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Elite League Cup Match 1

Celtic FC 0 - 1 Bayern Munich

Elite League Cup Group Match, Celtic FC vs. Bayern Munich (Wed Oct 25)


                            Celtic FC  |  Bayern Munich
                          4-1-3-1-1 E  |  4-4-2 C
                       Stuart Neilson  |  John Raggett
                                       |
                         T_Flowers GK  |  GK D_Anderson
                         B_Howedes DF  |  DF J_Charlton
                     Fernando_Mera DF  |  DF C_Azpilicueta
                            N_Wade DF  |  DF D_O_Dea
                           K_Abrha DF  |  DF Nacho
                       B_Bjorksson DM  |  MF G_McSheffrey
                          K_Mizuno MF  |  MF R_Baggio
                      A_Ben_Hatira MF  |  MF K_El_Ahmadi
                        R_V_Persie MF  |  MF A_Bawbag
                       M_Phisbaena AM  |  FW Stan_Matthews
                         P_McGowan FW  |  FW Sheringham
                                       |
                         S_Assenjo SUB |  SUB C_Clark
                          M_Britos SUB |  SUB M_Tudgay
                         K_Femenia SUB |  SUB L_Carsley
                        C_Makelele SUB |  SUB Isco
                         G_Puciato SUB |  SUB Messi

Referee: K_Ippi (Finland)


