GERMAN journalist Guido Schafer has paid Celtic the ultimate compliment after witnessing Celtic Park in all its glory on Thursday night.
The club, the players and the fans all played their part during an incredible night not soon to be forgotten.
With Leipzig just needing a draw to really cement their place in the Europa League group, it was up to Celtic to muster up a much better performance than they gave in the away leg.
The bhoys did exactly that and conjured up an outstanding, energy zapping performance which merited all three points in the end.
It looked all Celtic’s efforts would be in vain when the German side equalised late in the game. However, the reaction to the goal was simply sensational; 14 seconds after kicking off and with Leipzig not touching the ball once, Celtic had retaken the lead and Paradise was rocking!
Witnessing the incredible atmosphere Schafer wrote his own little love letter to Celtic Park and declared it as the best ground Leipzig have ever had the privilege of playing in since their 2009 inception.
“Sorry, Borussia Dortmund, sorry Besiktas, but Celtic Park and the Celts top everything that RB has experienced since its inception in 2009.” the Journo declared as cited on RecordSport.
“The fans of the Scots live up to their reputation as the world’s best fanatics, driving their Bhoys in Green for 94 minutes to the deserved victory, celebrating every duel, profane interjections and corners.
“They also celebrate themselves, their loyalty, their songs. The history of the cult club, founded in 1888 by the Irish clergyman Brother Walfrid, looms over everything, the score is decorating accessories, the big picture more important.
“Celtic season tickets are traded like gold dust and carry the inscription: “A Club Like No Other”
High praise indeed.