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Summary

  1. Celtic draw again in Europa League Group A
  2. Griffiths and Commons put Celtic in command
  3. Fenerbahce sub Fernandao levels match
  4. Molde at home to Ajax

Live Reporting

By Keir Murray

All times stated are UK

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Celtic 2-2 Fenerbahce

Well, that was quite a night. We'll be here to bring you coverage of Celtic's double header against Molde on 22 October and 5 November, the home game against Ajax on 26 November and the away tie in Istanbul on 10 December. Thank you very much indeed for your company this evening and for contributing by text, tweets and Facebook comments. All the best.

Celtic 2-2 Fenerbahce

Celtic manager Ronny Deila

"We have to take the positives. I was very happy with Kieran Tierney today, and with Scott Brown and James Forrest. I want to see us braver on the ball to develop our own play. That will be key for the future. I need to give credit to the fans. They created a fantastic atmosphere."

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Celtic manager Ronny Deila

"When you are defending you need to keep concentration for 90 minutes. For 88 minutes he (Efe Ambrose) was very good. I think we had very good control of the game in the first half. In the second half we were too deep at the start but we made some changes. When we have the ball we are a good team. We have to defend as high up the pitch as possible."

Celtic manager Ronny Deila

"We played well in the first half. They got the goal and that gave them energy. It was disappointing that they scored from almost the (only) two chances that they had. I'm disappointed that we didn't win but I'm happy that we got the point."

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Former Celtic midfielder Murdo MacLeod

"That was as good as Scott Brown has been for the last couple of seasons."

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The body language says it all for the Celtic players at the end of the match
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The expressions on the faces of the Celtic players says it all after the 2-2 draw in Glasgow

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Celtic 2-2 Fenerbahce

Cammy Renwick: "#Celtic got be looking at their defensive coach, he's either coaching the wrong things or not getting the message across #bbcscotfootball"

Robert Gray: "Can someone explain to me how Efe Ambrose is allowed to play football???? I for the life of me have no idea #uel #bbcscotfootball"

Adam Reid: "@BBCSportScot Celts finding out what it's like to play the big boys. Can't handle the pressure. #bbcscotfootball"

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We're just waiting for the post-match media conference. I hope you can stay with us for a few minutes yet, even on a school night.

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Celtic manager Ronny Deila has plenty to think about in terms of his defence
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Celtic manager Ronny Deila has plenty to think about in terms of his defence

Celtic 2-2 Fenerbahce

BBC Scotland reporter Richard Wilson at Celtic Park

"How many times have we seen this movie this season, last season? When the same mistakes are being made, why don't they change it? Apart from the errors, I thought Celtic showed good character. For decent periods of this game they have outplayed a team put together at far greater expense, so there are positives for Celtic. How they must hope (defender Jozo) Simunovic gets fit."

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Defender Efe Ambrose tries to make amends at the other end with a header that goes over the bar
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Defender Efe Ambrose tries to make amends at the other end with a header that goes over the bar

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Former Aberdeen manager Willie Miller

"You've got to be better at the back. Efe Ambrose keeps making these mistakes. You keep asking when it's going to stop, IF it's going to stop. I can't understand why you don't mark their tallest player (at corners). Somebody will need to sit me down in a dark room and explain that one to me."

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BBC Scotland football pundit Murdo MacLeod

"The fans going home tonight will be delighted with the first 45 minutes. But the whole thing turned. Fenerbahce came out with an energy about them and they got the equaliser, but then Celtic hit back though there weren't many chances. It's two points dropped. They should have been sitting with three points from tonight and one from Amsterdam."

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With Molde's home game against Ajax also ending in a draw, the Norwegians top Group A with four points. The Dutch side and Celtic each have two points from their two draws and Fenerbahce are still in the hunt, even though they have only one point to show for their efforts.

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Both sets of players applaud the fans. That was a really entertaining match, though you can't help think of what might have been, had Celtic been tighter at the back.

FULL-TIME

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Celtic 2-2 Fenerbahce

Marc Orr: "Nobody like to see any player vilified, but Ambrose's litany of errors in big games has surely made his position untenable."

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Celtic have a free-kick in their own half. You can feel the tension! Ninety seconds left.

INJURY TIME

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Three minutes of injury time.

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Celtic 2-2 Fenerbahce

James in Giffnock: "Celtic go two nil up in a league match you could put your house on them winning, not so in Europe nowadays."

Gordon D: "I take it nobody had the bottle to have a word with the blunder king at half time as he still hasn't learned. Come on Celtic keep it tight."

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Stick or twist - what should Vitor Pereira and Ronny Deila do in the closing minutes?
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Stick or twist - what should Vitor Pereira and Ronny Deila do in the closing minutes at Celtic Park?

