Celtic v Rangers (Sat Oct 17th 2020)
Rangers 2 (Goldson 9 and 54)
The first goal for Rangers came from a free kick where Ajer was penalised for supposedly bringing down Kent. Once the free kick came in Goldson was kept onside by Duffy and was left by Ajer to head home in the middle of the goal past Barkas. An average keeper would have saved it. The second goal came from a one two outside our box which easily got past Laxalt, McGregor couldn't stop the cross and Duffy initially blocked Goldson's shot. However Goldson then was first to the rebound and then scored with Barkas stood still on his line.
Celtic had an NP xG of 0.48 while Rangers had an NP xG of 1.14.
Celtic had 5 shots with not one being on target. Possession was 56% with 671 touches. Celtic had only 1 corner and touches in the box were only 11. Total Passes were 483 with a Passing accuracy of 78%.
Brown received the best rating of Celtic players due to the stats and had 79 touches, 6.4% of the possession, 79% passing accuracy from 57 passes, 2 successful dribbles out of 2 attempted, 7 aerial wins out of 7 attempted, 3 tackles out of 4 attempted, 4 interceptions, 1 clearance and 6 recoveries.
Celtic had Elhamed, Bitton, Edouard and Christie all out due to having to self isolate. The forwarad partnership was our 7th in 8 games since reverting to 352. Laxalt came in for his debut and Welsh came in for his first appearance of the season. Brown came back in for Turnbull.
Celtic lined up with;
- Welsh, Duffy, Ajer
- Frimpong, Ntcham, Brown, McGregor and Laxalt
- Elyounoussi and Klimala
Griffiths, Rogic, Ajeti, Turnbull and Taylor all came on as subs.
Forrest and Jullien were injured.
Key notes from the game - Celtic had only 1 corner and 0 shots on target. At 91, 102 and 82 our 3 central defenders had the most touches of the ball .... playing into the tactical plans of Rangers.
Kilmala had only 12 touches in total in the game and 0 in the Rangers box. Klimala's touch map opposite.