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85'
S. Brown
Yellow Card
79'
İ. Gündoğan
Yellow Card
73'
L. Griffiths
M. Dembélé
62'
Jesús Navas
Pablo Maffeo
50'
G. Mackay-Steven
J. Forrest
44'
M. Lustig
Yellow Card
8'
K. Iheanacho
Goal
8'
Nolito
Assist
4'
P. Roberts
Goal
4'
M. Lustig
Assist
1
1
2
2

Stats

Possession
% %
3
7
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 2 6
Total Passes 577 427

Commentary

Full time at the Etihad. Group C has finished for Manchester City and Celtic with a very entertaining 1-1 draw, with Roberts and Iheanacho getting on the scoresheet for their respective outfits. For the Citizens, they move on to the knockout stage, but for the Hoops, they must now solely focus on domestic action. Thanks for joining us, see you next time.
90' + 1' Two minutes of added time have been allocated by the referee and it looks like Celtic are going to fail to win in a Champions League group stage match for the first time in their history, but not exactly in disappointing circumstances as a 1-1 draw here is very admirable.
89' The game appears to be just winding down as we approach the final whistle which doesn't come as a huge surprise, as after all, there is nothing on the line tonight apart from pride as both sides already have confirmed their positions in Group C.
87' The Etihad faithful rise out of their seats in protest here as they believe City should be awarded a penalty for a handball by Simunovic. The referee waves the protests on, and rightfully so as the Croatian has his arm just in front of his chest - it wasn't an unnatural position.
S. Brown
Yellow Card
Celtic
85' Brown is the latest player to go into the book now and it is certainly a deserved one as he stops a promising City counter by taking out Iheanacho from behind. The hosts get the free-kick, and Sane looks like he fances the strike from range.
83' Mackay-Steven passes up a MASSIVE opportunity for Celtic! The substitute finds himself in an advanced area inside the box to the left and has the goal at his mercy after breaking the offside trap, but the subsequent strike on goal is very weak and is palmed behind for a corner by Caballero!
81' City are just turning up the heat on Celtic in the last few minutes with a good bit of pressure on the edge of the box. Again, though, not too much penetration into the final third as both Sviatchenko and Simunovic both appear fairly solid in the centre of the visitors' defence.
İ. Gündoğan
Yellow Card
Manchester City
79' A City booking here and this one has certainly been coming for a while as Gundogan finally sees yellow for a very late tackle on Rogic. That feud has been developing throughout this second period.
77' OH JUST WIDE FROM GRIFFITHS! Really good work from Mackay-Steven down the left wing this time as he finds a bit of space before lashing a pass quickly into the feet of his team-mates inside the box. The subsequent attempt on goal is poor from the substitute, though, as he witnesses the shot go a yard wide.
75' Rodgers is giving the fourth official an earful at the moment as a promising Celtic counter is swiftly halted as the referee blows for a foul by Rogic on Gundogan when the Australian looked to have claimed the ball fairly cleanly. The follow-through perhaps? Not a lot in it, though.
L. Griffiths
M. Dembélé
Celtic
73' Second alteration of the match from Brendan Rodgers and it will see Moussa Dembele, who has been slightly disappointing, make his way to the dugout to be replaced by Leigh Griffths, who scored over 40 goals for the Hoops last season. Not a bad replacement!
70' Twenty minutes to go in this Group C encounter and at the moment it looks like the honours are going to remain even unless we see a little more quality in the final third. A decent period of sustained possession from the Hoops currently, but not too much penetration.
68' The second period has certainly not been as entertaining as the first, but it is still fairly intriguing even if there isn't a lot at stake. Celtic have definitely been the team more up for the occasion as this is their last European game of the season, but City do have plenty of real class out there.
66' GOOOOOOOAAAAAAAALLL FOR CITY! WAIT! NO! OFFSIDE! A speedy counter from City eventually sees Navas pick up the ball on the right flank before firing a shot-cum-cross low towards the back post which Nolito converts, but the celebrations are cut short due to the linesman's flag.
64' We get our first real glimpse of Mackay-Steven as the substitute pops in a really good area in the right channel before attempting a strike at goal. He opens up his body to try and curl a left-footed strike round the defender into the corner, but it ends up going harmlessly into the arms of the grateful Caballero.
Jesús Navas
Pablo Maffeo
Manchester City
62' First change of the match from Pep Guardiola and it sees Pablo Maffeo leave the action to be replaced by experienced winger, Jesus Navas, who will certainly give Izaguirre a run for his money at left-back for the Hoops.
60' Clichy is caught well out of position at left-back and Celtic pounce through Lustig, who makes his way into a very threatening area inside the City penalty box. However, the Swede has a rush of blood to the head and goes for goal whilst off-balance, and the result is a predictably wayward strike.
58' City struggle to clear the ball away at the back post and Armstrong collects to feet  before attempting to find a just a yard of space to get the shot away. The former Dundee United man is patient in his approach, but as the trigger is eventually pulled Sagna steps in to make the interception for a corner.
