Celtic 0-1 Atletico Madrid

Celtic v Atletico Madrid
Celtic struggled to find the net against Atletico in Glasgow

A narrow defeat by Atletico Madrid in Glasgow left Celtic requiring a win from their final Europa League match to guarantee qualification.

Arda Turan scored the only goal of the night for Atletico after 30 minutes with a 20-yard strike.

A neat finish by Celtic sub Gary Hooper was ruled out as Anthony Stokes had handled the ball on its way through.

Ki Sung-Yeung's free-kick in the 67th minute was deflected over by keeper Thibaut Courtois to secure the win.

The victory guarantees Atletico a place in the latter stages of the tournament, while Celtic now need three points from their last group match away to Udinese, after the Italians drew 0-0 with Rennes in the night's other match in Group I.

Neil Lennon made one change to his side from Saturday's 5-0 win against St Mirren, with midfielder Ki replacing Hooper who started as a substitute, while skipper Scott Brown and Mohamed Bangura returned from respective ankle and knee injuries with places on the bench.

In the opening minutes, Eduardo Salvio flashed a header inches wide of Fraser Forster's left-hand post then, moments later, knocked the ball out of Forster's hands, but the danger was quickly cleared.

Celtic responded with a Ki corner that Stokes stabbed towards the Atletico goal, but Courtois made the save.

As the pace picked up, Daniel Majstorovic headed a goalbound corner that Georgios Samaras flicked on, but was denied from close range.

A gap in the home defence allowed Salvio to fire in from the edge of the penalty area, but the ball was deflected out for a corner. Stokes then blazed up the park to tee-up a shot for Samaras, who ballooned his effort over the bar.

The deadlock was broken in the 30th minute from a set-piece when Majstorovic headed out an inswinging corner that Turan blasted goalwards.

Celtic captain Kayal, standing on the six yard line, ducked to avoid the ball as it sailed past Forster into the back of the net.

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Media conference: Celtic manager Neil Lennon

Stokes could have levelled the scores as half-time approached when Adam Matthews squared a ball across the face of goal for the Irishman to pounce, but the Atletico defence was equal to the task.

After the restart, Celtic looked bouyed by the introduction of Hooper from the bench, but Gabi threatened to increase the visitors' lead with a long-distance effort that edged wide.

Celtic were fortunate not to be two down in the 55th minute when Salvio sent a low ball across the six-yard line, but none of his team-mates were on hand to finish the job.

Samaras should have done better with an 18-yard strike that took a deflection, then Kayal struck an awkward shot that bobbled out for a goal-kick.

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Defeat by Atletico - Celtic players' reaction

The closest chance of the match for Celtic arrived in the 67th minute when Ki blasted in a free-kick that Courtois tipped over the bar. Moments later, Hooper had the ball in the Atletico net, but Stokes was judged to have helped it in with a handball.

Forster kept Celtic in the match by deflecting a powerful Diego free-kick off the post and made another clearance after a close-range attempt by Salvio in the six-yard box.

The on-loan Newcastle keeper was again called into action when he made an instinctive stop with his legs, rushing out from goal to block Juanfran's low shot from the edge of the penalty area.

A late flurry by Lennon's men - including a deflected strike by substitute Brown - failed to produce a vital leveller and Celtic now face a difficult task trip to Italy to secure three points from their final group match.

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Celtic

  • 01 Forster
  • 05 Majstorovic Booked
  • 16 Ledley (Mulgrew - 38' )
  • 22 Loovens
  • 02 Matthews
  • 18 Ki Sung-Yeung Booked
  • 33 Kayal
  • 67 Wanyama (Hooper - 46' )
  • 09 Samaras
  • 10 Stokes (Brown - 76' )
  • 49 Forrest

Substitutes

  • 24 Zaluska
  • 08 Brown
  • 21 Mulgrew
  • 56 Twardzik
  • 20 McCourt
  • 14 Bangura
  • 88 Hooper

Atletico Madrid

  • 13 Courtois
  • 02 Godin
  • 06 Filipe
  • 21 Perea Booked
  • 23 Miranda Booked
  • 04 Mario Suarez
  • 11 Turan (Juanfran - 79' )
  • 14 Fernandez Gabi Booked (Paulo Assuncao - 90' )
  • 22 Diego
  • 07 Adrian (Falcao - 67' )
  • 08 Eduardo Salvio

Substitutes

  • 25 Sergio Asenjo
  • 18 Dominguez
  • 10 Reyes
  • 12 Paulo Assuncao
  • 19 Jorge Koke
  • 20 Juanfran
  • 09 Falcao
Ref: Eric Braamhar
Att: 33,257

Match Stats

Shots

11 12

On target

6 7

Corners

7 9

Fouls

12 17

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:36 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +2:51

Unfair challenge on Sung-Yeung Ki by Eduardo Salvio results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Sung-Yeung Ki, Radamel Falcao manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +2:27

Scott Brown takes a shot. Blocked by Diego Godin.

