Celtic continued their Pre-season friendly at the Městský Stadion, Ostrava, Czech Republic, the home of Banik Ostrava. Celtic were backed by 100 hardcore fans who made the journey to cheer on the bhoys.
After a slow start Celtic found themselves a goal down after 7 minutes but by the 13th minute they were back in the game after Kyogo equalised before Matt O’Riley made it 2-1 which remained the score line at half time when Ange rang in the changes to get game time into as many Celtic players as possible before the real business starts on flag day.
It did not take Giakoumakis long to stamp his mark on the game with a typical one touch finish in front of goal. The home side backed by a lively support celebrating the clubs centenary in the TAPPS OFF weather celebrated a second goal before Abada sealed the 4-2 victory.
There is a calmness around the Celtic team and us the support this pre-season when you consider the panic we all felt last season when Ange rolled into Glasgow. We wondered if he could get players in and we wondered would we be back watching Celtic inside Celtic Park for the Champions League qualifier or the start of the SPFL campaign. What a difference a year makes its, chalk and cheese comes to mind.
Each game gives Ange food for thought as players compete for the starting jersey when the SPFL kicks off.
Next up Blackburn at Celtic Park on Saturday. Thankfully its not billed as a battle of Britain or Men against Bhoys which was almost 20 years ago.