Stadion Ljudski vrt - Maribor 20/08/2014 - 20:45CET (20:45 local time)

Play-offs, First leg

Maribor - Celtic
1-1

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Celtic let lead slip at Maribor

Published: Wednesday 20 August 2014, 22.38CET
NK Maribor 1-1 Celtic FC
Callum McGregor's early goal was swiftly cancelled out by Damjan Bohar as Celtic were denied victory in Slovenia.
by Grega Sever
from Stadion Ljudski vrt
Celtic let lead slip at Maribor
Callum McGregor claimed an away goal ©Getty Images
 

Match statistics

Maribor
Celtic

1

Goals scored

1

46

Possession (%)

54

13

Total attempts

13

6

on target

4

5

off target

4

2

blocked

6

0

against woodwork

0

7

Corners

8

1

Offsides

4

1

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

8

Fouls committed

11

10

Fouls suffered

7

535

Passes

559

413

completed

460

Lineups

maribor

Maribor

celtic

Celtic

33J. Handanovič (GK)26Gordon (GK)
4Šuler3Izaguirre
5Ž. Filipović
Yellow Card51
5van Dijk
9Tavares (C)10Stokes
Substitution80
10Ibraimi16Berget
Substitution73
21Derviševič
Substitution81
21Mulgrew (C)
22Vršič
Substitution73
22Denayer
26Rajčevič23Lustig
Yellow Card90+2
28Viler25Johansen
30Stojanovič33Kayal
Substitution87
39Bohar
Goal14
Substitution79
42C. McGregor
Goal6
Yellow Card75

Substitutes

1Cotman (GK)24Załuska (GK)
7Mejač4Ambrose
Substitution73
8Sallalich
Substitution79
6Biton
Substitution87
11Zahovič15Commons
14Mendy
Substitution73
20Pukki
44Arghus28Griffiths
Substitution80
70Mertelj
Substitution81
53Henderson

Coaches

Ante Šimundža (SVN) Ronny Deila (NOR)

Referee

Pavel Královec (CZE)

Standings

 
 
  
Published: Wednesday 20 August 2014, 22.38CET

Celtic let lead slip at Maribor

NK Maribor 1-1 Celtic FC
Callum McGregor's early goal was swiftly cancelled out by Damjan Bohar as Celtic were denied victory in Slovenia.

• Celtic FC start strongly with an early goal by Callum McGregor
• NK Maribor respond quickly through Damjan Bohar
• Virgil van Dijk header blocked on the line by team-mate Stefan Johansen  
• Both teams create chances, both goalkeepers stand strong
• Return leg next Tuesday in Glasgow 

Celtic let an early lead slip but will feel they have the upper hand in this UEFA Champions League play-off after a 1-1 first-leg draw at Maribor.

In only the sixth minute, Johansen's long ball found Jo Inge Berget in the Maribor box. Jasmin Handanovič managed to save his close-range effort, only for McGregor to pounce on the rebound and put the Scottish champions ahead

The Violets responded in the 14th minute, though, after a precise pass by Željko Filipović landed at Tavares's feet. Maribor's Brazilian captain was fouled, but advantage was played and Bohar tucked the ball past Craig Gordon from 11 metres.

Soon Celtic regained control of proceedings and the Slovenian hosts were struggling to keep out their crosses. Filipović had to clear the ball off the line from Charlie Mulgrew's header, then Johansen shot over the bar and in the 31st minute unintentionally blocked Van Dijk's header with Handanović beaten.

Maribor sought to respond on the counter and with four minutes left in the half Agim Ibraimi's strike was deflected by Gordon and Dare Vršič put the follow-up over. After the interval Maribor had more of the ball and Gordon was tested by Ibraimi's partially blocked attempt.

Celtic picked up the pace eventually, with Anthony Stokes firing just past the post in the 65th minute. Next Johansen sprinted past Marko Šuler, only for Handanović to push the ball from under his feet. Seconds later Van Dijk let fly from 20 metres, testing Handanović to the limit, though it was Maribor who finished on the front foot.

Last updated: 22/08/14 0.02CET

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