Celtic’s hopes of qualifying for the Europa League were dashed after a late collapse in their defeat at Bayer Leverkusen.
After battling back with an audacious Josip Juranovic penalty – given after a VAR check – and a second-half Jota score, the Scottish club were on course for their first win in Germany.
However, Robert Andrich, whose header had put the hosts ahead early on, equalized in the 82nd minute, and Moussa Diaby blasted in the winner to give Leverkusen the lead.
Celtic are now four points behind Real Betis, who beat Ferencvaros 2-0, in second place, with the Spaniards travelling Glasgow next month in their last group match.
Celtic had already secured third place and a place in the Europa Conference play-offs, where they would face the tournament’s runner-up, but the manner of this setback will sting after such a promising performance.
Source: BBC Sport