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Feyenoord v Celtic (Match Stats)

Updated: Oct 1, 2023

Feyenoord 2

xG 1.62

(Stengs 45+2 and Jahanbakhsh 76)

Celtic 0

xG 0.31

Sent off - Lagerbielke 63 and Holm 68

Celtic had only 0.31 xG and you can see from the shot map below 5 of their 8 shots were from outside the box while 2 of those from inside the box were not necessarily from good positions. They were actually 0.03 and 0.01 chances.

Celtic's best chance was Maeda's from outside the box (furthest right below) which was a 0.07 chance and Maeda hit it well as it had a 0.37 Post Shot xG. Celtic's best xG and best Post Shot xG from this one chance.

Feyenoord took the lead on 45+2 minutes from a 0.03 chance from a free kick. Post Shot xG was only 0.22 as well. Feyenoord's 2nd goal was from a 0.19 chance and had a Post Shot xG of 0.47.

Celtic had done well in the first half restricting Feyenoord to just 1 shot inside the box and Feyenoord's xG for the first half was 0.25 (versus Celtic's 0.27) and their Post Shot xG for the first half was 0.30 (versus Celtic's 0.50). First half shot map below.

As per xG trend line below Celtic lead throughout the first half on chances created (if only just) but then were overtaken by Feyenoord after 50 minutes.

Possession for the first half was 51.3% v 48.7% in Feyenoord's favour and passes were 297 v 282 again in Feyenoord's favour.

Scales played the most passes of any player (both teams) in the first half with 55.

Celtic lined up with;

  • Hart

  • Johnston, Lagerbielke, Scales and Taylor

  • O'Riley, McGregor and Hatate

  • Maeda, Kyogo and Palma

Three changes from the weekend with Lagerbielke, Hatate and Palma coming in for Phillips, Turnbull and Yang. Phillips did not make the squad at all as he was injured.

Holm and Yang came on for Hatate and Palma and then Iwata came on for Kyogo after Lagerbielke was sent off. Bernardo and Oh came on for O'Riley and Maeda with 8 minutes to go.

Bain, Joe Morrison (goalkeeper), Ralston, Turnbull, Forrest and Johnston were unused subs.

Carter-Vickers, Welsh, Phillips and Abada were all out injured.

Best performers in this game for xG were Maeda 0.12 and Hatate 0.12.

Best for xA for Celtic were Hatate 0.03, O'Riley 0.02 and Taylor 0.02.

Top goal contributor combined was Hatate with 0.15.

Top rated players (FotMob and WhoScored combined) were O'Riley 0.71, Hart 0.68 and Johnston 0.67. Lowest rated players were unsurprisingly Lagerbielker 4.6 and Holm 5.2 and then Kyogo 5.9.

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