Celtic v PSG Live Commentary, 2017/09/12

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Neymar (19)
K. Mbappé (34)
E. Cavani (40 pen)
M. Lustig (83 og)
E. Cavani (85)
Celtic Park


Elsewhere in the group Bayern Munich have beaten Anderlecht 3-0 - Celtic travel to Anderlect for their next home game and they will want a far better result than tonight. Anyway, that's all we have time for tonight, thanks for joining us!
90' + 3' FULL TIME! Celtic 0-5 PSG. All over and PSG win comfortably thanks to two goals from Cavani, one each for Mbappe and Neymar and an own goal. It's Celtic's heaviest ever home defeat in European competition and PSG look very much like a team that will take some stopping in the tournament this season.
90' + 2' PSG finishing the game in much the same way as they started it, knocking the ball around confidently while Celtic struggle to get anywhere near it.
90' Heading into THREE minutes of stoppage time at the end of the game...
88' It's been a bruising encounter for Celtic tonight and they will have to hope they can get a result against Bayern Munich or Anderlecht. PSG have simply been far too good.
86' Rogic tries to pull one back from Celtic. He has a shot at goal and although it moves a bit in the air, it's too easy for Areola who parries it clear. He hasn't quite done enough Rogic, since he came on.
E. Cavani
85' CAVANI SCORES! It's 5-0 to PSG and it's a super goal, a brilliant cross from Kurzawa finds Cavani at the far post and he dives to head it across goal and into the far corner.
L. Kurzawa
85' Assist Layvin Kurzawa
G. Lo Celso
K. Mbappé
84' Substitution Kylian Mbappé Lottin Giovani Lo Celso
M. Lustig
Own Goal
83' OWN GOAL! Disaster for Lustig who puts the ball into his own net after a cross from Draxler. The German cuts the ball across goal and Lustig at the far post is a bit unlucky, he's not expecting it and it flies off him and into the goal.
80' Neymar, who is getting whistled every time he gets on the ball now, tries to pick out Mbappe on the edge of the box but Celtic again get it clear. They have been much stronger and much quicker in the tackle since the break.
78' Now Mbappe goes down easily on the edge of the box. He wants a free kick, and it did appear he got a little tug, but the referee has been fairly lenient tonight and again waves play on.
J. Forrest
P. Roberts
78' Substitution Patrick Roberts James Forrest
Yellow Card
76' Yellow card Neymar da Silva Santos Junior
75' Into the final 15 minutes in Glasgow and Celtic have managed to keep the score down this half, although PSG have had plenty of chances. Now Neymar gets booked for diving, which is greeted by wild cheers from the home fans. Neymar is furious, but from the replays it looks a good call by the referee.
73' Back come PSG and this time it's Neymar trying to pick out Mbappe but his pass isn't good enough and is cut out by Celtic. Celtic have been much, much better defensively this second half.
71' WHAT A MISS! And now Neymar misses a great chance. The Brazilian links up superbly with Mbappe, who tees up the Brazilian but his shot is poor and flies well wide.
70' Mbappe wants a penalty! Again PSG carve Celtic wide open, the ball comes to Mbappe who smashes it goalwards, it's blocked by Ralston and the striker appeals in vain to the referee. But nothing doing, and the I think the ref has got that right.
O. Édouard
L. Griffiths
69' Substitution Leigh Griffiths Odsonne Édouard
68' CHANCE FOR NEYMAR! A brilliant move from PSG, who zip the ball about quite beautifully, until they pick out Neymar on the edge of the box, but he hammers his shot high over the bar.
66' Again Celtic are denied a corner. Roberts drives into the box but his run is ended by a fine tackle. He thinks he's won a corner, but again it's a goal kick. Roberts smashes the ball high into the air in frustration and is a little lucky to avoid picking up a yellow card.
65' GREAT SAVE AREOLA! Sinclair drives into the box and has a pop at goal, but he goes for the near post and the angle is tight, allowing the goalkeeper to block. Much, much better from Celtic though.
63' Rogic tries to find Roberts, but the ball takes a nick off Kurzawa and goes out for a corner. Except the officials point to a goal kick instead. Celtic are furious but the decision has been made and it goes in the favour of the visitors.
J. Draxler
A. Rabiot
61' Substitution Adrien Rabiot Julian Draxler
61' Rabiot's game is over, he's given a breather and on comes Julian Draxler. A perfect example of PSG's huge strength in depth right there.
60' An hour gone in Glasgow and Celtic have stopped the flow of goals at least. There's still not much goal threat from the hosts, but far more determination and grit shown.
59' Rabiot puts an end to a brief Celtic attack by getting back and winning possession. The PSG midfielder has covered so much ground, looked silky smooth in possession and really been impressive tonight.
57' It's a far more even contest in this second half. Celtic are showing far more fight, the crowd have found their voice and are giving the players a lift and, possibly, PSG have just eased off a little.
55' Mbappe gets blocked off by Tierney down the right flank and goes sprawling. He sits on the turf imploring the referee to give him a free kick but the official isn't interested. Celtic have got away with one there.
