Aussies Abroad: Rogic’s Celtic beaten by Bayern Munich in UCL

Caltex Socceroos playmaker Tom Rogic was unable to inspire Celtic to an upset win over Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League this morning.

The Hoops went down 2-1 to the German giants to end their hopes of progression to the UCL knockout phase.

Rogic was left on the bench by manager Brendan Rodgers, with Kingsley Coman’s 22nd minute goal giving Bayern a 1-0 lead at the break.

Needing a spark to get back into the contest, Rogic was brought on just after the hour-mark and within 10 minutes of his introduction, Celtic were level.

A clever build-up ended with James Forrest flicking the ball through to Callum McGregor inside the box and he made no mistake with his first-time shot.

Unfortunately for the home side, parity lasted just three minutes as Javi Martinez restored Bayern’s lead and they held on for a crucial win to book their spot in the last 16.

Rogic will now switch his focus to Celtic’s Scottish Premier League clash against St Johnstone this weekend before linking up with the Caltex Socceroos for the intercontinental play-off against Honduras.

Australia will need to beat the CONCACAF nation over two legs on November 11 (San Pedro Sula) and November 15 (Sydney) to book their spot at next year’s FIFA World Cup in Russia.