LiveLille 2-2 Celtic RECAP: French side fightback from 2-0 deficit after Mohamed Elyounoussi double
Live updates as Celtic take on Lille in matchday two of the Europa League group stages.
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Lille v Celtic:
Last updated: Thursday, 29 October, 2020, 22:59
- Celtic looking to end four-game winless run
- Neil Lennon’s men out to get off the mark in Group H
- Lille top Europa League group after opening game victory over Sparta Prague
What the Celtic fans had to say
Here’s how the Celtic fans reacted on social media after tonight’s draw in Lille.
Kristoffer Ajer’s injury
Celtic are sweating over Kris Ajer’s fitness after the Norwegian was forced off with a groin injury.
Lennon praises Bain
Neil Lennon admits Scott Bain could be set for an extended run in the team after impressing against Lille.
How the Celtic players rated...
A 9, an 8, a few 7s, but also three 5s.
It’s all over
Celtic have had to settle for a draw away to Lille.
The visitors were excellent in the first half where they netted twice through Mohamed Elyounoussi and, other than a Scott Bain penalty save, didn’t give up too many opportunities to the home side. It was a very different story in the second period with Neil Lennon’s men penned in for both periods, as goals from Mehmet Celik and Nanitamo Ikone earned the hosts a draw.
Frimpong charges towards the Lille defence, manages to make room for a shot, which he fires well over the bar.
Elyounoussi goes into the book for a late challenge on Botman.
Change of shape
Celtic have altered their formation for the final eight minutes. They’ve gone for a 3-5-2 with Elyounoussi now partnering Edouard up front.
It’s a triple sub for Celtic. Brown, Christie and Ntcham make way for Welsh, Rogic and Soro.
A weaving run from Elyounoussi encourages the attacker to try his luck from a narrow angle, forcing a save from the keeper.
Soumare tries his luck from distance. His effort has plenty of pace on it, but is hit right at Bain.
More on the goal
It’s quite unfortunate from Celtic’s point of view. A cross from the left swings all the way to the back post. From there, there’s a mishit cross which leads to a mishit shot which falls for Ikone. Even then his effort appears to take at least one deflection on its way past Bain.
Goal for Lille
The hosts have levelled through Ikone.
More on the Lille goal
It was almost a carbon copy of the Celik chance earlier in the game. A flick-on finds the right-back all alone at the back post. This time he’s much closer to goal and is able to squeeze a shot past Bain at his front post.
It’s Lille 1-2 Celtic.
Goal for Lille
Celik reduces the arrears with a finish at the back post.
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