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Celtic FC: Here We Go Ten In A Row

Started on 25 April 2017 by MJK46
Latest Reply on 21 June 2017 by MJK46
redvee35 It should be a piece of cake to be honest

UEFA Champions League
Second qualifying round second-leg
Seaview, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

(Roberts 38)


Patrick Robert’s strike from a free kick officially sealed Celtic’s place to the next round of the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League.

The winger lashed home a vicious free kick 38 minutes into the match after a Billy Joe Burns foul just outside the box. This was the second time during the two legs that Burns committed a foul that Celtic would score from.

After a very slow start, Brendan Rodgers’ side had made sure the defense made up for the lack of goals and they had Craig Gordon to thank for keeping them in contention, the Scotland internationalist making a series of superb saves that preserved the cleansheet for the round.

Ivorian superstar Kolo Touré made his European bow for the Bhoys as the manager made several changes to the team that started in the previous leg a week before. This match was Touré’s first competitive match for the hoops. Previously he had been out with a sprained ankle since the third day of training camp.

Longtime Bhoy Mikael Lustig was the veteran in a backfield that included two new signings Touré and Gamboa as well as academy graduate and fan favorite Kieran Tierney. Efe Ambrose would come in 55 minutes in the game to replace kolo. Up front saw Moussa Dembele in front with Stuart Armstrong right behind him while Patrick Roberts and Scott Sinclair were on the wings.

Roared on by a small but vocal home crowd, Crusadera looked to take the initiative from the kick-off, launching a number of long balls towards the reshuffled Hoops rearguard, but they dealt with that early bombardment with relative comfort, Gordon not having a save to make in the opening 25 minutes.

When they did get on the ball, and the Hoops were having plenty of possession in the early stages, they were moving it around confidently, fashioning some promising positions around the home side’s box.

Both sides started the second-half with plenty of enterprise, aware of the importance of the next goal. Winger Patrick Roberts had the first effort of the second half, lashing over from distance before the Crusaders goalkeeper would make a lunging save to preserve the 1-0 deficit for them.

Crusaders were looking lethargic at this stage and Gordon had to react quickly to stop a swerving shot from Michael Gault and then the Hoops had a lucky escape when Jordan Owens’ drive cannoned off the top of the bar.

But Celtic had doggedly stayed clean all match long even when Crusaders had made a few chances for a goal. It was a perfect team based performance as all eleven players did what they were instructed to do.

Next up for the boys are Norwegian giants Rosenborg. The first leg will be at Celtic park for a 7:45 kickoff on July 27th. The game will be streamed live on Celtic TV. A week later Celtic will travel to Norway for a match on August 3rd.

CELTIC (4-2-3-1) Gordon, Gamboa, Touré (Ambrose 55), Lusitg, Tierney,
Brown, Bitton (Rogic 82), Roberts, Armstrong (McGregor 66),
Sinclair, Dembele

CRUSADERS (5-1-2-2) O'Neill, Keane, Coates, Beverland, Burns,
Gault, McClean (Brown 69), Caddell (Clarke 45), Lowry (Carvill 63),
Owens, Cushley
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7 yearsEdited

CELTIC have completed the first full month of fixtures here in the 2016/17 season. To say it was a busy one is an understatement. Including the previous matches in Slovenia, Celtic have played in nine matches in a thirty-one day period.

It was a mixed month with three matches in Champions League play, one against a club we faced in the 1966/67 European Cup run and the International Champions Cup, facing off against two giants. It was a very successful first month of action.

Manager Brendan Rodgers over saw many changes in the squad including the additions of Moussa Dembele, Scott Sinclair and several others. The two listed made a very instant impact and are now key players.

Speaking with Celtic TV after his Champions League debut youngster Jack Aitchison had plenty to say. "It is an honour to be able to make my Champions League debut especially at Celtic Park with friends and Family watching. I might not have scored but made several key plays that got the opposition on their feet a few times." Aitchison talks about team chemistry,"Well obviously when several new faces come there is adjusting but I feel this group is getting along great and it shows on the training field and on the pitch during matches."

Here is what Jack and the rest of the Bhoys did during the month of June.

On July 13th our Boys in Green made their first appearance at Celtic Park for the year in the opening match of the 2016/17 Champions League season, against Crusaders of Northern Ireland. A hat-trick from Moussa Dembele along with goals from Scott Sinclair and Patrick Roberts propelled the bhoys to a 5-0 victory.

It was time for a friendly between the Crusaders fixture. This match against Dukla Praha was a Charity match set up in honor of the 1967 European Cup. When these two teams meet during the run for the cup Celtic would win 3-1 on aggregate. In the modern version of the match up it was highly competitive as the final score resulted in a 2-2 draw. Kolo Touré made his Celtic debut on this day and scored a goal. James Forrest scored our final goal of the night. Leigh Griffiths would suffer a broken jaw and was announced to be out for three to four weeks.

With the injury to Griffiths manager Brendan Rodgers called up Jack Aitchison from the development squad. Due to fixture congestion and a 5-0 victory in the previous leg Rodgers when with a younger line up that needed match day experience. It took a while for Celtic to score but in the thirty-eighth minute Patrick Roberts scored the only goal from a free kick. Celtic would win 6-0 on aggregate and move on to face Norwegian club Rosenborg in the next round.

Manchester City would come to Celtic Park for the first of two games in the International Champions Cup. They along with manager Pep Guardiola believed this would be an easy match, thanks to the crowd and tactical genius of Brendan Rodgers they were proven wrong as Patrick Roberts scored two goals against his team he is on loan from. Moussa Dembele scored what wold be the game winner. Manchester City made it exciting as they scored during stoppage time to have Celtic win 3-2.

Once again Moussa Dembele continued his dominant month with two goals, this time against Rosenborg in the third qualifying round. The visitors were expected to put up a fight against Celtic but were out played as Celtic hit the counter for a majority of the match. With the first leg completed Celtic are up 2-0 and are in control for the next round.

The final match of the month was against Inter Milan in the second and final match of the International Champions Cup. Despite the scoreline of Inter with a 3-2 victory, the bhoys looked strong and were able to keep up with the Italian giants. Tom Rogic's two goals helped keep this match very close.

New bhoy Moussa Dembele is named the New Balance Player of the Month winner for July. He was a very busy player having started 5 matches while coming in as a sub in one occasion and scored a team high 5 goals and padded two assist. He even boasted a team high average rating of 8.22. During the match against Man City the fans chanted this,"Olé Olé Olé Moussa Dembelé." It is known when the supporters give you your own song you have made it and they love you.

August is where things will get very interesting for Brendan Rodgers. Other than the Champions League match against Rosenborg to kick off the month Celtic will be possibly facing off in the playoff round. The draw date for that is set for August August 5th.

League play kicks off on August 7th as Brendan Rodgers makes his Premiership debut at Tynecastle facing Hearts. Following the match at Hearts the bhoys will travel to Perth to face St. Johnstone and finish league play at home against Aberdeen on August 27th.

Also the Betfred Cup Second Round takes place on August 10th. The opponent is still to be determined and so is the time of the match. The 2016/17 addition of the cup returns to the old format where it finishes up in late November.

Stay tuned to and Celtic TV for more information and content.
Good luck Rodgers against Hearts. Dembele and Roberts are playing well for you
Not bad at all, also progression in the Champions League was to be expected so it was good to see you go through convincingly, unlike when Celtic lost to Lincoln Red Imps... :P
redvee35 Very unstoppable

ScottT That was embarrassing
Betfred Cup second-round draw

Monday, 1st of August 2016

The draw for the second round of the Betfred Cup was made at Tannadice this afternoon and resulted as follows...

Heart of Midlothian v Queen of the South
Hibernian v Partick Thistle
Ross County v Celtic
Dunfermline Athletic v Rangers
Inverness Caledonian Thistle v Dumbarton
Dundee FC v St. Mirren
St. Johnstone v Aberdeen
Raith Rovers v Falkirk

Ties are due to be played on Tuesday/Wednesday August 9/10

UEFA Champions League Playoff draw
Friday 5 August 2016

The draws for the UEFA Champions Leagueplayoff have been made, with Manchester City, Gladbach, Porto, Roma and Shakhtar Donetsk joiningCeltic, Red Bull Salzburg and FC København.

It was an exciting day as the Playoff Round was drawn in Nyon, Switzerland as twenty clubs got a chance to see who they will be facing.

The first draw came from the champions pot where the ten winners of the previous round came together to determine who is playing who. Several great match ups include Celtic v GNK Dinamo, FC København v Red Bull Salzburg and Olympiacos v Legia.

Afterwards it was time for the best placed teams to join in the competition teams such as Manchester City and Porto were drawn against Gladbach and Monaco. Other match ups include Ajax v Roma and Shaktar v PAOK.

The first legs will be played on 16/17 August, with the returns taking place on 23/24 August.
You should be beating Ross County to be fair, although Liam Boyce may provide a challenge for your defence.
I'd say the draw against GNK Dinamo is a tough one, but truth be told anybody you play at this stage of the competition deserve to be there, and they would all be very strong opposition.
ScottT I think it will be a close game

Justice Yes I agree and its going to be a good round for everyone involved

Scottish Premiership
Tynecastle, Edinburgh
Sunday, August 7, 2016

(Johnsen 90+1)

(Sinclair 2, Rogic 5, 28 Roberts 22)

MOUSSA Dembele's three assist gave Celtic the advantage against Hearts as the champions made a perfect start to their title defence in a showcase at Tynecastle.

Scott Sinclair had handed the Hoops an early lead with a precise finish from 18 yards in the first two minutes. Three minutes later Tom Rogic would double the lead with his first goal of the Premiership.

Patrick Roberts would add his name to the score sheet with a well placed shot in the bottom corner, to extend the Celtic lead by three goals in the twenty-second minute. Rogic would finish the scoring for the bhoys with a header five minutes later.

Celtic could have had a shutout on opening day had Bjørn Johnsen not scored well into stoppage time.

Celtic’s latest hero, Moussa Dembele, who won had been a force to be reckoned with in Champions League continued his amazing start with three assist. He might have not scored but with the three assist and making several key plays helped him achieve a 9.0 Match rating.

Amid the traditional raucous atmosphere at Tynecastle, it was the away side who made the crowd taken out of it early, with two quick goals by Celtic in the first few minutes.

After the scoring had ended by the first half hour Hearts seemed to settle in and were finally in control. At each Celtic goal opportunity and run the Jambo's were in position and gave Celtic a headache as goalkeeper Jack Hamilton played much better.

It was the debuts of both Brendan Rodgers and Ian Cathro here in the Ladbrokes Premiership.The scoreline points to a decisive tactical victory for Rodgers but Cathro was able to hold his ground.

After the match Celtic TV caught up with Moussa Dembele on his day and said this, "It was a great victory for this squad and each of us did what was needed to be done, my three assist were easily the key to this victory and working with Scott (Sinclair) and Tom (Rogic) who got us the win."

Celtic will face Ross County in three days in the second round of the Betfred Cup.
That headline :P Very good result there, who knows maybe you could do what Rodgers is doing irl and go unbeaten.
Can they just award you the league title now? :P
ScottT I got more lol. If I go unbeaten it would be awesome

Justice Yes please that would be nice

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