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Celtic v Shakhtar Donetsk Live Commentary, 26/10/2022

FT
1 - 1
CEL
SHK
G. Giakoumakis (34)
M. Mudryk (58)
Celtic Park

Commentary

That's for today, goodbye!
The draw means Celtic are out of the competition and out of contention for the Europa League too. Shakhtar can still progress to the knockout stages if they beat RB Leipzig next week. Celtic face Livingston this weekend before traveling to Real Madrid for their final group game, Shakhtar face Oleksandriya before their deciding fixture against Leipzig.
Celtic started the game on the front foot as they carried out a very high press and pinned Shakhtar into their own half. The hosts struggled to find the right passes in the final third but they took the lead in the 34th minute when a rebound fell to Giakoumakis and the striker fired past Trubin to break the deadlock. Mudryk was the best player for Shakhtar and the best player on the pitch. He showed his quality when he equalised in the 58th minute after bursting into the attacking half and firing past Hart from outside of the box. Sikan had the best chance to win the game after Mudryk put the ball on a plate for him, but the striker missed a completely open goal from just 10 yards out and the game finished 1-1.
90' + 3' FULL TIME: CELTIC 1-1 SHAKHTAR
90' + 2' POST! Giakoumakis hits the post after a knock down from Maeda, but the linesman has his flag up for offside anyway.
I. Petryak
M. Mudryk
Shakhtar Donetsk
90' Mudryk comes off for Petryak as Shakhtar look for a counter-attack.
S. Kryvtsov
H. Sudakov
Shakhtar Donetsk
90' Kryvtsov comes on for Sudakov in the Shakhtar midfield.
90' There will be a minimum of three additional minutes.
O. Zubkov
Yellow Card
Shakhtar Donetsk
90' Zubkov receives a yellow card after kicking out at Juranovic.
88' JUST WIDE! Forrest cuts the ball back to O'Riley and the midfielder tries to guide the ball to the far post, but it goes just wide!
86' Shakhtar are sitting very deep in their own half with a back six at times to try and stop Celtic from having a shot at goal.
D. Turnbull
R. Hatate
Celtic
84' Turnbull replaces Hatate in the Celtic midfield as they push for a winner.
82' Mudryk drives past Juranovic and plays Sikan into the box, but the striker cannot test Hart with his effort.
80' Hatate is doing well to break up any Shakhtar attacks. He has won possession seven times, made two tackles and one interception.
78' Celtic seem to have more energy in their legs as they commit more bodies forward and regain possession quickly after losing it.
76' Mooy sends in a cross from the right side in search of Giakoumakis. Trubin punches the cross away but Celtic are piling on the pressure again.
74' Celtic are struggling to find the killer pass that is needed in the attacking third. Both sides are letting the other off when pushing forward.
72' WHAT A MISS! Mudryk flies forward on the counter-attack and jumps past the challenge of Carter-Vickers. He squares the ball to Sikan, who misses a completely open goal from 10 yards out!
70' Mooy swings in a corner for Celtic but Trubin punches it away from danger.
68' Celtic are enjoying more of the ball again but Shakhtar are looking stronger in their low block when defending.
D. Maeda
S. Hakšabanović
Celtic
66' Maeda replaces Maksabanovic in the Celtic midfield.
J. Forrest
L. Abada
Celtic
65' Forrest replaces Abada on the right wing.
A. Mooy
K. Furuhashi
Celtic
65' Mooy comes on for Furuhashi as Celtic move to a one-striker formation now.
64' BIG CHANCE! Furuhashi is in on goal after being put through by Giakoumakis, but his attempt is straight at Trubin!
62' Shakhtar are gaining confidence in this game and the equaliser has kicked them into another gear.
60' Celtic have only kept one clean sheet in their last 29 matches in the Champions League, with that coming in a win at Anderlecht in September 2017. Across these 29 matches, Celtic have conceded 70 goals at an average of 2.4 per game.
D. Sikan
Assist
Shakhtar Donetsk
58' Sikan wins the ball off Hatate in the midfield and plays Mudryk into the opposition half. The winger makes no mistake with his finish from outside of the box.
M. Mudryk
Goal
Shakhtar Donetsk
58' GOALLL!!! 1-1 MUDRYK! What a goal from Mudryk to equalise for Shakhtar! Hatate loses the ball and Mudryk drives with extraordinary speed on the counter-attack. He runs at Jovanoic before cutting inside and firing past Hart. Game on!
D. Sikan
L. Traoré
Shakhtar Donetsk
57' Sikan replaces Traore to lead the Shakhtar frontline.
T. Stepanenko
Yellow Card
Shakhtar Donetsk
56' Stepanenko goes into the referee's book after a clumsy challenge near the halfway line.
55' HUGE MISS! Mudryk drives forward and is brought down but the ball goes to Traore anyway. The striker completely drags his shot however it goes into the path of Zubkov, who misses from four yards out!
54' Celtic win the ball back a few times in quick succession in the opposition half, but they cannot keep it for long a create a chance to score.
52' Shakhtar are being very patient with their build-up play and not taking any risks when going forward.
V. Bondar
Yellow Card
Shakhtar Donetsk
50' Bondar receives a yellow card meaning both Shakhtar central defenders are on a booking.
48' Shakhtar are starting the second half with more confidence and they're controlling possession early on.
46' Furuhashi gets the second half underway for Celtic!
Celtic's best asset in this game has been their press as it is stopping a lot of attacks from Shakhtar, but it will be interesting to see if they can keep it up for another 45 minutes. Shakhtar will need to find at least two goals as the scores in other games mean they would be heading out of the Champions League at the moment.
