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Elfsborg v Celtic

Rob Maclean introduces live coverage the second leg of Celtic's match against Elfsborg in Sweden. A chance for the Scottish champions' progress to the play-off round.


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Celtic take another step towards the Champions League play-off. Then and

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his team look to launch themselves further into another European

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adventure. With me in the studio, a importance and significance of this

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game tonight. To: �22 million is what they managed to bring in for

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the Champions League last year. As far as Alves Borg are concerned, the

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same team that played in Glasgow in the first leg. Do you expect them to

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be more advanced and night? More adventurous, to play slightly

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further up the park. They have had a great record so far. They will want

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to present a more attacking challenge to Celtic. Wilson starts

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for Celtic, slight surprise for that. It looks like he's going back

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to his old club. Will he be OK tonight? Neil Lennon is the best

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judge of that. If Neil Lennon feels he is, we have to say yes. Celtic

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know if they win this type, they will have European football all the

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way through to Christmas. But it's the Champions League they want. And

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if they win tonight, one tie away from the group stages. Celtic played

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the same team so far. A tonight. He's gone with the five across the

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middle to start of the game. I personally prefer Samaras starting

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on the left, using his power, pace and presents, having that free role.

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I'm not too sure how clever he is. Neal has gone in. He's left strokes

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out. Stokes won't be too happy about that. As long as he feels he still

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has a massive part to play... are not used to playing on that

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surface. I don't know about you, but playing on an artificial surface,

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even though it has improved dramatically since the days we were

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playing, now the parlous better and so on, still not quite the same. The

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ball can't kick up higher than normal. Most of the players will

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have to keep concentrated and get off to a good start. They will now

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experience this occasion. It has come a little bit early in the

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season for them. But now the league campaign has started. What I would

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say about playing on an artificial pitch, great success on it.

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Cliftonville were also had an artificial surface. Maybe a good

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Stokes. How big a decision was that? A big decision but we have to think

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of the opposition. A gamble to go with two wingers to start with.

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Plenty of second options. Gives us that extra piece as well. You also

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said you have a feeling you may scolded tonight. I hope so.I have

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always got Anthony Dave need him. We've got a bull substitutes.

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Another plastic pitch. You have your experiences of them in recent years.

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Happy with it? A strange one. It's got a sort of slope in the middle of

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it. Different to what we normally play on. How important is Champions

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League progression? These are really difficult games. The most difficult

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period for myself. It's so important. We've got two more games,

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but concentrating on one game at a time. Most people expect Celtic to

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progress tonight. How confident are you of upsetting the odds? We are

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feeling confident because here in our home ground, we normally play

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football well. We have lost only one game in 27. We enjoy playing at home

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so we have no pressure. For us, it's a game of opportunity. In terms of

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how you set up tonight, how different a side should we expect

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that we saw in Glasgow? It's the same 11 players. Of course, we have

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to play a little bit more offensively because we have to score

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goals but we feel we don't have to score in the first half because of

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its 0-0 in the first half, we can score in the second half. The main

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question is the balance between offence and defence. We are looking

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to having an extremely offensive from the first leg result last week.

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Only one goal in it. Yes, interesting, good cross. With his

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right foot this time but such a vital goal. It sets a tie-up for

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Celtic. Celtic rolling out to score one goal. Even if they do too, they

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whose two goals, they are still through. They are sixth in the

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Swedish league at the moment. They are not exactly in rip-roaring form

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at the moment. You all research has watched you watching the tape.

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a ridiculous situation. Celtic may the initial mistake of not putting

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in the initial contract. If they ever were to meet in any

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competition, that's a mistake they made. That is not there. We should

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even be talking about whether he plays or not. That should have been

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written in the initial deal. But he's a threat, he's strong, use

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quick. He will want to prove to Celtic and Neil Lennon that he

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should be in the Celtic team. From his point of view, he has wanted to

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show Neil... It rattles the bar there. They've got dangerous

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players. If it was me, I would probably show respect to my parent

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club and not play. The pressure on Celtic getting there has been

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massive and that's something Neil Lennon wants to keep away from the

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players. The players are aware if they don't go through, it is such a

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long season for them. Getting through tonight would be mass for

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Celtic and Scottish football. Last year, they earned �20 million. But

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everybody concerned, it was such a fantastic thing to watch. The only

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thing about these players, it adds real value. You have looked at what

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they have got. They wouldn't have got that if they were playing at the

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highest level. They are aware that pressure. How do they handle it?

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They will feel confident. If you are looking for a parallel, last season,

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Celtic knocked out those -- knocked out the season champions. If Celtic

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got the job done, live coverage on the BBC of the second leg coming

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comfortable European passages. The Swedish champions were pretty happy

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with the ones - zero defeat they took back. Commons stooped to head,

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giving his team the advantage right Swedish champions. Wilson looks as

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though he's off to Nottingham Forrest. But Stokes has been

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will this go? The Swedish champions have a more offensive team. But Neil

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Lennon had a little note of caution, talking about half-time

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level. I'm not quite sure they will come out all guns blazing. They will

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the Swedish champions. At this stage last year, it was Helsinki and

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Celtic were 2-1 up. This is a better lead. It is the fourth of six

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hurdles they need to overcome. But the next one is a high jump in it

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hearts's drawl at Anfield last August. He could be a massive player

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for Celtic tonight. He proved that countless times. Much controversy

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surrounding his inclusion in the starting line-up last week. We so

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OTT from seed in the domestic game, players on loan cannot play against

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are out to win this one. Perhaps not Tonight Celtic up against Elfsborg

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struggling for form. Their hands are beginning to slip off the Swedish

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title. Sixth in the league just now, mid season, here in Sweden, nine

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very well in the air against him in the first game. Caused them

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number 25 in behind the Celtic defence. Bangura almost cut the ball

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out. Wilson went tight, but turned easily. It was then that the ball

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almost went in behind the play in advance was offside. It went to

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Bangura who intercepted and Klarstrom. Easy for Ambrose. The big

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decision for Neil Lennon when it came to Stokes does he play Stokes

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up front and Samaras to the left or bring in Charlie Mulgrew, he went

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for the latter? The set-pieces will be important tonight. They have lost

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goals from corner kicks. Lost a goal from a wide free-kick and a header.

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He will think that Charlie's set-pieces will be very important

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tonight. Is Charlie Mulgrew. A challenge by Larsson. Former Sweden

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under-21 international with the tackle. Celtic would love an early

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deal of width, they are playing narrow, a lot of players around each

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coach guided them to the title last season. They are not in

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title-winning form. The Swedish title was won almost a year ago,

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really, last autumn. He has kept most of the team that was

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successful. This is Izaguirre, he picked out Bangura. He wasn't far

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away from the man on-loan from Celtic. Spectacular effort. Terrific

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effort. Good ball in. A little bit of gymnastic ability there. A little

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bit unlucky. Really unlucky not to score a goal there. That is a big

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warning to Celtic the danger that he can pose. That's if they don't know

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it already! The Elfsborg fans in the stand that we are in, which is where

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the cameras are, all felt that was front, one has to engage them. That

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ball can't come in. One has to engage him and stop him receiving

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that ball and put pressure on him. Elfsborg have started brightly, as

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they had to, 1-0 down in the tie. It to see him play well in a Scottish

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squad next week that has a chance of playing in Wembley. A big

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performance tonight. Away from home you need the player who can take up

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the park and make or get you a goal. It's a big role for him tonight.

