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Celtic   2 - 1   Braga (agg 2 - 4)

Paulo Cesar heads Braga into a 20th minute lead at Celtic Park
Braga scored first at Celtic Park to knock the stuffing out of the hosts

A second-leg victory was not enough as Celtic crashed out of Champions League qualifying at the first hurdle.

Leading 3-0 from the first leg, Braga increased their advantage when Paulo Cesar glanced in a neat header midway through the first half.

Gary Hooper pulled one back from close range after the break and Efrain Juarez added a header on 78 minutes.

A stirring comeback never looked likely and Celtic now drop into the play-off round for the Europa League.

The defeat means a second successive season without Champions League football and on this evidence Celtic may face a long wait to return to Europe's premier tournament.

The damage was done in the first leg, with Celtic conceding soft goals, but last season's runners-up in Portugal looked a sharper side in both matches.

The home crowd did their best to lift their team with a rousing reception but Celtic were insipid from the off and did not trouble the visitors at all in the first half.

Celtic were jittery in defence, gifting their opponents possession with several stray passes, and were guilty of thumping aimless long balls forward far too often.

Braga comfortable coped comfortably at the back and always looked lively on the break.

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And the visitors, making their Champions League debut, silenced the home support with a goal from such a counter-attack on 20 minutes.

Alan was given room to deliver a sweet cross from the right and Paulo Cesar ran across Cha Du-Ri before steering a header beyond the outstretched arm of Lukasz Zaluska and inside the post.

Celtic striker Georgios Samaras, who was off target with an early header from a corner, later stretched his leg towards a fizzing delivery from Jaurez but could not turn the ball on target.

The hosts almost fell further behind when they were exposed down their left flank, with Matheus breaking away from Jos Hooiveld, but Zaluska narrowed the angle and blocked at his near post.

Hooiveld was then beaten for pace again and was booked for pulling back Paulo Cesar on the edge of the penalty area - the resulting free-kick failing to trouble Zaluska.

Needing five goals from the second half to progress, Celtic threw on striker Marc-Antoine Fortune for left-back Charlie Mulgrew.

However, it was Braga who were first to threaten after the interval, with Cesar stealing in behind the home defence but somehow failing to pick out one of two team-mates bursting into the penalty area.

Celtic made the most of that reprieve, with Hooper, making his first appearance at Celtic Park since his move from Scunthorpe, bagging an equaliser on 51 minutes.

Fortune's power and skill won him space on the right side of the box and his excellent low cross was bundled home by Hooper.

Braga retreated deeper after conceding but Celtic needed a saving tackle by Cha to prevent Leandro Salina converting at the back-post.

Samaras curled a free kick narrowly wide and missed with a header as Celtic pressed with increased passion but a lack of guile remained in the home ranks.

Neil Lennon's side went in front on 78 minutes when Juarez nodded in a cross from Samaras from a suspiciously offside-looking position.

Celtic continued to attack until the final whistle but the best chance in the final stages fell to Braga and Alan lifted a shot over the crossbar from a promising position.

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Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Champions Lge qualifying

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Celtic 2-1 Braga FT
(HT 0-1)(agg 2-4)
  • Hooper 51
  • Juarez 78
  • Paulo Cesar 20

Celtic

  • 24 Zaluska
  • 04 Juarez
  • 06 Hooiveld yellow card
  • 11 Cha Du-Ri
  • 21 Mulgrew (Fortune 46)
  • 22 Loovens
  • 08 Brown yellow card (McCourt 87)
  • 16 Ledley
  • 09 Samaras
  • 13 Maloney (Murphy 63)
  • 88 Hooper

Substitutes

  • 47 Cervi,
  • 25 Rogne,
  • 18 Ki Sung-Yeung,
  • 20 McCourt,
  • 10 Fortune,
  • 19 Rasmussen,
  • 27 Murphy

Braga

  • 24 Felgudiraf
  • 02 Alberto Rodriguez yellow card
  • 05 Moises
  • 15 Miguel Garcia yellow card
  • 20 Echiejile yellow card
  • 23 Madrid (Paulao 84)
  • 25 Leandro Salino (Meyong 90+2)
  • 88 Vandinho
  • 09 Paulo Cesar
  • 30 Alan
  • 99 Matheus yellow card (Lima 66)

Substitutes

  • 01 .,
  • 03 Paulao,
  • 18 Lima,
  • 28 Silvio,
  • 40 Guilherme,
  • 10 Helder Barbosa,
  • 19 Meyong
Ref: BebekAtt: 52,000
CELTIC
BRAGA

