Tuesday’s 2-0 loss to RB Leipzig put an end to Celtic’s chances of making it through to the round of 16 in the Champions League.
With 74 minutes remaining, Timo Werner silenced Celtic Park with a deft header over Joe Hart in goal. Ten minutes later, the German forward set up Emil Forsberg, who put the game away with a superb finish into the top corner.
While Celtic remain last with one point and two games left, Leipzig rise to second place with six points, four points behind leaders Real Madrid after they drew 1-1 with Shakhtar Donetsk.
Leipzig controlled the majority of the first half’s possession while Celtic had the better chances, hitting the crossbar twice and getting the lone effort on goal from Kyogo Furuhashi, but neither team was able to find the decisive edge.
After Matt O’Riley’s low drive hit the post and Greg Taylor’s rebound rattled the crossbar, the crowd at Celtic Park became more boisterous before Furuhashi headed over a cross from Sead Haksabanovic.
Celtic started slowly after the interval, and Leipzig appeared to be the more threatening team. Willi Orban forced a quick save from Hart, and Dominik Szoboszlai gave the home team a relief by slipping with a clear shot at goal.
On a night of squandered opportunities for Ange Postecoglou’s team, Celtic’s Daizen Maeda met substitute Aaron Mooy’s cross but skewed his first-time shot wide. Werner and Forsberg then punished Celtic.