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Celtic - AC Milan
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FT: Celtic 1-3 Milan. The Italians claim victory in the Group H opener thanks to goals from Krunic, Diaz and Hauge. Elyounoussi got one back for the hosts, but they took too long to get going against a side clearly on the up.
- GoalJens Petter HaugeAC Milan
GOAL! Hauge collects Saelemaekers' pass and slots it beyond the keeper. Game over.
Ntcham cuts in from the left but rifles wide of the near post.
Three minutes added.
Milan survive the latest bombardment. All eyes on that board now...
- Yellow cardAlexis SaelemaekersAC Milan
Milan have every man behind the ball now. They are hanging on a bit. Saelemaekers is booked for giving away a needless foul. More pressure.
- Yellow cardRyan ChristieCeltic
Another caution. This time it's Christie. Milan get some respite as they looked to counter. Celtic still hopeful they can rescue this.
- Yellow cardGianluigi DonnarummaAC Milan
Donnarumma cautioned for time-wasting.
Elyounoussi can't quite take Rogic's touch in his path and ends up drilling over from 25 yards.
- Yellow cardSandro TonaliAC Milan
- OffBrahim DíazAC Milan
- OnJens Petter HaugeAC Milan
Milan changes: Saelemaekers and Hauge on.
There's a very different mood out on that pitch now. Celtic with plenty of momentum.
- OffAlbian AjetiCeltic
- OnPatryk KlimalaCeltic
Celtic make a couple of changes with Taylor and Klimala coming on.
- GoalMohamed ElyounoussiCeltic
GOAL! Elyounoussi loses his marker well and meets a left-wing corner with a firm header.
More good approach play involving Laxalt and Ajeti, but Rogic's volley hits a defender and bounces wide.
Celtic continue to press. They've forced Milan into some nervy moments with crosses at times, but they've still not done enough to truly test Donnarumma.
Elyounoussi takes Rogic's pass from the right but spoons it over the top from the edge of the area.
- OffFranck KessiéAC Milan
- OnIsmaël BennacerAC Milan
MILAN CHANGES: Leao on for Zlatan AND Bennacer on for Kessie.
Duffy back pedals but can only head high into the air from a right-wing cross. Donnarumma strolls off his line and plucks it out of the air.
- OffScott BrownCeltic
- OnTom RogicCeltic
CELTIC CHANGE: Rogic on for Brown.
Barkas races out of his area to mop up after Diaz had looked to set Zlatan clear.
We've barely seen Milan in the Celtic half since the restart. Zlatan has been something of a spectator - and yet they look very comfortable.
Laxalt has all day to line up a cross from the left, but completely over hits it. He looks to the sky in frustration. That sums up Celtic so far.
Christie lets fly from 30 yards but it's well over the top. Celtic are trying to play on the front foot, but so far the quality just hasn't been there in the attacking third.
Diego Laxalt kills a sharp pass into the box instantly but then fires a snapshot just over the top. Celtic were patient while showing good purpose there. It resulted in a round of applause from the manager.
- OffLeigh GriffithsCeltic
- OnRyan ChristieCeltic
DOUBLE HT CHANGE FOR CELTIC: Griffiths and Welsh off. Christie and Elyounoussi on.
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KICK OFF! We are back underway.
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HT: Celtic 0-2 AC Milan.
Milan have grown stronger as the half has gone on. When they decide to crank it up a notch Celtic are struggling to stay with them.
- GoalBrahim DíazAC Milan
GOAL! Diaz side-steps his man and drills a low shot into the far corner after Hernandez and Zlatan had combined superbly down the left.
Castillejo arrives late at the far post, but can't stretch enough to get any contact on Zlatan's floated cross.
Hernandez eventually takes aim but sees his pile-driver blocked by the wall.
Ajer commits a clumsy foul on Krunic just outside the area. It's right of centre and in a dangerous position.
STAT: Milan have won just one of their past four Europa League group stage matches (5-2 against F91 Dudelange in November 2018).
Milan haven't really got out of first gear here, but have still managed to snare the advantage. Celtic are huffing and puffing without really putting the visitors under too much pressure.
Back up the other end and McGregor sees a speculative 30-yard attempt easily blocked.