56' Brilliant work in the middle of the park from Fernando as he beats away the challenges of two Celtic players before lashing a great pass deep down the left wing for Sane. The former Schalke winger then looks to take on the defender, but is forced to pass back into midfield.
54' A scramble on the edge of the Celtic box eventually sees Nolito pick up the loose ball before lofting a quite gorgeous pass over the top of the Hoops' defence for Gundogan, but the move cannot be completed as the linesman correctly puts his flag up for the offside on the German.
52' A lovely bit of intricate play down the right-hand side from City involving Zabaleta and Maffeo now as the duo combine to move into space. The hosts are eventually awarded a free-kick though as Armstrong cynically trips up the onrushing Argentine.
G. Mackay-Steven
J. Forrest
Celtic
50' A massive blow for Celtic now as it doesn't look like Forrest will be able to continue after picking up a muscle injury. He heads towards the bench, and will be replaced by Gary Mackay-Steven, who is yet to really see his season take off as of yet.
48' Sane, who has been extremely quiet on a rare start for City, collects the ball down the left wing this time and manages to gain a yard on Lustig. The German fires a fantastic cross into the centre of the Celtic box, but Sviatchenko defends superbly with the clearing header.
46' The second period is under way at the Etihad!
Half-time at the Etihad. It has been a superb encounter between Man City and Celtic so far as we go into the break at 1-1, with Roberts giving the Hoops the lead before an equaliser from Iheanacho just a few minutes later. Some more of the same action after the break, please!
M. Lustig
Yellow Card
Celtic
44' Lustig is the first player to go into the book for Celtic after giving the official behind the goal an earful for not awarding that penalty for the foul on Roberts.
42' SURELY A PENALTY FOR CELTIC! Roberts picks up the ball down the right wing and takes on Clichy before making his way into the penalty area, but only to be hauled to the floor by the retreating Frenchman. The referee doesn't share this view, and gives the corner instead.
40' Armstrong has really blossomed under Brendan Rodgers this season after not looking up to the big matches under Ronny Deila last campaign. He cleverly takes the ball in to feet with a lovely touch inside the centre circle on this occasion, but not before being hacked down by Zabaleta for the foul.
38' Zabaleta has been deployed in midfield tonight and as such we are seeing him in some more advanced areas than usual. He actually finds himself as City's furthest forward player on this occasion to try and latch on to a pass through the middle, but he is forced to retreat after being flagged as offside.
36' OH WHAT A SAVE FROM GORDON! The Celtic goalkeeper, who let himself down for the City equaliser, makes up for his previous mistake by clawing away a goal-bound strike from Iheanacho from basically on the line. A really smart piece of work between the sticks from the Scot.
34' A small break in play at the moment as Dembele is down injured after taking a nasty one to the ankle from Sagna, who did actually win the ball first. It was a painful knock on the follow-through, but the Celtic striker will be okay to continue after taking a moment to compose himself.
32' A little bit of a lull in proceedings at the moment as both sides take a little bit of a breather. Celtic seem content to let City have possession in less dangerous areas in the middle of the pitch as they sit back to conserve their energy for a potential counter-attack.
30' Roberts, who has been pretty quiet since scoring that dramatic opener, attempts to get back into the game by collecting a lofted pass to the byline. He passes inside to Rogic, who evades the attentions of his marker to gain a yard of space before getting the shot away from 25 yards, but it proves to be a miscue in the end as the attempt goes wayward.
28' Izaguirre does really well to keep the possession inside the pitch down the left wing and exchanges a one-two with Armstrong before firing a superb, deep cross to the back post. Dembele rises high, but there are plenty of bodies in his way which makes it a bit easier for Caballero to make the save from the weak header.
26' Celtic are channeling nearly all of their attacking play through Forrest at the moment, and no wonder as he has been great so far. On this occasion, the tricky winger takes on Sagna, who is no slouch himself, with a galloping run forward and eventually earns the corner-kick after seeing a cross blocked.
24' A decent period of pressure from City at the moment as they strive to get the third goal of play. A few corner-kicks have been speculatively sent into the Celtic penalty area, but as of yet the Hoops have been pretty sturdy in their defending from set-pieces.
22' Gundogan poorly gives the ball away for City with an attempted nutmeg on Forrest, which the Celtic man easily shakes off. The latter goes to catalyse a counter with a dribble down the left wing, but Zabaleta is typically solid in his defending and quickly slides in to put the ball out for a throw-in.
20' The game is end-to-end at the moment and it is making for a quite brilliant watch. Even if a team was to concede, the feeling is is that they could easily just go straight up the other end and claw one back, but not particularly great defending on show.
