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Celtic Park (ATT 50,000) 26th November 2013 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: C Cakir

Celtic Celtic vs AC Milan AC Milan

Celtic 0

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AC Milan 3

Kaka (12)
C Zapata (49)
M Balotelli (59)

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  1. 90+3

    The final whistle is blown as and with it go Celtic's Champions League hopes for this year. Ajax have beaten Barcelona so it means the end of this season's European dream.

  2. 90+2

    A defiant round of chanting rings around Celtic Park as the inevitability of this Champions League campaign coming to an end sinks in.

  3. 90+1

    Celtic haven't stopped working and Samaras collects a cross from Izaguirre on the chest and attempts an acrobatic overhead kick, but he misses his target easily.

  4. 90

    Ambrose goes on another daring dribble from defence and plays in Samaras who has a free shot at goal but he's offside.

  5. 88

    Mulgrew whips in a decent free kick but Abbiati moves across and collects the ball.

  6. 87

    Constant concedes a clumsy free kick on Rogic.

  7. 86

    Robinho goes down under a challenge from Ambrose and stays down clutching his shoulder.

  8. 84

    Boeriggter takes a shot and the ball is deflected by the wall and wrong-foots Abbiati but the ball goes out for a corner.

  9. 83

    Samaras cuts inside after he pulled out on to the left flank to win a free kick.

  10. 83

    Milan are starting to cruise through the game now and are passing the ball around a Celtic side who have been chasing shadows all night.

  11. 81

    Rogic comes on for Forest for Celtic with Kaka leaving the field to an applause by the Celtic fans as he makes way for Robinho.

  12. 80

    Izaguirre plays in a good ball to Samaras and Bonera does well to make sure the striker can't get a clean connection with the ball and Abbiati collects the ball.

  13. 79

    Constant plays in a threatening first-time cross and van Dijk does well to clear the danger with Balotelli lurking.

  14. 78

    A lot of crosses have been played into Samaras but the Milan defence has easily dealt with his aerial threat all evening.

  15. 76

    Samaras heads down into the path of Ledley but he is unable to get a shot away as Zapata is on to him.

  16. 74

    Samaras catches a boot from Bonera as his feet give way from underneath him. Completely accidental but the striker feels the need to prove his point with a scratch down his side.

  17. 72

    Birsa is replaced by Constant.

  18. 70

    Celtic are pressing to try and at least score a consolation goal as they try not to go out of the competition with a whimper.

  19. 68

    Stokes tries to hit a shot on the turn from well outside the box but he slices the shot wide of the mark.

  20. 67

    Samaras is awarded a free kick after Zapata pushes the striker. The referees decision is met by ironic cheers from the crowd.

  21. 65

    Stokes comes on for Commons.

  22. 65

    Izaguirre takes out Balotelli as the striker looks to be getting away from him and is cautioned.

  23. 63

    Van Dijk his gets a yellow card for hacking down Balotelli.

  24. 62

    Forrest is played in by Lustig and he pokes the ball goalwards but he's unable to find the target as it goes inches wide.

  25. 60

    GOAL! (Balotelli) The striker breaks through the Celtic defence after Montolivo plays the perfect through-ball and the Italian does well to hold off Ambrose and calmly slot past Forster from a tight angle.

  26. 57

    Commons gets a yellow card for tugging back De Jong

  27. 55

    Mulgrew delivers but Abbiati collects with ease.

  28. 54

    Forrest does well to take Emanuelson on the outside and wins a Celtic corner.

  29. 53

    Celtic are still pressing unwilling to give up the game despite the two goal deficit they must overcome.

  30. 50

    Van Dijk nods the ball past Abbiati into the net after Borrigter's cross, but he's offside and the goal won't count.

  31. 49

    GOAL! (Zapata) AC Milan score the second from a corner after the ball is played back across the face of goal for Zapata to tap in the ball at the back post.

  32. 49

    Nocerino takes the Abate's place

  33. 48

    Mulgrew lines up the shot but hits the wall, the ball breaks back to Mulgrew who plays a chipped first-time shot to the back post with van Dijk free but hits his volley tamely to Abbiati. Should've levelled there.

  34. 47

    Lustig is brought down just on the edge of the area by Emanuelson. A good position for Celtic to get back into the game early on.

  35. 46

    Celtic get us underway with it all to do.

  36. 20:42

    Our friends at Sky Bet have been in touch with the half-time prices. Celtic are now 13/2 to come back and take the win, with the draw at 100/30 and AC Milan to bag the three points at 2/5.

  37. 45

    Kaka's goal separates the two sides and Neil Lennon will not be happy with the manner in which they conceded from the corner. Celtic have threatened with their direct and energetic plays but they have lacked enough quality to take their chances.

  38. 45+1

    Samaras connects with a decent cross from Boerrigter but he is unable to put enough power into it and Abbiati easily saves the header.

  39. 45

    Ajax are 2-0 up against Barcelona, if Celtic want to keep the dream alive a lot is going to have to go for them in the second half.

  40. 43

    Forrest and Boerrigter look lively on the flanks and are keen to take on the Milan full-backs at any opportunity.

  41. 41

    Milan enjoy a good spell of possession inside the Celtic half and look to take the sting out of Celtic's energetic attacks.

  42. 39

    Mulgre unnecessarily brings down Kaka inside the Milan half to give away a free kick and allow Milan a chance to clear the ball.

