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Celtic beats Ajax to revive Champions League hopes

Celtic revives Champions League qualification hopes by beating Ajax 2-1

Ajax's manager Frank de Boer looks on ahead of their Champions League Group H soccer match against Celtic at Celtic Park, Glasgow, Scotland, Tuesday O...
Celtic's Beram Kayal celebrates his goal during their Champions League Group H soccer match against Ajax at Celtic Park, Glasgow, Scotland, Tuesday Oc...

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Ajax's manager Frank de Boer looks on ahead of their Champions League Group H soccer match against Celtic at Celtic Park, Glasgow, Scotland, Tuesday O...

Britain Soccer Champions League

Celtic's Beram Kayal celebrates his goal during their Champions League Group H soccer match against Ajax at Celtic Park, Glasgow, Scotland, Tuesday Oc...

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) -- Celtic revived its Champions League campaign by beating Ajax 2-1 on Tuesday thanks to goals by James Forrest and Beram Kayal.

Ajax midfielder Stefano Denswil had a night to forget in Glasgow, bringing down Anthony Stokes to allow Forrest to convert a penalty in the 43rd minute of a lackluster first half.

Denswil then deflected Kayal's shot into his own net in the 53rd minute to make it 2-0 and leave the Dutch side on just one point from three games.

Celtic played the final three minutes 10 men after substitute Nir Biton was red-carded for a studs-up tackle on Thulani Serero, and conceded a goal to Lasse Schone with seconds left.

Celtic, which started in Group H with two losses, is two points behind second-place AC Milan.


Updated : 2021-01-21 10:42 GMT+08:00