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Copenhagen 1-1 Celtic: Fraser Forster saves penalty to secure draw

By Kheredine Idessane BBC Scotland in Copenhagen Odsonne Edouard guided Celtic into an early leadFraser Forster’s dramatic late penalty save ensured Celtic’s away goal gives them a narrow advantage after their Europa League last-32 stalemate in Copenhagen.Odsonne Edouard earned Neil Lennon’s team a deserved lead in the first leg before the hosts launched a relentless…

By Kheredine Idessane

BBC Scotland in Copenhagen

Odsonne Edouard

Odsonne Edouard guided Celtic into an early lead

Fraser Forster’s dramatic late penalty save ensured Celtic’s away goal gives them a narrow advantage after their Europa League last-32 stalemate in Copenhagen.

Odsonne Edouard earned Neil Lennon’s team a deserved lead in the first leg before the hosts launched a relentless second-half surge.

Dame N’Doye levelled before Forster acrobatically denied Jens Surge from the spot after a VAR penalty check.

The return is in Glasgow next Thursday.

Edouard’s 24th strike of the season was the first away goal Celtic have scored in the knockout stage of a European competition since Henrik Larsson’s winner against Boavista in 2003.

Lennon’s side had to grind out large spells of the second half, but he will be frustrated his team only went into half-time just one goal to the good as Edouard had two one-on-one efforts saved by Karl-Johan Johnsson.

More to follow.

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