has already said that in order to progress to become a force in Europe the Hoops must start picking up points away from home.
Can anyone dispute this fact???
A single point from 15 away games is pretty hard evidence!
I feel this boost in confidence will aid the CEltic advance further. Thats two years in a row, so it lays lie to the 'fluke' claims doing the mills last year. However the journey and indeed the task is far from complete. Many are predicting a Celtic exit in the next round. However one should wait to see the draw befor making any such predictions. I feel that with the right signatures in January and a spell free from serious injuries could see the Bhoys advance further. They came within a whisker of doing so last season.