Celtic started the game on the front foot as they carried out a very high press and pinned Shakhtar into their own half. The hosts struggled to find the right passes in the final third but they took the lead in the 34th minute when a rebound fell to Giakoumakis and the striker fired past Trubin to break the deadlock. Mudryk has been Shakhtar's best player and main threat but Celtic looked comfortable when defending in the first half.
45' HALF-TIME: CELTIC 1-0 SHAKHTAR
43' Mudryk takes a corner for Shakhtar and Hatate clears before Carter-Vickers stops the second cross.
41' SAVE! Mudryk goes one-on-one against Hart and the goalkeeper closes down the angle to stop the winger's poked effort.
39' Giakoumakis finds himself in acres of space and unleashes a power effort. Trubin dives well to his right to stop the effort.
38' Celtic are continuing to press very high in the opposition half as they look to try and get a second goal before the break.
36' Juranovic sends in a free-kick to the near post and Celtic win themselves a corner. The resulting set-piece leads to nothing.
G. Giakoumakis
Goal
Celtic
34' GOALLL!!!! 1-0 GIAKOUMAKIS! Celtic take the lead through Giakoumakis! Abada’s initial shot from a cross is blocked, but the rebound falls to Giakoumakis and the striker fires into the bottom right corner.
33' Celtic are starting to put the pressure on Shakhtar as they continue to keep the visitors boxed in their own half.
M. Matviyenko
Yellow Card
Shakhtar Donetsk
31' Matviyenko receives the first yellow card of the game after fouling Giakoumakis in a dangerous position.
29' Traore bursts forward on the counter-attack and shoots from a ridiculous range. Hart claims the ball easily.
27' Celtic win the ball back after Mudryk misplaced a cross and they transition very quickly and precisely. The problem for the hosts once again comes in the final third, where they cannot find the right passes.
25' There has never been an away win in five previous Champions League meetings between Celtic and Shakhtar, with four home wins and one draw.
23' Juranovic sends in a cross from the right wing and Giakoumakis wins the header but misses the target.
21' Celtic are doing well to get the ball up the pitch but they cannot find the right passes in the final third to create a chance.
19' Mudryk whips in a corner toward Traore at the edge of the box, but the header comes to nothing for Shakhtar.
17' O'Riley is given time outside of the box and tries to find the top left corner, but his shot is wide of the left post.
15' Celtic are now operating a 4-4-2 formation with Giakoumakis and Furuhashi leading the attack.
13' Shakhtar slow the tempo of the game down and progress up the pitch. Mykhaylichenko tries to find Traore with a cross but Taylor clears for Celtic.
11' Celtic are managing to win the ball high up the pitch but they are rushing their passes once regaining possession and losing the opportunity to create a good chance.
9' Giakoumakis shoots from outside of the box rather than passing to Haksabanovic and fires his effort over the bar.
7' Shakhtar do well to play out from the back against a good Celtic press but they still cannot break into the opposition half due to a lack of movement from the attacking players.
5' Shakhtar are struggling to keep the ball and get out of their own half due to Celtic's press and high line.
3' Celtic are starting this game on the front foot as they press high up the pitch when out of possession and play forward passes when they're on the ball.
1' Traore gets the game underway for Shakhtar!
The players are coming out of the tunnel and onto the pitch!
Celtic have won both of their previous home European matches against Shakhtar, winning 1-0 and 2-1 in the Champions League group stages in 2004-05 and 2007-08 respectively.
Postecoglou makes five changes to his starting lineup from the weekend as Juranovic, Taylor, Abada, Haksabanovic, and Furuhashi all start for Celtic. Igor Jovicevic also brings in five players as Taylor, Bondar, Mykhaylichenko, Bondarenko, and Traore all come into the starting 11.
SUBS: Yukhym Konoplia, Andriy Kulakov, Sergey Krivtsov, Eduard Kozik, Danylo Sikan, Dmytro Kryskiv, Dmytro Topalov, Andriy Pyatov, Neven Durasek, Oleksiy Shevchenko, Ivan Petryak, Andriy Totovytsky.
Shakhtar (4-5-1): Anatolii Trubin; Lucas Taylor, Valerii Bondar, Mykola Matviyenko, Bogdan Mykhaylichenko; Oleksandr Zubkov, Artem Bondarenko, Taras Stepaneko, Heorhii Sudakov, Mykhailo Mudryk; Lassina Traore.
SUBS: Benjamin Siegrist, Aaron Mooy, Scott Bain, James Forrest, Daizen Maeda, Anthony Ralston, Oliver Abildgaard, David Turnbull, Alexander Bernabei, James McCarthy.
Celtic (4-2-3-1): Joe Hart; Josip Juranovic; Cameron Csrter-Vickers, Moritz Jenz, Greg Taylor; Matt O’Riley, Reo Hatate; Liel Abada, Sead Haksabonovic, Georgios Giakoumakis; Kyogo Furuhashi.
Shakhtar are third in Group F but a win tonight could take them into second place if Real Madrid beat RB Leipzig. Three points for Shakhtar would also secure a place in the Europa League, knocking Celtic completely out of any European competition. Mykhalio Mudryk scored twice for Shakhtar in their last game as they beat Kolos Kovalivka 3-0.
Celtic are currently bottom of Group F and will need to win tonight for any hopes of European football in the new year. The only point they’ve earned in the competition so far was in reverse fixture when they drew 1-1. Angelos Postecoglou’s side on are a three-match winning run in all competitions after beating Hearts 4-3 on the weekend.
Hello and welcome to the live commentary of the Champions League fixture between Celtic and Shakhtar Donetsk.