Given the 21-year-old was seen as a headline signing during the January transfer window after joining on an 18-month loan deal from Chelsea, many would’ve expected Musonda to be in the starting XI for tonight’s clash, but Brendan Rodgers opted for a more cautious line-up at home.
CELTIC PARK ERUPTS!!!
Callum McGregor with a superb finish but what an assist from Charly Musonda!
The Notorious Callum McGregor ? pic.twitter.com/PGNFqjIk2b
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 15, 2018
But after a tense first-half, and a long period where Celtic had struggled to turn their dominance into concrete chances, Musonda was introduced with 20 minutes to go, and in the 78th minute he provided an absolutely dynamite assist for the only goal of the game.
He might still be a young lad in footballing terms, and he might only be in Glasgow on a medium-term basis, but Musonda’s performance in his 20-minute outing has the Hoops support absolutely delirious with joy this evening:
Musonda was stupendous in the build up to the goal. Eighteen months of that will do nicely.
— McGlove (@Clarrknulp) February 15, 2018
Musonda for goal??touch was unreal then what a fuckin lob
— Dom1983 (@dommclaughlin83) February 15, 2018
Charly Musonda is gonnae be a fucking star
— Slim Beatsy (@BeatsySlim) February 15, 2018
Musonda class assist vs Zenit today…. my goodness we hold back every baller employed to Chelsea
— danny (@carrileroZ) February 15, 2018
The boy Musonda what an assist man
— Sean Christie (@seanchristie92) February 15, 2018
The more I see that goal the better it gets. Top quality chip in from Musonda and a world class finish from McGregor.
— Dodgy Foo (@dodgyfoo) February 15, 2018
Tell ye wit see Musonda going tonto when McGregor scored he's Fuckin celtic through and through already
— Gerry Bhoy ? (@GerryRoss81) February 15, 2018
That Charly Musonda pass looks better every time you look at it
— Conor (@c0n0rmcc) February 15, 2018
Charley musonda does hings to me ?
— Connor lawless (@connorlawlz88) February 15, 2018
Charly Musonda is unreal
— HEREWEGO10INAROW (@S_Russell_23) February 15, 2018
As some are pointing out, Musonda isn’t even fully up to speed since arriving in Glasgow, so we’re willing to bet there’s a lot more to come from him yet.
What did you think of his assist and all round display?