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Braga   3 - 0   Celtic

Alan slots home a first-half penalty for Braga
Alan slots home a first-half penalty for Braga

Celtic have a mountain to climb to stay in the Champions League after a toothless display in their opening qualifying tie in Braga.

Osorio Alan tucked away a first half penalty after Ki Sung-Yeung handled.

Uwa Echiejile took advantage of some slack defending to prod in a second goal from a corner on 76 minutes.

And a late curling 30-yard free kick from Nascimento Matheus flew beyond Lukasz Zaluska to complete a miserable night for Neil Lennon's side.

Celtic will have to turn in a vastly improved display in Glasgow next week if they are to have any chance of salvaging the tie.

The Scots did not register a single shot on goal and looked like a team of strangers on their first competitive outing of the season.

Four of Lennon's summer signings were on from the start; Joe Ledley, Charlie Mulgrew, Efrain Juarez and Cha Du-Ri.

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However, there was no place in the squad for Aiden McGeady, with a back injury blamed for his absence, while Andreas Hinkel was also omitted.

Winger Shaun Maloney was handed his first competitive start since October against opponents who finished runners-up in Portugal last season.

Georgios Samaras was selected as the lone striker and the Greek won an early free-kick that was blazed well over the top by Ki.

In the stifling heat, both sides made a sluggish start but it was something of a surprise to see Mulgrew booked for time-wasting at a throw-in after just four minutes.

There was nothing in the way of goalmouth action until a Maloney cross was acrobatically cleared by Moises.

The first save of the evening followed soon after, with Zaluska awkwardly parrying a Paulo Cesar shot.

The hosts were awarded a penalty when Miguel Garcia's driven cross found the arm of Ki and Brazilian forward Alan coolly fired the spot-kick into top corner of the net.

The goal breathed confidence into the Braga side, with new arrivals Rodrigo Lima and Leandro Salino linking well to cause Celtic problems.

The latter saw a deflected strike from the edge of the penalty area slide wide of the target after a neat passage of play.

Celtic continued to toil after the interval and were lucky to see Moises flash a free header wide from a free kick.

While the visitors were struggling to retain any meaningful possession, Braga did not look like a team capable of hurting them until they were gifted a second goal.

Mulgrew was sleeping as Alan broke away to drill a cross that Zaluska turned round for a corner and Echiejile was quickest to meet a flick on from the resulting delivery, with Glenn Loovens leaden-footed.

With the clock running down, Braga won a free kick and Matheus thundered a shot past a threadbare defensive wall and the ball dipped under the crossbar to leave an embarrassed Zaluska flapping at thin air.

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Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Champions Lge qualifying

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Braga 3-0 Celtic FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Alan (pen) 26
  • Echiejile 76
  • Matheus 89

    Braga

    • 24 Felgudiraf
    • 02 Alberto Rodriguez
    • 05 Moises
    • 15 Miguel Garcia
    • 20 Echiejile
    • 23 Madrid
    • 25 Leandro Salino yellow card
    • 88 Vandinho
    • 09 Paulo Cesar
    • 18 Lima (Matheus 66)
    • 30 Alan (Helder Barbosa 90+1)

    Substitutes

    • 01 .,
    • 28 .,
    • 48 .,
    • 10 Helder Barbosa,
    • 11 Keita,
    • 19 Meyong,
    • 99 Matheus

    Celtic

    • 24 Zaluska
    • 04 Juarez (Forrest 79)
    • 06 Hooiveld yellow card
    • 11 Cha Du-Ri
    • 21 Mulgrew yellow card
    • 22 Loovens yellow card
    • 08 Brown
    • 16 Ledley
    • 18 Ki Sung-Yeung yellow card
    • 09 Samaras
    • 13 Maloney (Murphy 70)

    Substitutes

    • 47 Cervi,
    • 25 Rogne,
    • 17 Crosas,
    • 20 McCourt,
    • 10 Fortune,
    • 27 Murphy,
    • 49 Forrest
    Ref: GumiennyAtt: 12,295
    BRAGA
    CELTIC

