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Rapid Vienna   3 - 3   Celtic

Marc-Antoine Fortune
Marc-Antoine Fortune scored twice in Celtic's comeback against Rapid Vienna

By Martin Conaghan

Celtic recovered from the loss of three goals to salvage a point in their final Europa League match against Rapid.

Nikica Jelavic's shot opened the scoring inside 32 seconds, then the Croat made it two from close range.

Hamdi Salihi added Rapid's third in the 19th minute when Jelavic turned provider for the Albanian to fire home.

Marc-Antoine Fortune blasted in a 24th-minute reply from six yards out then added a tap-in in the 67th minute before Paul McGowan's late strike.

Celtic manager Tony Mowbray gave striker McGowan his first start for the Glasgow club in the dead rubber in Austria, the result of which ensures Rapid finish bottom of Group C.

Mark Wilson and Paul Caddis were handed rare starts in the full-back positions and Stephen McManus came back into the centre of defence alongside Glenn Loovens, while Willo Flood and Niall McGinn replaced Aiden McGeady and Barry Robson in midfield.

With barely 35 seconds on the clock Jelavic found the net with a long-range strike into the bottom left corner of the goal that left Artur Boruc standing for the opener.

Five minutes later Willo Flood delivered a shot from inside the penalty area that was collected by Rapid keeper Raimund Hedl.

Celtic were forced back again in the eighth minute when Jelavic doubled his tally from the six-yard line after Salihi fired across the face of goal from the right-hand side.

The sub-zero conditions made for hard work as Celtic struggled to find their footing in the Ernst Happel Stadium early in the match.

Jelavic turned provider for Salihi in the 19th minute when the former Hajduk Split man powered down the left-hand side and delivered an inch-perfect square ball for the Albanian to calmly slot home.

Five minutes later Celtic forced a reply when Wilson flighted a high ball in to McGowan who nodded down and Fortune spun around on the penalty spot and blasted the ball beyond Hedl.

Despite the deficit, Celtic remained composed and looked confident going forward, with a Stephen McManus header cleared off the line in the 33rd-minute from Flood's corner, but the ref had already blown for a foul.

Boruc was tested with a curling effort from Veli Kavlak as half-time approached, but the Polish keeper managed to turn the ball around the post for a corner.

Rapid keeper Hedl was at full stretch to keep out a thunderbolt strike from McGinn as the sides turned in for the interval.

Almost immediately after the break, McGinn latched on to a reverse pass from McManus and outran the Rapid defence but his shot was turned around by Hedl.

Six minutes later, Boruc gave the visiting fans a scare when he fumbled a clearance and left the goal gaping as Kavlak tried to capitalise with a curling shot, but Christopher Trimmel failed to get the final ball on target.

Celtic reduced the deficit to one in the 67th minute when Flood took a quick free-kick on the edge of the Rapid penalty area and McGinn slid the ball across to let Fortune tap in from six yards out.

Moments later Glenn Loovens headed over the bar as the visitors pressed for an equaliser.

Boruc did well to stifle a half-hearted attempt on goal in the 75th minute under pressure from Jelavic.

Fortune shot for goal with five minutes left on the clock, but Hedl made the save to deny the French Guianan his hat-trick.

In the dying minutes of injury time, on-loan Barcelona midfielder Marc Crosas flighted in a ball to the danger area and McGowan turned to shoot past Hedl to earn Mowbray's side a well-deserved point.




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Thursday, 17 December 2009

Europa League

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Rapid Vienna 3-3 Celtic FT
(HT 3-1)
  • Jelavic 1
  • Jelavic 8
  • Salihi 19
  • Fortune 24
  • Fortune 67
  • McGowan 90+1

Rapid Vienna

  • 01 Hedl
  • 03 Patocka yellow card
  • 14 Katzer
  • 22 Soma
  • 23 Dober (Trimmel 30)
  • 07 Kulovits
  • 11 Hoffmann
  • 17 Kavlak (Drazan 59 yellow card)
  • 27 Boskovic
  • 09 Salihi (Ildiz 78)
  • 16 Jelavic

