Wednesday August 4, 2010 Qualifying Round 3 Finished Celtic Park

Celtic 2 - 1 Sporting Braga

  • Hooper 52’
  • Juárez 79’
  • Paulo César 20’

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  1. Celtic out despite win

    Celtic out despite win

    Celtic will not play Champions League football for another season after a 2-1 win at home to Braga saw them lose 4-2 on aggregate. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Celtic
    • Sporting Braga
    • 90+3 That's it! Celtic are out despite a brave second-half effort, but it was all over after the first leg. The Europa League beckons for the Scottish giants, but Braga must get through a play-off for a place in the Champions League.
    • 90+2 Fortune takes Cha's cross on the chest but the keeper saves his volley.
    • 90+1 BRAGA SUB: Leandro comes off for Guilherme.
    • 90' Cha puts in a cross but headed out for a throw.
    • 89' Juarez's shot clearly takes a deflection but the otherwise excellent ref misses it and awards a goal kick. Needless to say, the Mexican is not happy.
    • 87' Celtic throw McCourt on as they desperately try to get something from this game...
    • 85' Celtic almost get another after the keeper flaps but Braga manage to clear after some ping-pong in the box, Lima races clear and puts it across, headed away AND ALAN but he smashes the volley over.
    • 85' BRAGA SUB: Paulao on as Celtic prepare to take the corner.
    • 84' Fortune seems to overrun the ball but luckily wins a corner.
    • 83' Hooper almost robs defender Vandinho deep in the Braga half but the loose ball falls to a Portuguese defender.
    • 82' Free-kick Braga, 30 yards out... hits the wall and Celtic clear.
    • 81' Samaras, who looks much better on the left, cuts inside and finds Brown who can't find Fortune. The break is on for Braga... Fortune fouls Cesar, who stays down like he's been shot but the ref ignores him and refuses to allow treatment, instead offering his hand to help the play-actor off the floor.
    • 80' Samaras on the left, he cuts inside, wide right to Cha, now Fortune but he gives it away. Back into the Braga box but a high boot from Samaras. He is not happy with the decision and lets the ref know.
    • 79' GOAL CELTIC! Juarez! 2-1! Super flicked header from Samaras's cross, Braga convinced it was offside but it stands!
    • 78' Lima has a pop from range but well wide.
    • 78' Fortune wins a free-kick off Echiejile on the right. Juarez with a super delivery AND SAMARAS but he nods it just wide!
    • 77' Dodgy backpass to Zaluska and Lima blocks his clearance but luckily it drops to the Pole, who can get it away Mjalby yells blue murder at the defence.
    • 76' Braga fail to clear the corner AND MURPHY BUT BLOCKED AND LEDLEY MUST FINISH but there are bodies everywhere and it's half-cleared and CHA WITH THE SHOT but just over!
    • 75' Samaras wins another corner on the left, which Juarez will take...
    • 74' Brown is very, very lucky not to go after a kick out at a Braga player. He didn't make contact so the ref gives him an ear-bashing.
    • 73' Samaras to take then... just on the edge of the box to the left of the D... AND HE CURLS IT JUST WIDE OF THE LEFT-HAND POST!
    • 72' Murphy turns Rodriguez and is brought down. A booking, Samaras and Juarez over it just on the edge of the box...
    • 72' BRAGA SUB: Mathues off for Lima.
    • 71' Samaras rises to flick the ball on but the flag is up. Murphy was offside.
    • 70' Good football from Celtic now as they keep possession patiently, until Hooiveld hoofs it long and Braga can clear.
    • 69' Samaras wins a throw on the left. All Celtic now, they want to win on the night for pride's sake.
    • 68' Ledley will take... he puts it to the far post, half cleared AND JUAREZ but his half-volley is blocked by Garcia!
    • 68' Fortune bombs down the right and wins a corner. He's made a huge difference for Celtic.
    • 67' Maloney trudges off with Murphy on in his place; Samaras will move to the left wing.
    • 66' Seems like poor Maloney has turned an ankle. He gets up though, hopefully just a twist and nothing more.
    • 65' Fortune pops up on the left and finds Fortune but his through ball is blocked. Maloney looks hurt and it may be serious. Samaras is beckoning for the stretcher.
    • 64' Maloney in the box, back to Hooper but his touch is heavy. Still with Celtic but Braga eventually get men back to clear.
    • 63' Braga's first corner... Alan takes it short and he gets the return but plays the far-post cross out.
    • 62' Matheus will take this one but straight into the wall. The second ball is played across to Leandro who must score as he's in but Cha races across to block the finish!
    • 61' Brown fouls Matheus after Hooiveld dilly-dallies, around 25 yards out to the Braga right and a dangerous position...
    • 60' Maloney puts in the cross but straight into the two-man wall. Rotten from Maloney. Hooper fouls Alan.
    • 59' Echiejile takes out Cha just on the edge of the box. Lucky not to be booked the Nigerian. Free-kick which Maloney will take...
    • 58' Juarez wide to Cha, great ball, he spins an inviting cross into the box but just beyond the queue of Hoops players lining up! He got a touch too much on that.
    • 57' Rotten defending by Celtic to let Matheus in on a long ball but Zaluska at least is awake to block it off.
    • 56' Samaras spreads it wide and Cha knocks it forward. Too hard for Fortune though. Celtic have upped the tempo.
    • 55' The ref sensibly makes Braga give it back to Celtic keeper Zaluska. A bit of needle to the game now.
    • 54' A bit of argy bargy after Celtic put the ball out of play due to an injury, but Braga refused to give it back from the throw. Totally unnecessary and Brown, obviously, is furious.
    • 53' Despite scoring, Hooper is unhappy at the state of the ball, which he feels is too flat.
    • 52' GOAL CELTIC! 1-1! Hooper with his first competitve goal. Fortune with a super turn on the right side of the box and a low drilled cross that Hooper knocked into the empty net.
    • 51' Ledley puts this one far post, the keeper spills it but Braga clear for now. Celtic still have it but given away, Braga break, they have men over, Cesar on the right, game over here but what a miss! Somehow Alan and Matheus didn't make contact.
    • 50' Celtic have a corner on the left, Maloney knocks it in but it hits Echiejile for another one.
    • 49' Cesar puts in a good ball for Alan, who crosses dangerously but Cha manages to head out for a throw.
    • - CELTIC: Fortune came on for poor Mulgrew at the break, Ledley playing left-back now.
    • 47' Cha does a give and go with Fortune, who knocks a ball back in for Cha but just too heavy for him.
