Celtic took a big step towards the third round of the Champions League qualifiers tonight after beating Rosenborg 3-1 at Parkhead – and supporters are showering Odsonne Edouard with praise after his impressive two goals.
After a slow start it looked like it could be a long and frustrating night for Brendan Rodgers’ men, and Rosenborg left-back Birger Meling gave the visitors the lead after just 15 minutes.
But the Hoops soon came roaring back, and put on a second-half display that was nothing short of top-class.
Edouard scored his first just before the break, before Olivier Ntcham made it 2-1 early in the second period with an excellent curling effort.
But the highlight of the night was definitely Edouard’s second and Celtic’s third of the evening, with the 20-year-old showing composure beyond his years to coolly dink the ball over the helpless goalie.
Needless to say, Celtic fans reckon their record signing will turn out to be an absolute bargain:
French Eddy is suhin else man.
Am no over exaggerating or that but he’s the best French player I’ve ever seen. He makes Mbappe look like Sebo.
— Paul (@P__67) July 25, 2018
Edouard is a bargain at 9 million, can see him being better than Dembele at some point. Any more french U21’s lookin for a job?👀
— James Quinn (@Quiiiinn) July 25, 2018
Edouard is gonny score plenty this season, No doubt about it guys class 🍀
— BarryBhoy ⭐ (@Barrybhoy671) July 25, 2018
Mbappe is for wee guys
Edouard is for shaggers
— HEREWEGO10INAROW (@S_Russell_23) July 25, 2018
Excellent second half after a sloppy first 30 mins.
Edouard blew me away! Speechless 😶💚
French bhoys are gonna be stars. 🇫🇷
Hendry and Gamboa did very well. Good fightback
Playing like a second half would be doing good for next week. HH 🍀💚
— LouMun 67 ⚽️🍀🏴 (@lfmunro) July 25, 2018
I WANNA BE EDOUARD 🍀🍋🇮🇪🏴
— Jimmy Walker (@JimmyWalker_) July 25, 2018
French Eddy was outrageous once again
— Oliver Round (@OliverRound) July 25, 2018
9 million for French Eddy is the best money we have ever spent. Rogic with his half turn is sexy but Eddy is something else
— Barry Nixon (@barrynixon1980) July 25, 2018
Big French eddy is a player 40 goals this season from the big man, Power pace, deadly in front of goal the big man is a steal at 9 million gone with some of the transfer fees being paid around England 💚👌🏻✌🏿😘
— James Mcauley (@jizermc67) July 25, 2018
I reckon French Eddy is good for 30 goals this season, what a talent he is.
— Gregg ® (@ham_n_egg) July 25, 2018
French Eddy will be the best since the king, put your house and kids on it
— Rob Smith (@RobSmith1888) July 25, 2018
We’d be stunned if Rosenborg mounted a comeback in the second-leg, but what did you think of the display?