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.

The Copenhagen keeper was helpless

The Copenhagen keeper was helpless (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

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.

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And that’s the tone some Celtic fans have gone for on Twitter as they reflected on the moment, and the overall night.

Edouard had nerves of steel

Edouard had nerves of steel (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

 

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.

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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.

Christie saw his penalty saved in December

Christie saw his penalty saved in December (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

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.

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