Aalborg BK made a little bit of history last night and winger Thomas Enevoldsen was proud of their character after coming from behind to beat Celtic FC 2-1 and secure European football in spring for the first time.
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Aalborg BK made a little bit of history last night – in dramatic style – and winger Thomas Enevoldsen was proud of their character after coming from behind to beat Celtic FC 2-1.
In a game where the winners knew they would secure a UEFA Cup place – and the losers were aware their European campaign was over – Celtic went ahead early in the second half through Barry Robson. But Caca equalised with a deflected shot on 73 minutes and Andreas Johansson's cross was turned into his own net by Gary Caldwell with three minutes remaining to confirm AaB in third place in UEFA Champions League Group E, allowing them to look forward to the UEFA Cup Round of 32, the first time the club have competed in Europe after Christmas in their 12th campaign in all competitions.
"Many times this season we have come back from a goal down so we never give up, we have belief in ourselves to score against whoever we play against, and that shows we have something special," said the 21-year-old Enevoldsen. "This is a fantastic result for the club, it is the first time a Danish team has qualified for the UEFA Cup through the Champions League and considering the good results we have had so far – a draw and win against Celtic and a draw against Villarreal – we have confidence that we can do well in the UEFA Cup."