  43. 37

    Commons runs at the Milan defence with Bonera making a tackle on him but the ball rolls to Mulgrew who takes an early shot but fails to trouble Abbiati in goal.

  44. 36

    Kaka catches Lustig after he takes the ball from Commons, just inside the Milan half.

  45. 34

    Izaguirre clips the heels of Poli and the referee gives a free kick to Milan.

  46. 33

    Boerrigter cuts inside on to his right foot and hits a stinging shot but Zapata blocks his way to goal and the ball goes out for a corner. Mulgrew takes the resulting corner and Abbiati catches the ball this time.

  47. 32

    Birsa tries a shot from long range and it goes no where near the goal.

  48. 31

    Kayal is coming off injured with Ledley taking his place in midfield.

  49. 29

    Kaka picks the ball up from Birsa and hits a fantastic curling shot from 25-yards out and it just misses the target.

  50. 29

    Boeriggter finds great space down the left flank and puts in a decent cross for Samaras to attack but Bonera beats him to the ball and clears.

  51. 27

    Commons has the ball played into him by Izaguirre but without too many options the midfielder has a speculative shot from distance and the ball flies over the bar.

  52. 26

    De Jong goes through the back of Kayal to give away a free kick. He plays a quick one to Forrest who plays in a great cross to Boerrigter who's header is cleared by Bonera.

  53. 24

    Mulgrew plays in another corner with Abbiati again electing to punch clear but looking vulnerable in the process. The ball returns back into the box for Celtic and Boerrigter looks to be through on goal but he is adjudged offside.

  54. 23

    Celtic are battling hard to win any 50/50 balls and they have responded well after going 1-0 down.

  55. 21

    Samaras and De Jong come together in the Milan penalty area with the Greece international taking exception to the challenge, but the referee waves play on.

  56. 21

    Milan are looking relatively composed on the ball with Celtic looking to upset their rhythm.

  57. 19

    Balotelli does well to take on Lustig and van Dijk and manages to win a corner for Milan.

  58. 18

    Forrest tries a chipped ball into the Commons but it is well cleared by Zapata.

  59. 17

    Celtic are looking to press the AC Milan midfield early and give them a hard time in settling into their passing game.

  60. 15

    Celtic's task has got even more difficult with that slack piece of defending as Kaka didn't even need to jump when the ball came to him inside the six-yard box.

  61. 13

    GOAL! (Kaka) AC Milan take the lead after the Brazilian is picked out from a Birsa corner and he makes no mistake in heading past Forster.

  62. 12

    Emanuelson takes the free kick but the wall does its job and it goes out for a corner.

  63. 11

    Kayal goes through the back of Balotelli to give away a free-kick in a dangerous position.

  64. 10

    Kayal collects the ball after Forrest has his shot deflected and he misses a great chance to put the home side in front after his shot is dragged wide of the mark.

  65. 8

    Mulgrew delivers a good corner and an uncertain Abbiati punches clear.

  66. 8

    Lustig looks to put in an early ball into the box looking for Samaras but his ball is met by Bonera and it goes out for a corner.

  67. 7

    Balotelli has a threatening run at the Celtic defence and finds Birsa on the right, but he is unable to put in a decent cross.

  68. 5

    Milan have slumped to 13th in Serie A so you'd think if Celtic had a chance to overcome the Italian giants then now is the time.

  69. 3

    Immediately at the other end Balotelli finds himself with time and space after the ball drops to him, but he drags his shot wide.

  70. 3

    Mulgrew takes the Celtic corner and he finds Boerrigter free at the back post, but the Dutchman fluffs his lines.

  71. 2

    Ambrose bursts up field from defence and the Milan defence just backs off him. He plays in Samaras who wins a corner.

  72. 1

    AC Milan get the game underway with a huge roar coming from the Celtic fans. The next 90 minutes will determine their fate in this prestigious competition.

  73. 19:41

    The atmosphere is really starting to build now in Glasgow as Celtic face on of their most important tests in the Champions League. Will Celtic make it another memorable night in Celtic Park?

  74. 19:25

    AC Milan are 6/4 favourites to take the win with Sky Bet, who make Celtic 2/1 and the draw 9/4. The are also some excellent PRICE BOOST odds on offer, including; Derk Boerrigter to score first at 16/1 and AC Milan to win 3‐0 at 28/1.

  75. 19:18

    Neil Lennon has made four changes to his Celtic team for their crunch Champions League Group H clash with AC Milan at Parkhead.The Hoops boss, who has had to do without suspended duo Scott Brown and Nir Biton, brings in Mikael Lustig, Beram Kayal, James Forrest and Derk Boerrigter, who scored his first goal for Celtic since signing from Ajax in the summer in their 3-1 home Scottish Premiership win over Aberdeen on Saturday.Milan arrive without a win in their last seven games and with coach Massimiliano Allegri under pressure, but their star-studded line-up includes Kaka, Mario Balotelli and captain Riccardo Montolivo.

  76. 19:12

    AC Milan:Abbiati, Zapata, Abate, Bonera, Birsa, Poli, Montolivo, Emanuelson, De Jong, Kaka, Balotelli.

  77. 19:11

    Celtic: Forster, Lustig, Ambrose, Van Dijk, Izaguirre, Forrest, Kayal, Mulgrew, Boerrigter, Commons, Samaras.

  78. 19:00

    Good evening and welcome to the coverage of the Champions League match between Celtic and AC Milan. If you would like to send in any of your thoughts before the start of the game then email them in to me at: james.dixon2@bskyb.com

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