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Milan end Celtic hopes to stay on track

Published: Tuesday 26 November 2013, 23.00CET
Milan end Celtic hopes to stay on track 
Kaká: Milan win was 'fundamental' ©Getty Images

AC Milan put themselves in prime position to book a place in the knockout stage with a comprehensive 3-0 win against Celtic FC which ends the Bhoys' European dreams for the season.

Kaká gave the Rossoneri a 13th-minute lead before second-half strikes from Cristián Zapata and Mario Balotelli ensured a first away victory of the campaign for Massimiliano Allegri's team. The three points set up a showdown with AFC Ajax at the San Siro on matchday six, and if Milan avoid defeat it will be they who progress alongside FC Barcelona from UEFA Champions League Group H.

Match in 5

  • Celtic bow out of Europe with home defeat
  • Kaká opens scoring with early header
  • Van Dijk misses golden chance to equalise after break
  • Zapata and Balotelli secure Milan's first away victory this season
  • Allegri's men need a draw against Ajax next time out to qualify

Reaction

We weren't outplayed. Milan took their chances, but we contributed to our own downfall. We must improve if we are to continue playing in this competition.

Neil Lennon, Celtic manager

Neil Lennon, Celtic manager

It was not easy but hopefully this will give us confidence and we can build from here. I am sure that we can come through this difficult situation.

Christian Abbiati, Milan goalkeeper

Christian Abbiati, Milan goalkeeper

 

Player rater

Kaká

Top Player

Milan 

Lineups

celtic

Celtic

milan

Milan

1Forster (GK)32Abbiati (GK)
3Izaguirre
Yellow Card65
14Birsa
Substitution72
4Ambrose16Poli
5van Dijk
Yellow Card63
17Zapata
Goal49
9Samaras (C)18Montolivo (C)
11Boerrigter20Abate
Substitution48
15Commons
Yellow Card57
Substitution65
22Kaká
Goal13
Substitution80
21Mulgrew25Bonera
23Lustig28Emanuelson
33Kayal
Substitution31
34N. de Jong
49Forrest
Substitution80
45Balotelli
Goal60

Substitutes

24Załuska (GK)35Coppola (GK)
10Stokes
Substitution65
7Robinho
Substitution80
16Ledley
Substitution31
9Matri
17Baldé21Constant
Substitution72
18Rogic
Substitution80
23Nocerino
Substitution48
20Pukki24Cristante
41Fisher26Silvestre

Coaches

Neil Lennon (NIR) Massimiliano Allegri (ITA)

Referee

Cüneyt Çakır (TUR)

Standings

Last updated: 27/11/2013 10:25 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
 

Match statistics

Celtic
Milan

0

Goals scored

3

53

Possession (%)

47

20

Total attempts

9

11

on target

4

9

off target

5

6

blocked

0

1

against woodwork

0

9

Corners

4

3

Offsides

4

3

Yellow cards

0

0

Red Cards

0

19

Fouls committed

12

11

Fouls suffered

19

555

Passes

530

414

completed

375

photos

Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Substitution
    80
    Robinho (in) - Kaká (out) (Milan)
    Kaká leaves the field to a standing ovation from the away support.
  • Substitution
    80
    Rogic (in) - Forrest (out) (Celtic)
    The Australian international is on for his debut in the UEFA Champions League.
  • Substitution
    72
    Constant (in) - Birsa (out) (Milan)
  • Substitution
    65
    Stokes (in) - Commons (out) (Celtic)

See also

  • Celtic

    Next match played UEFA Champions League: v Barcelona, 11 December 2013, 6-1
  • Milan

    Next match UEFA Champions League: v Ajax, 11 December 2013
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