53' Great stuff from Ralston! He wins the ball off Motta and drives forwards, he gets into the box, has two defenders for company but keeps going until Areola intervenes and clears. Seconds later and the full back goes in late on Motta and picks up a yellow card. He turns around and urges the fans to raise the roof. He's certainly pumped up for this.
A. Ralston
Yellow Card
53' Yellow card Anthony Ralston
51' Mbappe runs with the ball, but he's overdone it and runs it completely out of play which brings a huge cheer from the home crowd. They haven't had too much to cheer about tonight, but that has certainly raised some spirits.
49' Much better from Celtic at the start of this second half. Again Tierney whips the ball in, but it falls to Motta who calmly chests it down in his own box even though Rogic is pressing and trying to get it back. PSG then break quickly and Rabiot fires a shot over the bar. He's had a fine game tonight has the PSG midfielder.
47' CHANCE FOR GRIFFITHS! What a start this would have been to the second half. Tierney playes the ball from out wide to Griffiths at the far post. He seems to be in two minds as to what to do and ends up tamely heading it across goal and the ball is knocked back to Areola.
46' HERE WE AGAIN! Celtic get the second half underway and have made one change at the break. Off goes Stuart Armstrong and on comes Tom Rogic.
T. Rogić
S. Armstrong
46' Substitution Stuart Armstrong Tom Rogić
1' FULL TIME! Celtic 0-5 PSG. All over in Glasgow and PSG have crushed Celtic thanks to two goals from Cavani, one each for Neymar and Mbappe and an own goal. A thoroughly deserved result by a team that looks like it will take some stopping in the competition this season. It's Celtic heaviest ever home defeat in European competition and not a game they will want to remember.
Celtic will certainly hope to defend better in the second half. As well as Mbappe, Neymar and Cavani have played, the penalty conceded by Simunovic was a real gift, and PSG have just found it all too easy at times.
It's been a dream start to life back in the Champions League for PSG and they have looked dangerous every time they have gone forwards. Celtic have had a few sights of goal but will need to really improve in this second half, if they are to avoid being on the end of a hammering here.
45' + 2' HALF-TIME! Celtic 0-3 PSG. The visitors go into the break three up and it's a fair reflection of a first half they have absolutely dominated. Neymar, Mbappe and Cavani have all got their names on the scoresheet and must surely feel there are more goals in this for them in the second half. Emery's side have played superbly well, some of the interplay has been a delight to watch, and it's going to be a very long evening for Celtic.
45' + 1' Areola saves from Sinclair! Celtic burst into life just before the break. Sinclair surges into the box, he gets a tug and could go down, but stays on his feet and blasts the ball goalwards but it's too close to Areola who parries it clear.
45' Heading into TWO minutes of stoppage time at the end of the first half...
44' PSG in absolute cruise control at the moment. They have looked supremely confident in possession all night long, and absolutely dominated the game.
42' Play is interrupted by a fan on the pitch, which seems to amuse Cavani, who has a big smile on his face after getting his name on the scoresheet.
E. Cavani
Penalty Goal
40' GOAL! CAVANI MAKES IT 3-0! The striker makes no mistake from the spot, sidefooting the ball into the top corner as Gordon dives the other way. Great penalty. Celtic are in damage limitation mode now.
J. Šimunović
Yellow Card
39' Yellow card Jozo Šimunović
39' PENALTY TO PSG! Simunovic has a tug at Cavani who is happy to go down and the referee points straight to the spot!
38' Mbappe wants a handball, but it isn't given and he's unfortunate. Some of the touches and footwork the striker has shown tonight have been superb. This has been a very good performance by PSG so far, they look a cut above Celtic.
36' Almost a third for PSG. Alves storms into the box and is picked out beautifully. Cavani is waiting in the middle for the pass but the Brazilian can't quite get on the end of it and the ball instead runs out of play.
K. Mbappé
34' GOAL! MBAPPE SCORES! The teenager doubles PSG's lead and it's deserved on the balance of play. Verratti crosses, Neymar at the far post heads it back across goal and although Cavani completely misses his kick, Mbappe is lurking behind him and smashes it home.
34' Assist Neymar da Silva Santos Junior
33' Better from Roberts who beats a couple of men, by coming inside on his left foot. He then tries to dink it into Sinclair who has made a good run into the box, but it's just a touch too high and drifts harmlessly out of play. Roberts is looking like Celtic's best option going forwards at the moment.
31' Good stuff from Celtic who break down the right with Roberts. He cuts inside and is fouled by Motta and now Celtic have the chance to hoist the ball into the box. Griffiths whips it in, but Rabiot heads clear.
29' Let off for Celtic. Neymar wins possession and feeds Cavani in the box, who squares it, hoping Mbappe is there, but he isn't and Celtic breathe a huge sigh of relief as they get the ball away. Wasteful from Cavani though, he could have gone for goal himself.
27' Celtic attack down the left with Sinclair, he plays the ball into Armstrong but he gives it away. However, Celtic win back possession and Tierney fires in a cross but it's way too close to Areola who claims confidently.
