Match Stats (Bayer Leverkusen v Celtic)


Leverkusen 3

xG 2.78

(Andrich 16 and 82, Diaby 87)


Celtic 2

xG 1.75

(Juranovic 40 PEN and Jota 56)


Before kick off our probabilities of winning the game were 14%, a defeat 66% and draw 20%.


Celtic had more touches than Leverkusen in 0-15 minutes and also in 15-30 minutes.


Possession overall was 42.5% for Celtic with passing accuracy of 84% (Leverkusen had 85%).


Leverkusen had 16 shots to our 5. Aerials won was 56% for Celtic and tackles won was 84% for Leverkusen and 53% for Celtic.


For pressing we had a total of 182 presses versus Leverkusen's 179. McGregor had our most presses at 26 with Bitton next on 23. Turnbull further behind his midfield counterparts with 14. Our three forwards had more with Kyogo on 17, Jota on 16 and Forrest on 15. Ralston had 17. Most successful presses came from Bitton with 8 (34%) and best % success rate for presses was Welsh with 54% (7 successful).


Bitton had the most recoveries at 11.


Celtic had 23 progressive passes versus 49 for Leverkusen. Ralston and McGregor had 5 each.


In regards to passes received Carter-Vickers and Turnbull were the recipients of passes the most with 59 and 52 attempted passes to them. Success rate was 97% and 79% on these passes received. Turnbull had the most progressive passes received at 9 with Forrest next on 4.


Most accurate passes was Carter-Vickers with 62 and he was the best outfield player on accuracy with 91%. Joe Hart had 96% accuracy from 25 passes.


Ralston had the most touches for any Celtic player with 79. Palacios of Leverkusen had 101 touches.


For progressive carries it was 69 v 33 in Leverkusen's favour with Welsh (7) and Turnbull (6) having the most for Celtic.



Our team line up was;

- 15 Hart

- 56 Ralston, 20 Carter-Vickers, 4 Starfelt and 88 Juranovic

- 14 Turnbull, 6 Bitton and 42 McGregor

- 49 Forrest, 7 Giakoumakis and 17 Jota


After the same team for 3 games in a row there was a change with Forrest coming in for Abada.


Abada, Johnston, Ajeti and McCarthy coming on as subs for Kyogo, Forrest, Abada and Bitton.





Top rated player was Wirtz with 9.1 and 9.23 and top rated Celtic player was Kyogo with 7.3 and 7.74.


NPxG achieved was Juranovic 0.79, Turnbull 0.45, Jota 0.43, McGregor 0.04 and Ralston 0.03.



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