2 - 1

UEFA Europa League
8 November 2018
Game week
1 - 0
2 - 1
Celtic Park (Glasgow)


K. Tierney (G) 11' (assist by: J. Forrest)
1 - 0
1 - 1
78' J. Augustin (G) (assist by: K. Laimer)
O. Édouard (G) 79' (assist by: R. Christie)
2 - 1


Minute   Description
That's it for tonight, goodbye!
This result means Celtic could still qualify for the knockout stages as they now have six points and are level with Leipzig, and only stay in third due to their inferior goal difference. This also extends their winning run to four, which will fill them with confidence when they face Livingston in the Scottish Premiership at the weekend. Leipzig also have a good chance of making it past the group stages despite the loss, but will be under more pressure to win their remaining games if they want to make sure that happens.
90'+3 Leipzig are desperate to score a late equaliser here, but instead of trying to play out from the back, they are hitting long balls up the field meaning that the Celtic defence have an easy job of clearing them away.
90'+1 Three minutes of stoppage time at the end of the half and Leipzig are mounting an attack once again. Kampl's cross from the right wing loops high over all the players in the box though and Gordon comes off his line to collect the ball.
90' Sinclair makes way for Ajer as the game heads into injury time.
88' There are some shouts from the Leipzig players for a penalty as they feel that Cunha was being pulled back, but the referee blows his whistle for a Celtic free-kick, claiming it hit a hand instead.
85' Celtic are sitting back and letting Leipzig keep the ball in their own half now, and only closing down the ball when they move the play forward into midfield.
83' Forrest has had a great game today and has caused a lot of problems for the Leipzig defence, but he is now replaced by Mulumbu who is back from injury.
81' Both teams are trying to find a rhythm to their play again after those two goals in two minutes, and there is some sloppy play in midfield as the game has opened up once again.
79' CELTIC ARE BACK AHEAD ALREADY! Less than a minute after Augustin got them level, Edouard has put the ball into the back of an empty net, after Mvogo missed his chance to stop the cross into the six-yard box. 2-1 Celtic!
Christie sees the run of Edouard and squares the ball across to the centre of the goal, leaving the forward with the simplest of finishes.
78' LEIPZIG ARE LEVEL! Laimer puts a brilliant cross into the box from the right wing and Augustin is at the far post to get his head to the ball, bounce it into the ground and under the keeper's outstretched arms. 1-1!
Brilliant play from Laimer to create space for himself and he puts an inch perfect cross into the box to find his team-mate.
77' Sinclair is trying to make things happen for Celtic on the left wing, and he is getting more frustrated as the Leipzig defenders are crowding him off the ball before he gets the chance to put any crosses into the box.
75' Celtic are moving forward with more purpose again, with Tierney leading the charge down the left-hand side, but there aren't any players in the box to get on the end of his crosses when he gets into a dangerous position.
70' Leipzig make their final substition of the game as they bring on Demme to replace Mukiele.
69' The away side look more in control now than they did at the start of the second half and they look confident when they are moving forward to attack the ball.
67' Leipzig are moving into the box with more intent now, but they just can't seem to find that end product. Sabitzer and Bruma both have a chance to take a shot on goal, but don't move quick enough and the ball is taken off them before they have the chance to do anything with it.
65' Mvogo is called into action as he stretches across his line to reach a looping shot from Edouard and he palms the ball to one of his defenders and the danger is cleared.
63' Sabitzer becomes the fourth Leipzig player to be shown the yellow card after he pulled back Tierney to prevent the counter attack.
61' Celtic's midfield are struggling to play any dangerous balls to their forward players as none of them are making runs into the box, making it easy for Leipzig to make clearances.
59' Leipzig are playing keep ball in their own half now as they try to swing the momentum of the game in their favour and get it more under control so they can mount a meningful attack on the home side.