Possession

  • Celtic 58%
  • Braga 42%

Attempts on target

  • Celtic 3
  • Braga 3

Attempts off target

  • Celtic 8
  • Braga 4

Corners

  • Celtic 11
  • Braga 2

Fouls

  • Celtic 16
  • Braga 13
  • Final Result
  • 93:16 The game begins.
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+2:32 Attacking throw-in by Du-Ri Cha (Celtic).
  • 90:00+2:20 Attacking throw-in by Du-Ri Cha (Celtic).
  • 90:00+1:56 Substitution (Braga) makes a substitution, with Albert Ze Meyong coming on for do Carmo Leandro Salino.
  • 90:00+0:24 Osorio Alan takes a short corner.
  • 90:00 The final whistle goes and the game is over.
  • 89:53 Attacking throw-in by Osorio Alan (Braga).
  • 88:39 Rocha Paulo Cesar gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Du-Ri Cha. Free kick taken by Efrain Juarez.
  • 88:22 Defending throw-in by Uwa Echiejile (Braga).
  • 87:24 Attacking throw-in by Georgios Samaras (Celtic).
  • 86:55 Defending throw-in by Du-Ri Cha (Celtic).
  • 86:15 Free kick taken by Mario Felgudiraf.
  • 86:15 Substitution Scott Brown leaves the field to be replaced by Patrick McCourt.
  • 86:15 Marc-Antoine Fortune challenges Uwa Echiejile unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 86:06 Attacking throw-in by Du-Ri Cha (Celtic).
  • 85:36 Georgios Samaras fouled by Uwa Echiejile, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Georgios Samaras.
  • 85:21 Vanderson Vandinho is caught offside. Glenn Loovens takes the indirect free kick.
  • 84:55 Goal kick taken long by Lukasz Zaluska (Celtic).
  • 84:40 Shot from just outside the box by Osorio Alan goes over the crossbar.
  • 83:18 Corner taken by Efrain Juarez from the left by-line, save by Mario Felgudiraf.
  • 83:18 Substitution (Braga) makes a substitution, with Junior Paulao coming on for Andres Madrid.
  • 82:51 Defending throw-in by Joe Ledley (Celtic).
  • 82:45 Attacking throw-in by Angelo Miguel Garcia (Braga).
  • 80:27 Marc-Antoine Fortune gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Rocha Paulo Cesar. Rocha Paulo Cesar fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
  • Correction - 79:15 Georgios Samaras concedes a free kick for a foul on Rodrigo Lima. Free kick taken by Jorge Mario Felgueiras.
  • 79:15 Foul by Georgios Samaras (Celtic) on . Lima (Braga). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Mario Felgudiraf (Braga) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 77:46 Assist by Georgios Samaras.
  • 77:46 GOAL - Efrain JuarezCeltic 2 - 1 Braga Efrain Juarez finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Celtic 2 (2)-(4) 1 Braga.
  • 76:54 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Efrain Juarez, clearance by Pinheiro Moises.
  • 76:16 Goal kick taken long by Lukasz Zaluska (Celtic).
  • Correction - 76:09 Rodrigo Lima has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.
  • 76:09 Shot by . Lima (Braga) left-footed from right channel (25 yards), missed right.
  • 74:37 Glenn Loovens concedes a free kick for a foul on do Carmo Leandro Salino. Uwa Echiejile takes the direct free kick.
  • Correction - 73:59 Rodrigo Lima challenges Joe Ledley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Efrain Juarez takes the direct free kick.
  • 73:59 Foul by . Lima (Braga) on Joe Ledley (Celtic). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Efrain Juarez (Celtic) from own half, passed.
  • 73:51 Goal kick taken long by Mario Felgudiraf (Braga).
  • 73:36 Georgios Samaras has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
  • 73:03 Free kick awarded for a foul by Uwa Echiejile on Marc-Antoine Fortune. Efrain Juarez restarts play with the free kick.
  • 72:15 Defending throw-in by Joe Ledley (Celtic).
  • 71:52 Goal kick taken long by Mario Felgudiraf (Braga).
  • 71:39 Du-Ri Cha has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses left.
  • 71:11 Inswinging corner taken by Efrain Juarez from the left by-line.
  • 70:51 Defending throw-in by Du-Ri Cha (Celtic).
  • 70:44 Defending throw-in by Uwa Echiejile (Braga).
  • 69:21 Attacking throw-in by Uwa Echiejile (Braga).
  • 69:17 Defending throw-in by Du-Ri Cha (Celtic).
  • 68:53 The offside flag is raised against Gary Hooper. Pinheiro Moises restarts play with the free kick.
  • 68:17 Goal kick taken long by Mario Felgudiraf (Braga).
  • 67:05 Strike on goal comes in from Georgios Samaras from the free kick.
  • 67:05 Booking Valdelomar Alberto Rodriguez is cautioned.
