Celtic produced another below-par European performance as they were dumped out of the Champions League.

The home side were heavy favourites to progress, having come back from Slovenia with a 1-1 draw last week.

But they barely tested visiting goalkeeper Jasmin Handanovic in their biggest game of the season.

And Maribor captain Marcos Tavares forced a shot past Craig Gordon on 75 minutes to end hopes of a third successive year in the group stage.

The defeat is a huge blow to Celtic, who will miss out on the £14m they earned in the competition last season as well as the glamour and excitement that accompanies Champions League nights.

The Europa League is scant consolation for Ronny Deila, though after the good fortune that took them past Legia Warsaw by default, there can be little complaint.

Legia crushed Celtic 6-1 on aggregate in previous qualifying round but the Scottish champions were reinstated because the Poles fielded a suspended player in the last few minutes of the second leg.

The Celtic manager and board will come under criticism for a failure to negotiate the qualifying stages successfully, particularly after that earlier reprieve.

The hosts had had ample warning before the solitary goal was scored, but they failed to clear their box and when Ales Mertelj's shot was blocked, Tavares did brilliantly to scoop the ball over Gordon, who was left clawing at air.

Virgil van Dijk saw his stoppage-time shot well saved

Virgil van Dijk saw his stoppage-time shot well saved

Efe Ambrose, who had almost gifted Jean-Philippe Mendy a second, clattered a header just wide of the post from close range, but that was as close as Celtic came to an equaliser until the final moments when Virgil van Dijk looked on in disbelief as Handanovic superbly saved his stoppage-time shot from eight yards.

A Callum McGregor effort, which came back off the crossbar, marked Celtic's best period in the match, at the start of the second period, following Kris Commons' introduction for Beram Kayal.

But, having seen off a first-half storm, Celtic could not make their spell of dominance tell.

Although they seldom found any fluency in the opening 45 minutes, Celtic could easily have been in front early on when Jo Inge Berget's cross was diverted inches wide of his own goal by Marko Suler.

And, even in the midst of the heavy first-half pressure from Maribor, Van Dijk should have done better than head wide from an Anthony Stokes corner.

Both chances came against the run of play, with Agim Ibraimi and Zeljko Filipovic dictating for the visitors.

For all their possession the team in purple only occasionally threatened Gordon, with Mitja Viler forcing a nervous-looking save, which came back off Tavares and, fortunately for the keeper, back into his arms.

But Tavares and Maribor were to have the last word, as Deila and Celtic count the cost of failure.

Lineup, Bookings (7) & Substitutions (5)

Celtic

  • 26 Gordon
  • 04 Ambrose Emuobo
  • 03 Izaguirre
  • 21 Mulgrew
  • 23 Lustig (Boerrigter - 72' Booked )
  • 05 van Dijk Booked
  • 42 McGregor
  • 25 Johansen
  • 10 Stokes
  • 33 Kayal (Commons - 45' Booked )
  • 16 Berget (Matthews - 66' )

Substitutes

  • 02 Matthews
  • 06 Bitton
  • 11 Boerrigter
  • 15 Commons
  • 22 Denayer
  • 24 Zaluska
  • 28 Griffiths

NK Maribor

  • 33 Handanovic
  • 30 Stojanovic Booked
  • 28 Viler
  • 70 Mertelj
  • 26 Rajcevic Booked
  • 04 Suler Booked
  • 22 Vrsic (Bohar - 83' )
  • 05 Filipovic
  • 09 Morales Tavares Booked (Dervisevic - 92' )
  • 14 Mendy
  • 10 Ibraimi

Substitutes

  • 01 Cotman
  • 07 Mejac
  • 08 Sallalich
  • 11 Zahovic
  • 21 Dervisevic
  • 39 Bohar
  • 44 Bordignon
Ref: Viktor Kassai

Match Stats

Shots

14 10

On target

2 5

Corners

4 4

Fouls

13 13

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Celtic 0, NK Maribor 1.

90:00 +4:40 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Celtic 0, NK Maribor 1.

90:00 +3:41

Aleksandar Rajcevic (NK Maribor) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +3:41

Foul by Derk Boerrigter (Celtic).

90:00 +2:45

Offside, NK Maribor. Jasmin Handanovic tries a through ball, but Agim Ibraimi is caught offside.

90:00 +2:22

Attempt saved. Virgil van Dijk (Celtic) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Callum McGregor with a cross.

90:00 +1:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, NK Maribor. Amir Dervisevic replaces Marcos Tavares.

90:00 +0:20

Attempt blocked. Virgil van Dijk (Celtic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Adam Matthews.

89:42

Foul by Jean Philippe Mendy (NK Maribor).

89:42

Derk Boerrigter (Celtic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88:54 Booking

Booking Derk Boerrigter (Celtic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

88:48

Jean Philippe Mendy (NK Maribor) wins a free kick on the right wing.

88:48

Foul by Derk Boerrigter (Celtic).

87:58 Booking

Booking Virgil van Dijk (Celtic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

87:30

Petar Stojanovic (NK Maribor) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:30

Foul by Virgil van Dijk (Celtic).

86:57

Attempt missed. Marcos Tavares (NK Maribor) left footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Damjan Bohar with a through ball.

86:28

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

85:53

Delay in match Emilio Izaguirre (Celtic) because of an injury.

84:37 Booking

Booking Marcos Tavares (NK Maribor) is shown the yellow card.

84:31

Foul by Marcos Tavares (NK Maribor).

84:31

Stefan Johansen (Celtic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83:54

Marcos Tavares (NK Maribor) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83:54

Foul by Virgil van Dijk (Celtic).