    Possession

    • Braga 62%
    • Celtic 38%

    Attempts on target

    • Braga 5
    • Celtic 2

    Attempts off target

    • Braga 6
    • Celtic 3

    Corners

    • Braga 2
    • Celtic 2

    Fouls

    • Braga 14
    • Celtic 22
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+6:08 The referee ends the match.
    • 90:00+4:06 Foul by Georgios Samaras (Celtic) on Mario Felgudiraf (Braga). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Mario Felgudiraf (Braga) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 90:00+3:20 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Georgios Samaras (Celtic) to centre, resulting in open play.
    • 90:00+3:09 Shot by Daryl Murphy (Celtic) drilled right-footed from right channel (20 yards), save (tipped over) by Mario Felgudiraf (Braga).
    • 90:00+1:33 Attacking throw-in by Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic).
    • 90:00+0:01 Direct free kick taken right-footed by Lukasz Zaluska (Celtic) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 90:00+0:01 Substitution Braga substitution: Osorio Alan replaced by Jorge Helder Barbosa (tactical).
    • 90:00+0:01 Booking Do Carmo Leandro Salino (Braga) booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • 90:00+0:01 Foul by do Carmo Leandro Salino (Braga) on James Forrest (Celtic).
    • 89:32 Defending throw-in by Uwa Echiejile (Braga).
    • 86:48 Assist by Pinheiro Moises (Braga) from right channel.
    • 86:48 GOAL - Nascimento MatheusBraga 3 - 0 Celtic Free kick scored by Nascimento Matheus (Braga) right-footed (top-right of goal) from right channel (20 yards).Braga 3-0 Celtic.
    • 86:48 Foul by Scott Brown (Celtic) on Pinheiro Moises (Braga).
    • 86:04 Defending throw-in by Du-Ri Cha (Celtic).
    • 85:09 Defending throw-in by Glenn Loovens (Celtic).
    • 84:42 Foul by Du-Ri Cha (Celtic) on Nascimento Matheus (Braga). Free kick crossed right-footed by Rocha Paulo Cesar (Braga) from left by-line, resulting in open play.
    • 84:38 Goal kick taken long by Mario Felgudiraf (Braga).
    • 83:58 Shot by Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic) drilled left-footed from left channel (25 yards), missed right.
    • 83:19 Foul by Uwa Echiejile (Braga) on Joe Ledley (Celtic). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Du-Ri Cha (Celtic) from right channel, passed.
    • 82:15 Defending throw-in by Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic).
    • 81:38 Defending throw-in by Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic).
    • 79:32 Foul by Uwa Echiejile (Braga) on Du-Ri Cha (Celtic). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Lukasz Zaluska (Celtic) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 78:44 Substitution Celtic substitution: Efrain Juarez replaced by James Forrest (tactical).
    • 77:30 Goal kick taken long by Mario Felgudiraf (Braga).
    • 77:18 Header by Daryl Murphy (Celtic) from centre of penalty area (18 yards), missed left.
    • 76:56 Defending throw-in by Efrain Juarez (Celtic).
    • 75:15 Assist (cross) by Nascimento Matheus (Braga) from right by-line.
    • 75:15 GOAL - Uwa EchiejileBraga 2 - 0 Celtic goal by Uwa Echiejile (Braga) (bottom-right of goal) from centre of penalty area (12 yards).Braga 2-0 Celtic.
    • 75:15 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Nascimento Matheus (Braga) to centre,
    • 74:50 Shot by Osorio Alan (Braga) drilled right-footed from left side of penalty area (18 yards), save (parried) by Lukasz Zaluska (Celtic).
    • 74:25 Foul by Scott Brown (Celtic) on do Carmo Leandro Salino (Braga). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Vanderson Vandinho (Braga) from right channel, passed.
    • 74:02 Goal kick taken long by Lukasz Zaluska (Celtic).
    • 73:48 Shot by Andres Madrid (Braga) drilled left-footed from left channel (25 yards), missed left.
    • 73:13 Foul by Jos Hooiveld (Celtic) on Nascimento Matheus (Braga). Free kick crossed right-footed by Osorio Alan (Braga) from right wing, clearance by Georgios Samaras (Celtic).
    • 72:50 Goal kick taken long by Lukasz Zaluska (Celtic).
    • 72:38 Shot by Nascimento Matheus (Braga) drilled right-footed from right channel (20 yards), missed right.