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Elfsborg free-kick. Bangura chopped very useful area for the Swedish

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champions. Mulgrew, Wilson, Samaras, they have a lot of height Celtic. As

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much as it is a dangerous position, Celtic should be more than capable

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of defending this. Ishizaki is over it. Bangura was involved. He was

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challenging with Joe Ledley. Did he use the hand? The referee goes to

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his pocket. There is no card coming out for Bangura. I think it was a

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hand, trying to gain an advantage there. The referee reacted

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immediately as if he was going to book to him. By the time he reached

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him and spoke to him he didn't book him, which was a little bit of a

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surprise. No supporters behind Forster's goal as it's terrace

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terracing and UEFA don't allow that. Useful ball in. Ellegaard

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the keeper. They don't want to be put putting balls in random, they

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need to be more selective, if Samaras is on his own, pick him out,

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don't put it in there hoping for something, pick him out. Ellegaard,

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the goalkeeper, started his career at Manchester City. Ambrose deals

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with it. Celtic will try and make the world, he was looking for

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Izaguirre. Can he get there? Yes, he can. Samaras. Well, that is a

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massive chance. A great ball over the top. Must take it down the right

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hand side, puts in a terrific ball, the sort of ball that a centre

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forward wants. Not a lot of action on it. A ball left up in the air for

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Samaras to head. Really, Samaras will be disappointed that he didn't

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score there. That was a huge chance for Celtic to make life very

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difficult for Elfsborg with a 2-0 advantage. The manager thought he

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had it. He thought he had a two-goal lead which would have meant Elfsborg

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would need to win by three, at least there, Bangura might be in. Ambrose

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stands his ground. Just for a split second it looked as if Alhassan

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Bangura had got goal-side of Ambrose. Ambrose was a little bit

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tight. He has to be touch tight there. He has to be able to see the

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ball. He got up against Bangura and got a little bit lucky. It almost

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got the other side of him. Again, I think this pitch, on a grass pitch

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you might have got that ball out and got a shot in. Looking for King.

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They couldn't decide what to do. James Keene... Celtic looking

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dangerous dangerously at the back. Uncertainty. They have to be not too

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tight as we said already. Ambrose has already, Wilson has already.

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Allowing Bangura to get to the other side of him. They have been

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fortunate he has not got away. A little bit of hesitation dealing

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with the ball. Bangura's hand that hit, not Ambrose. Elfsborg corner.

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It's Ishizaki who will take it. Two Elfsborg players went for it.

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Samaras thump it is anywhere. Celtic under the kosh here. Ledley is there

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to spoon it away. Samaras will go on the counter. If he can get it under

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control, Celtic are three on two. He has been pick-pocketed by Larsson.

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Samaras hauls Larsson to the ground. The Elfsborg are baying for the

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Greek international. They want to see a yellow card here. Initially,

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Samaras did well. He got to the ball first. He turned back on to his left

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foot. As he looked out the other side to see if they can get the ball

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to the play player he gave the ball away. He intended to play-the-ball

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that was there for Samaras, he was frustrated with it. There wasn't

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much contact. Perhaps that is why ball up to him. Just give Celtic a

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little bit of time for the likes of Celtic. At one point, I thought you

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would go down. But he's got a corner kick. Samaras will give them a bit

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of a problem. But I think commons is scrappy at the moment. Celtic are

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a little bit ragged. Celtic are Celtic free kick. This is a

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fantastic opportunity for Celtic. The centre half didn't judge that at

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all well. Celtic are seeking to take advantage of this opening. Chances

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like this certainly don't come very often. The goalkeeper trying to

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arrange the yellow and black wall. In discussion with Svensson.

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Potentially huge moment in this Champions League second leg. Mulgrew

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These were two fantastic opportunities for Celtic. It broke

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through the wall, dropped on the edge of the six yard box. The

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goalkeeper made a fantastic save but I still think Celtic should be ahead

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Lennon knows there is still danger. Celtic still have to be very

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Forrest has got behind it. Give him that. And a potential for Lustig

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that territory and then you give managers. Neil Lennon looked a

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little bit stressed there. I think you would be frustrated. The game

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has deteriorated. It is a little bit scrappy. Bangura and Keane both

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putting pressure on Wilson and Ambrose and they are not enjoying

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are on their travels are Elfsborg. Already, we have seen a lot more of

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them as an attacking force tonight than they were at Celtic Park last

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Svensson was the one man who has Bangura. He's been a handful. A

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couple of times, he has been lucky not to get behind them. Celtic have

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got away with it but I think that he obviously is conscience he is

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playing against his old team. He is said to prove he should be playing

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for Celtic are not Elfsborg tonight. Still will not sure about his

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hamstring problem till just before kick-off. Keeping an eye on him

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during warm up. Certainly don't think he'll last the 90 minutes

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pressure. From Somerset, 27 years of They are coming out a little bit

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ragged, a little bit slowly. Bangura hasn't got Wilson and Ambrose for

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pace. Well, the ball has come in for Bangura. Another worry for Neil

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Lennon. He's got to mark him better, got to engage him. He has

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closed his body to Bangura and has lost him. He has got to keep better

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contact with him. If they get up to the halfway line, you has not got

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the pace to out run Ambrose on just three starts, no goals. One of

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those starts was a Roper league game. He is throwing his weight

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around upfront. His header there was not a good good as Chancellor

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Samaras. Bangura could be expected It has turned into a pass back from

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It has turned into a pass back from are coming from Elfsborg losing the

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ball? It will worry Neil Lennon what is happening up front. Bangura has

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given a foul away at that time, that is where he will be worrying,

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looking at his centre halfs thinking they have been messed about. It's

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causing the whole team a little bit of anxiety, it's creeping into the

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play and passing. They have to get a bitter grip of Bangura and the whole

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confidence then can go through the team. It is giving Neil Lennon

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plenty to think about so far. They have just played over the half-hour

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mark, 0-0. Celtic still ahead in the tie on aggregate. Brown was taken

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Svensson in the engine room, out wide tonight. A corner. That was a

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good idea, Forrest pulled off. They played a good ball into his feet.

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Likewise, Forrest did the right thing, quickly turned it on to his

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right foot and won a danger kick. Dangerous position for Celtic,

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Charlie Mulgrew and the quality he can deliver. We know about Charlie

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Mulgrew's left foot. What can he conjure up here? The goalkeeper

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thought about coming. It didn't matter in any case. Again, like the

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throw-in in the same corner, dispinting challenge, over hit it

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there. Not sure again whether the surface put too much on it. They

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have to put a ball in. With the quality he has, he should be putting

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the ball in put pressure on the Elfsborg back four and the Elfsborg

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goalkeeper. It came straight out for a goal kick. There is someone

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struggling in the Elfsborg backline. It looks as though he is get getting

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ready to come on. This could be a nervy night in Scandinavia. Mobaeck

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comes off replaced by the younger Tom Soderberg who had six years at a

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team not far from here, he is a new Matthew Stokes, Watt and Kayal.

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Wilson, on the stretch, didn't get much of the ball, if at all.

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Elfsborg will play on. Celtic dig it game and his role playing upfront

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and whether he would be effective. So far he hasn't really been as

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effective as we have seen him be when he is coming from the deeper

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positions, from the wider left hand side when he is able to...

