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Europa League: Celtic beat Ferencvaros earning first group win

In the Europa League on Tuesday, Celtic beat Ferencvaros deservedly, thanks to a superb strike from Kyogo Furuhashi. With a 2-0 victory over Ferencvaros, Celtic earned their first points in the Europa League thanks to Kyogo Furuhashi’s spectacular second-half goal.

Ange Postecoglou’s side lost their first two football matches against Real Betis and Bayer Leverkusen, surrendering four goals in each, but the win on Tuesday gave them a lift in their thin qualification ambitions.

Celtic was the dominant force for much of the game however, with the hosts being let off the hook on several occasions Ferencvaros had their fair share of chances. Furuhashi took the lead for Celtic in the 57th minute.  David Turnbull finished it up late with a scruffy effort scoring a winning goal in the 81st minute.

Ferencvaros curiously failed to take an early lead when Ryan Mmaee latched on to a right-wing cross and somehow placed his effort over from a few yards out. Soon after, Jota forced Denes Dibusz to make two crucial saves.

The first strike struck the goalkeeper’s thigh after Jota was delivered into the left side of the box, then Dibusz theatrically tipped the Portuguese midfielder’s curling effort over. Celtic deserved to be in front when they finally broke the deadlock, with Jota playing a significant role.

McGregor should have made it 2-0 five minutes later after Henry Wingo fouled Adam Montgomery, but Dibusz palmed his spot-kick away. However, Celtic added a third goal nine minutes from time, with Turnbull scoring from close range at the second attempt after fluffing his first. Watch football highlights of Europa League match in which Celtic beat Ferencvaros.

Celtic 2 – 0 Ferencvaros

Goals: 1 – 0 Furuhashi 57, 2 – 0 Turnbull 81

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Bookings: Starfelt, Ralston, Montgomery; Mmaee

Celtic: Hart, Montgomery, Starfelt, Carter-Vickers, Ralston, Turnbull, McGregor, Jota, Rogic, Abada, Furuhashi

Substitutions: Giakoumakis, Johnston, Scales, Bitton

Ferencvaros: Dibusz, Wingo, Blazic, Mmaee, Civic, Laidouni, Vecsei, Uzuni, Nguen, zachariassen, Mmaee

Substitutions: Somalia, Mak, Loncar

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