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Play-offs, Second leg

Celtic - Maribor
0-1
Aggregate: 1-2
 

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Tavares goal takes Maribor past Celtic

Published: Tuesday 26 August 2014, 22.38CET
Celtic FC 0-1 NK Maribor (agg: 1-2)
A second-half goal from Tavares was enough for Maribor to reach the group stage for the first time in 15 years.
by Alex O'Henley
from Celtic Park
Tavares goal takes Maribor past Celtic
Tavares (right) celebrates his winner ©Getty Images
 

Match statistics

Celtic
Maribor

0

Goals scored

1

15

Total attempts

10

2

on target

5

7

off target

2

6

blocked

3

1

against woodwork

0

4

Corners

4

0

Offsides

1

3

Yellow cards

4

0

Red Cards

0

12

Fouls committed

13

13

Fouls suffered

12

Lineups

celtic

Celtic

maribor

Maribor

26Gordon (GK)33J. Handanović (GK)
3Izaguirre4Šuler
52
4Ambrose5Ž. Filipović
5van Dijk
88
9Tavares (C)
75
85
90+2
10Stokes10Ibraimi
16Berget
66
14Mendy
21Mulgrew (C)22Vršič
83
23Lustig
72
26Rajčević
54
25Johansen28Viler
33Kayal
46
30Stojanović
79
42C. McGregor70Mertelj

Substitutes

24Załuska (GK)1Cotman (GK)
2Matthews
66
7Mejač
6Biton8Sallalich
11Boerrigter
72
89
11Zahović
15Commons
46
48
21Dervišević
90+2
22Denayer39Bohar
83
28Griffiths44Arghus

Coaches

Ronny Deila (NOR) Ante Šimundža (SVN)

Referee

Viktor Kassai (HUN)

Standings

 
 
  
Published: Tuesday 26 August 2014, 22.38CET

Tavares goal takes Maribor past Celtic

Celtic FC 0-1 NK Maribor (agg: 1-2)
A second-half goal from Tavares was enough for Maribor to reach the group stage for the first time in 15 years.

Tavares strikes at Celtic FC to take NK Maribor through to group stage
Goalless draw would have been enough for Celtic after they drew in Slovenia
Maribor held off early onslaught and clung on in closing minutes
Slovenian champions are in group stage for first time in 15 years
Celtic go into UEFA Europa League group stage draw on Friday

A second-half goal by captain Tavares gave Maribor a 1-0 play-off second leg victory and 2-1 aggregate success over Celtic to book their place in the UEFA Champions League group stage for only the second time. The home side had looked the likelier to go through on away goals until Tavares pounced on a loose ball to give the Slovenian title holders a priceless away win.

Maribor were fortunate not to concede as early as the fifth minute when Marko Šuler stuck out a boot to divert Jo Inge Berget's cross just past his own post. However, having survived the predicted early onslaught, the visitors started to create chances at the other end, aided by some wasteful possession in the Celtic midfield. Agim Ibraimi tried his luck from distance before the Macedonian played in Tavares only for his effort to be blocked by Efe Ambrose.

Encouraged by the growing anxiety among the home crowd, Mitja Viler stepped inside Ambrose to force a smart stop from Craig Gordon. The Celtic keeper was quickly on his feet to smother the loose ball, denying Jean-Philippe Mendy a simple tap-in.

Celtic manager Ronny Deila replaced Beram Kayal with Kris Commons at half-time and the change certainly upped the tempo from the Scottish champions. Clever footwork from Anthony Stokes inside the box allowed the forward to cut the ball back for the onrushing Callum McGregor whose attempt crashed back off the crossbar.

Maribor were still dangerous on the counterattack and Gordon had to be at his best again on 66 minutes, repelling Dare Vršič's powerful strike. However, the keeper was left helpless 15 minutes from time when his defenders could not clear their lines, allowing Tavares to lift the ball in and, though Virgil van Dijk had a golden chance to force extra time, that proved enough to send Ante Šimundža's team into Thursday's draw.

Last updated: 28/08/14 0.02CET

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