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Real Madrid vs Celtic summary: score, goals, highlights, Champions League 2022-23

Roddy Cons
Real Madrid seal first place in Champions League group F by putting Celtic to the sword at Santiago Bernabéu

FT Real Madrid 5 (Modric pen, Rodrygo pen, Asensio, Vinícius, Valverde) Celtic 1 (Jota)

A thoroughly convincing win for Real Madrid in the end, who qualify for the round of 16 as group winners. Celtic came to play (bravery or naïvety?) and more than contributed to the spectacle but left themselves open at the back and could ultimately have conceded more than five goals.

Los Blancos have long been known for their ruthless streak and if you give them chances, they have proved time and time again that they will capitalise, which is exactly what happened here. Fede Valverde scored the pick of the goals with another fine strike from the edge of the area.

Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois had plenty of work to do and Celtic will feel they could also have had another goal or two. But their defensive weaknesses were fully exploited by Carlo Ancelotti's side, who racked up their biggest victory of the season so far. 

Real Madrid and RB Leipzig through to round of 16

Just to confirm, RB Leipzig won 4-0 away to Shakhtar Donetsk, which means Real Madrid go through as group winners, with Leipzig joining them in second spot. 

Shakhtar take the consolation prize of a Europa League place in the new year. 

Speaking to UK broadcaster BT Sport, Celtic goalkeeper Joe Hart cast doubt over whether the first-half penalties should've been given.

"It's never nice to concede two soft penalties."

"They're ruthless, I've not had much to do... apart from fish the ball out my net five times"

This man is just poetry in motion. 


A neat through-ball from Benzema is kept in by Vázquez, whose back-flick goes back to the Frenchman. Hart is out of his goal but Benzema's shot is blocked on the line by Starfelt!


Playground stuff from Asensio and Vázquez as they bring the ball out of the Real Madrid half and set off on another attack. But Valverde gives it a way...


Jota has really got the bit between his teeth since coming on. Another run at the Real Madrid defence and another low drive which Courtois has to save. 


A huge reaction from the Celtic fans in the ground after that goal. They've perked right up again...


5-1! Jota free-kick!

Great feet from Jota wins a free-kick for Celtic on the edge of the box. The Portuguese takes it himself, curls it over the wall and past Courtois, although the big Real Madrid keeper may be disappointed not to have done better there...


Celtic sub

Abildgaard replaces Hatate (as if it really matters). 

4-0 to RB Leipzig at Shakhtar, by the way. No doubt about who's going through...Madrid first, Leipzig second. 


Jota makes space for a short from the edge of the box but Courtois gets down well to save. The Belgian has been fairly busy despite the scoreline. 

Still 12 minutes left, I can see there being another chance or two...


Celtic only know how to play one way, and it's an admirable one at that. But you now get the feeling that this could get a bit silly if Real Madrid want it to...


Vallejo lives!

A rare sighting of Jesús Vallejo, who gives Eder Militão a breather. 


At the other end, O'Riley curls one just wide of Courtois' goal. Plenty of shots from Celtic. 


5-0! Valverde!

A Valverde classic! Just as Celtic were getting some respite, Lucas Vázquez charges down the right and picks out Fede Valverde at the edge of the box. If there's one man you want it to fall to in that position, it's the Uruguayan, who sweeps the ball powerfully into the corner. A delicious finish. 


Two more Real Madrid changes

Ceballos is back from injury and comes on along with Nacho. Modric and Alaba come off. 


Celtic deserve a goal here, for their bravery if nothing else...

Three shots in 10 seconds, with subs Giakoumakis and Haskabanovic immediately giving Courtois work to do. 


6 (SIX) changes...

Benzema and Vázquez on for Vini and Carvajal for Madrid. 

Celtic replace more than a third of their team in one go...Giakoumakis, Turnbull, Haksabaonvic and Jota for Kyogo, Mooy, Maeda and Abada. 


4-0! Vini!

Attack after attack at the moment from Madrid and the latest one leads to another goal! Valverde has time to cross from the right and Vini nips ahead of Starfelt to divert the ball past Hart. Getting a bit ugly now...


Well wide from Kroos from 20 yards after a bit of a scramble in the penalty box. 


Not far away from a fourth! Vini clips a dangerous ball over from the left towards Rodrygo but Starfelt gets there just ahead of the striker to divert the ball out for a corner, which leads to nothing. 


That third goal has unsurprisingly knocked the stuffing out of Celtic a little bit. Loads of Madrid possession at the moment. 


Mooy goes down in the box after a coming together with Militão. Nothing doing. 


3-0! Asensio!

Game over, I'd suggest...

An attack down the right flank this time ends with Carvajal pulling the ball back on the slide for Asensio, whose flow strike from the edge of the box flies past Joe Hart. 


A couple of balls into the box from the left have caused panic in the Celtic defence. No one on the end of them from a Real Madrid perspective, though. 


Some excellent pass-and-move football from Real Madrid there just to get out of their own defensive third. Celtic are again trying to press them high up the field but the hosts worked their way out of it beautifully there. 


Kyogo in the book for clouting Militão round the mouth as Celtic were on the attack. 

Back underway!

Can Celtic find a way back into this? I suspect not but you never know...

No, I can confirm that they very much did not. 

RB Leipzig still that Nkunku goal up against Shakhtar Donetsk in the other game in the group, by the way. 

That means that, as things stand, Real Madrid and the Germans will go through to the round of 16, in that order. 

The very definition of a penalty being struck at 'the perfect height for a goalkeeper'. 