    • 71:26 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic) to centre, foul by Jos Hooiveld (Celtic) on Mario Felgudiraf (Braga). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Mario Felgudiraf (Braga) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 71:08 Cross by Du-Ri Cha (Celtic), clearance by Pinheiro Moises (Braga).
    • 70:50 Cross by Nascimento Matheus (Braga), clearance by Joe Ledley (Celtic).
    • 70:18 Defending throw-in by Angelo Miguel Garcia (Braga).
    • 69:54 Substitution Celtic substitution: Shaun Maloney replaced by Daryl Murphy (tactical).
    • 69:11 Goal kick taken long by Lukasz Zaluska (Celtic).
    • 68:14 Foul by Shaun Maloney (Celtic) on Nascimento Matheus (Braga). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Rocha Paulo Cesar (Braga) from left channel, header by Pinheiro Moises (Braga) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), missed right.
    • 67:57 Foul by Vanderson Vandinho (Braga) on Du-Ri Cha (Celtic). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Du-Ri Cha (Celtic) from own half, passed.
    • 67:31 Defending throw-in by Du-Ri Cha (Celtic).
    • 67:24 Cross by do Carmo Leandro Salino (Braga), resulting in ball out of play.
    • 66:59 Attacking throw-in by Osorio Alan (Braga).
    • 66:08 Defending throw-in by Efrain Juarez (Celtic).
    • 65:55 Defending throw-in by Efrain Juarez (Celtic).
    • 65:04 Substitution Braga substitution: . Lima replaced by Nascimento Matheus (tactical).
    • 62:47 Foul by . Lima (Braga) on Du-Ri Cha (Celtic). Free kick crossed left-footed by Sung-Yong Ki (Celtic) from left wing, clearance by Valdelomar Alberto Rodriguez (Braga).
    • 62:42 Attacking throw-in by Sung-Yong Ki (Celtic).
    • 62:01 Foul by Pinheiro Moises (Braga) on Georgios Samaras (Celtic). Free kick crossed left-footed by Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic) from left channel, clearance by . Lima (Braga).
    • 61:36 Attacking throw-in by Uwa Echiejile (Braga).
    • 61:25 Foul by Angelo Miguel Garcia (Braga) on Georgios Samaras (Celtic). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Shaun Maloney (Celtic) from right channel, passed.
    • 61:09 Cross by Angelo Miguel Garcia (Braga), save (caught) by Lukasz Zaluska (Celtic).
    • 60:54 Attacking throw-in by Angelo Miguel Garcia (Braga).
    • 60:36 Defending throw-in by Pinheiro Moises (Braga).
    • 58:08 Direct free kick taken right-footed by Andres Madrid (Braga) from right channel, passed.
    • 58:08 Booking Glenn Loovens (Celtic) booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • 58:08 Foul by Glenn Loovens (Celtic) on . Lima (Braga).
    • 57:17 Attacking throw-in by Uwa Echiejile (Braga).
    • 56:38 Attacking throw-in by Angelo Miguel Garcia (Braga).
    • 56:17 Defending throw-in by Du-Ri Cha (Celtic).
    • 55:18 Defending throw-in by Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic).
    • 54:16 Foul by Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic) on Angelo Miguel Garcia (Braga). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Mario Felgudiraf (Braga) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 53:49 Defending throw-in by Valdelomar Alberto Rodriguez (Braga).
    • 53:44 Defending throw-in by Valdelomar Alberto Rodriguez (Braga).
    • 53:00 Attacking throw-in by Angelo Miguel Garcia (Braga).
    • 52:10 Goal kick taken long by Lukasz Zaluska (Celtic).
    • 51:32 Shot by Rocha Paulo Cesar (Braga) drilled right-footed from centre of penalty area (18 yards), save (caught) by Lukasz Zaluska (Celtic).
    • 50:56 Defending throw-in by Uwa Echiejile (Braga).
    • 50:05 Defending throw-in by Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic).
    • 49:47 Attacking throw-in by Angelo Miguel Garcia (Braga).
    • 49:10 Defending throw-in by Angelo Miguel Garcia (Braga).
    • 48:11 Cross by Uwa Echiejile (Braga), save (caught) by Lukasz Zaluska (Celtic).
