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Celtic v Morton (Match Stats)

Celtic 5

xG 4.65

(Mooy 18 & 84, Turnbull 42 and Kyogo 21 & 45)

Morton 0

xG 0.11

Five goals scored, a clean sheet, through to the next round and debuts for Iwata and Lawal so a good day all round for Celtic.

In regards to Iwata it was good to be able to compare some stats of his versus McGregor as they both had a half each.

Both received 58 passes each and therefore combined they received the most passes of any Celtic position with a total of 116. The second most was Mooy who received 91 passes.

The player passing the most to McGregor was Mooy with 12 passes and the player passing the most to Iwata was Johnston with 11.

Bernabei was the player that both McGregor and Iwata passed the most to with Iwata passing 13 times to him and Iwata 14 times.

McGregor made 66 passes and 62 were successful (94%) while Iwata made 65 passes and all 65 were successful (100%). McGregor had 2 progressive passes and Iwata had 6.

The majority of Celtic's xG came in the first quarter which was heavily assisted by the penalty.

Celtic had 30 shots at goal with Morton having 4. The main contributors for Celtic's xG were;

  • Mooy 2.21

  • Abada 0.72

  • Kyogo 0.51

  • Johnston 0.3

with Mooy having 1.97 Post Shot xG and 0.90 xA.

Celtic lined up with;

  • Hart

  • Johnston, Starfelt, Kobayashi and Bernabei

  • Mooy, McGregor and Turnbull

  • Abada, Kyogo and Maeda

Celtic having 4 changes from the midweek game against St Mirren with Bernabei, Mooy, Turnbull and Maeda coming in for Juranovic, Hatate, O'Riley and Jota.

Juranovic not even being in the squad for this game as he was in Germany finalising his move to Union Berlin.

Iwata, Haksabanovic, Forrest, O'Riley and Lawal all came on as subs for McGregor, Kyogo, Abada, Turnbull and Starfelt. Iwata getting his debut.

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