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Balcombing in from the right - sorry, carry on. He was able to run

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at people. You know, to carry the ball at them. He is not able to do

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that because he is playing with his back to the back four. Kean, good

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turn, not such a good shot. -- Keene. This was Bangura again. There

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was the challenge by Wilson, got the right booed on it, Izaguirre did as

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well. Izaguirre definitely did. I think Wilson missed the ball. It

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could easily have been a free-kick. It looked if he got anything on it,

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it was a faint touch, when we first strength at which that pass came to

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him. It might set something up though, Commons. Ledley to Lustig,

:51:28.:51:38.
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Scottish internationals. In their Charlie Mulgrew. He did as well as

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he could with the cross. It was a little bit too high for him. They

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spoke before the game about being half-time at level. They have done

:52:28.:52:33.

that. In fact, they have stepped on and put Celtic under pressure. They

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have played up against Celtic. is on the ground. No free-kick, the

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Russian referee has little sympathy. He will stop proceedings now. They

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have already had to make one change Elfsborg, Keene clutching on to his

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right ankle. Am rose, the offender. -- Ambrose. He has had seven loan

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flicked on by Samaras, easy for slash astronomy. -- Klarstrom. Keene

:53:55.:54:05.
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is all better. Bangura. Klarstrom looking for Rohden. The referee

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wasn't happy with the challenge by Svensson. Showing a lot of

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experience there, Scott Brown, winning himself a free-kick there.

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Bangura has given the two centre halfs a problem. You spoke about him

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being a player who came from Kidderminster, he is carving himself

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out a great career over here. He shouldn't be able to give them as

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difficult a time as he is. Celtic's kr halves need to do better against

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these two. The defence got a good run out in the Champions League's

:54:43.:54:48.

Group stage last season. Adam Matthews is on the bench tonight, he

:54:48.:54:58.
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played his part as well. It has been Izaguirre and Brown. Hoofs it clear.

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played into the middle earlier. Towards Ishizaki, Wilson. Wilson

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claiming his innocence, and the around in the wide areas again. In

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towards Bangura. 6 foot 7 figure of Fraser Forster collects. Not winning

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the ball allowed the cross to come in. Forster took it comfortably. The

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centre half impulsive. He needs to pick and choose when he is going to

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ground. He needs to win the ball if he does. That is the number 21,

:56:36.:56:46.
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Hauger. Creeping ever closer to the half-time whistle. Celtic still

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leading by 1-0 on aggregate, 0-0 here in Boras Arena. Samaras had a

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header that went over and Ledley's attempt saved. The manager has

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different aspects to think about defensively. He has to take into

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account they are away from home and thinking about getting a goal. You

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wonder about Anthony Stokes and beyond that Hooper in particular.

:57:29.:57:33.

Those two chances, if either of them had been on the end of them, would

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both of them be in a goal and would this tie be all over? Gary Hooper

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and Victor Wanyama two of the stars of the show last season in Europe.

:57:49.:57:55.

There were many in green and white. So many helped guide the club into

:57:55.:58:05.
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the last 16. Lustig, it opened up for him. If you are a striker you

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are doing well to score from, there let alone a right back. I don't mind

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him doing that. They were taking shots from distance warming up. A

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lot was ending up in the bottom corner of the net. He had a lash. It

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went 15 yards wide. You have to hit a target. There is an opportunity on

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this surface. The ball can move very quickly and it's difficult for the

:58:32.:58:42.
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Soderberg there. Soderberg got there first. Mulgrew. Missed by Larsson.

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The flag is up on this near side. think he was margin Ali offside

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there. They have to do that. Samaras did win the header earlier in that

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sequence. He won the header, Forrest was the one support it and getting

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on the end of it. There has been a lot of balls up to Samaras he hasn't

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won as cleanly as that. He has to do as well as that, better than he has

:59:31.:59:41.
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been doing. Ambrose missed that, to Lennon, because he is leading the

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tie or Jorgen Lennartsson because he is happy with that scoreline?

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think it will be Jorgen Lennartsson. He will seen more, nerves at the

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back. Seen what Bangura and Keene have gone to the Celtic back four.

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He will be encouraged. Neil Lennon at half-time will have things to say

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to help put this right. There is uncertainty in the cellic's

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performance. First half is not over, a minute of stoppage-time. We moved

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into that. That was sold short to Svensson, which Mulgrew was across.

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Celtic have somehow contrived to give the ball away. Bangura's effort

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is blocked by Wilson. The Swedish fans want a penalty. He went to

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ground that time. He wrapped his leg around, it was a good challenge. He

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 45 seconds

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half-time, with literally seconds to behind it. That is the final act of

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the first half. We are no nearer knowing who will go through this

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time. The manager reckoned 0-0 would be a decent score for his Swedish

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the balance, isn't it? Play a lot better. They have looked very one

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dimensional, very predictable. Every time the goalkeeper, Forster, has

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got the ball, all he does is the big move up the middle to Samaras. I

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would like to see Lustig split wide. You've got players like Ledley

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and Brown in the middle of the park, meant to be good footballers, good

:02:48.:02:53.

passes. Go and get the ball. Commons is in there to get on the ball and

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make things happen for Celtic. I have not seen him in 45 minutes.

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When Forrest is running at the full-back, he is looking inside.

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Samaras is drifting out to the left. Commons is nowhere to be

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seen. You've got to have an option for Forrest. Saying all that, they

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can play a lot better. The worry I have is the defensive qualities of

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Celtic. They are so deep at times, and this big gap is between the

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midfield and defence. Bangura is using his strength. It only takes

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one header down or one deflection and a midfielder coming onto that.

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They also have a very good chance, like Bangura's chance. I would like

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to see that again. But maybe he should dominate. It only takes one

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opportunity. John is talking from an attacking side, I am also talking

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about it defensively. The picture is not good as well. They are finding

:04:16.:04:23.

it difficult. A lot of it has been uncomfortable viewing but Celtic

:04:23.:04:33.

have two great chances to score. Yes, but lasting does brilliantly to

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get there. It's criminal not to hit the target. Lustig does brilliantly.

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He's got to hit it back across the goalkeeper. I've seen a Samaras

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score lots of good headers. There is the reaction on the touchline to

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that. They realise how big a chance it was. So was this. And what a

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fantastic save. What a fantastic save. He sticks up his hand, comes

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out. He didn't know much about it but he made a fantastic save and

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that was probably the best chance of the game. I don't blame Ledley too

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much there. The goalkeeper has spread himself, much like Schmeichel

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used to do. We've got a request to see the Bangura header. This was a

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big chance, wasn't it? Big chance. I don't know where his starting

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position was, but almost ended up in the six yard box. Ambrose didn't do

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himself any favours, either. Hit it back across the goalkeeper. When the

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winger has got time, he's sprinting out, stopping that cross. Stop the

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initial ball come in the box. Then Ambrose doesn't have to deal with

:06:27.:06:34.

the problem. There were a couple of other incidents where the ball was

:06:34.:06:44.
:06:44.:06:46.

way out. Celtic have created chances are not defended well. Wilson and

:06:46.:06:51.

Ambrose at times look as if they never played together at the back.

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That's what Neil Lennon will be saying to them at half-time. They've

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got to sharpen up. The next 45 minutes is massive in terms of their

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season, their futures. John was right earlier on. Celtic need to get

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a hold of the ball. They need to pass it around. These players are

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good passes. This is why they play for Celtic. We spoke about the

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pressure of tonight, about what it means. Is that showing itself?

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not so sure. I think the pictures and helping them. I've seen one ball

:07:37.:07:46.

coming into the box and it's almost checked back. But they are not used

:07:46.:07:51.

to playing on that. When they get the ball, it is coming off them

:07:51.:07:56.

quicker. Even the quality of the past, maybe they are overheating. It

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does look as if there is a little bit of nerves, certainly at the

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back. Wilson is leaving the football club tomorrow, apparently, so I

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don't know where his head is tonight. But I just think in

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football, you've always got a chance to put it right, and it's not been a

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great first half from Celtic. I expect them to come out sharper and

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braver. Bangura is causing Ambrose on Wilson problems, isn't he?

