Manager Neil Lennon believes “have the makings of a great side” after moving top of their group with victory over Cluj.

Lennon’s team dominated in a 2-0 win, building on their 1-1 draw in Rennes on matchday one.

Domestically, the Scottish champions are unbeaten at the top of the Premiership table and are in the Scottish League Cup semi-finals.

“I’m getting great performances from the team,” said the manager.

“I thought we were good in Rennes. Rangers away was a great performance as well. I think there is more to come.

“It’s great to be back as a manager on that stage at . We wanted a strong performance from the team and I got more than that. It was outstanding.”

Odsonne Edouard put Celtic into a deserved lead early in the first half, converting a Boli Bolingoli cross.

then netted a second midway through the second half with the help of a deflection.

The win leaves Celtic top of Group E, a point ahead of Lazio.

The Italian club come to in three weeks’ time – but Lennon refused to look too far ahead despite a fine European record since he returned to the club.

Celtic have only lost once in 10 European games since Lennon took over, with seven wins and two draws.

“It’s embryonic in the season and we know that so we’re not getting carried away but I’m absolutely thrilled,” he said.

“It’s early in the group. The group is still open. It’s tight. Cluj have three points, Lazio have two and I don’t think you can write Rennes off either. It’s still very open.

“But from the performances I’ve got in the first two games I think it has given us a lot of food for thought in a positive way.”


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