Celtic 0-3 Real Madrid LIVE! Champions League result, match stream, latest reaction and updates today

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Celtic 0-3 Real Madrid LIVE! Champions League result, match stream, latest reaction and updates today

Celtic vs Real Madrid – LIVE!

Eden Hazard netted just his second Champions League goal as Real Madrid hit their stride in the second-half to beat Celtic 3-0 in Glasgow.

The hosts threatened a major upset as they gave the current holders a real scare in the first-half, though went into the break with nothing to show for it. Liel Abada was unable to take a couple of presentable opportunities, while Callum McGregor saw his effort cannon back off the woodwork.

That proved to be costly, as Real found their ruthless edge. Vinicius Junior and Luka Modric struck in quick succession, the Croatian flicking a lovely finish past Joe Hart with the outside of his foot. The result was put beyond any doubt when Toni Kroos quickly upped the ante, producing a lovely pass over the top for Dani Carvajal. He squared it on the volley into the path of Hazard, who could not miss from inside the six-yard box.

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Celtic FC 0 - 3 Real Madrid CF

Match report

22:12 , Matt Verri

Eden Hazard netted just his second Champions League goal for Real Madrid as they hit their stride in the second-half to beat Celtic 3-0 in Glasgow.

The hosts threatened a major upset as they gave the current holders a real scare in the first-half, though went into the break with nothing to show for it.

That proved to be costly, as Real found their ruthless edge. Vinicius Junior and Luka Modric struck in quick succession, before Hazard finished off a sublime team goal to cap off the night in style for Carlo Ancelotti’s side.

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Progress made

22:00 , Matt Verri

Elsewhere in the group...

21:56 , Matt Verri

Shakhtar Donetsk have beaten RB Leipzig 4-1 away from home. That’s a sensational result.

Celtic face Shakhtar next, in a match that will take place in Poland.

FT: Celtic 0-3 Real Madrid

21:50 , Matt Verri

That’ll do it at Celtic Park.

Plenty to like about that performance from the Scottish side, but Real showed their ruthless edge after the break.

Vinicius, Modric and Hazard with the goals, in what turned out to be a comfortable win.

21:48 , Matt Verri

90 mins: Nearly a fourth! Rodrygo drives forward, has team-mates up with him but never looks like passing.

Cuts onto his right foot, curls an effort towards the far corner but it’s just wide. Not by much.

Two minutes added on.

21:46 , Matt Verri

88 mins: Another lovely move from the visitors.

Carvajal cuts it back to Hazard, he lays it off to Asensio, via a dummy from Valverde. Comfortable enough save for Hart.

21:44 , Matt Verri

85 mins: Can Celtic find the consolation goal their performance deserves? Looking unlikely.

Well it almost came! Haksabanovic just skipped past Carvajal, hammered an effort at goal and Courtois has the strongest of hands to keep that out.

Lucky his hand didn’t end up in the back of the net.

21:40 , Matt Verri

82 mins: Taylor finds Jota, he can run at Carvajal on the left.

Drives into the box, onto his right foot and curls an effort high and wide. Idea was the right one.

That’s his final touch too - Haksabanovic on to replace him.

21:37 , Matt Verri

79 mins: Couple of half-chances for Celtic, who continue to try and get themselves on the scoresheet.

Fallen away after the break, but in the first-half Celtic were right in this match. Potentially even the better side.

GOAL! Celtic 0-3 Real Madrid | Eden Hazard 77'

21:35 , Matt Verri

Vinicius has shifted over to the right, he drifts past three challenges before flicking it wide to Carvajal. Celtic struggling to get a touch now.

Kroos whips it in to Carvajal, he knocks it down into the six yard box and Hazard has the simplest of finishes.

Absolutely stunning goal!

21:33 , Matt Verri

74 mins: Not a huge amount of pace in the match now, Real just knocking the ball around at will.

That is until Jota gives away a needless free-kick, 25 yards out. Too wide for even Kroos to consider going for goal.

21:29 , Matt Verri

71 mins: Camavinga is indeed on, replacing Tchouameni. Decent options to have.

Three Celtic changes - Mooy, Kyogo and Turnbull are the trio introduced for the hosts.

21:28 , Matt Verri

69 mins: Alaba breaks forward and wins a corner for Real, which they are in no rush to take.

Camavinga coming on for Celtic - the good news just keeps on coming. Corner is taken short, comes to nothing.

21:24 , Matt Verri

66 mins: Bit more possession now for Celtic, which they badly needed just to calm things down.

Play stopped now though, Juranovic goes down under a fairly innocuous challenge and is holding his knee. Looks like he’ll be fine to continue.