  • 66:53 Valdelomar Alberto Rodriguez concedes a free kick for a foul on Daryl Murphy.
  • 66:28 Free kick awarded for a foul by Rocha Paulo Cesar on Joe Ledley. Joe Ledley restarts play with the free kick.
  • Correction - 65:36 Jorge Mario Felgueiras restarts play with the free kick.
  • Correction - 65:36 Substitution Nascimento Matheus leaves the field to be replaced by Rodrigo Lima.
  • Correction - 65:36 Gary Hooper is ruled offside.
  • 65:36 Indirect free kick taken right-footed by Mario Felgudiraf (Braga) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 65:36 Substitution Braga substitution: Nascimento Matheus replaced by . Lima (tactical).
  • 65:36 Gary Hooper (Celtic) caught offside.
  • 64:27 Attacking throw-in by Joe Ledley (Celtic).
  • 64:22 Attacking throw-in by Joe Ledley (Celtic).
  • 63:43 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Brown by Rocha Paulo Cesar. Scott Brown restarts play with the free kick.
  • 63:03 Corner taken left-footed by Joe Ledley, clearance by Nascimento Matheus.
  • 62:45 Substitution Daryl Murphy comes on in place of Shaun Maloney.
  • 58:59 Goal kick taken short by Lukasz Zaluska (Celtic).
  • 58:21 Short corner worked by Osorio Alan.
  • 57:25 Nascimento Matheus produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.
  • 57:25 Booking The referee shows Scott Brown a yellow card.
  • 57:23 Foul by Scott Brown on Nascimento Matheus, free kick awarded.
  • 56:28 Unfair challenge on Vanderson Vandinho by Gary Hooper results in a free kick. Mario Felgudiraf takes the free kick.
  • 55:34 Shaun Maloney takes the direct free kick.
  • 55:34 Booking The referee books Uwa Echiejile for unsporting behaviour.
  • 55:20 Free kick awarded for a foul by Uwa Echiejile on Du-Ri Cha.
  • 54:40 Goal kick taken long by Lukasz Zaluska (Celtic).
  • 53:35 Vanderson Vandinho fouled by Georgios Samaras, the ref awards a free kick. Valdelomar Alberto Rodriguez takes the free kick.
  • 53:07 Goal kick taken long by Mario Felgudiraf (Braga).
  • 52:46 Scott Brown challenges Osorio Alan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Osorio Alan takes the free kick.
  • 50:23 Assist on the goal came from Marc-Antoine Fortune.
  • 50:23 GOAL - Gary HooperCeltic 1 - 1 Braga Gary Hooper grabs a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Celtic 1 (1)-(4) 1 Braga.
  • 49:31 Defending throw-in by Efrain Juarez (Celtic).
  • 48:44 Corner taken by Joe Ledley from the right by-line, save made by Mario Felgudiraf.
  • 48:18 Shaun Maloney takes the inswinging corner, Uwa Echiejile manages to make a clearance.
  • 47:51 Goal kick taken long by Lukasz Zaluska (Celtic).
  • 47:40 Attacking throw-in by Angelo Miguel Garcia (Braga).
  • 47:35 The ball is sent over by Osorio Alan, clearance by Du-Ri Cha.
  • 47:19 Attacking throw-in by Angelo Miguel Garcia (Braga).
  • 46:50 Joe Ledley challenges Osorio Alan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Pinheiro Moises takes the free kick.
  • 46:25 Unfair challenge on Marc-Antoine Fortune by Rocha Paulo Cesar results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Glenn Loovens.
  • 45:54 Goal kick taken long by Mario Felgudiraf (Braga).
  • 45:01 Substitution Marc-Antoine Fortune replaces Charlie Mulgrew.
  • 45:01 The match restarts for the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+0:55 Attacking throw-in by Osorio Alan (Braga).
  • 45:00+0:02 Attacking throw-in by Uwa Echiejile (Braga).
  • 45:00 The half-time whistle blows.
  • 44:28 Goal kick taken long by Mario Felgudiraf (Braga).
  • 43:22 Goal kick taken long by Mario Felgudiraf (Braga).
  • 43:05 Shot on goal by Efrain Juarez from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
  • 41:17 Defending throw-in by Angelo Miguel Garcia (Braga).
  • 40:21 Goal kick taken long by Mario Felgudiraf (Braga).
  • 37:59 Attacking throw-in by Osorio Alan (Braga).
  • 37:21 Osorio Alan fouled by Charlie Mulgrew, the ref awards a free kick. Angelo Miguel Garcia takes the free kick.
  • 36:40 Defending throw-in by Angelo Miguel Garcia (Braga).
  • 35:47 Rocha Paulo Cesar gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Du-Ri Cha. Glenn Loovens takes the direct free kick.
  • 34:44 Corner taken by Charlie Mulgrew from the right by-line, Vanderson Vandinho fouled by Jos Hooiveld, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mario Felgudiraf.