    • 47:41 Foul by Georgios Samaras (Celtic) on Osorio Alan (Braga). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Mario Felgudiraf (Braga) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 47:08 . Lima (Braga) caught offside. Indirect free kick taken right-footed by Lukasz Zaluska (Celtic) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 46:58 Foul by Du-Ri Cha (Celtic) on Rocha Paulo Cesar (Braga). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Rocha Paulo Cesar (Braga) from right channel, passed.
    • 46:43 Attacking throw-in by Du-Ri Cha (Celtic).
    • 46:01 Foul by Angelo Miguel Garcia (Braga) on Joe Ledley (Celtic). Direct free kick taken left-footed by Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic) from left channel, resulting in open play.
    • 45:17 Goal kick taken long by Mario Felgudiraf (Braga).
    • 45:01 The referee gets the second half started.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+0:18 The players leave the pitch at half time.
    • 45:00+0:10 Attacking throw-in by Joe Ledley (Celtic).
    • 42:31 Attacking throw-in by Uwa Echiejile (Braga).
    • 41:25 Attacking throw-in by Uwa Echiejile (Braga).
    • 40:24 Direct free kick taken right-footed by Vanderson Vandinho (Braga) from right channel, resulting in open play.
    • 40:24 Booking Jos Hooiveld (Celtic) booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • 40:24 Foul by Jos Hooiveld (Celtic) on . Lima (Braga).
    • 39:17 Foul by Glenn Loovens (Celtic) on do Carmo Leandro Salino (Braga). Free kick crossed right-footed by Uwa Echiejile (Braga) from right channel, save (caught) by Lukasz Zaluska (Celtic).
    • 38:05 Defending throw-in by Du-Ri Cha (Celtic).
    • 37:47 Foul by Efrain Juarez (Celtic) on Osorio Alan (Braga). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Uwa Echiejile (Braga) from left channel, passed.
    • 36:59 Foul by Georgios Samaras (Celtic) on do Carmo Leandro Salino (Braga). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Uwa Echiejile (Braga) from right channel, passed.
    • 36:47 Attacking throw-in by Angelo Miguel Garcia (Braga).
    • 35:55 Scott Brown (Celtic) caught offside. Indirect free kick taken right-footed by Mario Felgudiraf (Braga) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 35:51 Attacking throw-in by Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic).
    • 35:40 Attacking throw-in by Angelo Miguel Garcia (Braga).
    • 35:32 Cross by Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic), resulting in ball out of play.
    • 35:02 Attacking throw-in by Du-Ri Cha (Celtic).
    • 34:19 Foul by Osorio Alan (Braga) on Sung-Yong Ki (Celtic). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Sung-Yong Ki (Celtic) from right channel, resulting in open play.
    • 33:36 Attacking throw-in by Uwa Echiejile (Braga).
    • 32:01 Cross by Osorio Alan (Braga), clearance by Glenn Loovens (Celtic).
    • 31:42 Defending throw-in by Valdelomar Alberto Rodriguez (Braga).
    • 31:22 Georgios Samaras (Celtic) caught offside. Indirect free kick taken right-footed by Mario Felgudiraf (Braga) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 30:46 Defending throw-in by Angelo Miguel Garcia (Braga).
    • 30:29 Foul by . Lima (Braga) on Efrain Juarez (Celtic). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Efrain Juarez (Celtic) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 29:43 Foul by Osorio Alan (Braga) on Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic) from right channel, passed.
    • 29:10 Defending throw-in by Du-Ri Cha (Celtic).
    • 28:50 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Pinheiro Moises (Braga) to centre, resulting in open play.
    • 28:12 Attacking throw-in by Uwa Echiejile (Braga).
    • 28:08 Attacking throw-in by Uwa Echiejile (Braga).
    • 27:43 Attacking throw-in by Uwa Echiejile (Braga).
    • 27:23 Defending throw-in by Du-Ri Cha (Celtic).
    • 26:48 Attacking throw-in by Uwa Echiejile (Braga).
    • 26:28 Defending throw-in by Uwa Echiejile (Braga).
    • 26:18 Defending throw-in by Uwa Echiejile (Braga).
    • 25:58 Goal kick taken long by Lukasz Zaluska (Celtic).
    • 25:49 Shot by Osorio Alan (Braga) drilled right-footed from right channel (25 yards), missed right.
    • 23:52 GOAL - Osorio AlanBraga 1 - 0 Celtic Power penalty taken right-footed by Osorio Alan (Braga) (top-right of goal), scored.Braga 1-0 Celtic.
