Outstanding Tierney, Poor Ntcham – The best and the worst rated Celtic stars in the 1-0 win vs Rosenborg

Celtic Player Ratings vs Rosenborg: Here’s how the Hoops fared

Leigh Griffiths grabbed a late winner against Rosenborg to get Celtic off to a winning start in the Europa League.

Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic were flat for much of this Europa League contest. It was a frustrating 90 minutes for the Scottish champions as they struggled to break down a resolute Rosenborg outfit.

However, substitute Griffiths was deadly, racing into the box and nodding home the only goal of the game in the 87th minute.

Celtic Player Ratings

Craig Gordon – 6/10

Gordon had literally nothing to do apart from catching the balls and passing to the defenders in front of him.

Mikael Lustig – 5/10

Got away with a penalty early on but to be fair, it would have been a really harsh call. He was caught out of position at times and was not adventurous going forward either.

Dedryck Boyata – 7/10

Barring a blemish in the first half, he was a pillar at the back and his header led to the goal.

Filip Benkovic – 7/10

A giant of a defender, Benkovic came out on top during the aerial duels, distributed the ball well from the back and put in a great tackle on Yann-Erik De Lanlay when he was almost through on goal. He also came close to scoring in the first half.

Kieran Tierney – 9/10

A class act from the young left-back, who constantly tried to create openings for his teammates. His pace was too much for Rosenborg and his crossing was excellent. Was solid at the back as well.

Olivier Ntcham – 4/10

Ntcham endured a poor night where he ceded possession a lot of times. There were moments of some really good play but his awful mistakes were tough to ignore.

Scott Brown – 8/10

Bossed the midfield with his passing. Kept things ticking and was never afraid to put in a tackle.

James Forrest – 5/10

Forrest kept possession well and always looked to stretch the Rosenborg left-back with his pace. However, he didn’t enjoy much joy on the right and was hooked off before the hour mark.

Tom Rogic – 5/10

Rogic was denied by the Rosenborg goalkeeper late in the first half. Looked to drive forward with the ball and showed plenty of energy. Missed a clean chance to score and was substituted before the hour mark.

Callum McGregor – 6/10

Not at his sublime best but always made himself available to receive the ball. Gave away possession at times and that disturbed the team’s organisation.

Odsonne Edouard – 4/10

Edouard looked anonymous for the entire game. His positioning sense was not up to the mark and he looked off the pace. A night to forget for the young Frenchman.


Scott Sinclair – 4/10

Barring a few dribbles, Sinclair failed to impact the game.

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Michael Johnston – 6/10

Injected pace and freshness into Celtic’s attack from the moment he came on. Almost scored from Tierney’s low pass. A fantastic cameo from the youngster.

Leigh Griffiths – 7/10

It looked as if Rodgers delayed his substitution but Griffiths proved to be the difference between the two teams as he buried the header past Rosenborg keeper with three minutes left.

Written by Rohan Sengupta

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