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S. Arfield
R. Kent
A. Montgomery
L. Abada
F. Helander
B. Barišić
1 - 0
O. Édouard
Yellow Card
D. Turnbull
Yellow Card

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34% 65%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 4 3
Total Passes 328 646
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Rangers are next in action after the international break against St Johnstone on the road on September 11. Celtic are at home to Ross County on the same day.
Rangers win the first old firm derby of the season, defeating Celtic 1-0 in their Scottish Premiership contest at Ibrox. Filip Helander scored the only goal of the game to secure the win for Steven Gerrard's men, which will delight the manager watching from home. The Bhoys could have taken a point on another day, but Odsonne Edouard and Kyogo Furuhashi both missed good opportunities in the final third. As a result, Ange Postecoglou experiences a defeat in his first experience of the famous duel.
90' + 5' Rangers clear their lines and the referee ends the contest.
90' + 4' Last chance for Celtic from a corner as Christie does not give the ball back to Rangers after McCrorie puts it into touch so Balogun can receive treatment. This will be controversial if the Bhoys equalise.
90' + 3' Kamara wins a cheap free-kick in the midfield to take further time off the clock. The Gers are edging their way towards the win here.
90' + 2' SAVE! Davis steals possession in the middle of the park and feeds Sakala. He opens up space for a strike from the right-inside channel, but Hart gets down to make the stop.
90' There will be four minutes of added time.
S. Arfield
R. Kent
89' Arfield replaces Kent for the home side to shore up the midfield.
88' WIDE! Celtic up the ante on the Rangers defence. Juranovic chances his arm from distance, but he hooks his effort just wide of the left post.
87' CHANCE! Furuhashi opens up the Rangers defence once more, but on this occasion he opts against the strike after creating space in the box and his pass is intercepted by Goldson.
A. Montgomery
L. Abada
86' Abada is withdrawn for the visitors and is replaced by Montgomery. 
85' SAVE! McCrorie produces an excellent stop to deny Furuhashi. Rogic releases the forward in the right-inside channel and he has Christie unmarked at the back post. However, the Japanese goes for the strike himself and fires a powerful effort low and hard towards the net, which is repelled by the Rangers keeper. Christie is furious at his team-mate.
F. Sakala
A. Morelos
84' Sakala comes on to replace Morelos for the closing stages of the game.
83' Postecoglou is heading towards an unwanted record as the last Celtic manager to lose his first league Old Firm derby match in charge of Celtic was Tony Mowbray in October 2009, with Neil Lennon, Brendan Rodgers and John Kennedy all avoiding defeat in their first such match since.
81' Morelos latches on to a ball over the top and just needs to hold his composure to have a shooting chance against Hart. However, he loses his footing and Juranovic clears the danger. The Gers' appeals for a penalty are waved away.
79' Morelos eases the pressure and frustrates the Bhoys by winning a free-kick off Starfelt. The home side are managing the game well.
77' OVER! Aribo sends Morelos into the right-inside channel with an offload. He goes for the strike from a tight angle, only to blast his effort over the bar.
76' The Gers are trying to take the pace out of the game to disrupt the visitors' rhythm. They have control of the contest and just need to see out the result here.
J. Lundstram
K. Roofe
74' Rangers respond to Celtic's increased intensity by withdrawing Roofe and sending Lundstram on to the field.
71' The Bhoys have responded to going behind, but they need to cultivate a cutting edge in front of goal to notch an equaliser.
69' Starfelt tries to connect with the resulting corner from Christie, but his effort is blocked on its way to goal by Balogun.
68' SAVE! Furuhashi is played through on goal by Ralston and he only has McCrorie to beat. However, the keeper races out and blocks his attempt to round him before Helander forces the ball behind for a corner.
I. Soro
O. Édouard
67' Edouard is withdrawn after a disappointing game. Soro replaces the forward.
T. Rogić
D. Turnbull
67' Rogic enters the action for the visitors to replace Turnbull in the middle of the park.
B. Barišić
66' Barisic puts a perfect cross into the middle from the right flank and Helander meets his delivery with a fine header to put the Gers ahead.
F. Helander
66' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!! HELANDER HEADS RANGERS IN FRONT!!!! 1-0!!!! The Gers take the lead through a thumping header from Helander. Barisic floats a perfect cross into the box from the right corner. Helander rises unchallenged and meets the delivery with a powerful effort that flies past Hart into the back of the net.
66' SAVE! Goldson rises to direct a header towards goal from a Barisic cross, but Hart is alert to push it wide of the post. The former England keeper was on the spot there.
O. Édouard
Yellow Card
64' Edouard bumps into McCrorie as he tries to roll the ball out quickly and goes into the book.