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does well to get an overhead kick. It is individual ability this

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season. But it's the strength. Every time he looks as if he wants to hit

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about being outmuscled. Ambrose does well in the end because he stands

:09:01.:09:07.

strong. But Bangura should take that onto his left side, chances left

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foot, but in the end, Ambrose gets back. When you drop off into those

:09:13.:09:20.

areas, then he becomes dangerous. You were a big guy. As a centre

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forward, you can push the centre halfback. The centre halves should

:09:27.:09:33.

be up, pushing the centre forwards up all the time. They are missing

:09:33.:09:41.

out the midfield a lot of the time. Celtic should surely be dealing with

:09:41.:09:49.

this better. This is a little overhead pass for Keene. This is how

:09:49.:09:54.

Swedish teams to play. But look at the gaps between midfield and the

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back forward. They are not dealing with at first ball. I think it was

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Mulgrew that time, a handball. Don't let him get in front here.

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Celtic have been very similar. Look how many times Celtic get them play

:10:16.:10:21.

from the back. Every single occasion, when forced gets the ball,

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he who set up to Samaras. But we are then going away from what Celtic are

:10:27.:10:33.

very good at, they are a very good passing team. You see them at home

:10:33.:10:38.

sometimes, they pass to death. Go out there, have the confidence and

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be brave to pass the ball around. So is that what Neil Lennon is

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concentrating on at the moment? think he will be working on their

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mentality little bit. But yes, he will be asking them to pass the ball

:10:53.:10:56.

but will not be creating negatives at half-time. He will be trying to

:10:56.:11:06.

keep them motivated. We haven't seen comments yet in the game. Celtic

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have created the two best chances in the game. Neal took a gamble,

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playing Mulgrew. If he had gone with strokes, it's all ifs and buts.

:11:20.:11:28.

Annie has the opportunity to bring Stokes into the game as well.

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is his big chance. Yes, he's on the bench, but he could come on. He has

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the opportunity. It only takes one more goal in the tie is finished. By

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bringing in Stokes, you might make Samaras more comfortable as well.

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highlighted it at times. Samaras naturally just drifted out. He had

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hardly been out the right-hand side because he is so used to playing out

:11:59.:12:06.

on the left. We may see a change. We may see Mulgrew going off. You may

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see Stokes come on. He might push Samaras out onto the left. Wilson

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appears to be on his way out, back to Nottingham Forrest. How concerned

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would you be by the fact that Cooper, first choice picks, Wilson?

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Is the timing of it. I don't know when this has been brewing. It's

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come out over the last 24 hours that he has been moving. If it's a

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professional move, I think it's outrageous because Celtic are in the

:12:46.:12:56.

Champions League and will help them progress. If it's a family issue,

:12:56.:12:59.

then we have two say everybody needs to deal with those family problems.

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I hope it's the second one. But it's the timing of it! For Neil Lennon,

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he's left centre back. Now he has to start all over again. They've

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obviously brought in the Dutch guy. But then they can move Charlie back

:13:25.:13:30.

in there. But I would rather Charlie playing out on the left-hand side.

:13:30.:13:37.

How much will they were Miss Wilson? He's been solid. He's played in big

:13:37.:13:46.

games. I think maybe he's unsettled. Maybe he's got issues at home. From

:13:46.:13:49.

a professional point of view, you don't go to Nottingham Forrest and

:13:49.:13:58.

swap. I thought there were times last year where his confidence was

:13:58.:14:02.

way down there. He should be able to go out there and get on the ball and

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demand the ball. It's an individual, confidence thing, though. Players

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have to get that confidence themselves. Nobody teaches a centre

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forward to score goals and be comfortable. He have to bring that

:14:18.:14:26.

out yourself. That's what the top players do. How confident are you

:14:26.:14:32.

feeling that Celtic can get the job done here? Before the game, I was

:14:32.:14:36.

always confident they would get that goal. They have had two very good

:14:36.:14:41.

chances. I think they will get more chances. They have to take it

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because the longer the game this goes on, they could be in trouble.

:14:46.:14:54.

still think Celtic will score a goal. Although Celtic have got

:14:54.:14:59.

themselves into difficulties, two golden chances. Celtic will create a

:14:59.:15:07.

chance. If they defend resolutely, properly, don't get outmuscled. They

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will get a chance in the game. good are Elfsborg? I think their

:15:17.:15:22.

game is getting up to the big guy. They don't have enough quality

:15:22.:15:30.

across the midfield. It's just how Celtic defending deal with that

:15:30.:15:38.

first ball. I don't know where the other guys from, is he Japanese? He

:15:38.:15:48.
:15:48.:15:49.

throws in a decent ball. Attitude? They can play better than they did.

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In terms of the second-half, they will have a chance. That the will be

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the most annoying thing, if elt Celtic go out tonight - God forbid

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they don't, if they do, they will look at this Elfsborg side and say

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we are better than this. They have the second-half to prove it now.

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is still goalless in Sweden between Elfsborg and Celtic. It 's Kris

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Commons' goal from last week which is the only one, 1-0 Celtic lead on

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aggregate as the second-half is about to get underway and we return

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to our commentators Mark McKee and COMMENTATOR: The seventh time

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Scottish teams have met Swedish opposition. St Mirren played

:16:50.:16:57.

Elfsborg in the UEFA Cup first round. St Mirren went through on

:16:57.:17:06.

that occasion. Dundee United, UEFA Cup final, the season after that.

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Rangers two years ago. The Swedes going through 1-0 a win at Ibrox

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followed by a 1-1 draw in Sweden. Then that Elfsborg victory for

:17:20.:17:30.
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Celtic last year. Hibs did play Elfsborg in 2008. Two, 2-0 wins for

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Elfsborg. Celtic get underway which is a massive and crucial 45 minutes

:17:40.:17:45.

of their season. They look to get off and running on the front foot

:17:45.:17:53.

with Commons, Brown. No changes at half-time. Elfsborg forced into one

:17:53.:17:59.

change in the first half. That is Mulgrew. Not a bad ball for Commons.

:17:59.:18:05.

Positive start by Celtic, just a simple centre taking it out to

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Forrest and letting him get the ball up the park for Celtic. It has given

:18:09.:18:19.
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and Moscow and Juventus Elfsborg went out of the Europa League last

:18:29.:18:34.

season. Ambrose being put under pressure by Keene. It is a Celtic

:18:34.:18:42.

ball. The guys in the studio, Mark, hinting that Neil Lennon will have

:18:42.:18:47.

had plenty to say to his players at half-time, he wouldn't have been

:18:47.:18:54.

happy, would you agree? I'm sure the tone of his voice was that, but I'm

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sure he had a lot of instructions that would help the performance.

:19:05.:19:15.
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almost dropped back to Rohden. referee gave a slight advantage to

:19:33.:19:37.

Celtic there, that is why they played the drop ball. Almost came to

:19:37.:19:47.
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Keene. Ishizaki as well. Another awkward one for the Celtic defence,

:19:51.:19:57.

Bangura beaten Ambrose to it. Ambrose is hopping a little bit. I

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think he is feeling sorry for himself. He didn't come out and step

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on to it. He is walking gingerly. He is making, you know, faces as if he

:20:09.:20:14.

is under pressure physically. He is feeling a little bit sorry for

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himself I think. Kevin Wilson likely to depart tomorrow. Celtic don't

:20:21.:20:31.
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want any more injuries to their saw that a lot in the first half.

