It was another bad day in Europe for Celtic as they were mauled by Paris Saint Germain 7-1. This has become a consistent result in Europe for Celtic and a disappointing one at that. Brendan Rodgers was not as disappointed with the defeat as he was against Barcelona. The manager claimed there was more to learn from the defeat and he hope his team learn it and move on.
Moussa Dembele gave the visitors an early lead in the first minute of the game in what seems to be a game set for upset. However, PSG had other plans for the night. It didn’t take long before Neymar brace and goals from Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe gave the host a first half comfortable win.
Going into the break, it all seems PSG were going to score as much as the five goals they scored in the reverse fixture at Parkhead that ended 5-0 in favour of the Paris club.
The host seems to have continued from where they stopped in the first half and added more goals that made it 7-0 as Marco Verratti, Cavani and Dani Alves were on the score sheet in the second half.
However, there was more than the score line for Brendan Rodgers on the night.
The Celtic coach was concerned about the overall play of his team and the fact that his side were able to keep the ball and had a better game than last year when he first took the job and Barcelona were all over them. It was obvious that PSG’s quality was at its best on the night and he doesn’t feel as disappointed as the score line portrays it to be.
Rodgers said as quoted by theguaardian: “There are lessons for us, we can keep the ball better and defend better but you also have to admire the sheer quality of PSG. You can’t analyse the game and not talk about them, they must have had 11 shots and seven went in and with quality.”
Celtic will now have to concentrate on beating Anderlecht to making the Europa league spot in the group.