(Video) Celtic 2-2 Fenerbahce: Fernandao brace rescues point for Yellow Canaries

Fenerbahçe came from two goals behind to rescue a point against Celtic in their second Europa League group stage game.

Yellow Canaries boss Vitor Pereira started with a 4-3-3 setup opting for Robin van Persie upfront over Fernandao upfront.

After a decent spell in the opening 15 minutes Celtic began to assert themselves with Forrest causing Fenerbahçe havoc down the flanks with his forward runs and crosses.


Celtic took the lead making the most of sloppy defending from the away side on 28 minutes and doubled their tally just four minutes later.

Fenerbahçe looked down and out. Pereira was delivered another blow a few minutes later as Volkan Şen picked up an injury forcing the Portuguese coach to go for broke and bring on a second striker.

Fernandao was brought on and had an instant impact making the most of a defensive blunder from Ambrose to score with his first touch of the game to give Fenerbahçe a glimmer of hope going into the second half.

Diego Ribas was brought on for Ozan Tufan in the second half and pulled the strings in the final third alongside Luis Nani in the second half.

Last seasons Turkish Super League top goalscorer Fernandao bagged a brace with a powerful header from Nani’s corner just three minutes after the interval which gave his side an injection of confidence.

Fenerbahçe kept knocking on the door but were unable to find a winner. The Istanbul giants won their first point of the campaign but remain in last place with Celtic and Ajax on two points and Molde on four.

Celtic v Fenerbahçe

Kick-Off: 20:05 GMT

Stadium: Parkhead

Celtic confirmed starting lineup: Gordon; Lustig, Boyata, Ambrose, Tierney; Brown, Bitton; Commons, Johansen, Forrest; Griffiths

Fenerbahce confirmed starting lineup: Fabiano, Şener, Alves, Kjaer, Hasan Ali, Meireles, Ozan Tufan, Mehmet Topal, Nani, Volkan Şen, Van Persie.

Goals: 28′ Griffiths, 32′ Commons, 43′ Fernandao, 48′ Fernandao

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