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Rodgers: Celtic 'brought their identity' to earn Euro win

The Celtic boss said his side were at their best as they defeated RB Leipzig 2-1.

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers praised players and fans for playing their part in "a proper victory" over Bundeliga high-fliers RB Leipzig.

An early strike from Kieran Tierney and a late goal from Odsonne Edouard earned a 2-1 win over the German side and boosted hopes of qualifying from their Europa League group.

Rodgers has seen his side show impressive domestic form in recent weeks and he flet the team had brought that style and work-rate to the European stage.

"It was a proper victory for us this evening.," he said.

"Everyone knows the level that Leipzig are playing at week in, week out, and where they sit in their domestic league. We saw over there what a good side they are.

"But everyone involved with Celtic deserves a huge amount of credit. The players were outstanding. I think we brought our true face to the game tonight in terms of how we've been playing and with our pressing.

"We brought our identity to the game."

The manager said that the effort of the players had fed the fans and that the support from the stands had helped drive the team on.

"The players knew they had to work hard defensively," Rodgers added. "They were aggressive, fought for every ball and then they showed the quality when they had it.

"And then obviously the supporters were absolutely magnificent.

"It's always very emotional here at Celtic Park but that synergy between both [players and fans] brought us the result

"It was a fantastic three points for us."

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