Tore Reginiussen became an inadvertent Celtic hero on Thursday night when he put the ball in the back of the net for Rosenborg condemning Leipzig to the European scrap heap and giving Celtic a little nudge along in the process.

The way the group was poised, Celtic put THEMSELVES in the driver’s seat going into the last game and it was Leipzig who had everything to do.

Celtic only needed a draw on the night against Salzburg to secure qualification but a well oiled Salzburg played Celtic off the park for most of the game.

In the end, it was the goal from the Rosenborg star which made the difference on the night.

Speaking today, the player revealed he has been getting hundreds of friend requests from people in Glasgow after his late equaliser and he was happy to help.

“It meant a lot to us to score that goal and I think it meant a lot to many people in Glasgow too because I had hundreds of friend requests on Facebook after the match!” told BT Sport.

“I’m glad they are happy, but the important thing was it prevented us losing every game in the section.

“I had a strange feeling before the goal like I knew something was going to happen. I went up the pitch because we had nothing to lose at that stage.”

His goal completely changed the mood within Celtic Park, it went from desolation to celebration within a matter of minutes.

With Celtic under the cosh and 2-0 an eruption of joy followed by every single man, woman and child with a phone checking the score from Germany.

It was surreal, to say the least.


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