Substitutes

  • 30 Konigshofer,
  • 31 Kayhan,
  • 06 Thonhofer,
  • 19 Drazan,
  • 28 Trimmel,
  • 33 Konrad,
  • 36 Ildiz

Celtic

  • 01 Boruc
  • 04 McManus
  • 12 Wilson
  • 22 Loovens
  • 52 Caddis
  • 06 N'Guemo
  • 14 McGinn (Carey 77)
  • 16 Flood
  • 17 Crosas
  • 10 Fortune (Killen 90)
  • 55 McGowan

Substitutes

  • 24 Zaluska,
  • 02 Hinkel,
  • 05 G Caldwell,
  • 19 Robson,
  • 36 Carey,
  • 07 McDonald,
  • 33 Killen
Ref: MalekAtt: 48,000
RAPID VIENNA
CELTIC

Possession

  • Rapid Vienna 62%
  • Celtic 38%

Attempts on target

  • Rapid Vienna 3
  • Celtic 9

Attempts off target

  • Rapid Vienna 5
  • Celtic 2

Corners

  • Rapid Vienna 2
  • Celtic 7

Fouls

  • Rapid Vienna 11
  • Celtic 4
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+3:30 The final whistle is blown by the referee.
  • 90:00+3:03 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Christopher Killen.
  • 90:00+0:53 Marc Crosas provided the assist for the goal.
  • 90:00+0:53 GOAL - Paul McGowanRapid Vienna 3 - 3 Celtic Paul McGowan scores a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Rapid Vienna 3-3 Celtic.
  • 89:11 Substitution Christopher Killen comes on in place of Marc-Antoine Fortune.
  • 89:11 Free kick taken by Artur Boruc.
  • 89:11 Booking Christopher Drazan is shown a yellow card.
  • 89:08 Christopher Drazan concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Caddis.
  • 86:21 Graham Carey takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.
  • 84:55 Marc-Antoine Fortune takes a shot. Save by Raimund Hedl.
  • 83:45 Graham Carey is ruled offside. Markus Katzer takes the direct free kick.
  • 82:25 The official flags Christopher Drazan offside. Glenn Loovens takes the free kick.
  • 79:36 Willo Flood is ruled offside. Raimund Hedl takes the indirect free kick.
  • 76:33 Substitution (Rapid Vienna) makes a substitution, with Muhammed Ildiz coming on for Hamdi Salihi.
  • 76:33 Substitution Niall McGinn leaves the field to be replaced by Graham Carey.
  • 76:26 Centre by Niall McGinn.
  • 71:16 Niall McGinn fouled by Christopher Drazan, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Caddis delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing.
  • 68:24 Christoper Trimmel fouled by Stephen McManus, the ref awards a free kick. Stefan Hoffmann takes the free kick.
  • 67:50 Glenn Loovens has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.
  • 67:28 Willo Flood decides to take a short corner.
  • 67:15 Foul by Branko Boskovic on Glenn Loovens, free kick awarded. Glenn Loovens takes the direct free kick.
  • 66:27 Assist on the goal came from Niall McGinn.
  • 66:27 GOAL - Marc-Antoine FortuneRapid Vienna 3 - 2 Celtic Marc-Antoine Fortune gets on the score sheet with a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Rapid Vienna 3-2 Celtic.
  • 66:00 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marc-Antoine Fortune by Jurgen Patocka. Willo Flood takes the free kick.
  • 65:11 Hamdi Salihi produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the crossbar.
  • 63:44 The assistant referee signals for offside against Marc-Antoine Fortune. Indirect free kick taken by Raimund Hedl.
  • 63:35 Marc Crosas produces a cross.
  • 58:41 Substitution Veli Kavlak goes off and Christopher Drazan comes on.
  • 57:06 Markus Katzer challenges Niall McGinn unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Paul Caddis.
  • 56:04 Foul by Hamdi Salihi on Landry N'Guemo, free kick awarded. Stephen McManus takes the free kick.
  • 54:32 Niall McGinn takes a shot. Comfortable save by Raimund Hedl.
  • 51:48 Veli Kavlak sends in a cross, Header by Christoper Trimmel from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
