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Celtic thwarted as Lars Stindl and André Hahn strike for Mönchengladbach

Borussia Mönchengladbach arrived in Glasgow depleted but left with three points. Celtic’s hopes of even a Europa League place beyond Christmas were thereby dealt a severe blow, the most jarring thing for Brendan Rodgers perhaps the vast gulf between the supposedly disjointed Bundesliga team and their hitherto buoyant hosts.

Curiously, in a game where one team’s overall dominance was so pronounced, there was a fall guy. Kolo Touré was horribly culpable for both of Mönchengladbach’s goals, with Rodgers forced to defend the former Liverpool player thereafter. “Nobody will be more disappointed than Kolo,” the Celtic manager said. “Tonight will hurt him. But he is a warrior, he is mentally tough and he will recover.”

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