Min. 1  :(bnm) R_Baggio has the ball on the wing
          ...  He takes it past B_Howedes
          ...  He knocks it to Sheringham!
          ...  Cleaned up by K_Abrha
Min. 3  :(bnm) G_McSheffrey sprints down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball across to C_Azpilicueta
          ...  The cross hits C_Azpilicueta on the butt and rebounds towards goal !
          ...  T_Flowers just watches float over the bar!
Min. 9  :(cfc) A_Ben_Hatira looks to play the ball out wide
          ...  He plays the ball across to P_McGowan
          ...  K_El_Ahmadi fouls badly
          ...  K_Ippi calls him over
          ...  K_Ippi is taking his time with him!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 10 :(cfc) A_Ben_Hatira passes the ball to K_Abrha
          ...  But J_Charlton slides in two footed.
          ...  K_Ippi has a look but waves "Play On!"
Min. 11 :(cfc) A_Ben_Hatira hits in a shot!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  B_Bjorksson collects the loose ball!
          ...  But D_O_Dea clears the ball to safety
Min. 11 :(bnm) G_McSheffrey gets to the by line and finds Stan_Matthews with a beautiful cross
          ...  A thundering drive by Stan_Matthews !
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But sails wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Swung in by K_El_Ahmadi
          ...  It comes to D_O_Dea
          ...  He gets the shot away
          ...  Wide of goal
Min. 12 :(bnm) K_El_Ahmadi unselfishly heads the ball back to R_Baggio
          ...  A delicate chip from R_Baggio !
          ...  He has failed to hit the target!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He should have buried that!
Min. 15 :(bnm) J_Charlton with an intelligent ball to C_Azpilicueta
          ...  Cleared by B_Howedes
Min. 17 :(cfc) K_Mizuno with a 40-yard pass to P_McGowan
          ...  But C_Azpilicueta comes away with the ball
          ...  Excellent defending there!
Min. 18 :(cfc) K_Mizuno whips the ball across to M_Phisbaena
          ...  M_Phisbaena attempts the shot!
          ...  D_Anderson tips it wide for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  The corner is swung in by R_V_Persie!
          ...  D_Anderson fists it away!
Min. 18 :(bnm) Sheringham takes advantage of a mistake by Fernando_Mera
          ...  Can he make them pay?
          ...  Sheringham shapes up for a shot!
          ...  T_Flowers fists it away
Min. 21 :(bnm) R_Baggio finds J_Charlton on the edge of the box
          ...  M_Phisbaena takes out the attacker
          ...  He looked to have fouled him there
Min. 22 :(cfc) A_Ben_Hatira takes on 3 men
          ...  But D_O_Dea puts the ball out of play
Min. 22 :(bnm) K_El_Ahmadi with a 50-yard pass to Sheringham
          ...  What a shot from Sheringham !
          ...  It could go anywhere
          ...  But T_Flowers makes a fine save
          ...  Wow!! That was close!
          ...  He had to be at his best to reach that one!
Min. 22 :(cfc) P_McGowan sidesteps his marker
          ...  He's been running his marker ragged all game
          ...  G_McSheffrey with a bad challenge
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  He is warned by K_Ippi
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 27 :(cfc) P_McGowan rushes through the defence
          ...  Superbly timed tackle by R_Baggio
          ...  He made it look easy
          ...  But he can't keep it in
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  B_Bjorksson crosses it in!
          ...  D_Anderson reads it well, and claims it!
Min. 29 :(bnm) The ball is passed in from Sheringham, he finds D_O_Dea
          ...  D_O_Dea with the overhead !
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  How did he manage to miss that?
Min. 30 :(bnm) J_Charlton has a go!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  G_McSheffrey collects the loose ball!
          ...  Cleared by K_Abrha
Min. 30 :(cfc) A_Ben_Hatira with a short pass to find B_Howedes
          ...  A_Bawbag pulls on his opponent's shirt!!
          ...  K_Ippi has stopped play
          ...  Well spotted by K_Ippi!
          ...  K_Ippi shows him a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on!
Min. 31 :(bnm) R_Baggio rushes through the defence
          ...  N_Wade forces him off the ball
Min. 35 :(cfc) N_Wade finds the run of P_McGowan
          ...  A scorcher of a shot from P_McGowan !
          ...  Wide of goal
Min. 35 :(bnm) A_Bawbag looks for options
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to Stan_Matthews
          ...  B_Howedes reads him well and hoofs it clear
Min. 37 :(cfc) A_Ben_Hatira turns past the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to M_Phisbaena
          ...  M_Phisbaena has time and space!
          ...  He tries the lob!
          ...  But D_Anderson punches it away
Min. 40 :(bnm) A_Bawbag runs at K_Abrha
          ...  The defender slips and falls over
          ...  A_Bawbag tries the shot !
          ...  T_Flowers won't get to that!
          ...  It clips the post!
          ...  And goes wide!
Min. 41 :(bnm) C_Azpilicueta with a flicked pass to Stan_Matthews
          ...  Stan_Matthews chases it through, he must score !
          ...  It hits the side netting!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity
Min. 42 :(bnm) G_McSheffrey sidesteps his marker
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  G_McSheffrey controls the ball well!
          ...  He hits the shot towards goal!
          ...  It's hit the bar
          ...  It bounces down
          ...  T_Flowers grabs it
          ...  No Goal!
          ...  Boo's surround the stadium!!!
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(cfc) K_Mizuno with the mazy run
          ...  R_Baggio brings him down from behind!
          ...  But the ref gives nothing!

