By Will Butcher
Moussa Dembele believes Celtic still have a chance of qualifying for the knockout phase of the Champions League.
Brendan Rodgers’ side earned a 1-1 draw away in Germany, after being behind for the majority of the match following Lars Stindl’s first-half strike.
French wonderkid Dembele scored Celtic’s equaliser late on after going down under the robust challenge of Julian Korb in the penalty area, who subsequently received his marching orders.
Dembele, who netted his 16th goal of the season from the spot kick, claimed on his personal Twitter account that Celtic’s 1-1 draw was a crucial point in their quest for Group C glory.
Crutial point yesterday 💪😨😊. We had to give everything to get it but we're still alive 💪.Thanks to the fans that came over @celticfc 🍀💚
— Moussa Dembélé (@MDembele_10) November 2, 2016
Rodgers’ side looked a completely different team to the one that was pushed aside at Celtic Park during their 2-0 loss.
Utilising a counter-attack method to full effect, Celtic pressed their Bundesliga rivals with pace on the wings provided by James Forrest and Scott Sinclair and an attacking threat through Dembele.
Realistically, Celtic will be aiming to finish third in their group to qualify for the Europa League, but can still mathematically qualify for the last 16 of the Champions League if they can beat Barcelona and Manchester City.
The 47-time Scottish champions next face Inverness at Parkhead on Saturday as they look to go to 12 points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership before the international break.
In other Celtic news, Adam Virgo has given his reaction to the Hoops’ draw in Germany.