The Scottish Celtic champion Celtic "stifled" the rival Rangers of the city and took the first big derby for the Scottish football season! Brendan Rogers & Clovers & # 39; were able to break the strong block of the rival and after the success of Oliver Nham with the 1-0 victory of Celtic Park.
Glasgow & # 39; s Derby was a direct duel between the managers of both teams – Brendan Rogers for Celtic and Steven Gerrard for Rangers. They both worked together in Liverpool between 2012 and 2015. – but now "the disciple" failed to beat his "teacher", as is the case with the sweetest football stories.
It is 156 victories for Celtic in the history of the eternal rivalry between the two teams, a century ago the old & # 39; old company & # 39; called. Rangers continued to lead overall statistics with 159 wins in 99 draw from the 414 games between the two teams.
Celtic was the team that dictated the pace and set the tone for almost the entire game. In the first 45 minutes the more interesting was the front door of the Ibrox guests, who had fully accepted the game in their half.
Gerrard & # 39; s plan to close the team and leave spaces with his team for rival players worked perfectly in the first part. To keep 0: 0, Rangers was very lucky, especially between the 33rd and 34th minute, when the hosts twice pushed the bar behind Alan McGregor.
The first shot on one of the two doors, however, came from Rangers Ryan Jack, who shot from a distance, but the ball flew over the door over Gordon. In the 33-minute shuffle in the blue field he pulled the ball to James Forrest, who dared to shoot at the opponent's door, but the ball left from a Celtic player, pulled up the top bar and went into the corner .
The resulting corner resulted in a goal for Micheal Lustig, who had enough space to kick a well-aimed ball and scored the outbreak of a goal.
In the 40th minute in the field Ranger on the second bar shot the central striker of the clubs Odson Eduardo, who shot powerfully with his head, but McGregor stepped in and slaughtered.
The status quo is preserved after about 60 minutes. It was exactly when an hour had passed that the guests seemed courageously looking at the door of the opponent, but that opened large spaces in their half.
Celtic took advantage of his first chance of counteraction. The hosts won the ball in the middle of the field, enabling Tom Rogich to win a lot of top position. He combines with Nham, who left for the rest of James Forrest himself. He did not slow down and returned to a free zone in the penalty area of the Nham guests, and the last one on an empty goal brought the three points to his team.
Toward the end, Lee Griffiths threatened McGregor twice, but the Rangers guard reached the level and did not allow the ball to enter his door for the second time. The guests did not succeed in pushing their opponent and creating goals to return to the game.
After this success Celtic climbed to the second position with 9 points, 3 behind Harst. Rangers is 7th with 5 points.
Starting teams of both teams:
Celtic: Craig Gordon, Michel Lustig, Adrien Boyer, Christopher Ayer, Kieran Tearney, Scott Brown, Oliver Nhman, James Forest (Scott Sinclair 92), Tom Rogich (Brian Cristi 77), Clam McGregor, Odson Eduardo (Lee Griffiths 67) 😉
Glasgow Rangers: Alan McGregor, James Tavinier, Nicholas Kitich, Connor Goldson, Boma Barrisic, Ryan Jack, Owen Eria, Ryan Kent, Scott Arfield, Kyle Lafferty, Alfredo Morelos
manager: Steven Gerrard