Celtic locked horns with Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano earlier tonight as they hoped to secure a good result on the road in the UEFA Champions League. The Glaswegian outfit conceded the opening goal in the sixth minute when Antoine Griezmann found the back of the net. Daizen Maeda was sent off by the referee in the 23rd minute which put the visitors at a numerical disadvantage. Celtic shipped in another goal just before the half-time break when Alvaro Morata got his name on the scoreline. The Scottish giants were trailing 2-0 at the interval.
Brendan Rodgers’ men were poor in the second half as Atletico scored four more times thanks to a goal each from Griezmann, Morata, Samuel Lino and Saul Niguez. The contest finished with Celtic suffering a dismal 6-0 loss away from home.
Let’s take a look at how each Celtic player fared during the match against Atletico Madrid.
GK: Joe Hart – 6/10
Hart made some important saves at the back but conceded six goals tonight.
RB: Alistair Johnston – 5.5/10
He tried his best to defend his lines but it turned out to be a tough outing.
CB: Cameron Carter-Vickers – 5.5/10
Carter-Vickers made a few crucial clearances but it was not enough tonight.
CB: Liam Scales – 5.5/10
He got stuck in with a few solid tackles but was far from convincing on the defensive end of the pitch.
LB: Greg Taylor – 5/10
He cleared his lines when he could but lacked quality going forward.
CM: Matt O’Riley – 6/10
O’Riley struggled to get going in the first half and was substituted at half-time.
CM: Callum McGregor – 6/10
He made some crucial clearances inside his half but failed to influence the game in the final third.
CM: Paulo Bernardo – 6/10
Bernardo did his fair share of defending and made some positive runs with the ball.
RW: Daizen Maeda – 5/10
He let his teammates down by getting sent off in the 23rd minute.
ST: Kyogo Furuhashi – 5.5/10
Furuhashi never looked like he would score.
LW: Luis Palma – 6/10
He failed to impress and was substituted at half-time.
ST: Oh Hyeon-gyu – 6/10
He failed to influence the game.
CM: Odin Holm – 6/10
Holm made two decent runs with the ball.
RW: Yang Hyun-jun – 5.5/10
His impact on the game was minimal.
CM: David Turnbull – 5.5/10
Turnbull failed to dictate the tempo of the game.
CM: Tomoki Iwata – 6/10
He made two important defensive contributions.