Ivanovic stars as Zenit dump Celtic out of Europe

Celtic's Callum Mc Gregor celebrates after he makes it 1-0 in the first leg

The Sweden global struggled at the Krestovskyi Stadium as Zenit found the back of the net three times to wipe out Celtic's advantage from the first leg and knock them out of the Europa League; the Hoops won the corresponding fixture 1-0 at Paradise last week.

Former Chelsea centre-back Ivanović wasted little time in wiping out Celtic's first-leg 1-0 lead, powering home a header in the eighth minute to mark his 34th birthday with his third goal in the competition this season.

The one-goal lead from the first leg was reversed before half an hour had been played in Russian Federation as defender Branislav Ivanovic put Zenit in front with a header and Daler Kuzyayev netted in the 27th minute to turn the tie in the hosts' favour. We conceded poor goals from that.

"Last week I think we showed that when our concentration is at its best and we defend forward we can defend really well".

Rangers edged ahead of Aberdeen into second place on goal difference on Sunday and now face a test of their staying power with today's visit of Hearts, who left Ibrox with a goalless draw in August, when the hapless Pedro Caixinha was still in charge in Govan. It is about having the bravery to play.

We started the second half okay but, again, we concede possession too cheaply and they work the ball round for a cross. They've done really well this season so it will be a tough game for us.

"There is still an very bad lot of work for us to do but, when I take a step back, there have been a lot of positives for us in Europe this season." said Rodgers. The run [69 domestic games unbeaten] went on too long and the focus was not getting beat rather than winning. Last week was an outstanding performance which would allow you to think you had a great opportunity to go through but if you don't start with that aggressive mentality, then it's really hard.

Visiting coach Maurizio Sarri named a strong team, and Piotr Zieliński's first-half goal gave Napoli hope.

"But frankly, after a 3-2 defeat on home turf, we were in a hard position".

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