Tonali fires a weak shot at goal from the edge of the box after Zlatan was brilliantly denied in the air from a left-wing cross.
STAT: Celtic have won three of their past four Europa League home games. That's as many victories as they managed in their previous 10.
Frimpong jinks beyond his man on the right and has time to consider his delivery. He opts for a low centre, but Romagnoli is well positioned to intercept and clear.
Celtic lose possession just inside their own half. Milan break and set Zlatan free on the left of the box. He fakes a cross-shot, but can't fool his marker and his attempt to tee up a second is well thwarted.
Griffiths swerves the resulting free kick into the mix, but Zlatan rises well to nod behind. The corner comes to nothing.
Celtic are looking for a quick response. Dalot concedes a free kick on the right and is lucky to escape without a caution.
That was pretty much Milan's first real attack of note. Quality tells after a strong spell from Celtic.
- GoalRade KrunicAC Milan
GOAL! Krunic flashes a lovely header into the far corner after a teasing run and cross from Castillejo on the right.
Most Celtic fans will appreciate this goal, despite the fact it was from a Rangers man in their win in Liege earlier. It's that good, it's worth a quick look.
Ajeti snatches at another half chance and sees his low, left-foot shot blocked by Romagnoli.
Milan's v Scottish teams in Europe: W10 D3 L3. In Scotland it is W3 D2 L3.
Donnarumma is well placed to gather Ntcham's tame strike from the edge of the box after Ajeti's miscued shot from Ajer's super run and pass was blocked.
Milan with lots of the ball in these very early stages, but it's mainly been in their own half.
DID YOU KNOW? This is Celtic's 28th UEFA fixture against an Italian club. Excluding the games against Milan, their record against Italian visitors in Glasgow is W5 D3 L1. In last season's UEFA Europa League they defeated Lazio 2-1 both in Glasgow and Rome, those victories ending a nine-game winless streak (D3 L6) against Serie A opposition since that 2007 success against Milan (stats vias UEFA).
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Warm up? Done. Almost show time.
DID YOU KNOW? Celtic have not scored in four of their home games against Milan. They only notched in their solitary victory – a 2-1 success in the 2007/08 group stage.
Having mentioned Kaka a couple of posts back, it's worth taking a look at his heroics back in 2007.
Milan make five changes from the derby di Milano. Krunic, Tonali, Castillejo, Diaz and Dalot all come in. Of course, Zlatan is in town too and he's leading the line after his match-winning double at the weekend.
Sounds like one Milan legend will be a keen observer tonight.
Let’s take a closer look at the Celtic line-up. The Hoops' ‘mole’ seems to have had its day as the team leaked tonight was wrong. There are two changes from the defeat to Rangers with Leigh Griffiths and Albian Ajeti starting in attack.
AC Milan manager Stefano Pioli: "It is definitely a competition that we want to go as far as we can in and possibly win. This is a winning club that is used to winning things. It is going to be very difficult but first of all we want to try and win the group."
More from Lennon as he explains how he is looking for a response from his team after the derby loss to Rangers: "These players are amazing and have done amazing things. I'm confident they'll continue to do amazing things for the club. We weren't very good, particularly in the second half, on Saturday and that's on me. I have to take responsibility for the performance, not the players. There is a long way to go. We are not happy with the result but there is plenty of time to improve and bounce back."
Celtic manager Neil Lennon on Zlatan: "He's right up there for me among the greatest players of all time with what he's achieved in different leagues and clubs and with his country. He's still a world-class player. He's a great role model, a one-off, very special."
CONFIRMED STARTING XIs - CELTIC: Barkas, Welsh, Duffy, Ajer, Frimpong, Ntcham, Brown, McGregor, Laxalt, Ajeti, Griffiths. /// AC MILAN: Donnarumma, Dalot, Kjaer, Romagnoli, Hernandez, Krunic, Tonali, Kessie, Castillejo, Ibrahimovic, Diaz.
Hello and welcome to LIVE updates of the Europa League Group H opener between Celtic and AC Milan. The Italians come into this top of Serie A after an impressive weekend victory over rivals Inter. However, it was derby misery for Celtic against Rangers and they will need to improve a poor record v Milan to get their campaign in this pool off to a positive start. Kick off 20.00 BST.