It was the outcome that some had expected, but perhaps not quite in the style that they had wanted.

Celtic needed a point or a win to guarentee Europa League qualification, or simply to match RB Leipzig's result. With Brendan Rodger's men losing 2-0 to RB Salzburg and RB Leipzig 1-0 up with five minutes to go at home to without-a-point Rosenborg, the atmosphere at Celtic Park was flat, with the Scottish champions facing the prospect of no European football after Christmas.

That was until Tore Reginiussen rose highest in the 86th minute in a game 747 miles away to send Rosenborg level against RB Leipzig and light the touch paper that sent Celtic Park into a frenzy.

While a late penalty, convereted at the second time of asking, by Olivier Ntcham was not enough to give Celtic the draw they would have needed to go through had RB Leipzig won, news from the other game in Group B had already got the party started for Celtic.

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And the Celtic faithful clearly enjoyed the late drama with Celtic Park rocking as the final whistle blew.