By John Reid
Bayern Munich manager Jupp Heynckes has admitted that his team had a very difficult night against Celtic in the Champions League.
Goals from Kingsley Coman and Javi Martinez secured the German Champions’ place in the knockout stage of the Champions League, knocking Celtic out in the process.
Celtic levelled the game through Callum McGregor and probably should have got a point in the end, but Bayern’s experience saw them through.
To Celtic’s credit, the performance was far better than the 3-0 loss in Munich at the Allianz Arena two weeks ago.
It was the third game for Bayern in six days and ahead of a top of the table league game with Borussia Dortmund, Heynckes was relieved to win the game.
He told The Herald: “We knew it would be a difficult game, we knew it would be challenging but we have to compliment the players.
Celtic played an amazing game today, their fans were a super support, and it was a wonderful experience for us here.”
Heynckes has steadied the ship at Bayern since taking over from the sacked Carlo Ancelotti.
He has restored them to the top of the Bundesliga and qualified them for the knockout stages for the Champions League.
Their next Champions League game is a home match against bottom of Group B Anderlecht, and Celtic will be hoping for a Munich win in that game.
In other Celtic news, Kieran Tierney felt Celtic gave their all against Bayern