The night started slowly, messily in Brussels and things did not look too promising for Celtic against an underwhelming Anderlecht team. But in the second half especially Celtic got their passing game going and shut out the hosts, who were restricted to an outstanding long-range shot by Pieter Gerkens and a powerful effort by Sofiane Hanni, both saved by Craig Gordon. Now, can Celtic begin to dream of overtaking Bayern Munich and finishing second behind Paris St-Germain? Their next two matches are against the German champions. Congratulations to Brendan Rodgers and his players. Thanks to you all for logging on to the BBC website.
- Sinclair finishes well in stoppage time
- Roberts' shot deflected in by Mbodji
- Griffiths fired home opener from Tierney cross
- Celtic's first Champions League group stage win since 2013; second ever away group stage win
- FT: PSG 3-0 Bayern Munich (Alves, Cavani, Neymar) - PSG top Group B after two games
Brendan Rodgers said of Scott Brown's injury: "He just felt something tight and as soon as he did he obviously didn't want to aggravate it so we'll not know [in] the next 24, 48 hours where that's at."
Our chief sports writer, Tom English, has filed his match report.
The scoreboard in Brussels and the smiles on the Celtic players' faces say it all...Copyright: SNS
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Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers: "We have a defensive philosophy that's really about being aggressive and compact. Our idea is to block the middle of the pitch and press high at every opportunity. Of course, good teams will get through that and you have to be able to defend your box. Look how many times Anderlecht were caught offside, our defensive line was very good, our fitness was good to stay up."
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers: "It shows the development in the squad over the last year or so. There's a long way to go in the group. We'll reflect on the game. We can be better. The players deserve a huge amount of credit. As a coach you're looking for progress. This is a huge jump, from where we are coming from to this level. Monchengladbach, Manchester City and now here, it shows the players are developing. At this level it's all about belief."
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers: "It was an outstanding performance and result. We gave the ball away loose at times and needed to be cleaner in our build-up play. There are still areas to improve but they were exceptional. I think you can see the fitness of the players. For a Scottish team to come away and get a 3-0 victory and keep a clean sheet at this level is a big achievement."
Celtic fans will hope Scott Brown makes a quick recovery and that he went off in the second half as a precaution. The Celtic midfielder would be an almost certain starter for Scotland in the World Cup qualifiers against Slovakia and Slovenia, which are approaching quickly.Copyright: SNS
Former Celtic goalkeeper on BBC SportsoundQuote Message: I'm delighted that they have put some negative stats to bed. The result is magnificent for Celtic and Scottish football. They will play better. They struggled to get their passing game going but Brendan Rodgers settled them down at half-time. They could have scored a few more. They can go in to those 'Munchen' games and enjoy them.
Chief sports writer, BBC ScotlandQuote Message: It was a really accomplished performance in the second half. It never dawned on me once that Celtic were in any kind of danger of being pushed to the wire on this. They looked very mature, very accomplished. It's a seismic victory for them. In the context of playing European football after Christmas this is huge.
Former Celtic striker on BBC SportsoundQuote Message: Overall, you've got to say Celtic more than merited that victory tonight.
It's Celtic's first away shut-out in the Champions League group stage and only their second away win at that stage.
Sportsound host Richard Gordon tells us that Celtic and Rangers have played 58 group stage away games and that win in Brussels is only the sixth time either side of the Old Firm has earned a victory.
It's a precious, rare three points on the road for Celtic in the Champions League. It means they are very well placed to finish third in the group if, as expected, they lose to PSG and Bayern Munich. The Belgians would have to win by four goals against Celtic to move ahead of the Scottish champions in the head-to-head.
Anderlecht may have lost interest in the match but the same cannot be said of Scott Sinclair, who rushes into the Belgians' box and whips a shot past Frank Boeckx at his near post. It's a peach of a goal by the winger.
The fourth official has indicated that there will be three minutes of added time. In truth, the game has petered out, which suits Celtic perfectly.
Massimo Bruno does well to take the ball down the right wing for Anderlecht but his pass infield is cut out by Celtic, who are so close to an away win in the Champions League.