Brendan Rodgers has described Celtic’s 3-0 win over Anderlecht in Wednesday night’s Champions League encounter as a “brilliant team performance”.
Leigh Griffiths opened the scoring in the 38th minute at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium, and shortly after the restart, Patrick Roberts’s effort deflected off Kara Mbodji to double the visitors’ lead.
Scott Sinclair scored a breakaway third in added time to confirm Celtic’s second away win in the competition – the first was five years ago against Spartak Moscow – and their first clean sheet away from Parkhead.
“It was a brilliant team performance,” Rodgers is quoted by Sky Sports News as saying. “It was an outstanding performance and result. There are still areas to improve but they were absolutely exceptional.
“We did very very well. For a Scottish team to come away, get a 3-0 victory, keep a clean sheet at this level is obviously a big achievement.
“We can be better than we were tonight but the players deserve a huge amount of credit, on the back of the game at the weekend (the 2-0 win over Rangers), which was a high intensity game.
“To come away and deliver that type of performance, the deserve all the plaudits they get.”