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Celtic hang on in Hamburg

Published: Thursday 5 November 2009, 21.45CET
Hamburger SV 0-0 Celtic FC
The Scottish side withheld concerted second-half pressure to claim a point, though it does little for their faltering Group C aspirations.
by Derek Brookman
from Hamburg Arena

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Match statistics

HamburgCeltic

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target12
 
3
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners10
 
3
Offsides2
 
1
Fouls committed9
 
8
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 5 November 2009, 21.45CET

Celtic hang on in Hamburg

Hamburger SV 0-0 Celtic FC
The Scottish side withheld concerted second-half pressure to claim a point, though it does little for their faltering Group C aspirations.

Celtic FC withheld concerted second-half pressure to claim a tenacious draw at Hamburger SV, though a point does little for their faltering Group C aspirations.

End-to-end
The first half was a real end-to-end affair, with chances aplenty. Scott McDonald was twice foiled by Hamburg keeper Frank Rost, while Marcell Jansen in particular threatened the visitors' goal on several occasions. Hamburg were the only side in it after the restart, yet could not find a way through the Hoops defence as they slipped behind Hapoel Tel-Aviv FC in the UEFA Europa League section.

Whirlwind start
Hamburg forced three corners in the opening 180 seconds, and Marcus Berg brought a fine save from Łukasz Załuska with a low drive, but having picked up a point in their opening three games, Celtic knew they had to attack – and they did. Barry Robson's curling effort was deflected over and Rost brilliantly parried McDonald's low effort. HSV replied in kind, Załuska once again getting down to keep out Jansen's diagonal drive, but back the pendulum swung as Rost denied McDonald for a second time, from close range, after Aiden McGeady had sent him clear.

HSV control
The Bundesliga side stepped up the tempo a notch after half-time, Joris Mathijsen heading a Dennis Aogo free-kick on to the top of the bar minutes after the restart. Załuska then pushed Eljero Elia's shot wide as the hosts cranked up the heat, and the winger fired narrowly wide just before the hour mark. Celtic did retort, but Georgios Samaras fired weakly at Rost when clean through. Despite further pressure from HSV, Tony Mowbray's side held on for a point that at least leaves the door to the knockout rounds ajar – if only ever so slightly.

Last updated: 27/11/12 18.42CET

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Lineups

hamburg

Hamburg

celtic

Celtic

1
RostFrank Rost (GK)
24
ZałuskaŁukasz Załuska (GK)
3
RozehnalDavid Rozehnal
2
HinkelAndreas Hinkel
5
MathijsenJoris Mathijsen
5
G. CaldwellGary Caldwell (C)
Yellow Card19
6
AogoDennis Aogo
6
N'GuémoLandry N'Guémo
7
JansenMarcell Jansen
Substitution82
7
McDonaldScott McDonald
Substitution58
8
Zé RobertoZé Roberto
9
SamarasGiorgios Samaras
Yellow Card65
11
EliaEljero Elia
11
FoxDaniel Fox
14
JarolímDavid Jarolím (C)
Yellow Card66
17
CrosasMarc Crosas
16
BergMarcus Berg
19
RobsonBarry Robson
Yellow Card66
Substitution75
21
PitroipaJonathan Pitroipa
Substitution87
22
LoovensGlenn Loovens
25
RincónTomás Rincón
46
McGeadyAiden McGeady
Substitution58

Substitutes

12
HeslWolfgang Hesl (GK)
47
CerviDominic Cervi (GK)
13
TescheRobert Tesche
3
NaylorLee Naylor
Substitution58
15
TrochowskiPiotr Trochowski
Substitution82
4
McManusStephen McManus
28
TavaresMickaël Tavares
10
FortunéMarc-Antoine Fortuné
Substitution58
34
SchulzKai-Fabian Schulz
12
M. WilsonMark Wilson
35
Tunay TorunTunay Torun
Substitution87
14
McGinnNiall McGinn
Substitution75
20
McCourtPaddy McCourt

Coach

Bruno Labbadia (GER) Tony Mowbray (ENG)

Referee

Carlos Velasco Carballo (ESP)

Assistant referees

Roberto Alonso (ESP), Enrique Andres Samper (ESP)

Fourth official

Javier Turienzo Alvarez (ESP)

Additional assistant referees

Antonio Rubinos Pérez (ESP), David Fernández Borbalán (ESP)

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