82:44

Attempt missed. Kris Commons (Celtic) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Anthony Stokes.

82:27 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, NK Maribor. Damjan Bohar replaces Dare Vrsic.

79:40

Attempt missed. Efe Ambrose (Celtic) header from very close range is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Anthony Stokes with a cross following a set piece situation.

78:46 Booking

Booking Petar Stojanovic (NK Maribor) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

78:44

Foul by Petar Stojanovic (NK Maribor).

78:44

Derk Boerrigter (Celtic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

77:12

Marcos Tavares (NK Maribor) wins a free kick on the left wing.

77:12

Foul by Efe Ambrose (Celtic).

76:40

Attempt saved. Jean Philippe Mendy (NK Maribor) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Petar Stojanovic.

74:17 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Celtic 0, NK Maribor 1. Marcos Tavares (NK Maribor) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Ales Mertelj.

73:28

Attempt missed. Kris Commons (Celtic) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Anthony Stokes.

71:31 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Celtic. Derk Boerrigter replaces Mikael Lustig.

70:08

Attempt blocked. Zeljko Filipovic (NK Maribor) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

66:06

Foul by Agim Ibraimi (NK Maribor).

66:06

Emilio Izaguirre (Celtic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

65:53

Attempt saved. Dare Vrsic (NK Maribor) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jean Philippe Mendy.

65:16 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Celtic. Adam Matthews replaces Jo Inge Berget.

64:48

Attempt missed. Kris Commons (Celtic) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

62:59

Marcos Tavares (NK Maribor) wins a free kick on the right wing.

62:59

Foul by Stefan Johansen (Celtic).

61:58

Foul by Zeljko Filipovic (NK Maribor).

61:58

Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

61:05

Foul by Marko Suler (NK Maribor).

61:05

Kris Commons (Celtic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

60:49

Foul by Petar Stojanovic (NK Maribor).

60:49

Jo Inge Berget (Celtic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

60:15

Attempt blocked. Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

60:12

Attempt blocked. Jo Inge Berget (Celtic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Stefan Johansen.

59:29

Corner, Celtic. Conceded by Marko Suler.

56:46

Corner, Celtic. Conceded by Aleksandar Rajcevic.

55:55

Foul by Marcos Tavares (NK Maribor).

55:55

Jo Inge Berget (Celtic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

55:25

Callum McGregor (Celtic) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Anthony Stokes with a cross.

53:54

Attempt saved. Jo Inge Berget (Celtic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Anthony Stokes.

53:19 Booking

Booking Aleksandar Rajcevic (NK Maribor) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

53:08

Foul by Aleksandar Rajcevic (NK Maribor).

53:08

Kris Commons (Celtic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

52:03

Attempt missed. Efe Ambrose (Celtic) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Anthony Stokes with a cross following a set piece situation.

51:19 Booking

Booking Marko Suler (NK Maribor) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

51:12

Marko Suler (NK Maribor).

51:12

Anthony Stokes (Celtic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

50:15

Corner, NK Maribor. Conceded by Charlie Mulgrew.

47:36

(NK Maribor) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47:36

Kris Commons (Celtic).

47:33 Booking

Booking Kris Commons (Celtic) is shown the yellow card.

45:00

Second Half begins Celtic 0, NK Maribor 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Celtic. Kris Commons replaces Beram Kayal.

45:00 +1:04 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Celtic 0, NK Maribor 0.

42:14

Dangerous play by Agim Ibraimi (NK Maribor).

42:14

Efe Ambrose (Celtic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

41:15

Foul by Ales Mertelj (NK Maribor).

41:15

Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

37:17

Ales Mertelj (NK Maribor) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37:17

Foul by Jo Inge Berget (Celtic).

34:09

Attempt saved. Ales Mertelj (NK Maribor) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Agim Ibraimi.

33:58

Corner, NK Maribor. Conceded by Charlie Mulgrew.

33:35

Corner, NK Maribor. Conceded by Efe Ambrose.

32:45

Jean Philippe Mendy (NK Maribor) wins a free kick on the right wing.

32:45

Foul by Emilio Izaguirre (Celtic).

30:20

Agim Ibraimi (NK Maribor) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30:20

Foul by Jo Inge Berget (Celtic).

29:33

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

29:01

Delay in match Agim Ibraimi (NK Maribor) because of an injury.

28:20

Attempt saved. Mitja Viler (NK Maribor) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Agim Ibraimi.

27:15

Corner, NK Maribor. Conceded by Efe Ambrose.

25:29

Agim Ibraimi (NK Maribor) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

25:29

Foul by Efe Ambrose (Celtic).

22:48

Attempt missed. Virgil van Dijk (Celtic) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

22:19

Corner, Celtic. Conceded by Petar Stojanovic.

21:44

Attempt blocked. Agim Ibraimi (NK Maribor) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mitja Viler.

21:30

Ales Mertelj (NK Maribor) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:30

Foul by Emilio Izaguirre (Celtic).

16:34

Petar Stojanovic (NK Maribor) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16:34

Foul by Jo Inge Berget (Celtic).

15:41

Attempt blocked. Marcos Tavares (NK Maribor) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Agim Ibraimi with a through ball.

14:54

Attempt missed. Agim Ibraimi (NK Maribor) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Dare Vrsic.

12:16

Attempt blocked. Callum McGregor (Celtic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Virgil van Dijk.

9:38

Foul by Marko Suler (NK Maribor).

9:38

Anthony Stokes (Celtic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

7:46

Attempt blocked. Callum McGregor (Celtic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Stefan Johansen with a headed pass.

4:05

Corner, Celtic. Conceded by Marko Suler.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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