21:21 , Matt Verri

63 mins: Real pouncing on every loose Celtic pass now, feel like there are more goals in this for them.

Modric again on the counter, dinks a cross to the back post and it’s headed behind for a Real corner.

GOAL! Celtic 0-2 Real Madrid | Luka Modric 60'

21:19 , Matt Verri

Ruthless from Real!

They drive at the Celtic defence, Modric into the box. Cuts onto his left foot, ball bobbles around but stays under his control and he then pokes it past Hart.

Celtic goalkeeper gets a hand on it, not enough.

21:18 , Matt Verri

59 mins: Goal hasn’t changed the pattern of play, Real still seeing all of the ball.

Celtic starting to look a bit leggy - have their first-half efforts caught up with them? Those missed chances certainly looking more and more costly now.

GOAL! Celtic 0-1 Real Madrid | Vinicius Junior 56'

21:15 , Matt Verri

REAL TAKE THE LEAD!

One of the few occasions this half that Celtic press right up, Real just play around them.

Valverde with a lovely low cross into thebox, Vinicius just guides it into the bottom corner. Hart with no chance.

21:11 , Matt Verri

53 mins: So poor from Carvajal. Has Vinicius making a run through the middle, Valverde to his right.

Looks for Valverde, but way too much on the pass and his team-mate can’t keep it in play. Huge cheers from the Celtic fans behind the goal, who are loving every second of this.

21:09 , Matt Verri

50 mins: Not happening for Real in forward areas, play keeps breaking down for them.

They win it back high up the pitch here, Modric drives forward and finds Vinicius. He is absolutely clattered by Jenz, perfect challenge.

21:06 , Matt Verri

47 mins: Massive chance for Celtic!

They counter really well, Jota leading the charge. Worked out to the right wing, drilled into the box and Maeda is completely free.

Scuffs the effort though - had to score.

Back underway!

21:03 , Matt Verri

Up and running again at Celtic Park. Rudiger on for Militao for the visitors.

Almost!

21:01 , Matt Verri

20:49 , Jonathan Gorrie

HT: Celtic 0-0 Real Madrid

20:48 , Jonathan Gorrie

Brilliant first-half for Celtic.

CHANCE FOR REAL MADRID

20:44 , Jonathan Gorrie

42:00 - Hazard turns provider by playing Vinicius through, though Joe Hart does well to swat out the danger with a fine save.

CHANCE FOR REAL MADRID

20:41 , Jonathan Gorrie

41:00 - Hazard, who is STILL to convince for Madrid, misses the target with a shot.

Celtic need half-time

20:41 , Jonathan Gorrie

40:00 - Its not as if Real Madrid are cutting Celtic open but there’s a lack of intensity in the home side at the moment. A little breather would go a long way.

Real Madrid growing

20:34 , Jonathan Gorrie

33:00 - Valverde has curled a shot wide and Madrid are stemming the tide somewhat.

Celtic’s early pushing appears to have slowed somewhat.

Bad news for Real Madrid (and potentially France)

20:31 , Jonathan Gorrie

20:27 , Jonathan Gorrie

Celtic almost in again

20:27 , Jonathan Gorrie

26:00 - Stunning combination plays sees Hatate in-behind to play a cut-back, though Militao gets a leg across to put it out for a corner.

20:25 , Jonathan Gorrie

CHANCE FOR CELTIC

20:21 , Jonathan Gorrie

20:00 - Celtic hit the post!

McGregor’s shot from outside the box smashes the woodwork!

Celtic should be ahead

20:20 , Jonathan Gorrie

19:00 - Abada has been in-behind twice but cannot find the finish.

CHANCE FOR CELTIC

20:15 , Jonathan Gorrie

13:00 - Giakoumakis fluffs his lines after Jota plays him in.

Within seconds, Benzema sees a volley blocked.

Real Madrid not rushing

20:12 , Jonathan Gorrie

10:00 - Such is their experience, Madrid are not fazed at all by Celtic’s high press. Knocking the ball around nicely.

Celtic clear a Madrid free-kick

20:09 , Jonathan Gorrie

07:00 - Giakoumakis does well to clear Vinicius’ free-kick, looked a dangerous delivery.

Real Madrid taking the sting out of the game

20:08 , Jonathan Gorrie

06:00 - Madrid haven’t been under much pressure, but could do with slowing things down.

Some very composed passing to quiet the crowd down.

Well cleared

20:05 , Jonathan Gorrie

04:00 - Modric plays in Valverde, though Carter-Vickers does well to clear before Benzema can meet his cross.