  • 48:29 Hamdi Salihi fouled by Glenn Loovens, the ref awards a free kick. Branko Boskovic restarts play with the free kick.
  • 47:42 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Niall McGinn from the right by-line.
  • 47:11 Stephen McManus takes a shot. Save by Raimund Hedl.
  • 46:32 Free kick awarded for a foul by Veli Kavlak on Paul Caddis. Free kick crossed right-footed by Marc Crosas from right wing.
  • 45:01 The second half has started.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:35 The referee blows for half time.
  • 45:00+0:49 Unfair challenge on Branko Boskovic by Mark Wilson results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Stefan Hoffmann.
  • 43:36 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Niall McGinn from the right by-line.
  • 43:13 Niall McGinn takes a shot. Save by Raimund Hedl.
  • 42:45 Hamdi Salihi handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Glenn Loovens restarts play with the free kick.
  • 40:54 The ball is crossed by Marc-Antoine Fortune.
  • 39:12 Shot by Stefan Hoffmann from outside the box goes over the target.
  • 38:52 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Stefan Hoffmann from the right by-line.
  • 38:26 Veli Kavlak produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
  • 37:27 Stefan Hoffmann produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 35:20 Stefan Hoffmann takes a outswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Landry N'Guemo.
  • 34:39 Paul McGowan is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Ragnvald Soma restarts play with the free kick.
  • 33:26 Corner taken by Niall McGinn, Stephen McManus challenges Christoper Trimmel unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Raimund Hedl.
  • 32:47 Free kick awarded for a foul by Veli Kavlak on Marc Crosas. Stephen McManus takes the free kick.
  • 29:35 Substitution Christoper Trimmel on for Andreas Dober.
  • 26:00 Corner from the left by-line taken by Willo Flood, clearance made by Hamdi Salihi.
  • 25:41 Niall McGinn takes a shot. Save made by Raimund Hedl.
  • 25:21 Free kick awarded for a foul by Branko Boskovic on Paul McGowan. Free kick taken by Mark Wilson.
  • 23:05 Assist on the goal came from Paul McGowan.
  • 23:05 GOAL - Marc-Antoine FortuneRapid Vienna 3 - 1 Celtic Goal scored by Marc-Antoine Fortune from inside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Rapid Vienna 3-1 Celtic.
  • 21:28 Marc-Antoine Fortune is penalised for a handball. Free kick taken by Andreas Dober.
  • 18:18 The assist for the goal came from Nikica Jelavic.
  • 18:18 GOAL - Hamdi SalihiRapid Vienna 3 - 0 Celtic Hamdi Salihi grabs a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Rapid Vienna 3-0 Celtic.
  • 17:58 Marc-Antoine Fortune produces a cross.
  • 15:39 Short corner taken by Marc Crosas from the left by-line.
  • 14:42 The free kick is swung in right-footed by Willo Flood.
  • 14:42 Booking Booking for Jurgen Patocka.
  • 14:29 Unfair challenge on Willo Flood by Jurgen Patocka results in a free kick.
  • 14:05 Unfair challenge on Landry N'Guemo by Nikica Jelavic results in a free kick. Landry N'Guemo takes the direct free kick.
  • 7:36 The assist for the goal came from Hamdi Salihi.
  • 7:36 GOAL - Nikica JelavicRapid Vienna 2 - 0 Celtic Nikica Jelavic finds the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Rapid Vienna 2-0 Celtic.
  • 6:52 Stefan Hoffmann sends in a cross.
  • 5:15 Willo Flood takes a shot. Save by Raimund Hedl.
  • 0:32 Assist by Stefan Hoffmann.
  • 0:32 GOAL - Nikica JelavicRapid Vienna 1 - 0 Celtic Nikica Jelavic finds the net with a goal from just outside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Rapid Vienna 1-0 Celtic.
  • 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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