57' The game is becoming very open now and both teams are becoming sloppy in possession as they try to move their attacks upfield quicker.
55' Laimer is shown a yellow card after pulling back Forrest during Celtic's counter attack.
51' Tierney is shown the yellow card after catching Mukiele with a bad tackle.
50' Leipzig look dangerous on the attack in the early exchanges of the second half, and their pace up front is causing a problem for the Celtic defence as Bruma is able to get into some great positions on the edge of the box.
48' Good chance for Celtic as Sinclair was one-on-one with his defender as he chased the ball into the box, but his first touch was too heavy which allowed the goalkeeper to come out and smother the shot. It was a bit messy as Rogic tried to get on the follow-up, but eventually Mvogo is able to clear the ball.
46' And Celtic get us back underway for the second half!
Only the one change at the break, as Kampl comes on to replace Ilsanker.
Celtic know that they need a result in this game to give them a realistic chance of qualifying for the knockout rounds of the Europa League, and if they continue to play the way they did in the first half, then they have a good chance of making that happen. Bruma has looked a threat for Leipzig in the first half though, and the the Celtic defenders could be in for a tough second half if his team find a way to get him involved more often.
Despite a bright start from Leipzig, Celtic scored an early goal that injected their players with confidence they didn't seem to have when the whistle was blown. They dominated after that and Leipzig struggled to get a proper foothold in the game. The away side did manage a couple of half chances, but they didn't trouble Gordon in Celtic's goal.
45'+1 Into two minutes of stoppage time now, as Leipzig move forward once again and try to find a late goal that would see go into the dressing room for half-time level with Celtic.
44' Halstenberg is shown the yellow card for taking down Christie and preventing Celtic's counter attack.
43' Halstenberg takes a free-kick for Leipzig near the halfway line, and can't find his own player with the initial ball. Celtic clear it to Sabitzer though, and he takes the shot first time from outside the box, but it is a wild attempt and it sails over the crossbar.
41' Edouard has a chance from very close range for Celtic, and he is almost level with the post when he takes on the shot, but the angle is against him and he can only find the side netting.
40' Celtic are doing well to hold off Leipzig's pressure when they have possession, but they are getting some help from the German side who are still struggling to string more than two passes together.
38' Edouard is the one to take the free-kick and he tries to curl it over the top of the wall, but the Leipzig defenders jump together and the ball is deflected high into the air and into Mvogo's gloves.
37' Laimer is involved at the other end now as he tries to stop Forrest from getting into the box, but he misses the ball and trips the Celtic man to give away a free-kick on the edge of the box.
34' Benkovic is shown the yellow card after he moved his arm in front of the ball to block Bruma's throughball.
31' McGregor swings the corner into the box and although his initial cross is missed by all the Celtic players, Forrest gets a chance from the follow-up but it is deflected well wide of the target.
29' Celtic are happy to just keep possession and slow the pace of the game down now. Leipzig are getting frustrated though and they are trying to pressure the home side into making mistakes.
27' Leipzig have gotten sloppy in their tackles in the last few minutes and have given away a free-kick in a dangerous position on the right wing. Forrest whips the ball into the box, but his cross is met by the first man and cleared away without any issue.
25' Mukiele is down at the edge of the pitch after a race to the ball against Tierney. The right-back won and put the ball out, but Tierney accidentally caught him as he tried to jump over him. He's back on his feet quickly though and play resumes.
23' Bruma looks very dangerous for Leipzig when he is given the opportunity to run at his defender. His weaving run opened up the chance for Sabitzer to cross the ball into the box, but the end product is poor and the chance comes to nothing.
