Brendan Rodgers takes positives from PSG hammering


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Brendan Rodgers believes Celtic have reason to be positive despite their 7-1 hammering at the hands of Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Wednesday.

The Bhoys, who went into the fixture at the Parc des Princes having lost the reverse match in Glasgow 5-0, made a dream start in the French capital after Moussa Dembele gave them a shock first-minute lead.

That only proved to rile the Parisians, however, as a Neymar double and further strikes from Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe moved the hosts into a 4-1 lead at the break.

Marco Verratti, Cavani and Dani Alves added three more goals during the second half to round off the resounding victory.

It is the second successive season that Celtic have conceded seven times in a Champions League away match after they lost 7-0 at Barcelona last term.

Despite the heavy defeat, Rodgers was upbeat after the match as he believes his side showed glimpses of their true quality and the performance cannot be compared to their capitulation in the Camp Nou 14 months ago.

“We conceded seven goals in Barcelona when I first came in and I was very disappointed after that.

But in a strange way, I thought there were lots of good moments in this game,” Rodgers said.

Celtic return to action this weekend when they take on Motherwell in the Scottish League Cup final on Sunday and they are priced at 1.10 to claim the first trophy of the domestic season.

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