Celtic have fans have taken to Twitter to share delight about Charly Musonda after the Belgian came off the bench to help the Scottish champions win 1-0 against Zenit St Petersburg in the Europa League on Thursday night.
Bhoys manager Brendan Rodgers caused a quite a stir when he didn’t include the 21-year-old in his line-up ahead of kick-off with Callum McGregor coming in to start in his place.
Musonda had not been in form for Celtic in his last two outings but wasted no time in having an impact at Parkhead against the Russian side when he played a a major role in McGregor’s winner.
Dembele to Musonda
Musonda go McGregor
COME ON YOU BHOYS IN GREEN 🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀 pic.twitter.com/U8dcuqNbeA
— Fitzy (@Fitzy_07) February 15, 2018
Musonda – who joined the club 18-month loan deal from Chelsea in the January transfer window – played a beautiful ball into the McGregor to earn his first assist in green and white, resulting in the Scotland international smashing home a brilliant winning goal.
Fans completely lost thier minds with Musonda’s impact for the club and waste no time in taking to Twitter to express their delight, with one saying that he’s “tears” over the attacker’s display.
According to Belgian news outlet HLN, the tabloid reported that Musonda is earning £40,000-a-week in his current deal at Stamford Bridge.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
See what it means to Musonda man, the bhoy is Celtic daft n a couldn’t be happier 😭💚
— Kieran (@Youngyy_) February 15, 2018
Great play from Musonda there, we deserved that goal 🍀
— Siobhan Lindsay (@SiobhanLindsay) February 15, 2018
Great goal for us, Musonda’s touch is just amazing!! Cmon @CelticFC
— Michael Smith (@smithmichael87) February 15, 2018
Charly Musonda 🔥💦🤪😭💯 I’m in tears this is magical
— Andrew 3K (@AndrewGilbert5) February 15, 2018
Charly Musonda class..🍀67
— S Hursy81 (@stephenhurson) February 15, 2018
What a bit of class from wee Charly Musonda with that ball over to Callum McGregor and what a finish..quality
— 🍀🇳🇬Prodge (@prodigy_69) February 15, 2018
Charly Musonda is some boy
— Craig O'keefe (@bfccraig_ok) February 15, 2018
Honestly, struggling to recall as good a European entrance as what Musonda served up tonight. Picks up the ball 60 yards from goal, spearheads an attack and then dishes oot the filthiest assist I’ve ever seen.
— Radical Celt (@RadicalCelt) February 15, 2018
Watch this👀 Superb control and strike and watch the Musonda awareness👊 https://t.co/ADskCbbcVU
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) February 15, 2018
🎩 You're a wizard Charly Musonda!
— The Sportsman (@TheSportsman) February 15, 2018
1-0 for Celtic. An assist from Musonda Jr 67.
Happy dance 💃🏽🕺⚽️☘️
Celtic fans are lavishing praise on Charly Musonda this evening after the midfielder’s show-stealing cameo against Zenit Saint Petersburg in the Europa League. pic.twitter.com/5fj10Mes5h
— Angela Musonda (@angiemusonda) February 15, 2018
Callum McGregor's goal was fit to win any game tonight, Musonda's skill and vision was exactly why we want to see that type of player in Scotland and the touch and finish was tremendous, brilliant.
— Inside The SPFL (@AgentScotland) February 15, 2018