:20:40.:20:42.

Celtic with the square balls, they have been caught out a few times

:20:42.:20:48.

with that now. The surface, it doesn't get there as wick quickly.

:20:48.:20:53.

Pat was talk about that in the studio. I don't want to labour the

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point about the surface, but it is different from playing on grass.

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It's an artificial surface in Helsinki a year ago, Celtic winning

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that one 2-0 on the night and spart particular Moscow as well and

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Cliftonville in Belfast. He had a couple of options there, Commons

:21:19.:21:29.
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unlucky there. The surface, the ball - Neil Lennon spoke about it taking

:21:40.:21:50.
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the ball away. He did well there. He got a little bit unlucky. Lustig was

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Bangura, the referee has let that one go. Rohden, testing Lustig.

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Ambrose not looking comfortable in going to trouble the keeper. Now

:22:33.:22:38.

they have a corner, they have to defend it. Celtic laboured in

:22:38.:22:47.

defence. Cumbersome. Stefan Ishizaki prepares to take the corner. He has

:22:47.:22:52.

pulled it a back to Larsson, who is renowned for his distance shooting.

:22:52.:22:58.

Well wide. Terrific corner from the training ground. Sucked all of the

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Celtic defenders, all of the Celtic midfield inside the 18 yard box and

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cut the ball all the way back. Struck the ball well, but didn't hit

:23:08.:23:15.

the target, thankfully for Celtic's sake. Elfsborg has lost once in the

:23:15.:23:24.

league here since the 12th September 2011. It is the start of a winless

:23:24.:23:30.

run for them, if they did lose. They are in no real form. They did come

:23:30.:23:40.
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it. Celtic would like a feel of the ball six-and-a-half minutes into the

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 45 seconds

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eventually gets it under control. the referee has given the free-kick

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to Elfsborg in a useful kind of area. A dangerous area for Celtic.

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Just before that, two balls forward, Ambrose won one, Wilson won one.

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Celtic won procession and got play. An unnecessary free-kick there from

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Scott Brown. Ishizaki to take. More questions being asked of this Celtic

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rear-guard. Everyone in green and delivery. Ambrose couldn't get it

:25:56.:26:01.

fully clear. The shot is blocked. Forrest folks away to Commons.

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players. That is an Elfsborg ball. Lustig knows that. He does know it.

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I hope that's not Costly. Elfsborg giving it straight back. -- costly.

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Elfsborg continue to press. Ambrose dealt with it that time, no

:26:50.:26:54.

hesitation in trying to bring it down, or go back to the keeper, they

:26:54.:27:04.
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can regroup and deal with the more aggressive? I think they have

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to retain their composure. They haven't to panic. They are winning

:27:13.:27:19.

over the two legs. It's still 0-0. Not really threatening a goal,

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Elfsborg, just keep it going, just be careful. Larsson's long throw-in

:27:24.:27:32.

into the box. It's flicked on. Forster couldn't get there. A man

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went down inside the six-yard box. There is a flag up. Keene went to

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ground. Heart and mouth stuff for Celtic players. Bangura, it knead

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through to him. Maybe it didn't get all the way to him. There was an

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offside decision anyway. Scrappy again. They came out of it. It

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remains 0-0. Get your composure. Get a hold of the ball again. The two

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balls forward, they had one, keep winning the balls and keep building

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off it. Forster did enough there. That was a dlaedful header. Commons

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almost forcing it through to Mulgrew. A lettoff for Celtic

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though. -- dreadful. -- let-off. 11 minutes into the second-half, for

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the second leg of this Champions League's Third qualifying round tie.

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Hooked away by Soderberg, whose mistake it was in the first place.

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It looks like he could be got a. Brown. Offside. Against Forrest.

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Yeah. Celtic and Samaras and Commons has been doing what Bangura has been

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do doing in the first half. Motherwell are in Russia. They were

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training in the park tonight. They are 2-0 down. St Johnstone are 1-0

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up, thanks to that crucial goal from Stephen McClean in the first leg

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last week. Coverage tomorrow night with Sportsound. It's all about the

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Champions League tonight as Lustig so from Celtic's point of view.

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Celtic made about six or seven passes. Till now, it has been three

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or four. Celtic a little bit better something to spark them. What we

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don't want to see is that it becomes an open game. Celtic are to retain

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their composure and shaping discipline and see this game out. Do

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not let the game become a sort of 50-50 open game. Celtic 's fifth

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competitive game of the season. from Wilson. He gets away with it.

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Keene looking at the assistant referee. Collins wins a free kick

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for Celtic. At the very least, it looks robust. The linesmen are only

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yards away from them. He didn't deem that a penalty kick so we have to

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trust his judgement. But a risky challenge in that situation. A wee

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niggly at each other there, Keene beyond the hour mark. Celtic still

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that won gold to the good in the tie. I saw the referee have a little

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look over at him and we held our breath. But no reaction from the

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assistant referee and thankfully, no final leg against Helsinki where

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Celtic scored two goals and sealed it. How they would love to get one

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now. I think we got some feedback from the Celtic dressing room. They

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felt they were fitter than Elsa Berg in the second half. If that was the

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case, it could happen again. We saw Neil Lennon not happy with the

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challenge by Keene. He should have got a penalty, he feels. He is

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convinced that he should have had a penalty. He still feels badly done

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make tonight. The ball will accelerate on the surface. It's a

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difficult surface but he had a well covered. We saw Keene again not

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in, manipulated the ball, been involved in the game a bit more than

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ball. When he has laid it down to Commons, he came on to it, struck

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the ball, but just not well enough to hit the target. We saw a replay

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scrappy than we saw in the first half as we move into the final

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space and Bangura laid down a ball that was overhit. Celtic need to be

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careful. As the game goes on, they will push and push it and run out of

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energy, and Celtic will become stronger. Stokes is getting ready to

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come on. We are not sure yet. might be that Forrest or Samaras

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come out on this site, and maybe we to, which is the way he plays.

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Samaras doesn't normally play like that. Stokes will go through the

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County. One very late in the day. Samaras missed it with a toe injury.

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He's off, Stokes is on. Different threat for Elfsborg to deal with.

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Neil Lennon did say that pitch side, he would be surprised if Samaras

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went the whole distance. Maybe we should have expected he would come

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off. If Celtic to create another chance and Stokes is the man at the

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end of it, chances are, he will put at the back of the net. Mulgrew is

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also struggling a bit. He might be off as well. A good challenge by

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Wilson. Bangura really giving Celtic a difficult time. Laid a great ball

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into his path. Wilson came across, spread himself as you would expect

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him to do. But he seems to hurt himself in the process.

