Celtic 0-2 Leipzig: The Red Bulls end Celtic’s qualification hopes

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Celtic were defeated at home by RB Leipzig at Celtic Park on Tuesday. Celtic were looking to get back to winning ways after losing their last match 3-1 to RB Leipzig. Leipzig, meanwhile, were coming off the back of a 3-1 win against Celtic. Celtic and Leipzig currently occupy 4th and 2nd spots in the league, with 1 point and 6 points respectively after 4 matches.

After an uneventful first half, Leipzig continued to apply pressure in the second period and were rewarded, when Timo Werner found the net, 75 minutes in. They then scored again, pulling level thanks to a goal from Emil Forsberg on the 84 minute mark to give a final score of 2-0.

Substitutions for Celtic included James Forrest, Aaron Mooy, David Turnbull, Giorgos Giakoumakis and Alexander Bernabei for Liel Abada, Reo Hatate, Sead Haksabanovic, Kyogo Furuhashi and Daizen Maeda, respectively. Leipzig brought on Yussuf Poulsen, Emil Forsberg, Benjamin Henrichs, Abdou Diallo and Hugo Novoa, to replace Andre Silva, Dominik Szoboszlai, Mohamed Simakan, Amadou Haidara and Christopher Nkunku.

The referee booked Reo Hatate and Josip Juranovic for Celtic.

Celtic next face Shakhtar Donetsk while Leipzig are at home to R Madrid.

Technical card:
Celtic:Joe Hart, Josip Juranovic, Moritz Jenz, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Greg Taylor, Liel Abada (James Forrest, min.42), Sead Haksabanovic (David Turnbull, min.66), Reo Hatate (Aaron Mooy, min.66), Matt O’Riley, Daizen Maeda (Alexander Bernabei, min.80) and Kyogo Furuhashi (Giorgos Giakoumakis, min.66)
RB Leipzig:Janis Blaswich, Mohamed Simakan (Benjamin Henrichs, min.76), Willi Orban, Josko Gvardiol, David Raum, Dominik Szoboszlai (Emil Forsberg, min.76), Christopher Nkunku (Hugo Novoa, min.88), Xaver Schlager, Amadou Haidara (Abdou Diallo, min.83), Timo Werner and Andre Silva (Yussuf Poulsen, min.76)
Stadium:Celtic Park
Goals:Timo Werner (0-1, min. 75) and Emil Forsberg (0-2, min. 84)