90:00 +0:50 Substitution

Substitution Fernandez Gabi leaves the field to be replaced by Silva Paulo Assuncao.

89:40

Radamel Falcao takes a shot. Save by Fraser Forster.

88:09

Torres Juanfran takes a shot. Save by Thibaut Courtois. Sung-Yeung Ki concedes a free kick for a foul on Ribas Diego. Ribas Diego fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

84:00

Daniel Majstorovic is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Thibaut Courtois.

83:27

Ribas Diego gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Beram Kayal. Sung-Yeung Ki takes the direct free kick.

82:27

Sung-Yeung Ki fouled by Fernandez Gabi, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Glenn Loovens.

78:43

Joao Miranda restarts play with the free kick.

78:43 Substitution

Substitution Arda Turan goes off and Torres Juanfran comes on.

78:43

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Hooper on Fernandez Gabi.

75:07 Substitution

Substitution Scott Brown replaces Anthony Stokes.

74:30

Radamel Falcao takes a shot.

73:23

Centre by Luis Amaranto Perea, Glenn Loovens manages to make a clearance.

72:11

Effort on goal by Fernandez Gabi from 12 yards. Save by Fraser Forster. Outswinging corner taken by Ribas Diego, Glenn Loovens manages to make a clearance.

71:11

Corner taken right-footed by Sung-Yeung Ki from the left by-line, clearance by Mata Mario Suarez.

70:59

James Forrest sends in a cross, Luis Amaranto Perea manages to make a clearance.

70:03

Free kick taken by Charlie Mulgrew.

70:03 Booking

Booking The referee shows Luis Amaranto Perea a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

69:58

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sung-Yeung Ki by Luis Amaranto Perea.

68:08

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Forrest on Arda Turan. Free kick crossed right-footed by Ribas Diego.

66:02

Thibaut Courtois restarts play with the free kick.

66:02 Substitution

Substitution (Atletico Madrid) makes a substitution, with Radamel Falcao coming on for Lopez Adrian.

66:02

Sung-Yeung Ki takes a shot. Save by Thibaut Courtois. Corner taken right-footed by Sung-Yeung Ki. Anthony Stokes is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick.

65:09

Free kick taken by Sung-Yeung Ki.

65:09 Booking

Booking Caution for Joao Miranda.

65:04

Unfair challenge on Georgios Samaras by Joao Miranda results in a free kick.

62:41

Effort on goal by Anthony Stokes from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

60:10

Anthony Stokes has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

59:41

Ribas Diego challenges Georgios Samaras unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Charlie Mulgrew.

59:01

Direct free kick taken by Daniel Majstorovic.

59:01 Booking

Booking Fernandez Gabi goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

58:51

Beram Kayal fouled by Fernandez Gabi, the ref awards a free kick.

57:42

Direct free kick taken by Mata Mario Suarez.

57:42 Booking

Booking The referee shows Sung-Yeung Ki a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

57:37

Unfair challenge on Fernandez Gabi by Sung-Yeung Ki results in a free kick.

57:21

Beram Kayal concedes a free kick for a foul on Eduardo Salvio. Ribas Diego takes the free kick.

57:06

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by James Forrest.

56:45

Effort on goal by Georgios Samaras from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.

56:36

Adam Matthews delivers the ball.

55:16

Luis Amaranto Perea concedes a free kick for a foul on Georgios Samaras. Free kick crossed left-footed by Charlie Mulgrew, Diego Godin manages to make a clearance.

53:31

Free kick taken by Fernandez Gabi.

53:31 Booking

Booking Daniel Majstorovic goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

53:18

Daniel Majstorovic concedes a free kick for a foul on Eduardo Salvio.

51:58

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Ribas Diego, Glenn Loovens manages to make a clearance.

51:43

The ball is swung over by Fernandez Gabi, clearance by Glenn Loovens.

50:40

Kasmirski Filipe Luis takes a shot. Adam Matthews gets a block in.

49:55

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ribas Diego from the left by-line to the near post, Glenn Loovens makes a clearance.

49:10

Anthony Stokes takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Comfortable save by Thibaut Courtois.

47:48

Fernandez Gabi has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

47:12

Ribas Diego fouled by Beram Kayal, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Fernandez Gabi.

45:16

Foul by Arda Turan on Sung-Yeung Ki, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Daniel Majstorovic.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Gary Hooper on for Victor Wanyama.

