Moussa Dembele's Celtic Submit Right after Lazio Earn

Neil Lennon has plenty to thank Ntcham for

The French midfielder, who previously played for Lazio's Italian rival Genoa, lifted the ball over goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha after Odsonne Edouard capitalized on a mistake from Valon Berisha to set him up in the 95th minute.

Lazio took the lead at the Stadio Olimpico after just seven minutes, with Ciro Immobile being left unmarked to volley into the back of the net.

It was also Celtic's first win on Italian soil in 13 attempts and Ntcham told the club's Youtube channel.

After beating Lazio 2-1 at Celtic Park, you'd have assumed Lennon would have continued with the same formation in the reverse fixture but his decision to match up the Serie A giants in a 3-5-1-1 worked a charm on the road. We have qualified after four games. "The lads had to dig deep at some points but we used our pace and quality on the counter-attack to win the game". That is unheard of for Celtic in European competition. Lazio had a spell immediately after Celtic's equaliser, which saw Forster make a crucial save, Christoper Jullien clear one off the line and a header over the bar from eight yards. It is job done as far as qualifying for the new year.

Asked where it ranked in comparison to Celtic's famous 2-1 Champions League win over Barcelona in 2012 at Parkhead in Lennon's first term as Hoops boss, the Northern Irishman said: "It is just behind it".

Forster was aided by the upright with 15 minutes remaining, however - Luis Alberto's corner clipping off the base of the post - before Celtic's goalkeeper pulled off two fantastic saves in quick succession.

"They have a great team, they have great players and players who are worth a lot of money".

APOEL Nicosia defeated Qarabag 2-1 in the other Group A game to go second and level on points with the side they beat on the night to leave it finely poised for second spot.

After a few deserved celebrations, Celtic will half to regain their composure to prepare for their upcoming Premiership match against Motherwell on Sunday.

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