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Mulgrew, surely the game is over for him. Celtic will have to make a

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change again in quick succession. Mulgrew, who missed the start of the

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season because of injury, his first competitive appearance of the

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season. The second leg of the Cliftonville tie. It was just last

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week Mulgrew's first competitive it parents. He is going to have to come

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off air now. We are talking about the defensive options being limited

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for Neil Lennon because we are expecting Wilson to leave the club

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this week. I don't think Neil Lennon will be looking beyond the last 20

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minutes of this match. He's worrying about tonight. Wilson was hobbling a

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little bit but I think he's OK. He's taking a drink. But I think he's

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going to make it through the game. He seemed to have blocked his ankle

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a little bit. He looks fine. Mulgrew is not fine, though. Celtic hadn't

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brought anyone on yet. In trying to shout someone over. Matthews,

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enough to withstand a potential Elfsborg attack here before that can

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Elfsborg attack here before that can Elfsborg attack here before that can

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minutes to go. Rohden, it's found Larsson. Commons bullying him off

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the ball. That is good play. The man who has the only tie in the game so

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far. It's sensible he has given his time to regroup and reshape. They

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are down a man. They need the man on quickly. They can't go on too long

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with 10-men against this team who are stepping on trying to get this

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late goal. There will be an urgency about Elfsborg as Celtic bring

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Champions League last season. The Sweden under-21 international

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Hedlund. He will slip into the central role beside Svensson or move

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out to the right. In he'll come. He might allow Marcus Rohden to move in

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beside Svensson. You are getting to that stage where a Celtic goal now

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would surely put them through. They haven't done much attacking in this

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to Elfsborg here. The man who has come on, Hedlund, who won the

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free-kick, in a good area. He did well to get the free-kick. I don't

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think he got to the ball. He launched himself. Izaguirre got well

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in getting away. He goes to ground, very, very easily. It's a really

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dangerous position for Celtic at this stage. Elfsborg would snap your

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arm off for extra-time right now. Stokes is in the middle of the

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Celticle wall. Ledley, Brown and Commons also in there. This is a

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heart and mouth moment this for Celtic. Ishizaki flies it in. The

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referee's whistle sounds. That will be a brilliant sound for the Celtic

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defence. Jorgen Lennartsson will be disappointed in that. Again, a

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situation that was really asking to be put into that area, the second

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six-yard box. He played it way beyond everyone. Had had came out

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for a goal kick. A big lettoff for Celtic. Dusk fall falling over

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Scandinavia. Lustig is limping too. Celtic have been hit hard in the

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wounded department tonight. Forrest. Ledley. Back by Hedlund. He has made

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an impact already, he is just on a couple of minutes. Commons. He has

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given that to Bangura. For what ever reason it hasn't tonight for Celtic

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so far. It is still 0-0 on the night. They lead on the aggregate

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scoreline. This is Keene. Slightest touch on it to nick it away from

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Svensson. Brown. Soderberg. Frustration for Matthews because

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Commons moved it to Stokes instead. 13 minutes to go. Elfsborg won their

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sixth Swedish championship last season. The first since 2006. They

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hadn't won it since 61, a 45 year gap. It does not look as if they

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will be retaining their title this season. They can still maintain

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hopes of advancing in the Champions place in the play-offs, the draw of

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place in the play-offs, the draw of which is made on Friday. Forrest

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up-ended by Hedlund. Izaguirre defended quite well. A minute ago he

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was unlucky, he didn't get to the ball when the player went down. I

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think the player threw himself to the ground. Otherwise, I think he's

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defended quite well. The referee warning Fraser Forster he is taking

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too long over this, soaking up the was going to be for Anthony Stokes.

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To launch it up to Anthony Stokes is wasteful. It has been missed by

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Ambrose. This is Keene, Wilson and Lustig combine. It's a corner.

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Lustig had to deal with it. Lustig recovered really, really well. Again

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the centre halves -- centre halfs went and missed it. Celtic's back

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four were in a business of disarray. Potentially nerve-wracking 11

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minutes for the Celtic supporters. The right foot of Ishizaki. That

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came right through, it came off Joe Ledley's head last. It's an

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Elfsborg's ball. Away very quickly. Larsson's delivery. Wilson met it.

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Klarstrom, Soderberg. Izaguirre, will try and Shepherd it out.

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Izaguirre did it well. Celtic have to be careful. 10 minutes on the

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clock. The clock is up behind both goals, the players can see it. 10

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minutes to go, they don't want to get deeper and deeper and defend

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their 18 yard box, that is is a dangerous tactic. They have to get

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out, get the ball to Stokes and Forrest and pose some threat on

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Wilson's header wasn't decisive. Izaguirre has found his goalkeeper.

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It's not what his manager would have liked to have seen? No. I think that

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Jorgen Lennartsson... Too high for Stokes, the flag was up in any case,

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offside. I think that Jorgen Lennartsson will still be thinking

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there is something in this game for him. Hedlund got the better of

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Izaguirre there, he didn't get the better of himself. They are playing

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quickly. The balls are coming back in off the ballboys quickly. They

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are keeping Celtic under pressure. The manager on the far side there

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will be thinking is that he can get their seats here, I'm sure they are

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himself. A high boot by Stokes on was looking to knock it out to that

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far side. A bit of a waste in the end. That was unnecessary. At this

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stage, with eight minutes to go, they have to make sure any

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opportunity they get to get the ball into an area that puts Celtic under

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pressure, they have to do that. was the arm, not the boot, of

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of a qualifier when your lead is so slim, so slender, the backpass there

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becomes a lot more difficult. Commons, he managed to find Stokes.

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The ref has pulled it back. Didn't like the challenge by Stokes there

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on Jorgensen. I don't think it was a replacing Klarstrom. He came on at

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Celtic Park, Elm, last week. He went on and pushed straight upfront. He

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is a bigger boy. Chasing. Svensson there as well. The 37-year-old

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sticking with Commons. He has fouled him there. We move o move into the

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final six minutes. Good energy from Commons. He was chasing that. Not a

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great ball. He got there first. He got the team a free-kick in a decent

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area, in that stage of the game where they need to take the pressure

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off themselves. It's exactly what Celtic needed that the stage.

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Svensson with the foul. Commons was fouled and it's him who will take

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waste. Neil Lennon turns around into his diggout in disgust after seeing

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that. He choose to take a short one and try and retain possession of the

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free-kick rather than put the ball in the box. I think if Ambrose has

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come up, which it did, you have to put it in it there and give yourself

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a chance of scoring a goal. One for Bangura. Tried to play into the path

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of Keene. Lustig comes across. Goal kick. Keene reckons it's a corner,

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ever in terms of Neil Lennon's eyes. He saw him giving his back four a

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difficult evening. He has not scored. He hasn't been a goal

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threat. He put himself about. He kept the Celtic back four under

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pressure throughout the game. gets that off Svensson. Plenty in

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support of this. Forrest trying to squeeze it through, he didn't manage

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that. That is a heavy touch. Celtic are very, very close to going

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the air, he has pulled it down on his chest and flicked balls on.

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defending at the back post. Well over hit, going over his head. The

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fuelback, Izaguirre, making sure there was not going to be any

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contact with Keene. That Keene wasn't going to get on the end of

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it. In the second-half Izaguirre has had a good game. Of the back four he

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is the most concentrated and probably played as well as any of

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Forrest. Couldn't quite find Stokes. Forrest taking someone on for the

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first time almost in the second-half. I think he did it quite

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well there. The ball, straight into the goalkeeper's arms. He needs

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better quality. Pull it back, pull it back towards the 18 yard box.

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Keene taking it a away from his Protesting his innocence. I think it

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was a culmination of several challenges. His arm is a bit hi

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there, bit of a slap in the neck. The referee was probably justified

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there. Stokes got the two goals against Ross County, one very late,

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two minutes to go. Again, a wasted matters. I think that's almost the

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first time that Celtic have been as far up as the edge of Elfsborg's 18

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yard box and beyond. Pressure off a stoppage time added on at the end.

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If it's going to finish 0-0, it's not the result I expected. I

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expected Celtic to school. They haven't. Last four minutes of extra

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they could get at the next round, they could do a lot better. And the

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pitch is a lot to do with every opportunity, understandably,

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went Celtic haven't taken things instantly. It's what happens. Celtic

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rightly taking the time of things. One of the best 0-0 scores they have

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have come and gone. Peanut fluxes to warrant a goal. Celtic are the

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waiting to knock Celtic into the next round and Stokes couldn't find

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him. A little bit earlier, Commons was free in the middle. If they win

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or draw, they still go through. Celtic can make their final change

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of the match, and more precious second slip away from Elfsborg.

