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FC Utrecht   4 - 0   Celtic (agg 4 - 2)

Barry Maguire celebrates his goal against Celtic, Utrecht's fourth
Barry Maguire celebrates his goal against Celtic, Utrecht's fourth

By Keir Murray

Disjointed Celtic were eliminated from the Europa League in brutal fashion by Utrecht, conceding four goals in a one-sided second leg in the Netherlands.

Utrecht drew level on aggregate after only 20 minutes, Ricky van Wolfswinkel converting two penalties from fouls by Jos Hooiveld and keeper Lukasz Zaluska.

Van Wolfswinkel scored his third in almost the opening move of the second half, a curling shot from 18 yards.

And Barry Maguire compounded the misery with a hammered drive in 63 minutes.

Celtic were defending a 2-0 lead and went into the match at the Stadion Galgenwaard in confident mood, having developed a degree of momentum domestically.

Defenders Charlie Mulgrew, Mark Wilson, Thomas Rogne and Andreas Hinkel were unavailable for Celtic through injury; those who featured for the visitors at the back were given a torrid time.

Celtic were given an early fright when Alje Schut headed across goal and the ball fell to van Wolfswinkel, but he mis-hit his shot, producing a weak effort with the outside of his boot.

A minute later Dries Mertens fired a free-kick past the Celtic wall that Zaluska parried to safety, then, as confidence spread through the home side, they won a penalty when Michael Silberbauer was sent spinning just inside the box by Jos Hooiveld.

One firmly struck effort from 12 yards by van Wolfswinkel sent the ball soaring high into the net and the home fans began to believe that they could yet progress.

The pressure was increased on the Scots when Mertens sped away from Scott Brown on the left wing, cut into the box and, in a 50-50 challenge with Zaluska, tumbled at the front post.

It looked as though the Pole had got a touch on the ball but had caught the Belgian midfielder's leg too. Once more it was van Wolfswinkel who despatched the penalty, levelling the match on aggregate with a low shot to Zaluska's right.

Celtic simply could not get going, with the Mexican international Efrain Juarez often advancing at pace from midfield but his final ball lacked threat.

With five minutes to go until the break, Utrecht blew the chance to move ahead in the tie for the first time.

Neil Lennon holds his head in despair
Celtic manager Neil Lennon holds his head in despair

The troublesome duo of van Wolfswinkel and Mertens combined once more, the former curling a delicious cross for the little midfielder who side-footed the ball into the ground and off the crossbar.

Celtic manager Neil Lennon, no doubt aghast at his team's inability to register any effort of note in 45 minutes, had the interval to work on his players.

Yet the Northern Irishman's second-half plan was shattered after 76 seconds of the re-start, when, in a swift attack, the hesitant back line of Cha Du-Ri, Daniel Majstorovic, Hooiveld and Joe Ledley were pulled from right to left, and failed to put in a challenge to prevent van Wolfswinkel from completing his hat-trick with a curling left-foot shot from 18 yards.

While victories over Inverness, St Mirren and the first-leg 2-0 win over Utrecht had puffed the chests of Celtic ahead of the second leg, in the drizzle in the Netherlands they very much looked like a team recently assembled, such was their lack of cohesion.

With a full 30 minutes to play, the ranks of fans in red and white were rejoicing once more when Barry Maguire powered a low right-footed shot into the corner of the net.

Lennon sent on Paddy McCourt, instantly adding a sense of urgency to Celtic's play. Soon Cha Du-Ri's curling cross was met by the disappointing Fortune, whose attempted header was diverted for a corner.

And it could have been worse for the Glasgow side, van Wolfswinkel blasting an angled shot straight at Zaluska when a pass across goal would most likely have produced a fifth.

The ability of Silberbauer to win a header at the back post with six minutes left, despite being surrounded by Celtic players, epitomised the lack of conviction in his opponents and the greater hunger of the Dutch.

McCourt's eagerness gave the 1,200 travelling fans occasional cheer but neither he nor his team-mates could claim to have troubled Utrecht goalie Michel Vorm in the 90 minutes.

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Thursday, 26 August 2010

Europa Lge qualifying

Home Team Score Away Team Time
FC Utrecht 4-0 Celtic FT
(HT 2-0)(agg 4-2)
  • van Wolfswinkel (pen) 12
  • van Wolfswinkel (pen) 20
  • van Wolfswinkel 47
  • Maguire 63

    FC Utrecht

    • 01 Vorm
    • 02 Cornelisse
    • 03 Nesu yellow card
    • 17 Schut
    • 08 Silberbauer yellow card
    • 11 Mertens yellow card (Nijholt 74)
    • 15 Asare (Maguire 53)
    • 20 Lensky
    • 29 Wuytens
    • 07 Duplan
    • 09 van Wolfswinkel (Oar 90+1)

