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Hayes and Ajer Singled Out For Praise By Celtic Fans After Valencia Defeat

Hayes and Ajer Singled Out For Praise By Celtic Fans After Valencia Defeat

Celtic‘s Europa League campaign came to a shuddering halt tonight in Spain but Kristoffer Ajer and Jonny Hayes have been winning plaudits from the club’s supporters for their epic performances against Valencia.

The Hoops travelled to Spain for this evening’s Europa League last-32 second-leg knowing they were facing an uphill task after losing 2-0 to the La Liga giants last week, but that didn’t stop Brendan Rodgers’ men from putting in a spirited display in the opening half-hour.

In fact, Celtic were really impressive throughout, but Jeremy Toljan’s red card before half-time tipped the tie in Valencia’s favour, and it was just a matter of time before one of their players killed off the Scottish champions and France international Kevin Gameiro did so on 70 minutes.

In the end, it finished 1-0 on the night, and 3-0 to Valencia on aggregate, but the battling displays from Ajer and Hayes definitely caught the eye of supporters watching at home:

How did you rate both players’ performances, and Celtic’s display in Spain overall?

Let us know in the comments section below…

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