â¢ Celtic 3-2 Malmo
â¢ Griffiths 3, 61, Bitton 10; Berget 52, 90
This was an occasion marked by a missed Celtic opportunity. Tuesday evening in Sweden will determine how costly that wastefulness will prove. A tie Celtic should have pushed out of sight within 45 minutes is delicately poised with 90 to play.
Jo Inge Berget, not so much an ineffectual loanee at Celtic last season as an anonymous one, afforded Malmo increased hope of a Champions League place with a goal in the fifth minute of injury time. It marked Bergetâs second strike of the match, an obviously wounding twist of fate for the Celtic manager, Ronny Deila. As Deila well knows, only progress on this stage can endorse or otherwise his tenure.