Celtic breathed life into their Europa League campaign with a deserved 2-0 victory over Ferencvaros at Parkhead on Tuesday afternoon.
Having suffered defeats in their opening two Group G games, Celtic could ill-afford another setback if their hopes of progressing through to the knockout phase were to be realised.
After a goalless first half, summer signing Kyogo Furuhashi continued his sensational start to life in Glasgow by slotting Celtic into a 57th-minute lead with his ninth goal for the club.
Captain Callum McGregor should have wrapped up the victory from the penalty spot five minutes later, only for goalkeeper Denes Dibusz to keep Ferencvaros in the game, but the visitors’ hopes were extinguished nine minutes from time when David Turnbull bundled in Celtic’s second.
Celtic’s first Europa League victory of the season gets three priceless points on the board in Group G, and the dominant performance will fill Ange Postecoglou’s side with confidence they can repeat the feat when the two sides meet in Hungary on November 4.
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Celtic host St. Johnstone in the Scottish Premiership on Saturday at 3pm, while Ferencvaros host MTK Budapest in the Hungarian League on Sunday at 5pm.