  • 34:09 Unfair challenge on Du-Ri Cha by Rocha Paulo Cesar results in a free kick. Charlie Mulgrew takes the free kick.
  • 33:11 Goal kick taken short by Lukasz Zaluska (Celtic).
  • 31:49 Osorio Alan fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
  • 31:49 Booking Jos Hooiveld goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
  • 31:43 Nascimento Matheus fouled by Jos Hooiveld, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 31:22 Goal kick taken long by Mario Felgudiraf (Braga).
  • 30:53 Effort from outside the penalty box by Joe Ledley goes wide right of the goal.
  • 28:50 Georgios Samaras concedes a free kick for a foul on Osorio Alan. Mario Felgudiraf restarts play with the free kick.
  • 28:45 The ball is delivered by Charlie Mulgrew, clearance made by Uwa Echiejile.
  • 28:35 Attacking throw-in by Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic).
  • 27:20 Defending throw-in by Uwa Echiejile (Braga).
  • 25:39 Attacking throw-in by Angelo Miguel Garcia (Braga).
  • 24:41 Corner taken by Shaun Maloney from the left by-line played to the near post, Nascimento Matheus manages to make a clearance.
  • 24:06 Goal kick taken long by Mario Felgudiraf (Braga).
  • 23:55 Georgios Samaras has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the target.
  • 23:25 Inswinging corner taken by Charlie Mulgrew from the right by-line, Uwa Echiejile manages to make a clearance.
  • 22:15 Shot comes in from Charlie Mulgrew from the free kick.
  • 22:15 Booking Angelo Miguel Garcia goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
  • 22:06 Joe Ledley fouled by Rocha Paulo Cesar, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 21:12 Goal kick taken long by Mario Felgudiraf (Braga).
  • 20:56 Attacking throw-in by Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic).
  • 19:42 Assist on the goal came from Osorio Alan.
  • 19:42 GOAL - Rocha Paulo CesarCeltic 0 - 1 Braga Rocha Paulo Cesar finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Celtic 0 (0)-(4) 1 Braga.
  • 17:46 Goal kick taken long by Lukasz Zaluska (Celtic).
  • 17:26 Attacking throw-in by Rocha Paulo Cesar (Braga).
  • 16:32 Unfair challenge on Osorio Alan by Jos Hooiveld results in a free kick. Angelo Miguel Garcia takes the free kick.
  • 15:27 Attacking throw-in by Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic).
  • 14:20 Lukasz Zaluska takes the free kick.
  • 14:20 Booking Nascimento Matheus goes into the book.
  • 14:17 Nascimento Matheus is adjudged to have handled the ball.
  • 14:08 Defending throw-in by Glenn Loovens (Celtic).
  • 13:47 Angelo Miguel Garcia concedes a free kick for a foul on Georgios Samaras. Direct free kick taken by Georgios Samaras.
  • 13:07 Foul by Charlie Mulgrew on Nascimento Matheus, free kick awarded. Osorio Alan takes the direct free kick.
  • 13:03 Attacking throw-in by Angelo Miguel Garcia (Braga).
  • 12:40 Goal kick taken long by Lukasz Zaluska (Celtic).
  • 12:06 Rocha Paulo Cesar has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 11:10 Defending throw-in by Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic).
  • 9:40 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Angelo Miguel Garcia by Shaun Maloney. Mario Felgudiraf restarts play with the free kick.
  • 9:07 Defending throw-in by Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic).
  • 8:59 Attacking throw-in by Angelo Miguel Garcia (Braga).
  • 8:17 The offside flag is raised against Georgios Samaras. Mario Felgudiraf takes the free kick.
  • 7:57 Attacking throw-in by Angelo Miguel Garcia (Braga).
  • 7:12 The assistant referee signals for offside against Efrain Juarez. Free kick taken by Mario Felgudiraf.
  • 6:06 Goal kick taken long by Lukasz Zaluska (Celtic).
  • 5:03 The referee blows for offside. Mario Felgudiraf takes the free kick.
  • 4:43 Defending throw-in by Uwa Echiejile (Braga).
  • 4:10 Goal kick taken long by Mario Felgudiraf (Braga).
  • 4:04 Shot from just outside the box by Joe Ledley goes over the bar.
  • 3:32 Corner from the right by-line taken by Charlie Mulgrew, Mario Felgudiraf makes a save.
  • 3:02 Goal kick taken long by Mario Felgudiraf (Braga).
  • 1:59 Corner taken by Charlie Mulgrew, Headed effort from close range by Georgios Samaras goes wide left of the target.
  • 0:24 Nascimento Matheus is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Charlie Mulgrew.

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