64' Turnbull curls his free-kick straight into the grasp of McCrorie without a Celtic player in sight. A poor cross from the midfielder.
63' Balogun produces a needless challenge to drag down Furuhashi in the final third. Celtic have a decent opportunity to send a cross into the Rangers box.
61' WIDE! Roofe takes possession and lines up an ambitious strike from distance. He places his effort narrowly wide of the left post, although Hart appeared to have it covered anyway.
59' SAVE! Rangers work an overload down the left. Kamara works the ball inside to Kent on the edge of the box. He takes a touch before curling a strike towards goal that Hart gets down to stop.
58' Barisic is played into acres of space down the left flank by Morelos. The full-back has plenty of options in the middle, but he blazes his cross over for a goal-kick. Poor composure from Barisic there.
57' OVER! Barisic curls a corner in from the left flank where Goldson rises highest on this occasion. The defender just plants his header over the bar.
56' Barisic curls a dangerous cross to the back post and Starfelt has to rise to clear behind ahead of Goldson.
56' Aribo continues the trend of pressure and he forces a mistake from Juranovic that results in a Rangers corner.
55' Hart is put under pressure as he tries to play the ball out from the back. The former England keeper has to hurry his clearance amid the closing figure of Morelos.
52' The Bhoys are enduring a slow start to the second half amid an increased intensity from the hosts. They need to see out this tough period.
50' Davis curls the free-kick into the box that is cleared as far as Kamara on the edge. The midfielder drills an effort towards goal that is blocked by a wall of hooped shirts.
49' Roofe and Starfelt battle for the ball and the Celtic defender drags the forward to the ground. The home side have another free-kick in a useful position.
47' BLOCK! Barisic takes the free-kick, but he hammers his effort straight into the Celtic wall. Not the best effort from the Rangers full-back.
46' McGregor bundles over Morelos in the final third and hands Rangers a free-kick in a threatening position.
46' We're back under way at Ibrox.
Celtic will be pleased with their performance considering their recent record in the old firm. They have been active in the final third and should arguably be ahead had Edouard taken his clear-cut opening. Ange Postecoglou will be happier than his counterpart Steven Gerrard, who is watching from home.
It's goalless at the break in the Scottish Premiership clash between Rangers and Celtic. Both teams have had good chances as Odsonne Edouard missed a glorious opening from close range before Ryan Kent struck the post at the other end for the Gers. The contest remains very much in the balance at the interval.
45' + 2' Rangers clear their lines before the referee ends the first half.
45' + 1' Goldson makes a mistake at the back and it allows Edouard to take possession. Helander gets across to divert the ball out for a corner.
45' There will be one minute of added time.
45' OVER! Furuhashi twists and turns on the edge of the box before teeing up Christie. He goes for goal first time, but lifts his effort over the bar.
44' Kent goes down once more on the edge of the Celtic box under pressure from Ralston. The referee is not convinced and the Celtic full-back screams at the Rangers man to get to his feet.
43' Davis goes for goal from 30 yards with his effort on his right foot. He curls his strike over the wall, but it is not powerful enough to beat Hart, who makes an easy stop.
42' Kent continues to be active and he draws a foul from Christie in the final third. Rangers have a free-kick in a threatening position.
39' Davis hangs a long ball over the top from the resulting free-kick for Morelos to chase. Welsh has the forward tightly marked in the box and wins a free-kick after being nudged.
D. Turnbull
Yellow Card
38' Turnbull catches Goldson late after overrunning the ball in the middle of the park. He goes into the book for the challenge.
36' The game has been played at a frenetic pace from both sides. It has been an entertaining half, but we're still awaiting the first goal.
34' Abada does well down the right flank and he gets the better of Barisic to lift a cross into the box. However, Balogun continues his solid outing with a good clearance at the back post.
32' OFF THE POST! Kent comes within inches of putting Rangers ahead. Morelos picks out the midfielder on the edge of the box with a neat offload. Kent takes a touch before curling a low effort towards goal, but it clips the right post and travels wide.
30' Rangers win a free-kick down the left flank. However, Barisic sees his cross into the box cleared before Kent has an effort from the edge of the box charged down.
28' Edouard leads a break into the Rangers half and has Furuhashi in the box. He completes the offload to the Japanese, but a fine challenge from Balogun prevents the forward from firing at goal.
27' Celtic find space in the final third once more, but on this occasion the Gers get men back to repel their threat on the edge of the box.
26' WHAT A MISS! Edouard has to score! Furuhashi breaks the offside trap down the left flank and sends a cutback towards the forward in the box. Edouard only needs to turn his effort on target, but he sends it well wide of the left post from six yards out.
