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Celtic - Borussia M’gladbach
Champions League - 19 October 2016
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FULL-TIME! Gladbach record their first victory in Group C and it's no more than they deserve. Second-half goals from Lars Stindl and Andre Hahn ensure the Bundesliga side leapfrog Celtic into third spot. A disappointing night for Brendan Rodgers' side.
- Patrick HerrmannBorussia M’gladbachAndré HahnBorussia M’gladbach
Three minutes of added time to be played... surely too late for Celtic now.
The corner comes to nothing and Gladbach are preparing to make a second change to eat up some more time...
Griffiths gets the home supporters off their seats, forcing a winner for the hosts. It's really now or never for Celtic...
- Nico SchulzBorussia M’gladbachIbrahima TraoreBorussia M’gladbach
The German side make their first change after 85 minutes. What a shift the visitors have put in this evening. A hugely impressive performance.
Celtic are seeing plenty of possession at the moment but they're finding it difficult to break down a steady away defence. The home supporters are stunned.
The home side is looking extremely vulnerable at the back now as they push men forward and Gladbach almost extend their lead further. Hahns latches onto a great through ball but loses his balance and sends a shot wide.
Chance for Celtic as Roberts finds Dembele in the penalty area but the forward can't get a shot away as he is crowded out by the visiting defenders.
- André Hahn
- Borussia M’gladbach
GOAL! Celtic 0-2 Gladbach - Now the hosts have a mountain to climb as the visitors double their lead. Toure is at fault again, losing his place in defence to allow Hahn space to run into and apply the finish beyond Gordon.
Celtic have not suffered a defeat at home in 21 matches but they'll have to do something special to extend that record now.
Just a reminder, Celtic are currently on one point in Group C while Gladbach have yet to register a point. However, it's the German side who are currently leading.
- Patrick RobertsCelticJames ForrestCeltic
A third and final change for Celtic and it's now all or nothing for the hosts. Little over 15 minutes remain - can they find an all important goal?
- Leigh GriffithsCelticTom RogicCeltic
It's an attacking change - Griffiths will operate as a second striker as Brendan Rodgers prepares to throw caution to the wind in search of a leveller.
Cheered on by the passionate home crowd, Celtic are piling on the pressure. Lustig gets forward from full-back to send a cross into the penalty area but it doesn't find a team mate. Another change is about to be made by the hosts...
Celtic are enjoying much more possession since conceding. McGregor finds himself in a good position to send a cross in but the delivery is poor and the visitors can clear.
GOAL ALERT! Barcelona now lead Manchester City by two goals to nil. No prizes for guessing who grabbed it. Yes, Messi.
Celtic win a corner and Sviatchenko is found in the penalty area but the defender can only send an effort high and over.
OFFSIDE! Traore picks out Stobl with a superb pass which rips open the home defence but the offside flag is raised and Celtic survive.
- Callum McGregorCelticNir BittonCeltic
A change in midfield then for the hosts. It's a much needed replacement - Biton and his colleagues have been second best to every ball this evening.
Brendan Rodgers is wasting little time now as he prepares to make his first change of the match...
Celtic come forward in search of an equaliser through Biton but the midfielder does little to help the cause as he fires a shot well wide of goal from distance. He had better options, including Sinclair who had picked up a good position in attack.
Indeed they are...
It's a cheap goal for Celtic to concede but in fairness, Gladbach fully deserve this lead.
- Lars Stindl
- Borussia M’gladbach
GOAL! Celtic 0-1 Gladbach - The visitors finally break the deadlock thanks to a defensive mistake from Toure. The defender tries to usher the ball out of play but loses it to Hahn who wins the ball for Stindl and he hammers the ball hard and low past Gordon who probably should do better.
Gladbach are keeping a hold of possession now, frustrating the hosts who are chasing shadows at the moment.
JUST WIDE! Under pressure on the edge of the penalty area, Strobl does well to get a shot away but it's sent inches wide of the target. Gordon was beaten.