    • 46' Fortune, who came at half-time, puts in a very dangerous cross from the right but Braga get it clear from Hooper.
    • 46' The second half is underway. More than a mountain to climb for Celtic - try a whole range of them.
    • 45' Half-time, Braga lead 1-0 on the night at 4-0 overall. Celtic must score five. Unlikely.
    • 44' Cha on the right gets the ball from Jaurez and drills a low cross into the box for Samaras but the keeper reads it well to claim.
    • 43' Braga come forward, Matheus can't reach the cross and has a little kick at Zaluska when he claims it but misses. Lucky boy, already been booked.
    • 41' Samaras on the left cuts inside at pace but, in trying a one-two with Ledley, he plays it straight to Madrid.
    • 40' Ledley puts in a super cross but Maloney peeled inside and it ends up on the left for a throw.
    • 39' Cha on the right back to Brown, high ball that Samaras flicks on beautifully but Hooper was half-asleep and the Greek is furious as Braga clear.
    • 38' Celtic come forward but, on the edge of the box, Samaras looks backwards and it ends up played to Mulgrew at left-back.
    • 37' High ball aimed for little Maloney which Garcia obviously wins. Alan wins a free-kick.
    • 35' A high inswinger aimed for Samaras, headed away and Hooiveld leads with a high arm so a free-kick to Braga.
    • 34' Mulgrew plays it short to Hooper, who beats one man and has his cross blocked for a corner. Mulgrew to take...
    • 33' Cha wins a free-kick off Cesar on the Celtic right. Mulgrew will swing this in again...
    • 32' Alan and Echiejile over the ball... edge of the box, to the right of the D.. curled just over by Echiejile.
    • 31' Maloney is beaten to a ball out wide by Moises. Mistake AGAIN from Mulgrew as Moises races clear, he must be in but pulled down by Hooiveld on the edge of the box. There was a man coming through so only a yellow.
    • 30' All this cute passing by Celtic is very well when someone tries a through ball but they seem too scared to attempt any. Braga are comfortable right now.
    • 29' Cha knocks in a super cross for Hooper that is flicked away by Moises for a throw. Mulgrew puts in a super right-foot cross but Braga clear.
    • 28' Mulgrew steps up far too early with his hand in the air and Matheus is in but the pass from Madrid just too hard for him.
    • 27' Cha gets forward again and with men queuing in the box he aims his cross straight at the keeper. Another break is on as more comical Celtic defending lets in Matheus but Zaluska retrieves it.
    • 26' Great ball from Maloney but cleared by the visiting defence. It could be on with the break, and it is on as Alan races away from Hooiveld and Brown and he smacks it low on target but Zaluska parries for a throw.
    • 25' Samaras finds Hooper, who wins a corner. Good pressure from Celtic. Shame their defending is so naive.
    • 24' JUST WIDE FROM SAMARAS! The corner was cleared but Mulgrew got it back and poked a super near post cross in, Samaras flicked it towards goal inventively but it beat the far post as well as the keeper.
    • 23' Mulgrew stands over the ball with Maloney... 25 yards out... he curls a decent effort in which hits the edge of the wall, corner.
    • 22' Brown with a super run down the left, beating two men and Hooper is free but a poor cross means the ex-Scunthorpe man has to hold it up for Ledley, who wins a free-kick on the edge of the box.
    • 21' GOAL BRAGA! Alan on the right gets a superb cross in, wonderful ball dug out under pressure and Paulo Cesar flies in with a deftly-flicked header into the bottom left. 1-0 on the right, 4-0 overall, game pretty much over.
    • 20' Hooper spins on to a long ball but it strikes Rodriguez and Braga survive. Braga break after Moises intercepts Cha's ball to Samaras.
    • 19' Hooper gets in down the left but his cross is hoofed into the air. Braga break and Brown brings Alan down for a free-kick on halfway.
    • 18' Celtic get the ball down the other end but Mulgrew's diagonal ball aimed at Juarez is beyond the Mexican at the far post.
    • 17' Terrible square pass by Mulgrew but Matheus handles and is booked for attempting a shot after the whistle went.
    • 16' Braga have a free-kick on the right... Alan to take, Madrid and Moises are up... good ball to the far post and it causes havoc as everyone misses it but cleared back to the right.
    • 15' Another error from Mulgrew, giving the ball away and conceding a throw under no pressure just before halfway.
    • 14' Moises has it on the edge of the box and it opens up for him but he elects to shoot, weak and wide with options centrally.
    • 13' Madrid handles on the Braga left but accidental says the ref.
    • 12' A bit silly from Mulgrew as he tries to nutmeg Alan in his own half but the ball comes off the Braga man for a throw to Celtic. Hooiveld not happy with his team-mate.
    • 11' Cha does well again down the right as he cuts a dangerous ball across goal, behind Samaras but Hooper attacks but the defenders clear their lines.
    • 10' Ledley picks up the ball, a foul surely but play-on says the ref as he find Cha. Wide to Maloney but he fouls the keeper running on to the ball.
    • 8' Mulgrew puts in a very good cross but just over Hooper's head and the flag was up anyway.
    • 7' More good passing from Celtic but Braga have men back in numbers as Samaras mistimes his jump...
    • 6' Braga get the ball forward but Leandro is unable to get a decent ball in and Celtic clear.
    • 5' Mulgrew again puts it in, half-cleared and a long-range effort from Ledley flies well over.
    • 4' Another corner to Celtic on the right after good work from Brown.
    • 3' Nice ball in from Mulgrew that Samaras makes contact with but the header fizzes across goal and well wide of the far post.
    • 2' Decent start from Celtic, knocking the ball about comfortably and winning a corner on the right.
    • 1' The match is underway in Glasgow.
    • - So no McGeady as he looks set for a move to Moscow, while new signings Juarez, Cha Du-Ri, Ledley and Hooper start; Murphy sits on the bench.
    • - Referee: Ivan Bebek (Croatia)
    • - Braga team: Felgudiraf, Alberto Rodriguez, Moises, Echiejile, Miguel Garcia, Paulo Cesar, Madrid, Leandro Salino, Alan, Matheus, Vandinho; Subs: Artur, , Paulao, Helder Barbosa, Lima, Meyong, Silvio, Guilherme
    • - Celtic team: Zaluska, Cha, Hooiveld, Loovens, Mulgrew, Juarez, Brown, Ledley, Maloney, Samaras, Hooper; Subs: Cervi, Fortune, Ki, Rasmussen, McCourt, Rogne, Murphy
    • - Celtic fell apart in the opening leg against the Portuguese runners-up, losing 3-0. So they need a big, big win to progress and it is a big ask.
    • - Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Celtic's crucial Champions League qualifier against Braga, from 7.45pm UK time.
  • Summary

