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Dembele shows Celtic what they are missing with Champions League goal

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Dembele shows Celtic what they are missing with Champions League goal

The 22-year-old has found his feet in Lyon after leaving Celtic in August.

Celtic have struggled to find their feet this season as Brendan Rodgers’ side sit fifth in the league standings and already six points behind early pacesetters Hearts.

Scoring goals has been the biggest problem for the Bhoys this season, who have remarkably not found the net more than once in a league game in any of their last six matches after firing three past Livingston on the opening weekend.

Oliver Ntcham is the only player in the squad to find the net more than once in the league this season and replacing Moussa Dembele has been an extremely difficult task.

The 22-year-old moved to Lyon on Deadline Day for a £20m fee, per The Independentand has now starting to make an impression back in his homeland – capping off a fine week by scoring in the Champions League.

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Lyon were flying high following their opening victory over Manchester City but did not have things go their own way in their hosting of Shakhtar Donetsk, played behind closed doors following action from UEFA after crowd trouble last year, as the Ukrainian side stormed into a two-goal lead.

Dembele sparked a dramatic comeback though after heading home Nabil Fekir’s cross for his first European goal since leaving Celtic and Lyon secured a valuable point with Leo Dubois last-gasp equaliser.

France U21 striker Dembele scored his first goals for Lyon in the weekend’s 3-0 victory over Dijon, netting a brace, and his form will add salt into the wounds of Celtic fans who continue to see their forward line misfire.

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