25' CHANCE! Barisic hangs a dangerous cross into the box from the left flank that evades Welsh. The ball hits Roofe as he does not anticipate it reaching him in the middle. The Celtic defence react to clear it ahead of the forward before he can fire a shot at goal.
23' Ralston has a surge down the right flank, but the presence of Barisic halts his charge with a strong sliding challenge.
20' CHANCE! Furuhashi collects in the box following good work from Abada. He shapes to shoot on his right foot from the left-inside channel, but curls his effort narrowly wide of the right post.
19' Aribo gets himself into the contest with a driving run, which is only halted on the edge of the Celtic box by a good foot-in from Starfelt.
18' OVER! Kent has space to roam once more in the final third. He has time, but goes for the early strike and blasts his effort from 25 yards well over the bar.
16' Kent has space down the left-inside channel and he gets a yard on Ralston. However, he opts against a left-footed strike and goes for the cross instead, only to overrun the ball out for a goal-kick.
15' Furuhashi releases the run of Juranovic down the left flank, but Balogun does well to slide in with a clean challenge. He earns his team a goal-kick in the process.
13' Davis tries to get the better of Christie in the middle of the park, but the Celtic man wins the ball in the challenge to quell the threat.
12' Barisic whips the resulting corner into the box with pace towards the near post. Hart does well under pressure to punch it away from danger.
11' Kent releases Morelos down the right flank and the forward has options in the middle of the area. He looks for Roofe, but Welsh is alert to steer the ball behind for a corner.
9' Celtic are edging the midfield battle at the moment as Turnbull and McGregor are scooping up all of the second balls.
7' Furuhashi has space on the left flank and he cuts inside to curl a dangerous cross into the box. However, it evades the run of Edouard and travels into the hands of McCrorie.
5' It has been an energetic start to the game from both teams, and the atmosphere inside Ibrox is certainly helping matters. It is a great occasion for football.
4' Celtic pressure down the right flank, and Turnbull offloads towards Ralton in the right-inside channel. However, the full-back overhits his cross into the middle.
2' OVER! Rangers press down the left flank as Roofe does well to turn before finding Barisic. He sends a low delivery into the middle that Morelos swings his left boot at, but can only fire his effort over the bar.
1' Morelos puts the pressure on Hart from the off, almost blocking his clearance downfield.
1' We're under way at Ibrox.
Rangers have won four of their last five league meetings with Celtic (D1), as many as they had in their previous 20 such clashes beforehand (W4 D3 L13).
Celtic have made two changes to their side that was beaten by AZ on Thursday. Juranovic comes into the side to replace Greg Taylor at left-back to make his debut, while Edouard is restored to the starting line-up in place of Rogic.
Gerrard has made three changes to his side that drew with Alashkert during the week. McCrorie retains his place between the posts with Jon McLaughlin sidelined. Balogun comes into the replace Nathan Patterson at right-back, while Roofe and Kent are also come into the side at the expense of Hagi and Arfield, who drop to the bench.
CELTIC SUBS: Nir Bitton, Albian Ajeti, Ismaila Soro, Tomas Rogic, Osaze Urhoghide, Scott Bain, Adam Montgomery.
CELTIC (4-3-3): Joe Hart; Anthony Ralston, Carl Starfelt, Stephen Welsh, Josip Juranovic; Ryan Christie, Connor McGregor, David Turnbull; Liel Abada, Odsonne Edouard, Kyogo Furuhashi.
RANGERS SUBS: John Lundstram, Ianis Hagi, Cedric Itten, Juninho Bacuna, Scott Arfield, Kieran Wright.
RANGERS (4-3-3): Robby McCrorie; Leon Balogun, Connor Goldson, Filip Helander, Borna Barisic; Joe Aribo, Steven Davis, Glen Kamara; Kemar Roofe, Alfredo Morelos, Ryan Kent.
Celtic also battled their way through to the Europa League group stage overcoming AZ on aggregate, despite suffering a 2-1 defeat during the week. Ange Postecoglou will be determined to win his first derby as Celtic manager. It is always a vital moment in the tenure of any manager of the old firm sides. The Bhoys were clinical in their win over St Mirren last time out, and will be looking for another sublime outing.
The first old firm clash of the season is always important, and Steven Gerrard will be desperate for his team to set a tone from the off, although he is self-isolating and will not be in place in the dugout. The Gers advanced to the group stage of the Europa League after playing out a goalless draw against Alashkert during the week, winning the tie on aggregate 1-0. Gerrard and his team now have to turn their attention back to the league where they can close within a point of top spot by defeating their bitter rivals today.
Hello and welcome to the live commentary of the Scottish Premiership clash between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox.