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It's a learning process and two points in Europe have exceeded most people's expectations, says Rodgers

By Ronnie Esplin

Brendan Rodgers insists Celtic have already exceeded outside expectations in the Champions League despite taking only two points from four Group C fixtures.

The Hoops' 1-1 draw against Borussia Monchengladbach on Tuesday night - after losing 2-0 at home to the Bundesliga outfit a fortnight ago - kept them at the bottom of the table.

After a 7-0 thrashing against Barcelona in the Nou Camp on match day one, the Scottish champions responded with a fine performance in the 3-3 home draw with Manchester City. The return game against Barca is next.

However, ahead of the Ladbrokes Premiership game against Inverness tomorrow, Rodgers said: "I think everyone's expectation coming into it was that we wouldn't get a point. Everyone noted the opponents we were playing, that we would be lucky to get even a point.

"Manchester City was an outstanding team performance, we got a point from that and our last game away we showed a good level of performance and picked up a deserved point.

"So it is game by game. A tough one the next one, but I really look forward to that and we hope to get back to that level we showed against Manchester City.

"I said it was going to be a learning process for us and you can see the players are learning."

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