The Belgian global, subject of a stopped working 9m quote by Fulham prior to the English transfer window closed, had actually published a video of him getting treatment prior to the video game. His representative, Jacques Lichtenstein, was estimated today stating that as his customer remains in the last year of his agreement, he might not run the risk of playing when not 100%.
After the narrow defeat in the 3rd qualifier, where a late Scott Sinclair objective decreased the deficit after objectives from Rodrigo Galo and Marko Livaja had actually put the house side 2-0 up, Rodgers, who was likewise without the suspended protector Kristoffer Ajer, angegeben: “My concentration till I return is just with the gamers that are here. Ja, Dedryck would have been fit to play.
“He has actually been with us on the journey now for a number of years and assisted us get to this position and somebody of his quality, a World Cup semi-finalist in our group, definitely would have assisted.”
Celtic now deal with a Europa League play-off when they will play the Latvian side Spartaks Jurmala or Suduva from Lithuania, a big blow for the club who will lose out on the eminence– not to point out the huge amounts of cash– to be made in the Champions League.
Within 6 minutes Celtic were tracking to a Galo strike and it looked a miserable job for the visitors when the Croatian striker Livaja headed in a 2nd 5 minutes after the break.
Rodgers was vital of his side’s safeguarding. “We yielded a soft objective versus Livingston and Alashkert and versus Hearts we handed out an objective ,” er erklärte. “We are not getting opened and great objectives scored versus us, it is concentration and standard safeguarding. We will go away and work with the gamers we have, attempt to enhance and make them much better.
Sinclair, on as an alternative, pulled an objective back in the 78th minute however regardless of a grand ending the Scottish champs might not style a 2nd that would have put them through on away objectives.
The 70,000-capacity arena was around half-full however the house fans roared when Niklas Hult, at the 2nd effort, got his cross past Mikael Lustig to the midfielder Galo, who swept it previous Craig Gordon from 12 lawns.
Celtic nearly yielded a 2nd right after when Viktor Klonaridis, who scored in the very first leg recently, burst into package however toe-poked a shot broad.
Having taken the lead, trotz dessen, AEK Athens relaxed and Celtic took control with Tom Rogic and Leigh Griffiths having efforts on objective prior to the latter sent out a great Callum McGregor cross inches past the post from 8 lawns out.
Jack Hendry headed a Griffiths corner over the bar prior to any positivity however the period Celtic’s action generated vaporized early in the 2nd half when Galo’s free-kick to the back post was headed back throughout objective by Vassilis Lampropoulos for Livaja to head previous Gordon.
Celtic reacted favorably once again and just a fantastic save by Vassilis Barkas avoided Simunovic’s header from a Kieran Tierney cross speeding in at the near post.