UEFA relive 'sensational' Jota Celtic moment from last season

By Lewis Laird

June 20, 2022

As the anticipation of Jota permanently signing for Celtic goes on, UEFA have paid tribute to the winger’s ‘sensational’ assist against Ferencvaros last season.

The 23-year-old was a firm fan’s favourite amongst the Hoops support after signing on loan from Benfica on summer deadline day last year.

Shortly after signing and impressing with his early performances under Ange Postecoglou, the Celtic support made it clear they were desperate to see the club take up the option to buy on Jota.

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Not only did Jota impress on the domestic front across the season, but also on the European stage, with performances against the Bhoys Europa League opponents Bayer Leverkusen, Real Betis and Ferencvaros.

Across the six games, Jota racked up four-goal contributions, which included two goals and two assists during the group stage.

The winger enjoyed most of his success against Hungarian Champions Ferencvaros, scoring the second goal in a 3-2 win during the away fixture.

However, his assist for the opening goal in the game between the two sides at Parkhead was arguably his best goal contribution in the competition.

The Portuguese u21 internationalist pinged a beautiful pass from his own half right into the path of on-running striker Kyogo Furuhashi, who took a touch and slotted the ball home.

This afternoon, UEFA chose to relive the moment from several different angles, paying tribute to Jota’s ‘sensational’ assist.

Celtic fans will be desperately hoping to see more brilliant moments of link-up between the two forward players in Ange Postecoglou’s side next season.

It doesn’t sound like we will need to wait too long for confirmation of that, with the latest reports suggesting that Jota will officially be a Celtic player by the end of the week.

For now, the Celtic support can sit back and enjoy one of our best goals from last season’s European campaign.

In other news, Hearts confirm reduced away allocation is here to stay for travelling Celtic supporters.