Ross County 1-3 Celtic: Moritz Jenz and Liel Abada rating within the final six minutes after Kyogo Furuhashi’s second-half strike as defending champions make it two wins out of two
- Scottish Premiership champions rallied to beat spectacular Ross County
- Kyogo Furuhashi put the guests forward however Alex Iacovitti levelled with a header
- Jenz glanced dwelling within the 84th minute and Abada added a 3rd in damage time
Moritz Jenz headed a late debut aim as Celtic had been once more made to work in Dingwall as they beat Ross County 3-1.
Kyogo Furuhashi gave Celtic the lead within the forty eighth minute however Alex Iacovitti levelled with Ross County’s first effort on course 10 minutes later.
Malky Mackay’s aspect seemed like they could frustrate their guests however Jenz ran in to satisfy Jota’s inswinging cross and head into the roof of the web from six yards within the 84th minute.
Kyogo Furuhashi fired Celtic forward within the second-half towards Ross County
Substitute Liel Abada wrapped up a 3-1 win in stoppage-time when he curled dwelling from 18 yards.
On-loan Lorient defender Jenz had solely been drafted in after Stephen Welsh dropped out by sickness on Friday.
The 23-year-old German picked up a reserving in a shaky second in defence however seemed assured on the ball and made himself an prompt hero with the essential second of the sport on a floor the place Celtic wanted an Anthony Ralston winner within the seventh minute of stoppage time final season.
Furuhashi put the guests forward from a Jota cutback within the forty eighth minute on Saturday
David Turnbull changed the injured Reo Hatate and the midfielder chipped simply past the far put up from a good angle early on. Jota minimize inside and had a shot deflected extensive however Celtic initially struggled to interrupt County down.
Their first actual likelihood got here simply earlier than the half-hour mark when Jota made in the direction of the byline and crossed for Daizen Maeda however the Japanese ahead despatched a free header over the bar.
Celtic stepped up and Turnbull created one other good likelihood with a reverse move for Furuhashi, whose shot was parried by Ross Laidlaw earlier than Matt O’Riley despatched a first-time volley extensive on the rebound.
O’Riley did not take advantage of two extra quickfire probabilities earlier than Laidlaw pulled off a superb cease from Maeda’s flick.
Alex Lacovotti levelled for the house aspect with a bullet header 10 minutes later
County had solely threatened from set-pieces within the first half with Ross Callachan and Iacovitti sending efforts over the bar.
Each side made half-time modifications with Owura Edwards on for County and Abada changing Maeda.
Celtic discovered an additional gear and took the lead after Callum McGregor drove into the field and located Jota. The Portuguese winger skipped previous a defender and in the reduction of for Furuhashi to fit into the underside nook.
O’Riley headed straight at Laidlaw from a superb likelihood earlier than County levelled.
Centre-back Moritz Jenz put the guests forward for a second time six minutes from time
Iacovitti bought above his man to satisfy Edwards’ nook and headed down. Celtic goalkeeper Joe Hart gave the impression to be unsighted by one in every of his defenders and the ball bounced into the web.
Jota despatched a curling effort simply extensive earlier than Hart pulled off a superb flying save from Edwards’ free-kick after Jenz had introduced down Jordy Hiwula.
County full-back Connor Randall injured himself within the technique of fouling Jota because the hosts annoyed the champions and so they had a harmful set-piece themselves simply earlier than Celtic broke and received the nook that led to Jenz netting.
Celtic had been in management within the closing levels and Jota claimed his third help by laying the ball again for Abada to complete in fashion.
Celtic ahead Liel Abada sealed victory with an outstanding third aim in damage time