GLASGOW. Celtic overcome Rangers.
The match was played at the Celtic Park stadium in Glasgow on Saturday and it started at 12:30 pm local time. The referee was Kevin Clancy with the collaboration of David McGeachie and Ross MacLeod. The 4th official was John Beaton. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant at 15.1 degrees Celsius or 59.25 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 57%.
- 55 Ball Possession 45
- 9 Total 8
- 7 On Target 3
- 1 Off Target 4
- 1 Shots blocked 1
- 128 Attack 86
- 47 Dangerous attack 51
- 0 Ball safe 0
- 15 Free Kicks 24
- 0 Penalties 0
- 4 Corners 3
- 5 Off Sides 3
- 19 Total 12
- 4 Yellow Cards 2
- 0 Double Yellow 0
- 0 Red Card 0
- 5 Substitutions 4
None of the teams was particularly dominant in terms of ball possession. Celtic was in possession of the ball for 54% of the time vs. Rangers that controlled the ball for 46% of the time.
Attitude and shots
Rangers had a more offensive attitude with 51 dangerous attacks and 8 shots of which 3 were on target. Notwithstanding, Celtic was able to find the solution to win this match.
Celtic shot 9 times, 7 on target, 1 off target. Talking about the opposition, Rangers shot 8 times, 3 on target, 4 off target.
Celtic received 4 yellow cards (Cameron Carter-Vickers, Callum McGregor, M. O’Riley and Aaron Mooy). Talking about the opposition, Rangers received 2 yellow cards (N. Raskin and Todd Cantwell).
After this contest, Celtic will have 88 points to hold in the 1st place. Talking about the opposition, Rangers will stay with 76 points to hold in the 2nd place.
In the next match in the Premiership, Celtic will host Motherwell on the 22nd of April with a 47-4 head to head stats in favor of Celtic (9 draws).
Rangers will play away agasint Aberdeen on the 23rd of April with a 28-8 head to head statistic in favor of Rangers (13 draws).
Celtic – Formation
Celtic started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
The manager Angelos Postecoglou decided to play with the following team: Joe Hart, Alistair Johnston , Cameron Carter-Vickers , Carl Starfelt , Greg Taylor , Aaron Mooy , Callum McGregor , Matt O’Riley , Jota , Kyogo Furuhashi and Daizen Maeda .
The home team had on the bench: Scott Bain, Alexandro Bernabei, Yuki Kobayashi, Stephen Welsh, Tomoki Iwata, Sead Hakšabanović , Rocco Vata, David Turnbull and Hyun-gyu Oh .
Celtic made 5 changes: Aaron Mooy for Tomoki Iwata (61′), M. O’Riley for Oh Hyun-Gyu (75′), Jota for Sead Hakšabanović (75′), Kyogo Furuhashi for David Turnbull (85′) and Daizen Maeda for Alexandro Bernabéi (86′).
Best player: Jota
Following our analysis, the most impressive player for Celtic was Jota.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 19 passes (78% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 4 duels out of 5. He performed 3 crosses.
Rangers – Formation
Rangers started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
Michael Beale played with: Allan McGregor, James Tavernier , John Souttar , Ben Davies , Borna Barišić , Ryan Jack , Nicolas Raskin , Todd Cantwell , Malik Tillman , Ryan Kent and Alfredo Morelos .
The following players were sitting on the bench: Jon McLaughlin, Rıdvan Yılmaz, Glen Kamara, John Lundstram, Scott Wright, Scott Arfield, Antonio Čolak, Ianis Hagi and Fashion Sakala.
Rangers made 4 changes: Malik Tillman for Fashion Sakala (68′), Ryan Jack for John Lundstram (86′), Todd Cantwell for Scott Wright (86′) and Alfredo Morelos for Antonio Čolak (86′).
Best player: James Tavernier
Following our analysis, the most impressive player for Rangers was James Tavernier.
His rating iswith 2 goals, 43 passes (65% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 12. He performed 6 crosses.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Premiership.
- St. Johnstone – Ross County – 0-2
- Motherwell – Livingston – 3-0
- Hearts – St. Mirren – 0-2
- Celtic – Rangers – 3-2
- Aberdeen – Kilmarnock – 2-0