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McGregor ensures Celtic's Deila begins with victory

Published: Tuesday 15 July 2014, 23.09CET
KR Reykjavík 0-1 Celtic FC
Ronny Deila's new side will take a slender lead into the second leg thanks to Callum McGregor's late goal on his Celtic debut.
McGregor ensures Celtic's Deila begins with victory
Ronny Deila's side left it late to score in Iceland ©AFP

Match statistics

KRCeltic

Goals scored0
1
Total attempts3
 
19
on target1
 
7
off target2
 
8
blocked0
4
against woodwork0
2
Corners2
 
11
Offsides2
 
3
Yellow cards2
 
0
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed12
 
9
Fouls suffered9
 
11

Standings

 
Published: Tuesday 15 July 2014, 23.09CET

McGregor ensures Celtic's Deila begins with victory

KR Reykjavík 0-1 Celtic FC
Ronny Deila's new side will take a slender lead into the second leg thanks to Callum McGregor's late goal on his Celtic debut.

Callum McGregor marked his Celtic FC debut with a late goal as Ronny Deila's new team eventually breached an organised KR Reykjavík defence in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League second qualifying round tie.

In a game of few clear-cut chances, Celtic always looked the likelier scorers in Deila's first competitive fixture since succeeding Neil Lennon, hitting the woodwork three times. The breakthrough arrived with six minutes left when McGregor struck with a deflected shot from inside the penalty area.

Celtic first came close to scoring after nine minutes when Leigh Griffiths picked out Kris Commons, who hit a fantastic volley against the top of the crossbar.

Griffiths himself was denied by the frame of the goal on the hour and the Hoops were frustrated for a third time 18 minutes later when Teemu Pukki followed up another Commons shot. After he rounded KR goalkeeper Stefán Magnússon, Pukki could only fire off the outside of the post.

The winner came when McGregor cut in from the right before firing a low shot past Magnússon with the aid of a slight deflection. The second leg takes place at Edinburgh's Murrayfield next Tuesday.

Last updated: 31/05/15 3.29CET

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Lineups

kr

KR

celtic

Celtic

1
MagnússonStefán Magnússon (GK)
1
ForsterFraser Forster (GK)
2
G. SigurdssonGrétar Sigurdsson
3
IzaguirreEmilio Izaguirre
3
HaukssonHaukur Heidar Hauksson
4
AmbroseEfe Ambrose
4
BalbiGonzalo Balbi
Substitution58
5
Van DijkVirgil Van Dijk
7
MartinGary Martin
Substitution81
10
StokesAnthony Stokes
Substitution74
8
B. SigurdssonBaldur Sigurdsson (C)
15
CommonsKris Commons
10
FinnbogasonKjartan Henry Finnbogason
21
MulgrewCharlie Mulgrew (C)
15
AtlasonEmil Atlason
Yellow Card67
Substitution88
23
LustigMikael Lustig
16
SævarssonJónas Sævarsson
Yellow Card89
25
JohansenStefan Johansen
18
JósepssonAron Bjarki Jósepsson
28
GriffithsLeigh Griffiths
Substitution74
21
GudmundurGudmundur
42
McGregorCallum McGregor
Goal84

Substitutes

12
JenssonSindri Snær Jensson (GK)
24
ZałuskaŁukasz Załuska (GK)
5
JónssonEgill Jónsson
2
MatthewsAdam Matthews
6
Gunnar GunnarssonGunnar Thor Gunnarsson
11
BoerrigterDerk Boerrigter
Substitution74
9
RagnarssonThorsteinn Már Ragnarsson
Substitution81
20
PukkiTeemu Pukki
Substitution74
14
OrmarssonAlmarr Ormarsson
Substitution88
33
KayalBeram Kayal
23
SigurjónssonAtli Sigurjónsson
34
O'ConnellEoghan O'Connell
24
Zato-ArounaFarid Zato-Arouna
Substitution58
53
HendersonLiam Henderson

Coach

Runar Kristinsson (ISL) Ronny Deila (NOR)

Referee

Andreas Pappas (GRE)

Assistant referees

Ilias Alexeas (GRE), Alexandros Grevenis (GRE)

Fourth official

Athenasios Giachos (GRE)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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