18' OH WHAT A HORRIBLE MISS FROM DEMBELE! Forrest receives the ball to feet down the left flank and leaves one, two, three defenders for dead with a brilliant dribble into the middle of the park before picking out a pass for his team-mate. The former Fulham man has two attempts to give Celtic the lead again, but after the first is saved is second is slammed into the sidenet with the goal gaping!
16' SAAAAAVE FROM CABALLERO! Armstrong picks up the ball down the left wing and threads a gorgeous pass in between the City defenders for Dembele who sees his shot saved. The pressure is swiftly took off City as the French Under 21 international is flagged as offside.
14' The Citizens are just starting to find their feet now in terms of their control over the play. Celtic started like a house on fire, but seem content to let City have it for the moment as they sit back to recover after conceding the equaliser.
12' Man City easily open up the Celtic defence once again and it is Zabaleta who leads the charge with a marauding run down the right flank before curling a beauty of a pass into the centre of the box. Iheanacho collects again, but this time the subsequent strike on goal is lashed wide of the post.
10' Questions have to be asked over Gordon in between the sticks for Celtic for that City goal there. The Scotland international just seemed to topple over under the threat of the Iheanacho shot, which actually appeared to go straight through his gloves into the corner!
K. Iheanacho
Goal
Manchester City
8' GOOOOOAAAAALLLLLL FOR MAN CITY! The hosts strike back immediately! Nolito picks up the ball unmarked in plenty of space and slides a searching pass in behind the Celtic defence for Iheanacho, who leaves the defenders in his wake before firing a cracking finish into the right corner past Gordon! One-one.
Nolito
Assist
Manchester City
8' Lovely assist for Nolito early on.
6' City really haven't got to grips with the game as of yet, but this can be attributed to the fact Guardiola made nine changes from the previous game. Fringe players are getting a chance to impress, but they are all taking a little while to gel together.
P. Roberts
Goal
Celtic
4' GOOOOAAAAAAALLLL FOR CELTIC! An incredible start from the Hoops! Lustig pops a searching pass down the right wing and Roberts, who is actually on loan from Manchester City, takes on the opposition defence with a twisting and turning run before firing a strike past Caballero! One-nil.
M. Lustig
Assist
Celtic
4' Neat assist for Lustig with a pass down the right.
3' An excellent start to proceedings here from Celtic, who are actually controlling possession with ease against this Guardiola team. Brown in particular looks like he fancies his chances against this untested central midfield duo of Zabaleta and Fernando tonight.
1' We are under way at the Etihad Stadium!
The teams are making their way to the pitch and we are almost ready for kick-off!
Celtic subs: De Vries, Toure, Bitton, Griffiths, Gamboa, Mackay-Steven. McGregor.
Celtic (4-2-3-1): Gordon; Lustig, Sviatchenko, Simunovic, Izaguirre; Armstrong, Brown; Roberts, Rogic, Forrest; Dembele.
Man City subs: Gunn, Foden, Stones, Aguero, Otamendi, Navas, Angelino.
Man City (4-2-3-1): Caballero; Maffeo, Sagna, Adarabioyo, Clichy; Zabaleta, Fernando; Sane, Gundogan, Nolito; Iheanacho.
TEAM NEWS...
Domestically, Man City and Celtic faced contrasting fortunes in their league fixtures at the weekend. Brendan Rodgers' men, despite being 2-0 down at the break, dramatically ran out 4-3 winners over Motherwell thanks to a last-gasp goal from Tom Rogic, while City disappointingly went down 3-1 to title rivals, Chelsea, at the Etihad.
Unfortunately for the Bhoys, their form away from home in the Champions League is pretty desperate. They have lost 26 out of their last 29 fixtures away from Celtic Park in Europe's premier club tournament, and have also never kept a clean sheet in that time. Overall, they haven't won in eight.
Pep Guardiola's charges have secured qualification to the knockout stage already with eight points recorded so far, and cannot be caught by third-placed Borussia Moenchengladbach. The highlight of the group stage for them has been a highly impressive 3-1 home victory against Barca, with a goal from Kevin de Bruyne and a double from Ilkay Gundogan sealing the win, but disappointing draws against Gladbach, and indeed in their previous game against Celtic, has meant first place is out of reach.
The previous match between the two outfits featuring tonight did live up to the hype though, and ended in a 3-3 thriller at Celtic Park with the Scottish champions gaining quite a bit of praise for the bravery shown in their performance. However, subsequent displays from the Hoops, as well as the 7-0 demolition from Barcelona in the first fixture, have resulted in them getting knocked out of Europe altogether.
When the draw for the group stage was made, this fixture was indeed dubbed as a 'Battle of Britain' of sorts with sides from England and Scotland facing each other. However, Group C is one of the only sections left in the competition with nothing to sort out with a fixture to spare as Man City have already claimed progression without hope of finishing first, and Celtic are powerless to resist climbing above fourth.
Good evening football fans! Welcome to LIVE coverage of the UEFA Champions League Group C Battle of Britain clash between Manchester City and Celtic from the Etihad Stadium.
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