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Atletico Madrid v Celtic as it happened


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2203: I'm going to sign off. Thank you for your contributions and join us at the weekend for live Scottish Premier League coverage.

stakhanovite on Twitter using #bbcsportsound: "We didn't look threatening enough, and once again switching off at the back has cost us big time."

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Mark in Glasgow has text 80295 to say: "Not the worst performance I have seen, in fact it was quite nice to see how comfortable on the ball the Celtic players were"

2159: In the other Group I fixture, Udinese beat Rennes 2-1 in Italy.

Full time
Atletico Madrid see out the win. Celtic fought hard after losing that early Ramadel Falcao goal but were undone in the second half by Diego's strike. It's a losing start to Group I for Neil Lennon's side and they host Udinese in their next Europa League fixture on 29 September.

2155: FULL-TIME Atletico Madrid 2-0 Celtic

2154: Arda Turan is played in on the right-hand side of the box and forces Fraser Forster into a save and Kelvin Wilson completes the clearance on the Celtic goalline.

2152: The match enters three minutes of stoppage time.

2150: Jose Antonio Reyes's free-kick takes a deflection of the Celtic wall and drops just wide of goal. Moments later Mario Suarez draws a save from Celtic keeper Fraser Forster with a low shot.

Yellow card
2148: Celtic defender Glenn Loovens is cautioned for a clumsy challenge on Ramadel Falcao.

2146: Pablo Armero has put Udinese 2-1 up against Rennes.

2145: The home fans applaud Diego as he leaves the pitch to be replaced by Tiago.

2144: And the visitors' final change sees Kris Commons replace James Forest.

2143: Adam Matthews has come on for Mark Wilson for Celtic.

2141: Beram Kayal powers forward and unleashes a shot that dips just over the Atletico Madrid crossbar.

2139: Celtic have a corner and after an initial clearance, Joe Ledley turns and hammers a shot just over. It is the Welsh midfielder's last involvement as he is soon replaced by Mohamed Bangura.

2137: Great save by Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster from Arda Turan. The tricky Turkish midfielder curled a superb effort in from the left-hand side of the box and Forster touched the ball onto the crossbar and out.

stakhanovite on Twitter using #bbcsportsound: "The scant consolation is that Udinese and Rennes are drawing. Keeps them within touching distance"

2133: Less than 20 minutes to go, Celtic need to find a goal quickly if they are to turn this match around.

"Celtic have a mountain to climb now." BBC Radio Scotland commentator Liam McLeod in Madrid

The Spaniards double their lead. Arda Turan does the spade work down the left, forcing his way into the penalty area and cutting back for Diego to side-foot past Fraser Forster. Well worked goal for the hosts.

2130: GOAL Atletico Madrid 2-0 Celtic (Diego)

stakhanovite on twitter using #bbcsportsound: "We have to start working the keeper from these free-kicks. He's had one of the easiest games of his life"

2127: Celtic win another free kick after Ki is felled and Charlie Mulgrew's effort clears the wall but is just wide of goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois's left-hand post.

2122: Samaras is back on the park moments after Ki Sung-Yueng's free-kick rebounded off the defensive wall.

Yellow card
2121: Mario Suarez takes out Celtic's Georgios Samaras with a clumsy challenge and the defender is booked. Samaras goes off the park for treatment.

2118: Jose Antonio Reyes replaces Koke for Atletico Madrid.

2116: A short free kick routine from Atletico allows Diego to run across the Celtic 18-yard line and drive a low shot into the grasp of goalkeeper Fraser Forster.

Yellow card
2112: The first booking of the evening goes to Atletico's Gabi for taking Ki Sung-Yueng out of the play near the halfway line.

2110: Ramadel Falcao plays Diego in and the midfielder goes to ground under the challenge of Joe Ledley but referee Peter Rasmussen is uninterested in the home crowd's penalty appeals, judging that Ledley's challenge was fair.

2108: Ki Sung-Yueng collects the ball around 35 yards out and blasts in a powerful shot that goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois tips over. Terrific effort from the Celtic midfielder.

2107: Celtic kick off for the second half and there are no changes to either side at the break.

Stupots on Twitter using #bbcsportsound: "Celtic still very much in this. Lennon needs to use width better in second half."

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Dom in Fife has text 80295 to say: "It looks like Scotland v's Spain in terms of football ability. Celtic don't look out of it though."

"I think Neil Lennon's got to say to Georgios Samaras to go forward more, to gamble a bit and say to James Forest to gamble a bit as well." BBC Radio Scotland pundit Murdo MacLeod in Madrid

2100: The automatic updates on this page didn't seem to be working during the first half but I've managed to fix it.

2059: The other in Group I is 1-1 at half-time between Udinese and Rennes.

"Celtic have not crumbled. If they're to get back they have to look more purposeful going forward." BBC Radio Scotland guest Davie Hay

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Stephen from Troon has text 80295 to say: "This is poor from Celtic. Where is the urgency? There is no flair, Celtic play the ball across or backwards. It's like Celtic are playing in black and white and Madrid are playing in colour. Have Celtic actually had a shot on goal?"

Half time
The first half draws to a close. Since losing that early goal Celtic have looked decent in possession but are not making enough of their forays forward. Atletico look threatening but have been contained since taking the lead.

