Leigh Griffiths Goal Gives Celtic A Crucial Lead In Anderlecht

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Brendan Rodgers calls Celtic's 3-0 Champions League win over Anderlecht a "brilliant team performance" and insists that the Hoops can get even better.

"To get our first Champions League win away and to keep a clean sheet, the first in so many years, is really pleasing".

After going down 5-0 in Matchday 1 to Paris Saint-Germain, Celtic responded with a flawless performance away to Belgian side Anderlecht on Wednesday.

But Celtic were in inspired form and a level above their hosts, winning 3-0 thanks to goals from Leigh Griffiths, a Kara Mbodji own goal and Scott Sinclair.

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Anderlecht, who sacked manager Rene Weiler this month after a disappointing run in the Belgian league, are last in the group, having also lost their opening match against Bayern. I believe we can be better than we were tonight.

"In spells with the ball we were very, very good. There is no easy opponent in the Champions League". This is a huge jump from where we're coming from into this level.

It was was a hugely significant result for Celtic as they had failed to register a win in the group stages last season, the first under Rodgers.

"You saw the concentration of the players - how many times Anderlecht were caught offside, our defensive line was very good".

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Rodgers thus far refuses to contemplate or discuss back-to-back meetings with Bayern Munich, which should determine whether Celtic are Europa League participants after Christmas or have designs on the Champions League last 16. The boys deserve a great amount of credit for the performance.

Nigerian forward, Henry Onyekuru, and his teammates in Anderlecht will earn £35,000 each if they defeat Scottish Champions, Celtic in Wednesday's UEFA Champions League Group B game in Brussels.

"We had worked the ball really well from side to side, and then he made an absolutely sublime pass to get Kieran Tierney in behind".

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