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Celtic FC 0-0 Bayern Munich

Min. 46 :(cfc) A_Ben_Hatira with the deft touch
          ...  He takes it past Nacho
          ...  He knocks it to P_McGowan!
          ...  But D_O_Dea clears the ball to safety
Min. 47 :(bnm) R_Baggio is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He throws it to J_Charlton
          ...  J_Charlton hits a great drive!
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  How did he manage to miss that?
Min. 51 :(cfc) A_Ben_Hatira crosses in from the wing, he finds K_Mizuno in the box
          ...  J_Charlton brings him down in the area
          ...  There can only be one outcome surely!
          ...  But K_Ippi waves play on!!!
Min. 55 :(bnm) R_Baggio spits at K_Abrha
          ...  He could be off here!
          ...  K_Ippi reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  I think he was lucky to escape with a caution!
Min. 56 :(bnm) C_Azpilicueta kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He swings the ball in
          ...  G_McSheffrey gets on the end of the pass
          ...  He is in space!
          ...  G_McSheffrey attempts a low drive!
          ...  T_Flowers with a fantastic save
          ...  His captain pats him on the back for that one
Min. 57 :(bnm) Stan_Matthews knocks it past N_Wade and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  N_Wade reacts to stop the move going any further
Min. 60 :(bnm) Messi is being brought on
          ...  Stan_Matthews is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 60 :(bnm) M_Tudgay is being prepared to come on
          ...  D_O_Dea is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 62 :(bnm) A_Bawbag with a glorious 60-yard pass to Messi
          ...  K_Abrha robs him of the ball
Min. 63 :(cfc) A_Ben_Hatira with a short pass to find P_McGowan
          ...  J_Charlton reads it well
          ...  This boy is a quality defender
          ...  The crowd sing his praises
Min. 64 :(bnm) A_Bawbag looks around for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to Messi
          ...  Messi hits the ball first time!
          ...  It hits the side netting!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He puts his face in his hands!
Min. 65 :(bnm) Isco is going to be brought on
          ...  R_Baggio is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 66 :(cfc) M_Phisbaena crosses into the box, finding P_McGowan
          ...  But J_Charlton wins the tackle
Min. 66 :(bnm) J_Charlton turns past the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to Messi
          ...  A_Ben_Hatira had better start being careful if he continues to tackle like that
Min. 67 :(bnm) J_Charlton with a reverse pass to Sheringham
          ...  P_McGowan with a late tackle
          ...  It looked worse than what it was
          ...  He is surrounded by the Bayern Munich players
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!, he is in the book for that one
Min. 70 :(cfc) a big roar from the crowd as M_Britos comes on for B_Howedes to play DF
Min. 70 :(bnm) Sheringham finds a hole in the defence
          ...  The defence was sleeping
          ...  He made a fantastic run though
          ...  Sheringham looks to see where T_Flowers is!
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  It grazes the post!
          ...  And hits the side netting
          ...  Goal Kick!
Min. 71 :(cfc) B_Bjorksson holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to M_Phisbaena
          ...  M_Phisbaena hits a great shot !
          ...  D_Anderson tips it over his bar
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  K_Mizuno plays it into the danger area!
          ...  D_Anderson catches it!
Min. 72 :(cfc) G_Puciato replaces P_McGowan and will play FW
Min. 75 :(cfc) C_Makelele takes off his tracksuit, he'll replace K_Mizuno
          ...  He'll play as a MF
          ...  The manager will be hoping the substitution pays off
Min. 75 :(cfc) The ball runs loose!
          ...  G_Puciato seizes control of it and thinks about the shot
          ...  G_McSheffrey with the block
Min. 76 :(cfc) C_Makelele with a precise ball to G_Puciato
          ...  J_Charlton plays it back
          ...  D_Anderson slips!!
          ...  It goes just wide
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  B_Bjorksson drives it into the box!
          ...  The danger is dealt with by C_Azpilicueta
Min. 80 :(bnm) J_Charlton bursts into the box and cuts the ball back to A_Bawbag
          ...  A_Bawbag flicks the header toward the far post!
          ...  T_Flowers saves, but he fumbles
          ...  But he gathers at the second attempt!
Min. 81 :(bnm) Messi beats M_Britos
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  Messi goes for goal !
          ...  The net bulges!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  That goal looks certain to be the winner!
          ...  Celtic FC 0-1 Bayern Munich ...
Min. 82 :(bnm) The Bayern Munich manager told his side to change to a D strategy
Min. 83 :(cfc) R_V_Persie with the dribble
          ...  Messi is easily beaten
          ...  Nacho with the tackle
Min. 84 :(bnm) Messi steps over the ball
          ...  He nutmegs the defender
          ...  That a lovely piece of trickery
          ...  Messi with the strike !
          ...  T_Flowers takes the ball off him
          ...  He was showing off there!
Min. 87 :(bnm) G_McSheffrey barges K_Abrha off the ball
          ...  Fernando_Mera knocks him to the floor
          ...  The fans are calling for a penalty!
          ...  But K_Ippi just turns away!
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on

