Playing in Scotland, Celtic and Lazio faced each other in the UEFA Europa League’s Matchday 3 in the Group Stages. With a very hostile atmosphere at the Celtic Park towards Lazio side and mainly Lazio fans, Celtic managed to beat the Italians 2-1 at home thanks to a late goal. Manuel Lazzari opened the scoring for the visitors, as Ryan Christie and Christopher Julien turned it around to the Scots.
With the hard-fought win, the Scots lead Group E in the UEFA Europa League, with 7 points. They are only one point ahead of second-placed Cluj, who counts on 6 points. Lazio is 3rd, with 3, as Rennes are the rock bottoms, with only a point awarded.
Pushed by an amazing atmosphere at the Celtic Park, Celtic had the first chance to score as Ryan Christie struck Lazio’s crossbar. However, it was the Italians who broke the deadlock. Correa was the architect as he picked Lazzari out, as the Italian striker fired home a powerful shot past Forster, who had no chances. 0-1 Lazio with 40 on the clock.
After the break, it was Lazio’s turn to waste chances and concede goals afterward. Early on, Correa stamped Celtic’s crossbar and was within inches of doubling Lazio’s lead, but the Scottish team that took it and leveled the game. Edouard was the provider as he assisted Christie, who equalized the match. 1-1 on 67 mins.
After Celtic’s equalizer, the game went very nervous, as both teams were looking for the win, but at the same time, a draw wasn’t a big deal. However, Celtic fans pushed the team until the very end, and the Players responded on the pitch. On 89 minutes, Christie, who scored the equalizer, delivered a perfect corner to Julien, who nodded home past the Lazio keeper and ensure the victory and the important 3 points to the Scots.