45:00 +1:48 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +0:38

Luis Amaranto Perea gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Anthony Stokes. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Anthony Stokes, blocked by Diego Godin.

42:59

Outswinging corner taken by Ribas Diego from the right by-line, clearance by Glenn Loovens.

42:38

Adam Matthews sends in a cross, save made by Thibaut Courtois.

41:20

Unfair challenge on Victor Wanyama by Mata Mario Suarez results in a free kick. Charlie Mulgrew restarts play with the free kick, The ball is sent over by Glenn Loovens, clearance by Kasmirski Filipe Luis.

40:37

The ball is crossed by Georgios Samaras.

38:56

Georgios Samaras concedes a free kick for a foul on Luis Amaranto Perea. Luis Amaranto Perea takes the direct free kick.

37:03

Mata Mario Suarez takes the free kick.

37:03 Substitution

Substitution Joe Ledley goes off and Charlie Mulgrew comes on.

37:03

The referee blows for offside.

36:43

The ball is sent over by Mata Mario Suarez, save by Fraser Forster.

35:48

Sung-Yeung Ki concedes a free kick for a foul on Eduardo Salvio. Luis Amaranto Perea restarts play with the free kick.

35:00

Fernandez Gabi produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.

32:52

Eduardo Salvio produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.

32:42

The ball is crossed by Kasmirski Filipe Luis, clearance by Daniel Majstorovic.

31:07

The ball is swung over by Lopez Adrian, comfortable save by Fraser Forster.

29:41 Goal scored

Goal! - Arda Turan - Celtic 0 - 1 Atl Madrid Goal scored by Arda Turan from just outside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Celtic 0-1 Atletico Madrid.

29:10

Ribas Diego takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Daniel Majstorovic.

29:05

The ball is swung over by Kasmirski Filipe Luis, Joe Ledley manages to make a clearance.

27:39

Free kick awarded for a foul by Beram Kayal on Diego Godin. Fernandez Gabi takes the direct free kick.

25:38

Effort on goal by Georgios Samaras from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

25:12

Corner taken short by Arda Turan.

24:55

Eduardo Salvio takes a shot. Blocked by Joe Ledley.

23:27

A cross is delivered by Joe Ledley.

22:31

Ribas Diego concedes a free kick for a foul on Georgios Samaras. Sung-Yeung Ki takes the free kick.

21:19

Unfair challenge on Mata Mario Suarez by Sung-Yeung Ki results in a free kick. Joao Miranda restarts play with the free kick.

21:13

Beram Kayal sends in a cross, Joao Miranda makes a clearance.

19:37

Foul by Mata Mario Suarez on Sung-Yeung Ki, free kick awarded. Daniel Majstorovic takes the direct free kick.

18:44

The ball is swung over by Kasmirski Filipe Luis, Glenn Loovens makes a clearance.

17:22

Joe Ledley takes a shot. Blocked by Fernandez Gabi. Corner from left by-line taken by Sung-Yeung Ki.

16:24

The ball is sent over by Adam Matthews, save made by Thibaut Courtois.

16:09

The ball is sent over by Georgios Samaras, clearance made by Diego Godin.

12:46

Arda Turan is caught offside. Free kick taken by Fraser Forster.

12:19

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Diego Godin by Anthony Stokes. Free kick taken by Thibaut Courtois.

11:48

Corner taken by Sung-Yeung Ki from the left by-line, Anthony Stokes takes a shot. Save by Thibaut Courtois.

10:59

Foul by Diego Godin on Sung-Yeung Ki, free kick awarded. Adam Matthews restarts play with the free kick. Outswinging corner taken by Sung-Yeung Ki, Georgios Samaras takes a shot. Thibaut Courtois makes a save.

9:08

Corner taken by Fernandez Gabi from the right by-line, Sung-Yeung Ki makes a clearance.

8:59

A cross is delivered by Arda Turan, Victor Wanyama manages to make a clearance.

8:20

Ribas Diego decides to take the corner short.

7:22

Joe Ledley delivers the ball, Diego Godin makes a clearance.

6:48

Fernandez Gabi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Forrest. Sung-Yeung Ki crosses the ball in from the free kick, Luis Amaranto Perea makes a clearance.

3:16

Diego Godin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Anthony Stokes. Sung-Yeung Ki crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.

2:06

Corner taken right-footed by Sung-Yeung Ki from the left by-line, save by Thibaut Courtois.

1:50

Foul by Kasmirski Filipe Luis on Sung-Yeung Ki, free kick awarded. Sung-Yeung Ki takes the free kick.

0:44

The ball is delivered by Arda Turan, Eduardo Salvio produces a headed effort from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

0:18

Corner taken right-footed by Ribas Diego from the left by-line, Adam Matthews makes a clearance.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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