Fringe player gamble pays off: Three things learned about Celtic in win over Zenit

SIMUNOVIC TURNS BACK THE CLOCK

Hoops centre-back turned in his best performance for a long time against Zenit.

After the horror show against Partick, it was back to basics as the 23-year-old stuck to what he knows best.

It was no nonsense, no thrills defending, which is what he should been doing all along for the Bhoys. He can only take confidence from such an excellent into the second leg in Russia next Thursday.

If he continues this level of performance he will keep his play in the team, even when the injuries clear up.

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