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Celtic counter quickfire Rapid

Published: Thursday 17 December 2009, 21.45CET
SK Rapid Wien 3-3 Celtic FC
After the hosts struck three times in the opening 19 minutes, Paul McGowan topped off a determined Celtic fightback in added time.
Celtic counter quickfire Rapid
Paul McGowan's late goal gave Celtic a share of the spoils and third place in Group C ©Getty Images

Match statistics

Rapid WienCeltic

Goals scored3
 
3
Attempts on target8
 
12
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners2
 
7
Offsides1
 
5
Fouls committed12
 
8
Yellow cards2
 
0
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 17 December 2009, 21.45CET

Celtic counter quickfire Rapid

SK Rapid Wien 3-3 Celtic FC
After the hosts struck three times in the opening 19 minutes, Paul McGowan topped off a determined Celtic fightback in added time.

An added-time goal from Paul McGowan gave Celtic FC a dramatic 3-3 draw at SK Rapid Wien after the hosts had surged into an early three-goal lead in the battle of the eliminated sides in Group C.

Fightback
Nikica Jelavić had started proceedings with barely 30 seconds gone and quickly doubled Rapid's lead. Hamdi Salihi made it three in the 19th minute, but Marc-Antoine Fortuné soon struck for Celtic and grabbed another midway through the second half. McGowan then equalised with seconds remaining to help the Scottish side finish third in their UEFA Europa League section, leaving Rapid propping up the pool.

Rapid start
The home faithful had barely taken their seats when Stephen McManus was forced into a mistake and Jelavić rifled a low shot in off the post from just outside the Celtic penalty area. In the eighth minute it was two as, following some slick passing, Salihi crossed for Jelavić to claim his fourth goal of the group stage.

Fortuné changes
The Croatian striker soon returned the favour, twisting Glenn Loovens inside out before squaring for Salihi, who tapped in. However, just as it seemed Celtic had completely lost their bearings in the falling Vienna snow, Mark Wilson's hanging cross was headed down by McGowan and Marc-Antoine Fortuné swivelled to fire in. Almost straight away, Niall McGinn shot straight at Raimund Hedl and then forced a fine flying save from the home goalkeeper.

Celtic comeback
The visitors were the dominant force after the break and, after going close twice, got another back in the 67th minute. A quick free-kick found McGinn down the right and his dangerous low cross was turned in by Fortuné. The Scottish side poured forward in search of a sensational equaliser, and McGowan provided it as he drove in to secure his side a point.

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Lineups

rapid wien

Rapid Wien

celtic

Celtic

1
HedlRaimund Hedl (GK)
1
BorucArtur Boruc (GK)
3
PatockaJürgen Patocka
Yellow Card15
4
McManusStephen McManus (C)
7
KulovitsStefan Kulovits
6
N'GuémoLandry N'Guémo
9
SalihiHamdi Salihi
Goal19
Substitution78
10
FortunéMarc-Antoine Fortuné
Goal24
Goal67
Substitution90
11
S. HofmannSteffen Hofmann (C)
12
M. WilsonMark Wilson
14
KatzerMarkus Katzer
14
McGinnNiall McGinn
Substitution78
16
JelavićNikica Jelavić
Goal1
Goal8
16
FloodWillo Flood
17
Veli KavlakVeli Kavlak
Substitution59
17
CrosasMarc Crosas
22
SomaRagnvald Soma
22
LoovensGlenn Loovens
23
DoberAndreas Dober
Substitution30
52
CaddisPaul Caddis
27
BoškovićBranko Bošković
55
McGowanPaul McGowan
Goal90+1

Substitutes

30
Königshofer Lukas Königshofer (GK)
24
ZałuskaŁukasz Załuska (GK)
6
ThonhoferChristian Thonhofer
2
HinkelAndreas Hinkel
19
DrazanChristopher Drazan
Substitution59
Yellow Card90
5
G. CaldwellGary Caldwell
28
TrimmelChristopher Trimmel
Substitution30
7
McDonaldScott McDonald
31
Tanju KayhanTanju Kayhan
19
RobsonBarry Robson
33
KonradMario Konrad
33
KillenChris Killen
Substitution90
36
IldizMuhammed Ildiz
Substitution78
36
CareyGraham Carey
Substitution78

Coach

Peter Pacult (AUT) Tony Mowbray (ENG)

Referee

Robert Malek (POL)

Assistant referees

Krzysztof Myrmus (POL), Maciej Wierzbowski (POL)

Fourth official

Tomasz Mikulski (POL)

Additional assistant referees

Hubert Siejewicz (POL), Pawel Gil (POL)

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