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Fener keeper Fabiano has shown an appetite in this game for punching the ball clear. Unfortunately for Mikael Lustig, who was up to try to head in a corner kick, he is clobbered by the goalie as he fisted the ball away. The energetic defender is OK to continue after treatment, thankfully.

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Mikael Lustig makes a good run down the right to pick up a pass from Scott Brown. The Swede takes his time and picks out Kris Commons in five yards of space at the edge of the box. However, his first-time right-foot shot flashes over Fabiano's crossbar.

SUBSTITUTIONS

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Celtic make a double change. Kieran Tierney and Stefan Johansen are replaced by Tyler Blackett Tom Rogic for the last eight minutes.

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Steven McNamara: "#bbcscotfootball a point is not good enough for Celtic especially after going 2-0 up, get Ciftci on for Johansen & Blackett for Ambrose."

Big Stevie: "#bbcscotfootball Delia has to go. Same mistakes over and over again picking Ambrose playing zonal marking. He doesn't learn, he can't stay on."

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BBC Scotland reporter Richard Wilson at Celtic Park

"Fenerbahçe have spurned chances to take the lead, and Celtic have begun to show some poise again. Brown, too, has recovered his zest. The scoreline and the flow of the game are in the balance."

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Celtic are enjoying a period of pressure now. Mikael Lustig's shot from 18 yards bounces back off the chest of keeper Fabiano but the Turks get it clear.

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Fenerbahce's Bruno Alves battles with Celtic's Leigh Griffiths
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Fenerbahce's Bruno Alves battles with Celtic's Leigh Griffiths

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Scott Brown is punished for bashing Fernandao's head. The home captain backs in to the double goalscorer and catches him with his elbow but the striker makes the most of it. The physio is on.

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Stephen Mc on Facebook: "Deila needs to go. He never learns from the mistake of picking Ambrose or zonal marking. Time and time and time again it happens. I'm fed up with it."

Alan Rankin on Facebook: "Ambrose makes me nostalgic for the days of Olivier Tebily or Anton Rogan..."

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James Forrest gives the visiting goalie his first test of the second half as he curls a right-foot shot from the edge of the box. Kris Commons, perhaps buoyed by seeing that, is next to trouble Fabiano with a long-range hammered shot that is saved, too. Can Celtic clear their heads and produce a winner after all?

YELLOW CARD

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Celtic win a free-kick as Bruno Alves makes a messy challenge on Celtic skipper Scott Brown. However, the home side can't make the msot of the set piece.

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Fernandao smacks in a header to level the match
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Fenerbahce's Fernandao smacks in a header to level the match

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We're past the hour-mark now and for almost the first time since the match restarted Celtic enjoy some time and space in Fenerbahce's. Did I mention Craig Gordon was called upon for yet another save there, this time to prevent Nani completing the Turks' comeback?

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Celtic 2-2 Fenerbahce

Stefan Johansen is booked for a tug on the jersey of Robin van Persie, who was in the throes of one of those twinkle-toed dangerous runs towards the opposition box. From the free-kick, the Dutchman smacks the defensive wall and in the next move Nani's shot is well saved by Craig Gordon, down low to his right-hand post. And there's more: as the ball bobs around the Celtic box like it's being nosed around a pool by happy seals, it falls to Van Persie but his header drifts over the bar.

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Former Aberdeen skipper Willie Miller

"Celtic look deflated. I don't think they can believe what has happened in this game."

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Celtic are in disarray. Goalkeeper Craig Gordon races from his line and is rather fortunate not to be punished as Fernandao lifts his effort wide of the target. A minute later, with the resurgent Turks now picking up loose balls in midfield, Hasan Ali Kaldirim is sent scampering down the left and from the corner of the box his piercing shot is palmed wide by a relieved Gordon.

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BBC Scotland reporter Richard Wilson at Celtic Park

"Ambrose's mistake rewards Fenerbahçe again, since the visitors began the second half still enthused and focused by the goal the Celtic defender gifted Fernandao just before half-time. Another familiar failing was evident as Fernandao scores again, though, since Celtic could not deal with a set-piece. The home side need to regroup."

GOAL

Celtic 2-2 Fenerbahce (Fernandao)

From a corner kick from the left, Fernandao rises to power a header past Craig Gordon from eight yards. The marking was slack in the Celtic box, no doubt, but the way the big striker used his neck muscles to turn his head on to that ball was impressive. Fernandao ghosted in behind Leigh Griffiths and caught Efe Ambrose flat-footed. Bang!

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Fernandao scores for Fenerbahce
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Having rubbed his eyes in disbelief big Fernandao strolls in to pull a goal back for the men from Istanbul