Celtic Player Ratings Vs Lille - Lennon and Turnbull
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 10: David Turnbull of Celtic is embraced by Neil Lennon, Manager of Celtic as he is substituted during the UEFA Europa League Group H stage match between Celtic and LOSC Lille at Celtic Park on December 10, 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Premiership giants Celtic picked up their first victory of the Europa League campaign in the last match of the group stages. Although Neil Lennon’s men had no chance of securing qualification into the knockout stages going into the tie, the manager will be able to take motivation from the performances that some of his youngsters put in tonight. The midfield combination of Ismaila Soro and David Turnbull worked wonders in the engine room, as goals from Christopher Jullien, Callum McGregor and David Turnbull meant that the Hoops beat the Ligue 1 heavyweights by a 3-2 scoreline.

Here Are The Celtic Player Ratings Vs Lille

Celtic Player Ratings Vs Lille - Turnbull celebrates
Celtic’s Scottish midfielder David Turnbull (R) celebrates with teammates after scoring their third goal during the UEFA Europa League Group H football match between Celtic and Lille at Celtic Park stadium in Glasgow, Scotland on December 10, 2020. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN / POOL / AFP)

Celtic Player Ratings Vs Lille

Conor Hazard – 6.5

The young keeper made his first appearance of the season so far, and it must be conceded that he looked sharp. Couldn’t have done much about the goals and made a couple of decent saves too.

Shane Duffy – 6.5

A couple of silly decisions at the back and he picked up an unnecessary yellow card as well. Was solid for the most part though.

Christopher Jullien – 7

The French centre-half scored the important opening goal in the first half with a deft header. Defended strongly and managed the difficult fixture in a rather effective manner as well.

Kristoffer Ajer – 7

The centre-half defended well for the most part and didn’t allow too much space in behind either. Made a stellar run forward in the second half and produced a brilliant assist for Turnbull’s goal.

Jeremie Frimpong – 6

The speedster started the game quite well and looked to drive forward whenever he picked up possession of the ball. Had to come off with an injury around the half-hour mark of the fixture though.

Celtic Player Ratings Vs Lille - Lennon applauds
Celtic’s Scottish head coach Neil Lennon applauds their win at the final whistle in the UEFA Europa League Group H football match between Celtic and Lille at Celtic Park stadium in Glasgow, Scotland on December 10, 2020. – Celtic won the game 3-2. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN / POOL / AFP)

Callum McGregor – 6.5

Worked hard in the middle of the park and played some good forward passes as well. Made a terrible mistake to hand Lille their goal before almost gifting them another goal in the second half.

Ismaila Soro – 8

The Ivorian was given his first start of the Europa League campaign, and it must be conceded that he announced himself in great style. Worked his socks off defensively and neat in possession.

David Turnbull – 7.5

The young midfielder showed Neil Lennon why he should be given more first-team opportunities with a solid performance in the Celtic engine room. Scored on his European debut as well.

Diego Laxalt – 7

The Uruguayan wing-back put in an excellent shift down the flank tonight. Got forward when required to and made multiple important blocks to ensure that Lille didn’t find spaces in behind.

Mohamed Elyounoussi – 7

The Norwegian attacker didn’t have his most influential game in attack tonight, but he did well to carry the ball forward at times. Showed good intent, and his quality was apparent to see.

Celtic Player Ratings Vs Lille - Celtic celebrate
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – DECEMBER 10: Christopher Jullien of Celtic celebrates after scoring their team’s first goal during the UEFA Europa League Group H stage match between Celtic and LOSC Lille at Celtic Park on December 10, 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Patryk Klimala – 6.5

The young striker didn’t have his most influential outing in attack tonight but there were instances where he held the ball up quite well. Tried to make a nuisance of himself in the box though.

Substitutes

Ewan Henderson – 7

Came on around the half-hour mark as Jeremie Frimpong had to come off injured. Got forward well and looked extremely threatening with the ball at his feet as well. Never lacking in pace.

Albian Ajeti – NA

Didn’t have time to make an impact.

Tom Rogic – NA

Didn’t have time to make an impact.

Stephen Welsh – NA

Didn’t have time to make an impact.

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