Celtic midfielder Ryan Christie scored one and created another as the Hoops came out 2-1 winners against FK Sarajevo yesterday evening.
The 24-year-old was deservedly named man of the match for his performance against the Bosnian outfit.
Fans on Twitter were quick to praise Christie:
Ryan Christie is on a different level
— Terry O'Donnell (@TerryODonnell88) 18 July 2019
His energy levels help us big time
— Pete (@Pete_cfc) 17 July 2019
Ryan Christie is a wee gem. Can see this being a great season for him. 💚
— K (@kizmok) 17 July 2019
His loans done him the world of good, turned into a right player!
— kevin doherty (@kevindo47040115) 18 July 2019
He’s my early guess for POTY
— Martin (@marto_1888) 17 July 2019
Good player 👍
— Chris B (@burno67) 17 July 2019
Hope he remains fit.
— Wee Specky (@Flashman58) 18 July 2019
He looked very sharp tonight!!
— Pete Sloan (@thebhoypete) 17 July 2019
Ryan Christie is twice the player Stuart Armstrong is
— West Belfast Tim (@KingHenrik4) 17 July 2019
It wasn’t the greatest display by Celtic but they got the job done, with the help of Christie.
Manager Neil Lennon has had to deal with a mini injury crisis with eight first-team players having been ruled out for the match.
However, the Hoops boss confirmed after the game that a few of them, including Mikey Johnston, Maryan Shved and Vakoun Issouf Bayo may return to fitness very soon.
After overcoming FK Sarajevo, Celtic will now face Estonian side Nomme Kalju in the second qualifying round of the Champions League. The first game will be at home next Wednesday with the second leg the following Tuesday.