    Substitutes

    • 19 Sinouh,
    • 22 Keller,
    • 14 Van Der Maarel,
    • 18 Maguire,
    • 27 Nijholt,
    • 30 Adam Sarota,
    • 10 Oar

    Celtic

    • 24 Zaluska yellow card
    • 04 Juarez (Ki Sung-Yeung 65)
    • 05 Majstorovic
    • 06 Hooiveld
    • 11 Cha Du-Ri
    • 08 Brown yellow card (Maloney 51)
    • 16 Ledley
    • 33 Baram Kayal yellow card
    • 09 Samaras (McCourt 72)
    • 10 Fortune
    • 49 Forrest

    Substitutes

    • 47 Cervi,
    • 22 Loovens,
    • 18 Ki Sung-Yeung,
    • 20 McCourt,
    • 54 Conroy,
    • 13 Maloney,
    • 27 Murphy
    Ref: Carlos Velasco CarballoAtt: 18,000
    FC UTRECHT
    CELTIC

    Possession

    • FC Utrecht 47%
    • Celtic 53%

    Attempts on target

    • FC Utrecht 6
    • Celtic 2

    Attempts off target

    • FC Utrecht 3
    • Celtic 3

    Corners

    • FC Utrecht 3
    • Celtic 4

    Fouls

    • FC Utrecht 18
    • Celtic 12
    • Final Result
    • 93:17 The game kicks-off.
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+0:44 Substitution Tommy Oar on for Ricky van Wolfswinkel.
    • 90:00 The referee blows for the end of the match.
    • 88:42 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Sung-Yong Ki, Tim Cornelisse makes a clearance.
    • 88:15 Foul by Mihai Nesu on Shaun Maloney, free kick awarded.
    • 88:04 Free kick taken by Shaun Maloney.
    • 88:04 Booking Mihai Nesu is booked.
    • 86:40 James Forrest challenges Mihai Nesu unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tim Cornelisse takes the free kick.
    • 85:57 Header from deep inside the penalty area by Ricky van Wolfswinkel goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
    • 83:59 Michael Silberbauer takes the outswinging corner, Jos Hooiveld manages to make a clearance.
    • 83:27 James Forrest concedes a free kick for a foul on Mihai Nesu. A cross is delivered by Barry Maguire, Michael Silberbauer takes a shot. Save by Lukasz Zaluska.
    • 82:10 Gianluca Nijholt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Beram Kayal. The ball is swung over by Beram Kayal, Daniel Majstorovic takes a shot. Save made by Michel Vorm.
    • 81:48 Effort on goal by Marc-Antoine Fortune from 12 yards. Save made by Michel Vorm.
    • 80:48 Inswinging corner taken by Patrick McCourt.
    • 79:36 Barry Maguire concedes a free kick for a foul on Jos Hooiveld. Daniel Majstorovic takes the direct free kick.
    • 77:05 Marc-Antoine Fortune challenges Alje Schut unfairly and gives away a free kick. Michel Vorm restarts play with the free kick.
    • Correction - 75:19 Alje Schut concedes a free kick for a foul on Marc-Antoine Fortune. Sung-Yong Ki produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
    • 75:19 Unfair challenge on Marc-Antoine Fortune by Alje Schut results in a free kick. Sung-Yong Ki takes the free kick.
    • 74:15 Corner taken right-footed by Barry Maguire, Headed effort on goal by Gianluca Nijholt from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the goal.
    • 73:37 Substitution (FC Utrecht) makes a substitution, with Gianluca Nijholt coming on for Dries Mertens.
    • 71:57 Corner taken right-footed by Patrick McCourt from the left by-line, Beram Kayal has a headed effort at goal from just inside the penalty area that misses to the right of the goal.
    • 71:03 Substitution Patrick McCourt on for Georgios Samaras.
    • 68:39 Foul by Joe Ledley on Alje Schut, free kick awarded. Michael Silberbauer takes the direct free kick.
    • 68:16 Effort from the edge of the area by Ricky van Wolfswinkel goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 66:33 Shaun Maloney is penalised for a handball. Free kick taken by Alje Schut.
    • 64:33 Substitution Efrain Juarez goes off and Sung-Yong Ki comes on.
    • 63:23 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jacob Lensky on Shaun Maloney. Direct free kick taken by Joe Ledley.
    • 62:05 GOAL - Barry MaguireFC Utrecht 4 - 0 Celtic Barry Maguire gets on the score sheet with a goal from outside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. FC Utrecht 4 (4)-(2) 0 Celtic.
    • 61:17 Daniel Majstorovic gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ricky van Wolfswinkel. Free kick taken by Dries Mertens.
    • 59:53 Marc-Antoine Fortune challenges Alje Schut unfairly and gives away a free kick. Michel Vorm restarts play with the free kick.
    • 58:59 Foul by Barry Maguire on Daniel Majstorovic, free kick awarded. Lukasz Zaluska restarts play with the free kick.
    • 56:26 Free kick taken by Dries Mertens.
