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Celtic came extremely close to getting a famous win at the San Siro in the Champions league when they took on a similar in the group stages. The Scottish club had several opportunities to win the match, but they failed to take be opportunities.

In the end, they were punished by two goals from Milan in the last 10 minutes. There is a feeling that Celtic would have taken a victory from the match had they possessed a striker of Champions league quality. Instead, Celtic only had Anthony Stokes up front who was making his first appearance in this competition.

Manager Neil Lennon has said that it is almost impossible for Celtic to purchase a Champions League striker because they cost enormous amounts of money in both wages and transfer fees. He has quoted the example of Robin van Persie, who cost Manchester United an incredible £ 20 million despite being in the final year of his contract and almost 30 years of age. He has said that it is almost impossible to find a striker who will find the back of the net regularly in the Champions league. Even if they find such a player, it would be almost impossible to buy them.
Despite these limitations, Lennon is hoping that Celtic qualify for the next round of the competition.

"We have lacked a Champions League goal scorer since I took over, we haven't had one probably since Henrik Larsson. They cost a lot of money and they are hard to find. What do you class as a Champions League goal scorer? Robin Van Persie? Well, they cost £20m. So yes, of course we are going to lack a Champions League goal scorer. Messi, Ronaldo, Shevchenko; they are proven Champions League goal scorers and you just don't buy them," said Lennon.