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Commons can't waste any more times. Still, Celtic can't make the change.

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Heading towards the final minute of stoppage time now. So close to a

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place in Friday 's draw of the Champions League play-off stage.

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Down goes Brown. That's a free kick. Bangura on loan from Celtic and he

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started Easter issue down there! Bangura actually did quite well.

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When he didn't come out with the ball, his frustration at the whole

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thing tonight over boiled. Brown got involved. The linesman, the

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referee, has seen what has gone on and is calming things down. Hedlund

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did land awkwardly on Brown. I'm not sure how welcome Bangura would be

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back at Celtic if he returns after his loan spell. The rest all out on

:06:56.:07:06.
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wasn't pretty at times tonight but Neil Lennon, look at that! Doesn't

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care a jot. They have come through a really awkward tie, not just

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tonight, but last week as well in Glasgow. And it is Kris Commons's

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goal a week ago tonight that has proved to be the decisive moment in

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this tie. There were other times at times when Elfsborg asked Celtic

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questions. Celtic probably had the best chances in the game, despite

:07:51.:07:56.

not having the majority of possession. The most glaring

:07:56.:08:00.

opportunities coming from the Samaras and Ledley in that first

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half. They just weathered the storm in the second period and weathered

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in the second period and weathered it perfectly to seal their place in

:08:07.:08:11.

the next stage. Never before have Celtic have to come through three

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qualifying ties. They have come through to now. Clifton through,

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tonight. Lustig was terrific tonight. With memories fresh from

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last season 's adventure against Barcelona and the last 16 tie with

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some of Celtic feel they did not do themselves justice by going out of

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the tournament finds it -- 5-0. They could make amends for that now. They

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could get back to the big time. They are that bit closer to the

:09:09.:09:19.
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glitterati now. Celtic go through on who they face next. How relieved

:09:31.:09:41.

were you? It's job done, isn't it? We can all breathe a big sigh of

:09:41.:09:46.

relief. A few hairy moments that night were, defensively, they got

:09:46.:09:54.

outmuscled at times and could've been better, bit stronger. But you

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have to give Celtic credit. These games are difficult. Let's make no

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mistake about it. These qualifiers are tough. To get into the group

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stages are difficult. You got teams playing for their lives, giving

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absolutely everything. Celtic played on a dodgy pitch, an artificial

:10:16.:10:21.

surface. It's not ideal. I wouldn't like to play on that pitch all the

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time like Elfsborg do. But they have gone through. I am sure the Celtic

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fans will be delighted. Two more games away from the group stages and

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hopefully, the draw will be kind to Celtic. Sometimes, these games are

:10:38.:10:48.
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not of great beauty. They are horrible games to play. You just

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want to get out of it. The most relieved man will be Neil Lennon

:10:57.:11:02.

tonight. I felt a little bit sorry for him because he made a change

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with Samaras, and then suddenly, some of the guys went down with

:11:06.:11:15.

injury. At that stage of the game, it was a vital stage. But Celtic

:11:15.:11:19.

hung in there. They were a bit better in the second half I

:11:19.:11:24.

thought. Their confidence grew. They were up against a team I didn't

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think had much quality. One or be too hard chances and Celtic probably

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had the better chances. They will be better for it. Their fitness will be

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up. This time of the year, that is always the major problem. We have

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travelled round the world. We have got hammered at times because you

:11:58.:12:01.

were so dead on your feet. This Swedish team is in the middle of

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their season. It's a good thing when you are not quite at your best and

:12:08.:12:16.

you can still go and dig out a result. That will be a positive.

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mentioned the surface. How much of that impact on the game? We went

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there two so we didn't see it but the problem with artificial surfaces

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is they are inconsistent. You go to one picture and it's got a different

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pile to the other. The ball was really difficult to pass. In the

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second half, the ball bounced over the top of Lustig. That's what you

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are not used to. And then the confidence goes. And then a

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team-mate does not move into position because they are afraid you

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will lose the ball. We talked about trying to break out into positions

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to keep possession. But suddenly, you are saying, will he passed the

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ball to me? And then you have no options. I am totally against that

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surface. To play a Champions League qualifier on an artificial pitch

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where one team train on every single day and the other team are expected

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to come in, massive game for Celtic, I just adjust to the set -- just

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adjust to the surface straightaway. Very difficult. For me, it's OK for

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training, OK for warming down, but not competitive football. But that's

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going to be the future, John. was a Champions League final out in

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Russia where they were talking about playing games on it. I don't know a

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player who likes that surface. Football is meant to be played on

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grass! But we would have had a more comfortable night if Celtic would

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have scored. And they had chances. They did have chances. They didn't

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build the game up to bring the good players into the game but this was a

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fantastic pass. You would have put that in the net, John. He is a very

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good header of the ball, Samaras. He knows his quality and that's a great

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chance. Did you have too much time? Possibly, but it's come to him.

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Difficult to blame Ledley too much here. That's right. He's killed the

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space. And you can see someone coming in to block him. But is this

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a strike? That was close to half time. Celtic didn't find the net

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tonight, but in the end, they didn't need to. Sent -- Celtic into the

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from Joe Ledley. We had a scratch a bit tonight. We were not at our

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best. We know that. These are tough, tough games at this stage of the

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season against the Swedish champions, who you have to respect.

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We did that with the line-up tonight. This is the worst

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artificial pitch I have seen. I'm getting my excuseses in now because

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we have gone through. It's difficult for players to keep their balloons

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out there. It is a brilliant result Forlan us. It gives us time to

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prepare for the next round now. to the pitch, it was evident from

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the kick-off that the players didn't like it at all? Across the way, it's

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difficult for balance. It's difficult for passing. Obviously,

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Elfsborg are used to. It we have to pay credit to Elfsborg it was their

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cup final, strong, physical. My back four tonight were magnificent. My

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two centre halfs. That is Kelvin's last game for us. He can go with his

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held -- head held high. Would it be unfair to say you didn't get into

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your rhythm tonight? Yeah. We were disjointed. Picked up injuries as

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the game went on. Hopefully we will have van Dijk and Berg back, they

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will make us better. We need to get up to match speed. These games are

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really hard, they are really tough. Tough time to be a manager in this

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situation. I'm glad we came through it OK. Will get tougher going into

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the third round qualifying. What would you hope for and hope to avoid

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in the draw? I don't know. I haven't paid much attention to the teams. I

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will wait for the draw to come on Friday and see, we will take it from

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there. It's - thats with a tough one tonight. Mentioned Kelvin Wilson, is

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that his last game for Celtic? would assume so. I'm not sure if a

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deal has been agreed yet, I don't think it's far away. We asked him to

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play tonight. He didn't want to let the team down, he certainly didn't.

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, well done. Disjointed was the word that Neil Lennon used to describe

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the Celtic performance tonight. How would you describe it, John? They

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were delighted to get through. He dug in. Elfsborg weren't quite good

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enough to score a goal o tonight. I think a against -- against a team of

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better quality Celtic may have come un unstuck tonight. They hung in

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there, brought on fresh legs. Not sure if the back four were

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magnificent. They tried, I thought Bangura, he ran the show at times. I

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don't think Ambrose got anywhere near him. He was outmuscled,

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bullied. Obviously Kelvin Wilson, mentally it was his last game, he

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did well to get through the 90 minutes. He was shakey at times. He

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got through. We can analyse it all night. It doesn't matter. Football

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is about results. It's a results business. They got through. We heard

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from the manager. Let us hear from Scott Brown. That looked like a

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tough shift? Yeah, it was, we had faith in keeping a cleansheet. We

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knew we had a great chance to get through. The manager conceded that

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perhaps the side didn't quite gheet their stride. What do you think was

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the problem? Not getting the excuses out, the astro turf isn't the best.

