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RB Leipzig 3-1 Celtic: Hart howler sees Bhoys suffer another blow
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Nicholas McGee
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Joe Hart endured a nightmare as Celtic were beaten in the Champions League
Joe Hart endured a nightmare as Celtic were beaten in the Champions League

Celtic's hopes of qualification for the Champions League last 16 suffered another blow as they slumped to a 3-1 defeat against RB Leipzig following a Joe Hart howler.

The Scottish champions sit bottom of Group F with one point from three games after Christopher Nkunku and Andre Silva put them to the sword in Germany.

Nkunku looked to have broken the deadlock in the 17th minute on Wednesday when he chipped Hart, only to be ruled to have strayed offside by VAR.

Ten minutes later he did open the scoring, rounding Hart after being played in by Silva following the Portugal forward's surge upfield on the counter.

Celtic levelled two minutes into the second half through Jota's first-time finish into the bottom-right corner but, after Dominik Szoboszlai saw a goal controversially chalked off for Silva being in an offside position, Leipzig restored their advantage in bizarre fashion.

In what proved to be the key moment of the match, Hart's pass out from the back was intercepted by Szoboszlai, who played in Silva for a simple finish.

Silva then doubled his tally by popping up at the back post to finish a fine team move and put the game to bed with 13 minutes remaining.


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