    • 85' Celtic almost get another after the keeper flaps but Braga manage to clear after some ping-pong in the box, Lima races clear and puts it across, headed away AND ALAN but he smashes the volley over.
    • 79' GOAL CELTIC! Juarez! 2-1! Super flicked header from Samaras's cross, Braga convinced it was offside but it stands!
    • 78' Fortune wins a free-kick off Echiejile on the right. Juarez with a super delivery AND SAMARAS but he nods it just wide!
    • 77' Dodgy backpass to Zaluska and Lima blocks his clearance but luckily it drops to the Pole, who can get it away Mjalby yells blue murder at the defence.
    • 76' Braga fail to clear the corner AND MURPHY BUT BLOCKED AND LEDLEY MUST FINISH but there are bodies everywhere and it's half-cleared and CHA WITH THE SHOT but just over!
    • 73' Samaras to take then... just on the edge of the box to the left of the D... AND HE CURLS IT JUST WIDE OF THE LEFT-HAND POST!
    • 68' Ledley will take... he puts it to the far post, half cleared AND JUAREZ but his half-volley is blocked by Garcia!
    • 62' Matheus will take this one but straight into the wall. The second ball is played across to Leandro who must score as he's in but Cha races across to block the finish!
    • 52' GOAL CELTIC! 1-1! Hooper with his first competitve goal. Fortune with a super turn on the right side of the box and a low drilled cross that Hooper knocked into the empty net.
    • 51' Ledley puts this one far post, the keeper spills it but Braga clear for now. Celtic still have it but given away, Braga break, they have men over, Cesar on the right, game over here but what a miss! Somehow Alan and Matheus didn't make contact.
    • 26' Great ball from Maloney but cleared by the visiting defence. It could be on with the break, and it is on as Alan races away from Hooiveld and Brown and he smacks it low on target but Zaluska parries for a throw.
    • 24' JUST WIDE FROM SAMARAS! The corner was cleared but Mulgrew got it back and poked a super near post cross in, Samaras flicked it towards goal inventively but it beat the far post as well as the keeper.
    • 21' GOAL BRAGA! Alan on the right gets a superb cross in, wonderful ball dug out under pressure and Paulo Cesar flies in with a deftly-flicked header into the bottom left. 1-0 on the right, 4-0 overall, game pretty much over.
    • - Braga team: Felgudiraf, Alberto Rodriguez, Moises, Echiejile, Miguel Garcia, Paulo Cesar, Madrid, Leandro Salino, Alan, Matheus, Vandinho; Subs: Artur, , Paulao, Helder Barbosa, Lima, Meyong, Silvio, Guilherme
    • - Celtic team: Zaluska, Cha, Hooiveld, Loovens, Mulgrew, Juarez, Brown, Ledley, Maloney, Samaras, Hooper; Subs: Cervi, Fortune, Ki, Rasmussen, McCourt, Rogne, Murphy

