Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers spoke glowingly about Hapoel Be’er Sheva and Israel in his post-match press conference.

He said: “On behalf of the players, the people of Celtic and Scotland, Israel’s been fantastic for us. We came out here on Sunday, and [from[ the hotel, the staff, we’ve been very, very warmly received.

“The atmosphere at the game was amazing, obviously, one team has to lose, but you have a wonderful team here, a wonderful country and we thank you very much for receiving us.”