21' Leipzig have struggled since conceding that early goal, and are failing to string a series of passes together. Every time they try, there is a Celtic player in the way to block it.
17' Augustin is shown the yellow card for a rash challenge on Gordon as he tried to win the ball in the box and instead ends up kicking the goalkeeper.
16' That is the end of Saracchi's evening and Halstenberg's first involvement is to take the throw-in his side won after Celtic put the ball out for the injured player.
13' Celtic look more confident already after that goal, and are moving the ball forward with pace, but Sinclair's run down the wing is cut short as the ball is put out for a throw-in.
11' CELTIC HAVE TAKEN THE LEAD! It's completely against the run of play, but following a free-kick in the centre of the field which Celtic take quickly, Forrest has the advantage and gets his cross in quick. It misses all the players in the box, but Tierney is there and he hits his shot low into the bottom-right corner. 1-0 Celtic!
Some quick thinking there from Forrest gives Celtic the advantage and he gets past his defender easily to whip in the cross.
9' The away side haven't let Celtic have any time on the ball so far in the game. As soon as one of their midfielders gets possession, they are quick to close them down and move the play upfield as they chase an early opening goal.
7' Celtic have struggled to get a foothold in the game so far, they have been sloppy with their passes, and so far the only meaningful possession they have kept has been between their defenders and they can't move upfield.
5' Another great piece of build-up play from Leipzig as Cunha backheels the ball to Bruma on the edge of the box, and he puts the cross in first time, but he hits the first man and sees it go out for a corner which comes to nothing for the German side.
3' Leipzig look bright in the opening exchanges between the two sides. They've got the ball into Celtic's box with some neat passes and Sabitzer decides to have a go from a tight angle at the right of the six-yard box, but his shot is blocked quickly.
1' And Leipzig gets us underway at Celtic Park!
The players are out on the pitch now, following the 10 minute light show that lit up the stadium before the kick-off at Celtic Park.
Leipzig subs: Diego Demme, Lukas Klostermann, Marcel Halstenberg, Erik Majetshk, Ibrahima Konate, Kevin Kampl, Marius Muller.
Leipzig XI (4-3-3): Yvon Mvogo; Willi Orban, Marcelo Saracchi, Nordi Mukiele, Dayotchanculle Upamecano; Stefan Ilsanker, Konrad Laimer, Marcel Sabitzer; Jean-Kevin Augustin, Bruma, Matheus Cunha.
Celtic subs: Lewis Morgan, Jack Hendry, Anthony Ralston, Jonny Hayes, Scott Bain, Kristoffer Ajer, Youssouf Mulumbu.
Celtic XI (4-2-3-1): Craig Gordon; Kieran Tierney, Filip Benkovic, Dedryck Boyata, Mikael Lustig; Callum McGregor, Tomas Rogic; Scott Sinclair, Ryan Christie, James Forrest; Odsonne Edouard.
Leipzig are enjoying more success in Europe than their opponents, winning two of their three games and sitting in second place. Since their 2-0 win over Celtic, the German side are unbeaten, a run which has moved them into fourth place in the Bundesliga, only five points behing leaders Borussia Dortmund.
Celtic have struggled in their Europa League campaign so far, only registering one win in their three games which came on the first match day, and currently sit third in Group B with only three points. Since losing their last European game two weeks ago to Leipzig, though, the home side have been in great form, winning all three matches, scoring 13 goals in that time and conceding none.
Hello and welcome to live coverge of the Europa League clash between Celtic and RB Leipzig at Celtic Park.


C. Gordon
M. Saracchi
W. Orban
D. Upamecano
M. Sabitzer
S. Sinclair
S. Ilsanker
R. Christie
T. Rogić
Matheus Cunha
D. Boyata
N. Mukiele
O. Édouard
M. Lustig
K. Laimer
Y. Mvogo
J. Augustin
F. Benković
C. McGregor
J. Forrest
K. Tierney

Additional info

Javier Estrada
Javier Aguilar
Fourth official
Juan Yuste

Match Stats

Celtic RB Leipzig
23 Attacks (Dangerous) 31
4 Corners 9
16 Fouls 15
20 Free Kicks 20
4 Goal Kicks 4
4 Offsides 5
3 Shots (blocked) 2
4 Shots (off target) 6
1 Shots (on target) 4
0 Shots (woodwork) 1
28 Throw Ins 32

Premiership table

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Bundesliga table

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Celtic Park

Celtic Park