Celtic out of Champions League after Javi Martínez header for Bayern Munich

Celtic will reflect on a bittersweet night. This was a rousing performance, one which endorsed improvement as heralded by Brendan Rodgers but produced no tangible reward. Bayern have progressed to the Champions League’s last 16 but Celtic cannot.

Celtic deserved at least a point. The upshot, still, is one Rodgers and his players would have taken at the outset of Group B: Celtic remain in pole position for a Europa League place with two games to go. For all their defensive aberration here, Celtic performed with a style and attitude which saw them deservedly applauded from the field even in defeat.

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