_ap_ufes{"success":true,"siteUrl":"the4thofficial.net","urls":{"Home":"http://the4thofficial.net","Category":"http://the4thofficial.net/category/leagues/scottish-league/aberdeen/","Archive":"http://the4thofficial.net/2017/03/","Post":"http://the4thofficial.net/2017/03/jose-mourinho-ensure-manchester-united-sign-beast-midfielder/","Page":"http://the4thofficial.net/how-to-submit-an-article/","Attachment":"http://the4thofficial.net/?attachment_id=38754","Nav_menu_item":"http://the4thofficial.net/2017/02/johnnbet/","Wpcf7_contact_form":"http://the4thofficial.net/?post_type=wpcf7_contact_form&p=2192"}}_ap_ufee
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 3: Moussa Dembele of Celtic celebrates with Manager Brendan Rodgers after the UEFA Champions League, Third Round, Second Leg between Celtic and Astana at Celtic Park on August 3, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Steve  Welsh/Getty Images)

A Tough Night Away For Celtic At The Etihad: How Did The Players Fare?

Etihad was set for a Champions League night against Celtic where only a perfect response was expected from Guardiola’s team after the drubbing received from Chelsea in the game before. Celtic have been running away domestically, being eight points clear at the top with three matches in hand over their nearest rival, so they arrived at Etihad on the last day seeking to cause an upset for a consolidation win even though the win would affect very less in terms of standings.

The match started with the away team having the upper hand with Caballero having to make early saves. Then the crucial point arrived where Roberts’ beautiful dribble down the right saw him being unchallenged by any of city players until late and the lad’s shot gave the Hoops an unlikely lead.

City’s response was quicker with Iheanacho being played through and the Nigerian kept his composure to score powerfully past Gordon. The match was quite balanced after that even though Gordon was less troubled than expected. Here are the player ratings for Celtic.

Craig Gordon – 6/10

Had to come up with decent saves as the game went but was troubled far less than expected. A good game for the keeper where one notable save was his quick reactions to deny Iheanacho from scoring again after the Nigerian flicked on from Sagna’s cross.

Mikael Lustig – 6/10

Visibly had a tough time against the pace and movement of City and got booked as well.  He especially failed to contain Nolito down the right as the match proceeded but must have been a relieved man when the winger started playing more inward later on.

Erik Sviatchenko – 7.5/10

Dealt with Iheanacho well and had a solid night at the back. Impressive!

Jozo Simunovic – 7/10

Was a decent performance. Did well when Nolito moved inwards.

Emilio Izaguirre – 6.5/10

Had a tough game throughout and he did his job well. Had to make a crucial block against Nolito and was disciplined.

Scott Brown – 7/10

A passionate display laced with discipline and composure in the midfield. A delight to watch as he gives everything on the pitch.

Tom Rogic – 6/10

Looked to be all over the pitch and put in an energetic performance.

Stuart Armstrong – 6/10

Kept the pressing and chased the ball. Good work-rate of the ball and wasn’t rewarded for all the effort he put in. A tough night for the midfielder.

Patrick Roberts – 7/10

Deserved the goal after a sweet dribble down the right and maintained his composure to finish. Did decently after that against his former club. Must have enjoyed the goal!

James Forrest – 5/10

Was substituted early after an injury. Had a decent game until then.

Moussa Dembele – 7/10

Plenty of pace and trickery in the attacking sector and had a very good game putting the point across of his talent on the European stage again.

Facebook Comments

comments

Share This Article

Real Madrid And Borussia Dortmund Combined XI: The Crème De La Crème From Both The Sides

Next Story »

Tottenham Hotspur And A Potential Europa League Place: Why It Could Be Crucial

T40 SCOUTING

  • MAINZ, GERMANY - MARCH 19:  Sead Kolasinac of Schalke 04 celebrates after scoring a goal during the Bundesliga match between 1. FSV Mainz 05 and FC Schalke 04 at Opel Arena on March 19, 2017 in Mainz, Germany.  (Photo by Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images)

    A Bundesliga Fan’s View On Why This Highly Rated Defender Would Be Perfect For Liverpool

    2 days ago

    As the rumours suggest, Liverpool have made a contract offer for Sead Kolasinac of Schalke 04. Liverpool are in need of a left back and they will ...

    Read More
  • MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 19:  Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool looks on during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Liverpool at Etihad Stadium on March 19, 2017 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

    A Borussia Dortmund Fan On Whether Liverpool Should Raid Klopp’s Old Club For This Star Defender

    3 days ago

    As per the Sun, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is reportedly keen on bringing Matthias Ginter in his squad. The Borussia Dortmund centre-back, who was touted as one ...

    Read More
  • LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 04:  Krystian Bielik of Arsenal battles with Lukas Nmecha of Man City during the FA Youth Cup semi-final second leg match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on April 4, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

    Arsenal Loan Update: How This Defensive Midfielder Is Turning Into A Beast At Birmingham City Under Zola

    6 days ago

    Birmingham City might be loitering aimlessly in the doldrums of the Championship table, but Premier League outfit Arsenal are keeping a watchful eye on the progress of ...

    Read More
  • Lyon's French Algerian midfielder Rachid Ghezzal celebrates at the end of the French L1 football match between Lyon and AS Saint-Etienne at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais in Decines-Charpieu near Lyon, southeastern France, on October 2, 2016. / AFP / PHILIPPE DESMAZES        (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/Getty Images)

    Everything You Need To Know About Middlesbrough Sending Scouts To Watch This Right Winger

    1 week ago

    Middlesbrough scouts attended both of Lyon’s games last week against Roma and Toulouse and were reportedly watching Rachid Ghezzal. Ghezzal has emerged as a summer target for ...

    Read More
  • Hoffenheim's forward Mark Uth and Dortmund's Spanish defender Marc Bartra vie for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match between TSG Hoffenheim and BVB Borussia Dortmund at the Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena in Sinsheim, southern Germany, on December 16, 2016. / AFP / Amelie QUERFURTH / RESTRICTIONS: DURING MATCH TIME: DFL RULES TO LIMIT THE ONLINE USAGE TO 15 PICTURES PER MATCH AND FORBID IMAGE SEQUENCES TO SIMULATE VIDEO. == RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE == FOR FURTHER QUERIES PLEASE CONTACT DFL DIRECTLY AT + 49 69 650050
        (Photo credit should read AMELIE QUERFURTH/AFP/Getty Images)

    Complete SWOT Analysis Of This Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur Transfer Target

    2 months ago

    German Bundesliga has always been the factory of producing fine talents who go on to become the superstars in due course of time. Many also attract interest ...

    Read More