Brendan Rodgers is incredibly proud of his Celtic team.

A feeble Europa League group stage exploded into life at Parkhead on Thursday, as the Hoops sealed a 2-1 victory against RB Leipzig.

A Kieran Tierney strike in the eleventh minute opened the scoring, but Celtic failed to press home their advantage and grab a second before half-time.

As Jean-Kévin Augustin headed past Craig Gordon 12 minutes from time, Bhoys fans would have been fearing the worst. They needn’t have worried.

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Going straight up the other end, Odsonne Edouard tapped home a laser-guided Ryan Christie ball across the six-yard box, and Celtic Park exploded into a hootenanny of ecstasy.

It was a response that left Celtic manager Rodgers beaming from ear-to-ear.

Quoted by the Daily Record, Rodgers said:

My experience of working with the very best players in the world, and this was the message I gave to the players, was that whenever things go against them they have the belief.

A lesser player just falls away, but I said to our players: You are top class players, if anything does go against you in the game it is okay, you have the fight and quality to get back.

We showed that once we conceded. Straight away we went forward again, we had the belief and scored a wonderful goal which ended up being the winning goal.

Celtic sit level on points with Leipzig after four games, and have a strong chance of progressing to the knock-out stages if they can record positive results against Rosenborg and Salzburg.

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