Celtic fans playing their part

20:04 , Jonathan Gorrie

03:00 - Hard to imagine Real Madrid are particularly bothered about a big atmosphere given their experience but the Celtic fans can still play a big part.

Every venture forward is met with cheers.

CHANCE FOR CELTIC

20:02 , Jonathan Gorrie

02:00 - Abada almost in after a clever lay-off from Giakoumakis! What a start

KICK-OFF

20:01 , Jonathan Gorrie

We are underway!

19:59 , Jonathan Gorrie

Teams in the tunnel

19:58 , Jonathan Gorrie

5 years away form the big time, a stunning return to action for Celtic.

It could be a special night...

You’ll Never Walk Alone rings out across Celtic Park

19:56 , Jonathan Gorrie

What. An. Atmosphere.

A look at the warm-ups

19:49 , Jonathan Gorrie

19:25 , Jonathan Gorrie

Celtic’s prolific start

19:25 , Jonathan Gorrie

A 4-0 win over Rangers on Saturday took the Scottish champions up to 29 goals scored in seven games this season.

Real Madird, beware.

A look inside the dressing room

19:17 , Jonathan Gorrie

Gearing up for a big night

19:12 , Jonathan Gorrie

Confirmed Celtic lineup

18:49 , Jonathan Gorrie

Latest match odds

18:39 , Jonathan Gorrie

SBK: Celtic vs Real Madrid

Celtic: 4/1

Draw: 10/3

Real Madrid: 8/11

SBK: Champions League winner 2022/23

Man City: 13/5

PSG: 6/1

Bayern Munich: 13/2

Liverpool: 7/1

Barcelona: 12/1

Real Madrid: 13/1

Celtic: 169/1

Which British team is favourite for the Champions League?

18:29 , Jonathan Gorrie

Betfair: Most backed British clubs to win the 2022/23 Champions League

Man City: 16.6%

Tottenham: 11.6%

Liverpool: 10.4%

Chelsea: 4.5%

Celtic: 3.8%

Rangers: 1.4%

18:23 , Jonathan Gorrie

Confirmed Real Madrid lineup

18:16 , Jonathan Gorrie

Carlo Ancelotti predicting more Real Madrid success

18:12 , Jonathan Gorrie

“It’s not a surprise for me not being the odds-on favorite, I think it’s a good sign,” Ancelotti told a news conference in Glasgow on the eve of Tuesday’s opening Group F game.

“I think that last year we had even less probability in the statistics to win it. And we have an improved team this season.

“What happened last year will happen again. We are going to compete until the end and, hopefully, we will compete in the final.”

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Ange Postecoglou vows to take the game to Real Madrid

18:06 , Jonathan Gorrie

“There’s no point playing football a certain way and then, when you get the opportunity to measure it against the best, you shy away from it,” the Australian said.

“You could go out there tomorrow and limit the damage and might get a win playing a different way, but have you really tested yourself? I don’t think you have.

“We go out there tomorrow night being the football team we have been to this point. Then you’ve got a real measure of where you’re at.

“If we’re short of where we need to be then we go back, dust ourselves off, work at it again and get a bit closer next time.”

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Soaking up the atmosphere

17:58 , Jonathan Gorrie

17:53 , Jonathan Gorrie

Prediction

17:36 , Jonathan Gorrie

Celtic rightly so fancy their chances against any team at home, even the Champions League holders.

However, the gulf in talent is clear to see, even for the most ardent of Celtic fans, so even a point could be considered an achievement for the hosts. I don’t think they will even get that, unfortunately.

Real Madrid to win 2-0.

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Real Madrid team news: Antonio Rudiger in line for first start

17:35 , Jonathan Gorrie

Real Madrid could make changes for the game, with Antonio Rudiger and Toni Kroos amoung those pushing to star. Aurelien Tchouameni, along with Rudiger, is in line for his Champions League bow after joining over the summer.

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Celtic team news: Kyogo fit

17:33 , Jonathan Gorrie

Celtic have Kyogo Furuhashi available but Carl Starfelt is mising after their injuries in the derby, with the latter joining Yosuke Ideguchi on the treatment table.

Moritz Jenz should deputise in central defence, and Oliver Abildgaard could be handed a debut.

 (PA Wire)
(PA Wire)

Where to watch

17:32 , Jonathan Gorrie

TV channel: The match will be televised on BT Sport 3.

Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the BT Sport website or app.

Live blog: You can follow all the action via Standard Sport’s live blog.

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Welcome

16:51 , Jonathan Gorrie

Good afternoon and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Celtic’s huge Champions League meeting with Real Madrid.

For the first time since 1980, the two will meet in a competitive sense tonight at Parkhead, with kick-off coming at 8pm BST.

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