It's been almost three hours of competitive football without a goal for Gladbach. They're putting plenty of pressure of Celtic tonight but have yet to make the break through.
Stidl is fed inside the penalty area but he loses his footing and Celtic break. Dembele finds Sinclair in a dangerous area but he can't find a team mate and the move collapses.
Better from Celtic. Lustig does well to find space on the channel and fire a cross into the penalty area where the unmarked Sinclair can only head well wide of the target.
He won't have been impressed with his side's performance thus far...
Brendan Rodgers didn't make any changes at the break but he'll surely look at the options on the bench if his side do not improve. Leigh Griffiths and Stuart Armstrong are amongst the subs.
The visitors get us underway in the second period. Gladbach were undoubtedly the better side in the first-half but can they find a goal to reflect their dominance?
- End of 1st Half
The referee brings an entertaining first-half to a close. Celtic have been second best and will need to improve if they're to get anything from this Group C match.
There won't be too much added time at the end of the first-half, if any.
CHANCE! For all of Gladbach's dominance, it's Celtic who should be ahead! Sinclair misses an absolute sitter to add to Brendan Rodgers' frustration! Sinclair is played in by Rogic but takes the shot first time and sends it into row Z.
This time Strobl gets a shot away as Kramer feeds him on the edge of the penalty area, but it's always going wide.
You get the feeling Celtic are playing for the half-time whistle now. Brendan Rodgers will be happy if his side are still drawing at the break. There has to be improvements between now and the full-time whistle if the hosts are to get anything from tonight though.
The Celtic defence is opened up once more as Stindl is played through on goal but the linesman saves the hosts on this occasion.
GREAT TACKLE! Toure, once again, saves Celtic. The defender gets across to make a last-ditch tackle to deny Strobl a clear shot on goal.
- Yellow card
- Kieran Tierney
And now the hosts have a set-piece to defend as Tierney catches Traore. The visitors bring all of their big men forward for the free-kick.
Celtic just can't get out of their own half at the moment. They concede possession yet again and Traore sends a cross towards the far post where Lustig is able to head clear.
Successive corners are dealt with by the Celtic defence but the Scottish champions are only holding on at the moment.
SAVE! A mistake in the Celtic defence sees Hahn played through inside the penalty area, his shot forcing Gordon into yet another two-handed save. Corner ball.
The home supporters are jeering every Gladbach touch. They know their side has been second best and are doing everything to will Celtic on.
The Bundesliga side have yet to find a break through but it's surely only a matter of time. Celtic need to move the ball quicker. They're just too predictable at the moment.
SAVE! Gordon is forced into another save. Wendt finds space on the channel before feeding Hoffman whose effort is straight at the Celtic goalkeeper.
Brown is fortunate not to be shown a yellow card as he catches Traore with a rather naughty late tackle. The referee has been rather lenient in the early stages of the match.
Brendan Rodgers must be concerned with his side's performance. They simply haven't got going. Currently second to every ball and appearing vulnerable in defence.
The hosts lose possession in midfield and suddenly Gladbach are on the offence. The chance is rather wasted however as Hahn screws a shot wide from almost 30 yards.
Celtic have been poor in the opening 20 minutes but Forrest has been lively. The winger finds space to send another cross into the away side's penalty area but again it's hacked clear.
SCORE ALERT! Barcelona have taken the lead against Manchester City in the other match in Group C. Messi is the goalscorer.
Fantastic goalkeeping from Gordon to keep his side level. Gladbach are looking extremely dangerous at the moment and are perhaps unfortunate not to be leading at this stage.
CHANCE! The visitors almost break the deadlock! Wendt collects possession inside the penalty area, tees up Traore for a first-time shot and the stinging effort causes Gordon all kinds of problems but he's able to gather it on the second attempt.
Gladbach register their first shot on target as the lively Traore cuts in from the wing before unloading an effort at goal. However, it's never troubling Gordon who easily collects.
