Celtic fans want ‘Brendan Rodgers out’ as woeful Champions League record emerges

Brendan Rodgers' Celtic might be flying in the Scottish Premiership but they're being pummelled into the ground in the Champions League.

They was smashed 6-0 by Atletico Madrid, leaving them rock bottom of their group to all but end their hopes of qualifying for the knockout stage for the first time since 2013. Antoine Griezmann and ex-Chelsea star Alvaro Morata both netted braces, while Samuel Lino and another former Chelsea man, Saul Niguez, also got in on the act.

Rodgers has led Celtic out 16 times in the Champions League, and this is the 11th time they've lost. In those 16 games they've conceded a whopping 46 goals, which roughly amounts to a goal every 35 minutes, and some Celtic fans on social media are at the end of their tether.

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"Brendan Rodgers has to go. He has such a s*** record in Europe and is clearly not up to standard," one supporter fumed on X. Another said: "Rodgers out, we've been humiliated yet again," while a third raged: "That was the worst I've seen us play in years. Rodgers has to take the blame."

Others, however, called for patience, with one user insisting demands for Rodgers to go were "crazy". He wrote: "People who want Rodgers gone are crazy. What did they honestly expect? We're in a really tough group, and top of the Scottish Prem. Relax everyone."

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Rodgers has only been back at Celtic Park a few months, having replaced Ange Postecoglou at the helm over the summer. He previously managed the Glasgow club between 2016 and 2019, before leaving to join Leicester.

The Northern Irishman has lost just once domestically this season. Celtic are top of the Premiership after winning 10 of their first 12 matches and have already established an eight-point gap between themselves and second placed Rangers.

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Their only domestic defeat of the season came against Kilmarnock in the second round of the Scottish League Cup in August. Up next for them in the Champions League is a trip to Lazio before their group stage campaign wraps up with a clash with Feyenoord. Celtic will need to win both to stand any chance of either getting out of the group or finishing third to drop down into the Europa League.

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