Celtic suffer Molde setback

Molde 3 Celtic 1

Celtic’s Europa League hopes were blown off course against Molde in dreadful conditions at the blustery Aker Stadion in Norway.

The artificial surface was rendered all but unplayable in places by swirling wind and rain as first-half goals by striker Ola Kamara, who had played under Hoops boss Ronny Deila at Stromsgodset, and defender Vegard Forren gave the home side a two-goal interval lead.

As the players continued to slip and slide after the break, Kris Commons reduced the lead in the 54th minute with a well-taken goal but seconds later Mohamed Elyounoussi restored the Norwegian club’s advantage. Celtic could not get back into the match and have two points from three Group A games with Molde still sitting atop with seven points.

Molde:

Horvath, Linnes, Toivio,Forren, Rindaroy (Flo 52), Daniel Hestad, Singh, Hussain, Mostrom, Kamara (Eirik Hestad 74), Elyounoussi (Bakenga 84).

Celtic:

Gordon,Lustig,Ambrose, Boyata,Izaguirre, Brown, Bitton, Commons (Ciftci 76), Johansen, Armstrong (Mackay-Steven 74), Griffiths.

Ref:

V Bezborodov (Russia).


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