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Celtic

    Manager: Neil Lennon

  • Sporting Braga

    Manager: Domingos

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • L. Zaluska
      • D. Cha
      • J. Hooiveld Yellow Card
      • G. Loovens
      • C. Mulgrew Substitution Out (45′)
      • S. Brown Yellow Card Substitution Out (88′)
      • J. Ledley
      • E. Juárez Goal
      • S. Maloney Substitution Out (64′)
      • G. Samaras
      • G. Hooper Goal

      Subs

      • M. Fortuné Substitution In45′
      • D. Murphy Substitution In64′
      • P. McCourt Substitution In88′
      • D. Cervi
      • T. Rogne
      • S. Ki
      • M. Rasmussen
    • Starting line-up

      • M. Felgueiras
      • M. Garcia Yellow Card
      • Moisés
      • A. Rodriguez Yellow Card
      • Elderson Yellow Card
      • A. Madrid Substitution Out (86′)
      • L. Salino Substitution Out (90′)
      • Alan
      • Vandinho
      • Paulo César Goal
      • Matheus Yellow Card Substitution Out (67′)

      Subs

      • H. Barbosa
      • Paulão Substitution In86′
      • Sílvio
      • Meyong Substitution In90′
      • Artur
      • Guilherme
      • Lima Substitution In67′
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