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Newz Forum: SOCCER: Celtic dumped out of Europe

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posted on Dec, 7 2004 @ 04:41 PM
Celtic's European adventure came to an end despite holding Serie A champions Milan to a draw at Parkhead tonight. That was not enough to secure a UEFA Cup place as Shakhtar Donetsk beat Barcelona in the Ukraine to leave Martin O'Neill's side bottom of the group.

Celtic started brightly and put the Milan defence under a fair bit of pressure.

But the Rossoneri came closest to taking an early lead when Sandro Costacurta sent Serginho scampering through and his angled drive smacked against the post with Magnus Hedman beaten.

McGeady was doing his best to inspire his team-mates with some sublime wing play but Greek referee Kyros Vassaras was helping to frustrate them with some strange decisions. Lennon became the first player booked for dissent in the 37th minute but Celtic could have snatched the lead, two minutes before the break.

Jackie McNamara's cross came to John Hartson and he swivelled and crashed a shot towards goal which Dida somehow tipped over the crossbar. By the interval, Celtic knew Shakthar were 2-0 up and nothing less than a victory would now appeat to suffice.

Celtic continued to struggle to break down a resolute Milan defence and the visitors always looked dangerous on the break. Indeed, Andriy Shevchenko drove wide when well placed that could have sealed their fate well before the final whistle.


posted on Dec, 7 2004 @ 04:55 PM
yer. out of europe
am really suprised shaktar beat barcelona and that was with larsson offering to buy the barcelona squad dinner if they won as it would have put celtic through lol

first half milan where the better team, fast passing and the spead milan played at, but we always had the defender coming across and knocking the ball away. start of the 2nd half we where really good and for 20 minutes did alot of attacking. mcgeady played a real good game. and juninho and camara came on for petrov and valgeraeen so celtic did try make attacking subsitutions but we just couldnt get through.


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