The subsequent set-piece causes Celtic some trouble initially but the defenders are able to clear after a moment of ping pong.
Biton takes the free-kick... forcing Sommer into a save at the far post. It's a corner to Celtic now.
- Yellow card
- Christoph Kramer
- Borussia M’gladbach
YELLOW CARD! First booking of the night is shown to Kramer who, after losing the ball, attempts to gain possession back with his hand! Wrong sport, mate!
Nice work from Forrest on the channel as he leaves his marker for dead before delivering a teasing cross into the penalty area. The Gladbach defenders react quickest though and clear the danger.
Kramer is fortunate not to pick up a booking as he catches a Celtic player high up the pitch with a needless challenge. The referee keeps his cards in his pocket. Gladback are playing with plenty of passion and determination.
Well, if the home supporters thought they were in for an easy ride, the first few minutes of this match may have changed their mind. Gladbach look extremely confident and are asking plenty of questions of their opponents.
TACKLE! Gladbach find space in attack once more as Hahn is fed inside the penalty area and only a desperate challenge from Lustig prevents the visiting forward from scoring.
CHANCE! Again, the visitors find a way through Celtic's defence as Hahn races clear but Toure does brilliantly to get across and make a last-ditch block. Corner to Gladbach.
If the first couple of minutes are anything to go by then we're in for an exciting match! Half chances for both sides thus far. First, Gladbach's winger is played behind the defence but he can't pick out a team mate. Then, Sinclair fed through in a dangerous area but he can't find a way past the goalkeeper from a tight angle.
Celtic are hoping to extend their run of 21 home games without a defeat this evening.
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KICK-OFF! A deafening noise in Celtic Park as the home side get us underway.
Kick-off is only five minutes away and the atmosphere is really building within Celtic Park. Brendan Rodgers called on the home supporters to sing loud and proud tonight and they're certainly playing their part already.
DID YOU KNOW? This tie brings Gladbach back to the city where they endured their heaviest European defeat – an 8-0 reverse at Ibrox against Rangers FC in the 1960/61 European Cup Winners' Cup quarter-finals.
The visiting boss responded with a compliment of his own, highlighting the part the home supporters can play for Celtic this evening. "We are going to meet with a lot of passion from the fans," said Andre Schubert. "This will be a big challenge but we need to make an impact and be aggressive."
Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers is certainly not underestimating tonight's opponents. In fact, he believes Gladbach will prove as difficult as Manchester City to overcome.
“The Manchester City match will give the team confidence but every game at this level is tough in a different way," he said. "This will be a very good side we are playing against. It’s certainly not the case of Manchester City being up there and we should then steamroller Borussia Monchengladbach - not at all. This will be an equally tough game in a different type of way."
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STATS! This is the first competitive meeting between Celtic and Borussia Monchengladbach. However, the Bundesliga side have won none of their last five games against Scottish opposition (D3 L2), failing to score in four of them. However, their last encounter dates back to the 1986/87 UEFA Cup against Dundee Utd in the semi-finals (0-2 on aggregate).
Celtic have taken one point from their two opening Group C games. Having been thrashed by Barcelona 7-0, Brendan Rodgers' side bounced back and claimed a share of the spoils in a thrilling 3-3 draw with Manchester City last time out. A home victory tonight would open up a four point gap between the Hoops and their German opponents who have yet to record a point thus far.
The visitors have opted to play four at the back, rather than the usual three. Jannik Vestergaard replaces the injured Andreas Christensen at centre-back in one of a number of enforced changes for boss Andre Schubert. Raffael, Thorgan Hazard, Andreas Christensen and Fabian Johnson are all missing.
Celtic have made four changes to the team that started Saturday’s 2-0 win over Motherwell. Mikael Lustig, Kolo Toure, Nir Bitton and Tom Rogic all come back into the side at the expense of Cristian Gamboa, Jozo Simunovic, Liam Henderson and Stuart Armstrong. It means the Scottish champions go with the same starting XI that drew 3-3 with Manchester City last month.
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