By James Black
Mikael Lustig limped out of Celtic’s Champions League clash with Paris Saint-Germain leading to fans fearing on Twitter that the Swede will miss this weekend’s Scottish League Cup final.
Lustig only lasted 13 minutes in the Parc des Princes before being replaced by Nir Bitton as PSG ran out emphatic 7-1 winners.
Celtic haven’t had their problems to seek with injuries to key defensive players with Lustig, Jozo Simunovic, Erik Sviatchenko and Dedryck Boyata all missing significant game-time so far this season.
Lustig is a big favourite among Hoops fans at Parkhead, who are now worried the Sweden international will miss out against Motherwell as Brendan Rodgers’ side look to lift the first trophy of the season – with one saying their “heart breaks” for the defender.
Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
Celtics night is over, Lustig's night lasted as long as Atomic Kittens comeback. Both embarrassing.
— Starboy (@Kieraaan180) November 22, 2017
NOT LUSTIG ????????????????
— jessica (@earthtojessx) November 22, 2017
We woulda won if Lustig had stayed on
— Broonie (@MartinBrown87) November 22, 2017
Lustig off. Jeezo ????
— Lainey__D ⚽️???? (@Lainey__D) November 22, 2017
Lustig off, not good in view to the Celtic defence problems.
— ????LupinBhoy???? (@BhoyLupin) November 22, 2017
My heart breaks for Lustig ????????
— chlo (@chlotayylor) November 22, 2017
Lustig off and bitton on???????? the fear
— alyson???? (@aIyciasharmon) November 22, 2017
After taking a first-minute lead through Moussa Dembele, Celtic were picked apart by Paris Saint-Germain as they raced into a 4-1 lead before half-time.
PSG then scored three goals in quick succession in the second-half to finish off a humiliating night for the Hoops in the French capital.
The Scottish champions will go into the final group game hoping to secure a place in the Europa League in the new year by avoiding defeat to Anderlecht and finishing third in the group.
In other Celtic news, Lustig has made a shock claim about how Rangers are helping the Bhoys.