Had we gone on to defeat Copenhagen last night, Odsonne Edouard’s penalty may have gone down as one of the most iconic in recent Celtic history.
An 82nd minute spot-kick, under immense pressure and against a restless goalkeeper, and the Frenchman showed no nerves as he dinked the ball into the roof of the net in amazing fashion.
Sadly that incredible moment of genius will be largely forgotten. Or if it’s remembered, the memory will be tinged with regret over the way the night panned out.
And that’s the tone some Celtic fans have gone for on Twitter as they reflected on the moment, and the overall night.
Celtic’s defending is laughable. Chance ye got of winning a game. Odsonne Edouard tho take a bow with that panenka.
— Tiny 🤙 (@PaulStewart1988) February 27, 2020
Shame that ended that way cause no one will remember Edouard’s penalty as it means nothing now. Like a young but slightly less talented Jimmy McIntyre! Celtic deserved to go out with the schoolboy defending.
— Jake Ferguson (@JakeFerg314) February 27, 2020
Canny believe a went from witnessing edouard score the best penalty of all time to getting put out of a bunch shoe makers
— Josh (@Joshblack211) February 27, 2020
I wish I could be one of these folk who seem completely unperturbed by our diastrous European performance last night 😭
Worst of all Edouard's penalty was rendered pointless; what a finish that was.
— JMax (@PrivateICSC) February 28, 2020
Can’t even brag about how unreal Edouard penalty was. Happy Friday.
— ѕhannon macnamara (@shanpan_) February 28, 2020
Edouard penalty was class tho
— Michael McInnes (@mcinnez90) February 27, 2020
Edouard was class tonight with the penalty. He had to wait an age and he was so cool with the finish. The rest of the game was mince – but he was amazing at that moment. Fair play @Oedouard22
— Andy Craig Official / UMAI (@andypcraig) February 27, 2020
Edouard should be our number one penalty taker again
It’s a real shame that Edouard’s goal will not be remembered too fondly in years to come.
It was an incredible bit of skill in hindsight. And what a risk he took doing it.
Can you imagine if the goalkeeper had stood up and caught the ball. Celtic Park would have been apoplectic with rage.
One positive we should take from last night is that the Frenchman should be back on penalty kick duty.
We’re not quite sure why he was ever off after scoring two from two last season (transfermarkt.co.uk) but Ryan Christie’s derby miss did at least have some positives in the long run.
Edouard is undoubtedly our best spot-kick taker. And if he can show no nerves in a Scottish Cup final or in the closing stages of a Europa League tie, you’d really have no worries about him taking them anywhere.
It’s just a shame last night’s will go under the radar.