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Rapid restrict Celtic to move clear

Published: Friday 2 October 2009, 0.11CET
Celtic FC 1-1 SK Rapid Wien
Rapid climed top of Group C after holding on for a point in Glasgow as the resurgent hosts came from behind through Scott McDonald.
by Alex O'Henley
from Celtic Park

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Match statistics

CelticRapid Wien

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target4
 
4
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners11
 
3
Offsides2
 
1
Fouls committed13
 
17
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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Published: Friday 2 October 2009, 0.11CET

Rapid restrict Celtic to move clear

Celtic FC 1-1 SK Rapid Wien
Rapid climed top of Group C after holding on for a point in Glasgow as the resurgent hosts came from behind through Scott McDonald.

SK Rapid Wien moved clear at the top of Group C after holding on for a share of the UEFA Europa League spoils at Celtic FC.

Point apiece
Rapid shocked Hamburger SV 3-0 on Matchday 1 and looked set for more of the same when Nikica Jelavić broke the deadlock on four minutes. Scott McDonald equalised midway through the first period but the Austrian side weathered a second-half storm to open up a one-point lead over Hamburg and Hapoel Tel-Aviv FC. Celtic are two further back.

Opener
The visitors settled quickly and within two minutes Jelavić served warning with a header which Artur Boruc saved but the Poland goalkeeper was left helpless when the Croatia international broke the deadlock. A slip by Celtic captain Stephen McManus was seized upon by Steffen Hofmann and the German's through-ball was rifled past Boruc by Jelavić.

Equaliser
Stung by the early setback Celtic initially struggled to respond but pulled level on 21 minutes. A mix-up between centre-backs Jürgen Patocka and Ragnvald Soma allowed McDonald a free run on goal and from a tight angle he drilled low into the far corner.

Fox denied
Soma redeemed his error three minutes after the interval, clearing off the line from McDonald after Shaun Maloney's initial effort had been blocked. It was all Celtic now as they attempted to make up for their opening loss at Hapoel, and Helge Payer needed to be at his best to beat away from Danny Fox before Gary Caldwell missed.

Changes in vain
At the other end Branko Bošković miscued after being sent through on goal, but it was a rare foray by Rapid who appeared to be settling for an away point. With ten minutes remaining Tony Mowbray made three changes as Celtic pushed for the winner but Jelavić came closest to a decisive strike when he headed narrowly wide.

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Lineups

celtic

Celtic

rapid wien

Rapid Wien

1
BorucArtur Boruc (GK)
24
PayerHelge Payer (GK)
4
McManusStephen McManus (C)
3
PatockaJürgen Patocka
5
G. CaldwellGary Caldwell
8
HeikkinenMarkus Heikkinen
6
N'GuémoLandry N'Guémo
Yellow Card59
Substitution81
11
S. HofmannSteffen Hofmann (C)
7
McDonaldScott McDonald
Goal21
14
KatzerMarkus Katzer
8
BrownScott Brown
16
JelavićNikica Jelavić
Goal4
9
SamarasGiorgios Samaras
17
Veli KavlakVeli Kavlak
Yellow Card79
11
FoxDaniel Fox
22
SomaRagnvald Soma
12
M. WilsonMark Wilson
23
DoberAndreas Dober
13
MaloneyShaun Maloney
Substitution81
27
BoškovićBranko Bošković
Substitution63
46
McGeadyAiden McGeady
Substitution81
35
Yasin PehlivanYasin Pehlivan
Yellow Card38

Substitutes

24
ZałuskaŁukasz Załuska (GK)
1
HedlRaimund Hedl (GK)
14
McGinnNiall McGinn
Substitution81
6
ThonhoferChristian Thonhofer
17
CrosasMarc Crosas
7
KulovitsStefan Kulovits
19
RobsonBarry Robson
Substitution81
9
SalihiHamdi Salihi
22
LoovensGlenn Loovens
18
EderHannes Eder
33
KillenChris Killen
Substitution81
19
DrazanChristopher Drazan
Substitution63
52
CaddisPaul Caddis
33
KonradMario Konrad

Coach

Tony Mowbray (ENG) Peter Pacult (AUT)

Referee

Bruno Paixão (POR)

Assistant referees

Venâncio Tomé (POR), Sérgio Serrão (POR)

Fourth official

Marco Ferreira (POR)

Additional assistant referees

João Ferreira (POR), Bruno Esteves (POR)

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