25' A nasty clash between Rabiot and Ralston has left both men lying on the turf and needing some treatment. In the meantime Verratti and Emery are having a very animated chat on the touchline.
23' GREAT SAVE AREOLA! Almost an instant equaliser from Celtic. The hosts win a free kick some 40 yards out and Griffiths eyes it up before firing a brilliant effort into the top corner, but somehow the goalkeeper just managed to tip it over. Super stuff all round.
21' Almost midway through the first half and that goal is a huge blow to Celtic. For all PSG's dominance they hadn't really had too many sights of goal, but Neymar's goal has changed all that and Celtic will now have to come out a bit more.
19' GOAL! Neymar scores for PSG! It has been coming and the Brazilian makes the breakthrough afer a rare Celtic surge forwards breaks down. The crowd howl for a free kick but instead Rabiot plays in Neymar, who beats Ralston and smashes it past Gordon and into the roof of the net. Superb finish.
A. Rabiot
19' Assist Adrien Rabiot
18' GREAT SAVE GORDON! Verratti nods the ball back to Cavani on the edge of the box. who unleashes a fierce cross-shot but it's saved smartly by Gordon. Good, strong goalkeeping.
15' GOAL! NO OFFSIDE! Let off for Celtic, but what a goal it would have been. Some super slick stuff between Motta, Verratti and Rabiot and they finally work the ball out to Kurzawa who crosses for Cavani to tap in at the far post - but the flag is raised and it won't count. Good call by the officials!
14' Ralston goes in late on Neymar, leaving him in a heap. The crowd are not particularly impressed with the Brazilian, but it was a foul and the youngster is perhaps a little lucky to escape a booking.
12' Super skills from Neymar in the box, but he overdoes it a little and by the time he tries to cross the ball from a tight angle, it's gone out of play and it's a goal kick to Celtic.
11' Better from Celtic! They get forward and Ntcham has a shot from range, but it's well wide and doesn't trouble the goalkeeper. PSG then come forwards and win a corner, Motta fires it in low, but it's easily cleared.
10' Alves gets free and fires in yet another cross from the right, that's three in the opening 10 minutes. But again, Cavani can't get a touch on it and Celtic manage to get the ball away. They surely can't afford to keep giving Alves this much freedom though.
8' Neymar and Mbappe combine on the edge of the box but the Brazilian is denied by a superb tackle from Lustig. Great defending, which is greeted by big cheers from the crowd.
6' PSG continue to monopolise possession, which is ominous for Celtic. Alves fires in another superb cross and Cavani is a whisker away from converting. Alves does not look too impressed with his team-mate there, and it was a superb ball in.
4' Armstrong surges forward but his pass is intercepted by the referee, and PSG come again. Mbappe beats his man then crosses the ball, it cannons off Lustig and Mbappe appeals for a penalty, but the referee isn't interested.
3' A first attack from PSG sees Dani Alves fire in a deep cross for Cavani, but it's good defending from Simunovic as the hosts get the ball clear. PSG seeing plenty of the ball in these opening minutes.
1' HERE WE GO! Cavani kicks off for PSG and we are underway in Glasgow! Celtic are in their traditional green and white hoops, the visitors all in black tonight.
Not long to go now! The teams are out on the pitch, the Champions League anthem is being played and kick off is only moments away!
These teams have met before in European competition, back in 1995-96 in the Cup Winners' Cup. The result? Well, PSG ran out 4-0 winners over the two legs, securing a 1-0 victory at Parc des Princes before a 3-0 win in Glasgow.
PSG, meanwhile, are without Angel Di Maria and Javier Pastore but still can name a line-up that includes Neymar, Mbappe and Cavani. Adrien Rabiot and Thiago Motta join Verratti in midfield while Julian Draxler must settle for a place on the bench.
TEAM NEWS: The hosts have a few injury problems with Moussa Dembele still out while in defence Nir Biton and Jozo Simunovic will line up in the heart of the defence, with 20-year-old Kieran Tiernay at left-back and 18-year-old Anthony Ralston at right-back. You suspect they may just be in for a busy evening.
PSG SUBS: Trapp, Kimpembe, Lucas Moura, Meunier, Yuri, Lo Celso, Draxler.
PSG XI:  Areola; Dani Alves, Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Kurzawa; Verratti, Thiago Motta, Rabiot; Cavani, Neymar, Mbappe.
CELTIC SUBS: De Vries, Bitton, Rogic, Edouard, Ajer, McGregor, Forrest.
CELTIC XI: Gordon; Simunovic, Ralston, Lustig, Tierney; Brown, Ntcham; Armstrong, Roberts, Sinclair; Griffiths.
PSG have named a VERY strong line-up tonight with Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Edinson Cavani and Marco Verratti all starting. So without any further ado, let’s take a check on tonight’s teams…
Good evening and welcome to our LIVE text commentary of Celtic v Paris Saint-Germain. The Champions League is back with a bang as Brendan Rodgers’s men face a visit from Unai Emery’s big-spenders. Can the hosts produce an upset against Neymar and Co.? Stay tuned as all the action is coming right up!