Vital Football

Latest Celtic FC News

Young Celtic side beaten

Young Celtic side beaten

<div style='background-color: #0B610B;'><a href='http://www.rsspump.com/?web_widget/rss_ticker/news_widget' title='News Widget'>News Widget</a></div>

Celtic's young side went down 2-1 to Borussia Monchengladbach in their final pre-season friendly at Parkhead.

The visitors went in front when Granit Xhaka struck a twenty-yard finish nine minutes before the interval.

Substitute Branimir Hrgota added a second midway through the second-half before Anthony Stokes replied from a 74th minute free-kick.

Newcomers Steven Mouyokolo and Amido Balde were both included from the start and joined by youngsters Darnell Fisher, Calum Waters, John Herron and Callum McGregor.

Amin Younes hoisted over during a lively start from the visitors and Lukas Rupp was then denied on the line by Fisher.

The German side continued to appear the more dangerous and home goalkeeper Lukasz Zaluska blocked from Max Kruse, who then saw another effort charged down.

But when McGregor's pass was intercepted on 36 minutes, Xhaka strode forward before drilling in off the underside of the crossbar.

Celtic made changes at the break and Balde had a shot diverted wide while Stokes delivered a free-kick into the side-netting.

However, the visitors doubled their advantage on 66 minutes as substitute Hrgota despatched into the corner before a foul on Joe Ledley allowed Stokes to reply from the edge of the area.

Celtic: Zaluska, Fisher, Mouyokolo, Ambrose (Mulgrew 46), Waters (Matthews 63), Herron (Henderson 68), Brown (Stokes 46), McGregor (Ledley 63), Commons (McGeouch 46), Balde (Atajic 81), Watt

subs (unused): Fasan

Goals: Stokes (74)

Borussia Monchengladbach: ter Stegen, Basket (Wendt 71), Stranzl, Dominguez (Brouwers 71), Daems (de Jong 71), Raphael, Kramer, Xhaka (Herrmann 63), Younes (Nordtveit 63), Kruse (Jantschke 71),
Rupp (Hrgota 63)

subs (unused): Roth Homes

Goals: Xhaka (36), Hrgota (66)

LATEST ON THE VITAL CELTIC FORUMS ...

Join The Vital Debate



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:stev
Date:Sunday July 28 2013
Time: 3:01PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Celtic Articles

Video: Paris St-Germain 7 Celtic 1

Celtic were crushed 7-1 by Paris St-Germain in their latest Champions League Group B clash at Parc des Princes.

Paris St-Germain 7 Celtic 1

Celtic were handed a second heavy drubbing by Paris St-Germain in their Champions League Group B encounter at Parc des Princes.

Both Neymar and Edinson Cavani scored twice for the hosts after Moussa Dembele had given their visitors a shock first-minute lead.

Kylian Mbappe, Marco Verratti and Dani Alves were similarly on target as the French side secured their biggest-ever Champions League win.

The only consolation for Celtic was that Anderlecht were defeated 2-1 by Bayern

Stats: Paris St-Germain v Celtic

All the stats from Paris St-Germain (7) vs (1) Celtic, Parc des Princes, Wed 22nd Nov 7.45pm Att:

Team Line-Ups: Paris St-Germain v Celtic

Team line-ups for Paris St-Germain v Celtic in Champions League Group B at Parc des Princes (kick-off 7.45pm).

Archived Vital Celtic Articles

Vital Celtic articles from

Site Journalists

stev
Editor email
Profile
TicV
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Was Brendan Rodgers the right choice?
Suggested By: Vital Celtic
Yes97%
No3%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Celtic Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.TicV"Establishment"36
2.welch4725
3.wee_od_8824
Vital Football Comment