2051: HALF-TIME Atletico Madrid 1-0 Celtic

2050: There will be one minute of stoppage time at the end of the first half. Celtic are put under pressure a short passback to Fraser Forster forces the goalkeeper to race off his line and clear.

2045: Udinese have equalised against Rennes through Antonio Di Natale.

2042: James Forest escapes Antonio Lopez, who then fouls the Celtic winger. Lopez was fortunate not to be booked. Charlie Mulgrew's free-kick delivery comfortably collected by goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.

2040: Scorer Radamel Falcao cuts in from the right and fires in a left-foot shot but it is short of the near post.

2039: Diego stings the palms of Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster with a shot from outside the box. Good stop from the keeper.

2036: Kelvin Wilson takes out Diego and Atletico have a free kick. Antonio Lopez has a strike but it curls over.

2031: Celtic probing but Atletico are comfortable in defence as the attack fizzles out with an offside against Georgios Samaras. Celtic are seeing plenty of the ball but they need more pace in their play.

2026: In this evening's other Group I match, Rennes have taken the lead against hosts Udinese, Youssouf Hadji getting the goal.

2025: Falcao gets in between Kelvin Wilson and Glenn Loovens to get a header in but it is deflected wide. The corner is taken short and worked back to Arda Turan, who fires in a fierce shot that is not far off target.

2020: After a decent sequence of passing, Atletico's Mario Suarez has a shot from long range but it is well wide.

2018: Diego tries his luck with a shot from the edge of the D but it skews wide of the Celtic goal.

"I think you have to praise Celtic for they way they've reacted to losing the goal. Coming forward, they look good." BBC Radio Scotland pundit Murdo MacLeod in Madrid

2016: Celtic look good in possession but pressure from the hosts is forcing them to retreat.

2011: What a chance there for Celtic to level. Gary Hooper bursts forward and plays a one-two with Beram Kayal to go clean in on goal but the striker cannot get his shot away before goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois scrambles the ball away. Encouraging for the visitors though that Atletico were so easily opened up.

2009: Falcao was almost in again there but could not make a clean connection after stretching out to meet a cross. The Spanish side look up for this one.

It's a disastrous start for Celtic as Diego's corner is headed home by Falcao.

2007: GOAL Atletico Madrid 1-0 Celtic (Falcao)

2007: It appears as though Georgios Samaras is playing wide on the left for Celtic with Gary Hooper up front on his own.

2005: Atletico Madrid get the match underway.

2004: Both sides are on the pitch and getting ready for kick-off.

2003: The last Scottish side to win on Spanish soil was Dundee United against Barcelona in the Uefa Cup in 1987.

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Fred in Stirling has text 80295 to say: Re Joe: Bangura has a groin strain and Samaras is perfect for holding the ball up and creating for Hooper.

2000: The online audio stream of Sportsound has now ended. For match commentary, tune into BBC Radio Scotland 810 MW.

1958: Celtic manager Neil Lennon has been keen to stress the importance of this evening's match and to push all thoughts of Sunday's Old Firm match to the back of the mind for now.

1955: Udinese v Rennes is the other tie in Group I with Udinese Celtic's next opponents in the competition.

1950: We're around 15 minutes from kick-off now. Please note there will be no online commentary of the Atletico Madrid v Celtic match. The current online stream will end at 2000 BST. Live commentary of the match is available on BBC Radio Scotland 810MW.

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Joe has text 80295 to say: "Why purchase Bangura then play Samaras? It's like buying an Alpha Romeo then borrowing your Dad's 1.4 Ford Orion diesel to cruise down the Aberdeen prom."

1945: The sides also met in the semi-finals of the 1973-74 European Cup. An infamously bad-tempered 0-0 draw in Glasgow saw three Atletico players sent off and the Spaniards won 2-0 on home soil.

1942: Full teams from the Vicente Calderón Stadium.
Atletico Madrid: Courtois, Perea, Godin, Miranda, Antonio Lopez, Turan, Mario Suarez, Gabi, Koke, Diego Costa, Falcao. Subs: Sergio Asenjo, Tiago, Adrian, Salvio, Reyes, Pizzi, Dominguez.
Celtic: Forster, Mark Wilson, Kelvin Wilson, Loovens, Mulgrew, Kayal, Ki, Ledley, Hooper, Forrest, Samaras. Subs: Zaluska, Matthews, Bangura, Commons, George, Filip Twardzik, Wanyama.
Referee: Peter Rasmussen (Denmark)

1938: The sides last met in the first round of the 1985-86 Cup Winner's Cup. Celtic earned a 1-1 draw in Madrid in the first leg, with Mo Johnston cancelling out Quique Setien's opener. However, goals in Glasgow from Setien's and Enrigue Ramos saw the visitors progress, Roy Aitken pulling one back.

1936: On the team news front, Celtic make a few changes from their weekend win over Motherwell. Georgios Samaras replaces Anthony Stokes in attack and there are also places for Mark Wilson and Glenn Loovens, Adam Matthews and Badr El Kaddouri dropping out with the latter cup-tied.

1934: Celtic's journey to the group stages of the Europa League has been unconventional. The Glasgow side were beaten by Sion in the final qualifying round but the Swiss side were then thrown out of the competition for fielding ineligible players and Celtic reinstated. Sion appealed that Uefa decision but it was upheld.

1930: Good evening and welcome to live coverage of Atletico Madrid v Celtic.

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