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Different to what we are used to it as well. New astro turf and new

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style. The ball is quicker than on grass. It was the same for both

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teams. Did it affect the players in the game in general? Yeah. To make

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sure the passes were going straight to their feet. The lads were

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struggling to get it, it is that quick a surface. Game, massive

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progression. Who are you hoping for in the next round? I haven't really

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paid too much attention. The thing was to get through this round, we

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have done it. It is Wilson's last game for the club, massive loss?

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has been our rock at the back. We are devastated we are losing him. We

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wish him all the best. Done. The important thing that the Celtic are

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through to those play-offs. Neil Lennon will look back on the

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performance, won't he, he will look for better in the next round. He

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will look to eliminate some of the mistakes made tonight, the

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unthinkable might have happened, Alhassan Bangura could have scored

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against Celtic? This ball was played in early on. He did well to get er

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over-head kick. I didn't expect him over-head kick. I didn't expect him

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to show this technical skill. You can see the goalkeeper may have got

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a touch on it if it was inside the post. This was the ball into the

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box. Good movement off the back of Ambrose. We question whether the

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goalkeeper should be coming for that or whether Ambrose should be tighter

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and blocking him off of. He should have hit the target. Maybe that is

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why he didn't score goals at Celtic. You have to hit the target as

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striker. That could have put Celtic in a real tricky situation. Neil

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Lennon says he thinks it the worse artificial pitch he has seen?

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think it's the worse artificial pitch, It's not for me. The

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governing bodies have gone with it. Maybe it is the way forward. It's

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not a great urgh surface. It's difficult for players. The

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footwear... They were slipping tonight. Four or Fife occasions in

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the first half, Samaras slipped, Lustig slipped. You don't expect

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that when you are on a grass pitch. That is the other issue. On that

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surface maybe Kelvin Wilson was ill advised in going to ground here. He

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did get the ball. It waslet right did get the ball. It waslet right

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decision? This was dangerous. He is not in any danger. He can get tight

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to him. Once you go to ground here. He got the ball. If that was outside

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the box, you can't even get in, dive in there anywhere on the pitch. He

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got away with that. He got the ball. That is probably why he got away

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with it and it wasn't a penalty. That is danger for me. That was ill

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advised I think at that stage of the advised I think at that stage of the

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game. Another crucial moment. Neil Lennon will pick over the

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performance. Will he do much analysis of that match or dismiss it

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to a large extent? Krelt Rick through it was a horrendous playing

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surface? You can't dismiss it, you have to go over it, analyse it and

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see where you can get better and players can improve. Not overly

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analyse it because of the situation, because of the pitch and injury

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problems and taking Samaras off. He will look at one or two bits of the

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defensive side of it and where players can pass the ball better.

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Again, not an excuse, but one of the reasons why Celtic didn't play well

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tonight, and didn't particularly pass the ball well was the surface.

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It wasn't a great surface. Work out who Celtic might play next. Who goes

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who Celtic might play next. Who goes into the draw with them on Friday.

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Celtic are seed they had will play an unseeded team in the play-offs.

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It could be a trip to Slovenia, Bulgaria. It could be Kazakstan,

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Austria, Vienna. The other option is either, it's not finished yet Legia.

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You wouldn't want Kazakstan. You have to try there. Going to Eastern

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European teams is never easy. You never know what the temperatures

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will be like or the conditions or how the players will react to that

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how the players will react to that journey. That is always the problem.

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You could beat them at home. You could go out there and defending a

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1-0 lead whatever. Maybe at this stage Celtic Austria, Vienna, on

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good surface, good atmosphere. It creates motivation within the

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players, both teams will be coming on at the same standard of fitness.

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Might be OK for them. Let us hope they can get one they can get

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through. What another great journey to get through to the next league.

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More reaction. This time it's Celtic Swedish defend defender. Mikael

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Lustig. We had two big chances, the header and the free-kick. If we had

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scored there maybed the game should look different. The way we played in

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the second-half was dreadful. difficult was the pitch to play on?

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It's really hard especially Elfsborg play here every week. They can

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handle the surface. We struggled a bit. We felt like we had one or two

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passes that go to Celtic player in the second-half. You mentioned the

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word "dreadful" in terms of your performance in the second-half. How

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much will you have to up your performance for the next round?

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defence I think we did a great game. I don't think Fraser did one save

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maybe we need to be better on the ball. Hopefully, we are not going to

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play on artificial, the next round. Like I said, it's really early in

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the season. Hopefully we will get better. Any preferences for the next

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round? No.Done. Answers that one. Celtic need to be better on the ball

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says Mikael Lustig in the next round. The stakes are high, into

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those play-offs no margin for error. You are that one tie away from the

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Champions League? Of course. I don't know why the interview asked him a

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stupid question - who do you fancy in the next round? As if he would

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name a team? It's absolutely daft. Bulgarian team. I don't think was a

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vintage Celtic performance. I was critical of the performance at

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half-time. It was justified. They didn't particularly pass the ball

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well. The movement wasn't great. Saying that, they created the two

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best chances of the game in the end with Joe Ledley and Samaras. They

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will improve from it. As we have said many times, these games are

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difficult. They are only just over their pre-season. They played a

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couple of Champions League qualifiers, they played last

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Tuesday, they played on Saturday, again tonight, Wednesday, they have

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to go against Liverpool on Saturday night in a friendly this Dublin,

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it's Liverpool Celtic, there will be a big crowd there again. Neil has to

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pick a competitive side. He will think, where will I pull these

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players from? Celtic have to be competitive in every game they play.

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That is the expectancy level at Celtic. It was about getting through

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tonight, getting through the play-offs as well. That pressure

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that is there for Celtic to get back to the Champions League. So much

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depends - So much riding on it financial stakes for the players

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themselves who want to be in the Champions League. They want to

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perform at that level. We talked about analysing the game. Neil will

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analyse the game on his own. I don't think he will dwell too much with

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the players on it. He will put it down to the playing surface and hope

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they will get a positive reaction. They can't look back on the

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negatives, Mikael Lustig said we were dreadful in the second-half

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much they can dismiss it quickly. They have it two weeks to prepare

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for the next game. That must be upper most on their mind. Two of

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them had knocks and feeling sorry for themselves. That might be the

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stiffest test, over the last two games against Elfsborg maybe they

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will get luck - Hopefully.Maybe luck in the third qualifier and they

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will breeze through the two games. There are a few things we would be

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looking for. When we watched the game conscious they play better from

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the back? Yes.Can they push and put more pressure on? Can they create a

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few more chances at home because they didn't really do that against

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that team. They weren't the best team in the world. Those type of

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things would be important to see if they can improve over the next

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couple of weeks. Thank you very much to my guests. Celtic's European

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Rob Maclean introduces live coverage the second leg of Celtic's match against Elfsborg in Sweden.

Progression for the Scottish champions through this third qualifying round tie would take them to the play-off round and an opportunity to make the lucrative group stages for the second successive season.

They can expect a tougher encounter than their comfortable victory over Cliftonville in the previous round.


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