*************  FULL TIME  ****************


Match Details
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Venue                : Celtic Park
Attendance           : 120,000
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Celtic FC Match Info
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Best player          : A_Ben_Hatira
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : P_McGowan (67)
Injured              : N/A
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Bayern Munich Match Info
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Best player          : J_Charlton (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : Messi (81)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : K_El_Ahmadi (9), A_Bawbag (30), R_Baggio (55)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             Celtic FC    |  Bayern Munich
Attempts on Goal     :           4        |       17
Off target           :           1        |       11
On target            :           3        |       6
Possession           :          44        |       56
Corners              :           4        |       1
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       3
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :          12        |       10
Key Tackles          :           9        |       13
Key Passes           :          14        |       17
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Final Score          : Celtic FC 0 - 1 Bayern Munich
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Player Statistics - Celtic FC
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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T_Flowers      GK  39   2   2   1  27 |  94   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  15   0   0   0
B_Howedes      DF   2  31  11   8  23 |  72   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
Fernando_Mera  DF   3  30   9   8  27 |  94   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20
N_Wade         DF   2  30   9   6  25 |  94   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
K_Abrha        DF   1  28   9   6  33 |  94   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
B_Bjorksson    DM   2  10  29   7  31 |  94   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -10 -20
K_Mizuno       MF   1   8  31  10  28 |  77   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
A_Ben_Hatira   MF   2   6  29   8  40 |  94   0   0   8   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  80   0
R_V_Persie     MF   2   9  27  13  31 |  94   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Phisbaena    AM   2   9  13  32  32 |  94   0   1   1   0   3   0   0   0   0  20  10  15
P_McGowan      FW   2   9   8  33  16 |  74   0   0   0   0   1   0   1   0   0  -2  -2  -1
S_Assenjo      GK  28   3   3   4  34 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Britos       DF   2  27   6   8  22 |  22   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
K_Femenia      DF   3  25   8   6  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_Makelele     MF   2  12  28  10  30 |  17   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
G_Puciato      FW   2   9   9  28  42 |  20   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - Bayern Munich
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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D_Anderson     GK  39   4   1   5  19 |  94   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  70   0   0   0
J_Charlton     DF   2  35  14   8  18 |  94   0   5   4   0   1   0   0   0   0 140  40   1
C_Azpilicueta  DF   2  31  10   9  13 |  94   0   2   2   0   1   0   0   0   0  40  20   1
D_O_Dea        DF   2  29  12   8  41 |  62   0   3   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  60   0   2
Nacho          DF   3  28   7   4  32 |  94   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
G_McSheffrey   MF   1   7  29  18  37 |  94   0   1   2   0   2   0   0   0   0  20  20   6
R_Baggio       MF   1   9  28   7  21 |  67   0   2   3   0   1   0   1   0   0  38  28  -1
K_El_Ahmadi    MF   1  10  27   7  15 |  94   0   0   2   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  18  -2
A_Bawbag       MF   3   6  27   7  20 |  94   0   0   3   0   2   0   1   0   0  -2  28   4
Stan_Matthews  FW   1   8   5  32  31 |  62   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  20  20  22
Sheringham     FW   2   6   8  28  21 |  94   0   0   1   0   3   0   0   0   0   0  10  11
C_Clark        GK  27   4   2   3  38 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Tudgay       DF   2  32   6   8  32 |  32   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
L_Carsley      MF   2   5  29  11  40 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Isco           MF   1   7  27   7  21 |  27   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Messi          FW   1   9   8  31  18 |  32   0   0   0   0   3   1   0   0   0  20  20  56
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