    • 23:52 Booking Sung-Yong Ki (Celtic) booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • 23:52 Handball by Sung-Yong Ki (Celtic).
    • 22:52 Cross by Uwa Echiejile (Braga), clearance by Glenn Loovens (Celtic).
    • 22:35 Attacking throw-in by Uwa Echiejile (Braga).
    • 22:32 Defending throw-in by Uwa Echiejile (Braga).
    • 21:22 Foul by Jos Hooiveld (Celtic) on Osorio Alan (Braga). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Valdelomar Alberto Rodriguez (Braga) from own half, passed.
    • 19:59 Foul by do Carmo Leandro Salino (Braga) on Jos Hooiveld (Celtic). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Jos Hooiveld (Celtic) from own half, passed.
    • 19:40 Attacking throw-in by Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic).
    • 18:58 Attacking throw-in by Angelo Miguel Garcia (Braga).
    • 17:41 Goal kick taken long by Lukasz Zaluska (Celtic).
    • 17:21 Shot by Andres Madrid (Braga) drilled right-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), missed left.
    • 16:50 Shot by Rocha Paulo Cesar (Braga) drilled right-footed from right channel (18 yards), save (parried) by Lukasz Zaluska (Celtic).
    • 16:19 Shot by Shaun Maloney (Celtic) drilled right-footed from right channel (20 yards), clearance by Pinheiro Moises (Braga).
    • 16:01 Goal kick taken long by Lukasz Zaluska (Celtic).
    • 15:42 Shot by Osorio Alan (Braga) drilled right-footed from right side of penalty area (20 yards), missed right.
    • 15:34 Attacking throw-in by Angelo Miguel Garcia (Braga).
    • 15:02 Foul by Sung-Yong Ki (Celtic) on do Carmo Leandro Salino (Braga). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Vanderson Vandinho (Braga) from right channel, passed.
    • 14:03 Attacking throw-in by Andres Madrid (Braga).
    • 13:53 Attacking throw-in by Du-Ri Cha (Celtic).
    • 13:17 Goal kick taken long by Mario Felgudiraf (Braga).
    • 12:34 Foul by Efrain Juarez (Celtic) on Rocha Paulo Cesar (Braga). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Osorio Alan (Braga) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 10:53 Goal kick taken long by Lukasz Zaluska (Celtic).
    • 9:37 Foul by Joe Ledley (Celtic) on Osorio Alan (Braga). Free kick crossed right-footed by Osorio Alan (Braga) from right channel, clearance by Georgios Samaras (Celtic).
    • 9:07 Foul by Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic) on Angelo Miguel Garcia (Braga). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Valdelomar Alberto Rodriguez (Braga) from own half, passed.
    • 8:24 . Lima (Braga) caught offside. Indirect free kick taken right-footed by Lukasz Zaluska (Celtic) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 7:47 Defending throw-in by Du-Ri Cha (Celtic).
    • 7:39 Defending throw-in by Du-Ri Cha (Celtic).
    • 7:04 Foul by Georgios Samaras (Celtic) on Pinheiro Moises (Braga). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Mario Felgudiraf (Braga) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 6:31 Foul by Du-Ri Cha (Celtic) on Pinheiro Moises (Braga). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Andres Madrid (Braga) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 6:13 Goal kick taken long by Lukasz Zaluska (Celtic).
    • 4:09 Goal kick taken long by Lukasz Zaluska (Celtic).
    • 4:05 Attacking throw-in by Osorio Alan (Braga).
    • 3:50 Booking Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic) booked for dissent.
    • 3:01 Defending throw-in by Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic).
    • 2:15 Attacking throw-in by Angelo Miguel Garcia (Braga).
    • 2:12 Attacking throw-in by Angelo Miguel Garcia (Braga).
    • 1:56 Goal kick taken long by Mario Felgudiraf (Braga).
    • 0:52 Foul by Andres Madrid (Braga) on Georgios Samaras (Celtic). Direct free kick taken left-footed by Joe Ledley (Celtic) from left channel, shot by Sung-Yong Ki (Celtic) drilled right-footed from left channel (20 yards), over the bar.
    • 0:36 Foul by . Lima (Braga) on Du-Ri Cha (Celtic). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Du-Ri Cha (Celtic) from right channel, passed.
    • 0:00 The match has kicked off.

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