Updated: Apr 25, 2022
(Hatate 8, Giakoumakis 22, Maeda 36, Juranovic 52 PEN, O'Riley 70 & 73 and Abada 78)
St Johnstone 0
Before this game Celtic's average accurate passes this season had been 560 per game with the highest being 799 versus Livingston at home. That 799 was the highest accurate passes from any team in the SPFL over the last two season. Celtic beat that by an incredible 12% on Saturday with 893 accurate passes.
Celtic's xG per shop this season is 0.129 and in this game it was 0.197 which was the 2nd highest of the season. The shot map below highlights the xG per shot highs and how Celtic were creating high quality chances.
Celtic lined up with;
- Juranovic, Carter-Vickers, Starfelt and Taylor
- Rogic, McGregor and Hatate
- Jota, Giakoumakis and Maeda The same line up as faced Ross County and Rangers. Abada, O'Riley, Turnbull, Kyogo and McCarthy all came on as subs for Giakoumakis, Rogic, Hatate, Jota and McGregor. Two of the subs topped the xG and xA charts with Abada on 1.31 xG and O'Riley on 0.75 xA.
Callum McGregor had an incredible 97% passing accuracy from 99 passes.
In each 15 minute segment Celtic had at least 81% possession showing a consistency right across the game and Celtic also scored a goal in each 15 minute segment.
Again Celtic also gave up nothing with only 0.07 xGA conceded which is a phenomenal number. Basically if Celtic played this game 14 times in total they would conceded 1 goal.
Hart and Carter-Vickers continue their feat on not conceding a league goal in the last 20 minutes.
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