    • 56:26 Booking Beram Kayal goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
    • 56:17 The referee gives a free kick against Beram Kayal for handball.
    • 54:00 Foul by Efrain Juarez on Michael Silberbauer, free kick awarded. Alje Schut takes the free kick.
    • 53:32 Barry Maguire concedes a free kick for a foul on Efrain Juarez. Efrain Juarez takes the free kick.
    • 52:36 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Barry Maguire.
    • 52:08 Substitution (FC Utrecht) makes a substitution, with Barry Maguire coming on for Nana Asare.
    • 50:23 Substitution Shaun Maloney comes on in place of Scott Brown.
    • 49:08 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Georgios Samaras by Nana Asare. Beram Kayal takes the direct free kick.
    • 46:16 Edouard Duplan provided the assist for the goal.
    • 46:16 GOAL - Ricky van WolfswinkelFC Utrecht 3 - 0 Celtic Ricky van Wolfswinkel grabs a goal from just outside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. FC Utrecht 3 (3)-(2) 0 Celtic.
    • 45:40 Nana Asare sends in a cross.
    • 45:01 The referee gets the second half started.
    • 43:45 Marc-Antoine Fortune fouled by Jacob Lensky, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jos Hooiveld.
    • 42:23 Lukasz Zaluska takes the free kick.
    • 42:23 Booking Booking for Michael Silberbauer for unsporting behaviour.
    • 42:13 Michael Silberbauer concedes a free kick for a foul on James Forrest.
    • 41:46 Shot by Dries Mertens from 18 yards. Blocked by Jos Hooiveld.
    • 41:26 The ball is crossed by Alje Schut.
    • 40:41 Unfair challenge on Efrain Juarez by Alje Schut results in a free kick. Jos Hooiveld takes the free kick.
    • 39:45 The ball is crossed by Ricky van Wolfswinkel, Dries Mertens has an effort at goal. Lukasz Zaluska makes a fantastic save.
    • 38:36 Booking Scott Brown receives a caution.
    • Half Time
    • 38:16 The referee calls an end to the first half.
    • 38:11 Booking Dries Mertens receives a caution.
    • 36:59 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ricky van Wolfswinkel on Daniel Majstorovic. Free kick taken by Lukasz Zaluska.
    • 35:04 Shot from just outside the area by Marc-Antoine Fortune goes over the bar.
    • 34:32 Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Brown on Jacob Lensky. Free kick taken by Jacob Lensky.
    • 31:27 Du-Ri Cha sends in a cross.
    • 31:07 Nana Asare is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Daniel Majstorovic takes the indirect free kick.
    • 26:56 Free kick awarded for a foul by Du-Ri Cha on Nana Asare. Dries Mertens restarts play with the free kick.
    • 24:45 The ball is swung over by James Forrest.
    • 23:54 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jacob Lensky on Du-Ri Cha. Daniel Majstorovic takes the direct free kick.
    • 19:19 GOAL - Ricky van WolfswinkelFC Utrecht 2 - 0 Celtic Penalty taken right-footed by Ricky van Wolfswinkel and scored. FC Utrecht 2 (2)-(2) 0 Celtic.
    • 18:04 Lukasz Zaluska gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Dries Mertens.
    • 17:38 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Ledley by Ricky van Wolfswinkel. Joe Ledley restarts play with the free kick.
    • 17:08 Booking Caution for Lukasz Zaluska.
    • 16:26 Ricky van Wolfswinkel concedes a free kick for a foul on Du-Ri Cha. Lukasz Zaluska takes the free kick.
    • 15:17 Mihai Nesu gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marc-Antoine Fortune. Free kick taken by Marc-Antoine Fortune.
    • 14:41 Assist on the goal came from Jan Wuytens.
    • 13:09 Unfair challenge on Jan Wuytens by Efrain Juarez results in a Penalty.
    • 12:55 Corner taken right-footed by James Forrest.
    • 11:37 Shot by Ricky van Wolfswinkel. Blocked by Daniel Majstorovic.
    • 11:27 GOAL - Ricky van WolfswinkelFC Utrecht 1 - 0 Celtic Power penalty scored by Ricky van Wolfswinkel. FC Utrecht 1 (1)-(2) 0 Celtic.
    • 11:17 Michael Silberbauer fouled by Georgios Samaras, the ref awards a free kick. Alje Schut takes the free kick.
    • 10:45 Edouard Duplan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Brown. Direct free kick taken by Du-Ri Cha.
    • 3:09 Scott Brown fouled by Nana Asare, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Brown takes the free kick.

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    Lennon takes blame for Euro exit
    26 Aug 10 |  Celtic
    Celtic 2-0 Utrecht
    19 Aug 10 |  Europe


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