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Benfica boss Jesus pours criticism on Celtic

Benfica manager Jorge Jesus has blasted Celtic for the way they have performed in the Champions League this season.

The Scottish champions sit third on the Group G table, equal on seven points with Benfica, after the Portuguese club beat them 2-1 on Tuesday night.

Jesus feels that Neil Lennon's side has been very lucky to be in the position they are and was critical of the defensive game the Hoops have played.

"We were taken by surprise when they blocked our goalkeeper Artur," Jesus told the club's official website regarding Georgios Samaras' 32nd minute goal in Lisbon.

"Celtic have been lucky in this campaign - and got lucky again.

"It was a rare chance for them, as they hardly caused any danger, except from set-pieces.

"We played a good game. Barcelona, us and Spartak are stronger than them."

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