Despite missing out on the semi-finals, Germany Coach Maren Meinert highlighted that her team’s experience in PNG was memorable.Meinert said overall, the tournament here was very well organised.“We really liked to be here and we wanted to remain for one more week but unfortunately we have to go home.“But it was great for the players to have the experience to play in front of the crowd in Port Moresby.“And it was a great experience to be in the world cup and make it through to the quarterfinals,” the coach said.Meinert added that despite being eliminated in the quarterfinals, at least her players had the experience of playing four games here in PNG.(File picture)
Celtic came from behind to beat Rosenborg 3-1 and grab the advantage in their Champions League qualifier.The Scottish champions fell behind when Birger Melin struck for the visitors, but two goals from Odsonne Edouard and a stunner from Olivier Ntcham turned the result on its head.With key players missing at both ends of the pitch, the Scottish champions struggled to replicate the display which saw them sweep aside Alashkert last time out during the opening stages.Rosenborg twice threatened an early opener before it eventually came on 15 minutes. Callum McGregor nearly extended Celtic’s lead shortly after but the Scotland international’s curling effort crashed off the post and away to safety.With Celtic in full flow, Hansen was kept extremely busy. The Norwegian shot-stopper prevented first Scott Sinclair and then Kieran Tierney from doubling the home side’s advantage but he was unable to keep Edouard from bagging a second.The French attacker broke the offside trap before dinking the ball over Hansen to give Brendan Rodgers’ men breathing space ahead of their trip to Trondheim. Jack Hendry lost possession and ex-Arsenal attacker Nicklas Bendtner took full advantage by sliding a clever pass into the path of full back Meling, who lashed the ball past Craig Gordon into the net.Ntcham was brought down in the penalty box as the home side pressed for an immediate response, but Parkhead protests were waved away by referee Bart Vertenen.Parity would be restored before the interval, though, when the Hoops’ record signing Edouard kept his cool to control the ball and arrow a low shot past Andre Hansen.The turnaround was completed within moments of the restart as the impressive Ntcham scored a stunner from the edge of the box.