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Artmedia survive Celtic comeback

Published: Wednesday 3 August 2005, 0.45CET
Celtic FC 4-0 FC Artmedia Bratislava (agg: 4-5) Artmedia cling on in Scotland to reach the third qualifying round.

Match statistics

CelticPetržalka

Goals scored4
 
0
Attempts on target4
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 3 August 2005, 0.45CET

Artmedia survive Celtic comeback

Celtic FC 4-0 FC Artmedia Bratislava (agg: 4-5) Artmedia cling on in Scotland to reach the third qualifying round.

By Alex O'Henley at Celtic Park

Celtic FC came within a goal of creating European football history as they defeated FC Artmedia Bratislava 4-0 in their UEFA Champions League second qualifying round tie in Glasgow.

Slovak resolve
The Scottish side needed to overturn a five-goal deficit after succumbing to their worst-ever European defeat in the first leg, but despite strikes from Alan Thompson, John Hartson, Stephen McManus and Craig Beattie, the Slovakian champions just held on to take their place in the third qualifying round. There they will play either FK Partizan or FC Sheriff.

Thompson penalty
Celtic needed an early goal and the first opportunity arrived on six minutes when Ross Wallace - one of three changes made by manager Gordon Strachan - fired over after John Hartson had laid the ball into his path. Artmedia seemed to weather the early storm, only to fall behind on 22 minutes after Ondrej Debnár pulled back Maciej Zurawski in the penalty area. Alan Thompson stepped up to confidently convert the penalty.

Hartson hope
The Slovakian champions were almost presented with an equaliser nine minutes before the break when Paul Telfer was short with a back-pass, but goalkeeper Artur Boruc smothered the ball before Branislav Obzera could capitalise. Thompson almost doubled Celtic's advantage with a blistering 20-metre free-kick that Juraj Cobej managed to beat away to safety, but the goalkeeper was left helpless a minute before half-time when Hartson latched on to Wallace's header to drive the ball into the net.

Third strike
Buoyed by their first-half performance, Celtic went looking for a third after the interval and it duly arrived on 54 minutes, Stephen McManus bundling the ball over the line after good work from substitute Shaun Maloney. The comeback was now well and truly on and Hartson almost made it four with an overhead kick that bounced off the crossbar to safety.

Desperate charge
Artmedia introduced Pavol Stano as they tried to shore up their defence and Cobej needed to be at his best to deny Maloney and then touch a header from substitute Beattie on to the near post. But Beattie would not be denied and with eight minutes remaining the youngster rose to head Mohamed Camara's left-wing cross past Cobej for Celtic's fourth. Strachan threw on Jérémie Aliadière for the closing stages, but Celtic failed to find the goal that would have taken the tie into extra time.

Last updated: 03/08/05 11.09CET

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Lineups

celtic

Celtic

petržalka

Petržalka

1
BorucArtur Boruc (GK)
1
ČobejJuraj Čobej (GK)
2
TelferPaul Telfer
2
DebnárOndrej Debnár
Yellow Card21
3
CamaraMohamed Camara
4
ĎuricaJán Ďurica
6
BaldéBobo Baldé
Yellow Card56
8
VaščákBlažej Vaščák
Substitution74
44
McManusStephen McManus
Goal54
12
ObžeraBranislav Obžera
19
St.PetrovStiliyan Petrov
13
TchuřDaniel Tchuř
33
R. WallaceRoss Wallace
Substitution54
14
HalenárJuraj Halenár
Substitution88
18
LennonNeil Lennon (C)
17
BorbélyBalázs Borbély (C)
8
ThompsonAlan Thompson
Goal21
Yellow Card31
Substitution88
20
FodrekBranislav Fodrek
7
ŻurawskiMaciej Żurawski
Substitution63
24
BurákPeter Burák
Substitution68
10
HartsonJohn Hartson
Goal44
25
KozákJán Kozák

Substitutes

22
MarshallDavid Marshall (GK)
30
KollárŠtefan Kollár (GK)
37
BeattieCraig Beattie
Substitution63
Goal82
3
StaňoPavol Staňo
Substitution68
46
McGeadyAiden McGeady
5
HellebrandAleš Hellebrand
29
MaloneyShaun Maloney
Substitution54
7
KotulaJozef Kotula
14
AliadièreJérémie Aliadière
Substitution88
10
MikuličMartin Mikulič
Substitution74
35
LawsonPaul Lawson
9
GomesFabio Luis Gomes
48
O'DeaDarren O'Dea
19
BukvićMilorad Bukvić
Substitution88

Coach

Gordon Strachan (SCO) Vladimír Weiss (SVK)

Referee

Alberto Undiano Mallenco (ESP)

Assistant referees

Fermin Martinez Ibanez (ESP), Jesus Pedro Azcona Iturbe (ESP)

Fourth official

Vicente Lizondo Cortes (ESP)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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