CELTIC drew 2-2 with Ajax in Amsterdam last night, finishing the match with ten men after Emilio Izaguirre was sent off for a second bookable offence.
Nir Bitton gave Celtic the lead before Viktor Fischer equalised. Mikael Lustig then put Celtic back in front before Izaguirre was shown the red card. Lasse Schone levelled the scoreline on 84 minutes.
Craig Gordon, 6 - Celtic have conceded in their last eight matches, and while Gordon was well-beaten by Fischer for the Dutch side’s opener, he didn’t look too clever at the equaliser as Schone’s free kick evaded everyone and sailed past him into the net.
Mikael Lustig, 6 - Scored Celtic’s second and had a solid night at right back. Will feel he could have done better with second-half effort on goal.
Jozo Simunovic, 7 - An assured debut from the Croatia Under-21 captain. Partnered Boyata well and didn’t look out of place.
Dedryck Boyata, 7 - Looked more focused than he has done in recent matches and new central defensive pairing with Simunovic looks like it will be solid enough.
Emilio Izaguirre, 5 - Red card spoiled a decent night for the Honduran, who coped well with the impressive Anwar El Ghazi and offered an improvement on recent European performances.
Nir Bitton, 7 - A third Euro goal of the campaign for the Israeli midfielder, who never looked troubled in defensive midfield along with Scott Brown.
Scott Brown, 7 - Hoops captain mopped up in front of the back four and broke up a number of dangerous Ajax moves.
James Forrest, 6 - Another lively performance from Forrest, making his first start since the Malmo away tie, but had a frustrating night as he was well-marshalled by Tete. Replaced by Blackett after Izaguirre’s red card.
Kris Commons, 8 - A first European start for Commons and he showed why. Had a hand in both goals, including a lovely ball through for Bitton, and got back to help out defensively. Subbed for Janko in the last few minutes.
Stefan Johansen, 6 - A promising start from the Norwegian, but faded in the second half. Picked up a fourth yellow card of the competition and was unable to impose himself on the match like he usually does.
Leigh Griffiths, 6 - Should have done better with effort in second half that ended up in the side netting but was unlucky with gilt-edged chance in first 45 minutes.