With an average of having a point reading of 2.58 for every game, the Celtic club is at the first position in the Scottish Premiership with 57 points. And apart from all the matches that took place immediately following the matches of Europe, the team has a good winning ratio of 82%.But in the first match against Kilmarnock in the fifth round of the Scottish league, Rodger’s wants the team to maintain the six-point gap against rangers.
Under Steve Clarke, Celtic has only once beaten Kilmarnock. Also, as the match is in succession with a European match, the winning ratio of the team decreases to 64%. The team has shown vulnerability at the matches held after European matches. A lot of things can affect the outcome of the upcoming match including the best-attacking player Eamonn Brophy of the opponent team or the drop of 11 points in 11 matches by the Celtics.
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed that he expects his Celtic squad to be in a really strong position by the time Valencia will be visiting Celtic Park in the UEFA Europa League on February 14.
The Hoopers were drawn against the Spanish club on Monday in the last 32 of the Europa League. The first leg is scheduled to be played in Glasgow with the return fixture to be held at the Mestalla a week later on February 21.
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers insists his Celtic players are focused on a swift return to Scottish Premiership action, despite their latest cup triumph.
Rodgers claimed a seventh trophy win out of seven since he took over at the Parkhead club in 2016, and the first installment of a possible domestic triple treble as he watched his side see off Aberdeen 1-0 in Sunday’s Betfred Cup showdown.
Hoops stadium has been admired for its atmosphere by an Italian football fan. He uses to travel to the world watching games. The fans of football have visited over 500 stages and have called Celtic Park as the world’s finest. The supporter of Italian Federico Roccio has spent all his life traveling all over the world and visiting different grounds, according to him, no club is better than Celtic in compare.
He has visited some of the best stages in the world and was in Scotland recently in the month of September when he took a game between Hearts and St Johnstone on Tynecastle. Roccio had been to the Celtic Park during he was supporting his own club in the Champions League game AC Milan back in the year 2013, as the Italian giants won with the score 3-0 and he was so surprised to see the beauty of the Glasgow venue that he called it the best stadium he has ever visited.
While trying to get into the Old Firm game at Celtic Park on Sunday, five people got injured. One person was hospitalized as he was taken to the hospital looking at his injuries, after falling from a wall while others were given the primary treatment at the scene before moving into the match.
The fans of Celtic few supporters of the team were pushed to climb over the high fence in-order to escape the crush and the reason for the incident is that, the entry point of the stadium was changed. Celtic FC and Police after the incident have said that the team would review the entire process.
Celtic would have to battle Premier League side Leicester City for the rights to Craig Dawson, as per reports. Manager Brendan Rodgers is taking no chance in his team especially regarding defensive lapses. The Marvin Compper injury situation is forcing the top Scottish side look towards reinforcements.
Dawson is versatile so he appeals a lot to Celtic. The 28-year old player has reportedly handed in a transfer request so he could exit West Brom. Rodgers would be hoping to use the opportunity to seal the deal with the experienced defender.
Rangers, who are second place in the Premiership table, recently defeated Derek McInnes’ men midweek. The performance left Coach Graeme Murty pleased after the clash at Ibrox. He is hoping his players replicate such performances when they face Ross County this weekend.
The Gers are expected to overcome the Staggies, who are bottom on the log. County have garnered just 17 points so far after playing 23 games. They would be facing a difficult fixture against Murty’s men in Dingwall. Continue reading
Celtic skipper Scott Brown says the club would bounce back from their 4-0 loss at Tynecastle. The loss ended their 69-game unbeaten run in domestic football and the first domestic loss under Coach Brendan Rodgers.
Brown insists that the players will not suffer a negative reaction to the loss even though he admitted that they were affected by the halt of the record run.
On September 12 of 2017, Celtic FC locked horns with Paris Saint-Germain as they faced off to play for a UEFA Champions League Group Stages match which resulted with PSG claiming a comfortable 5-0 triumph over the champions of Scotland.
Neymar, KylianMbappe, EdinsonCavani and Celtic’s own Mikael Lustig all found the back of the net as they scored goals.
Even though PSG won the match by a clear margin, in terms of shots fired it was not such a big difference as Celtic managed to launch 7 shots in the entire match and PSG mustered 10, it’s not a huge distinction.
However, in terms of possession, PSG had the obvious upper hand as they had 64% of possession while Celtic had to settle with the remaining 34% as the team of Brendan Rodgers struggled trying to keep hold of the ball for a significantly long period of time.
When the match was over, Brendan Rodgers made his voice be heard in relation to this defeat against PSG as the Northern Irish manager said: Continue reading
Scottish Premiership champs Celtic are clear to feature in the UEFA Champions League playoff after seeing off Rosenborg in the third round of the qualifiers.
James Forrest’s 69th minute strike was enough to hand Brendan Rodgers men the advantage.
The first half of the second leg at Rosenborg was rather slow but the visitors created more chances. After the break, Rosenborg pressurized their guests. Celtic managed the pressure, getting the goal from the right in the 69th minute. Their rivals made last minute push but they could not get the equalizer.
Celtic would square up against Astana, Rijeka, Qarabag and either of Hapoel Beer Sheva or Slavia Prague in the next round. The Scottish side is expected to qualify from the playoff. They defeated the Israeli side Hapoel and Kazakh club Astana last year. Rijeka and Qarabag should be defeated as well. Continue reading