HT Real Madrid 2-0 Celtic

A tale of three penalties.

If you just looked at the scoreline and hadn't seen the match, you'd probably think Real Madrid had had things all their own way. That's been far from the case, with Ange Postecoglu's side having some joy at imposing their style of play on their opponents. So while Real Madrid should have scored at least another couple of goals, Celtic will also feel they should have found the net in open play, with Thibaut Courtois the busier of the goalkeepers. 

Two penalties for handball have proved to be the difference, with Josip Juranović unable to take advantage of the Bhoys' own spot-kick. The big moments, as ever, have gone Real Madrid's way. 


A good bit of possession play from Real Madrid to end the half here. 

There are stats on everything these days, aren't there?


Another well-worked move from Celtic as Taylor gets to the goal line. His cross is blocked out for a corner, which leads to nothing, but it was good play again from the visitors. 


Vini again trying the ridiculous, a rainbow flick to get past Juranovic in the box. The Brazilian falls over rather than go for the ball, however, and loses possession. 


No VAR check for the penalty but it didn't matter in the end, as Courtois dives to his right to keep out Juranović. It was struck well by the Croat but it was at a reasonable height for the goalkeeper. 


Penalty saved by Courtois! Juranovic denied!


Penalty for Celtic!

Mendy on Abada. Sure there'll be a check... 


Asensio almost pulling off an Asensio classic there! A drop of the shoulder to come inside from the right, followed by a fierce strike from outside the box. Straight at Hart this time. 


Ange Postecoglu would be pretty happy with this...

...if his team weren't 2-0 down. 


Courtois again called into action as Reo Hatate fires one in from 20 yards! Celtic's Japanese attacking trio are definitely causing problems...


Vini showing off by controlling a high diagonal ball on his back. Would be better just putting the ball in the net, Vini...


Another clear-cut chance for Celtic! Again, the Bhoys win possession in the Madrid half and have loads of options in the attacking third. Maeda slides it through to Kyogo, whose powerful shot is beaten away by Courtois. 

Just to go back to the penalty, the ball definitely hit O'Riley's hand and it was definitely a raised hand. But the Dane was really close to the ball when Rodrygo struck it. A bit harsh but probably the right decision going by the rules (if anyone is able to keep up with them). 


And that should be three! Vini again the culprit, ballooning the ball over after superb work from Rodrygo to tee him up. 


2-0! Rodrygo

Rodrygo takes over penalty duties. Other side, same result. Hart nowhere near it. 


Penalty given!

Rodrygo's shot blocked by O'Riley's hand. Pen. 


Possible penalty for Real Madrid

Another handball in the box...


That should be 2-0. Asensio is sent away down the right channel and crosses for Vini, who pokes it goalwards but is denied by Hart. 


Another effort on goal from the Celts but Hatate blazes over from the edge of the box after a decent passage of play. 

In the other game in the group, Christopher Nkunku has given RB Leipzig the lead against Shakhtar Donetsk in Warsaw. Looking good for the Germans so far, and that means Madrid have to win to finish top. 


We've seen Valverde smash balls into the net fairly often this season but that was not one of his better efforts. Well wide from a good position from the Uruguayan. 


Huge chance for Celtic!

Celtic are committing bodies forward and should be level! Maeda gets in behind Carvajal and crosses too hard for Kyogo and Abada, both of whom were completely unmarked in front of goal in the middle. 


A brilliant nutmeg from Vini on Aaron Mooy. The Brazilian then proceeds to fire the ball into the crowd. That's how football goes sometimes. 


A decent enough response from Celtic, who win the ball high up the pitch. O'Riley has time to play a through-ball to Kyogo but overhits it. Courtois gobbles it up. That was a chance. 


Celtic had looked bright in the first few minutes too...


1-0! Modric!

Modric sends Hart the wrong way from the spot. This might be a long night for the Scots...


Penalty for Real Madrid!

Handball! Valverde miscues a shot, which catches Jenz by surprise. Handball and a penalty, no doubt. Modrić to take...

We've just had our first proof for the great man's wizardry. A superb flick to make space in midfield. 


Danger in behind! Militão looks for Vini in behind the Celtic defence. The Brazilian is free but the ball runs through to Joe Hart. 


...which almost leads to a ludicrous goal! Maeda closes down Courtois as he goes to clear and the ball flies just wide of the post!


Celtic pressing very high up the pitch early on...

And we're off!

Real Madrid get us underway.

A very attacking line-up - I'd suggest - from Ange Postecoglu. Let's see how that works out for Celtic. 

It'll be interesting to see how Madrid line up in attack. Rodrygo in the middle with Asensio on the right or vice versa?

I'm not sure the Champions League anthem gets as big a reception anywhere as at the Bernabéu. I guess that's what happens when you keep winning it...

The teams are out, time for the Champions League anthem! 

Almost time for action!

Hala Madrid is ringing round the Santiago Bernabéu.

That can only mean one thing...we're almost ready to go!

Postecoglou: The Champions League has been a great process for us

Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou knows his team's European adventure is over this season but insists his players have learned a lot from their experiences:

"The whole Champions League campaign has been a great process for us. Understanding what we can bring to these games and where we need to keep improving.

"Every game we've had our moments and when we've had our moments we haven't taken them. Mostly they've come when we've played our football, but we also know when the opposition have their moments they can punish you."

Ancelotti: It will be an open game

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti is expecting Celtic to play as they always do, despite being up against much tougher opponents than they are used to domestically: 

"Celtic are not going to change their identity. They're going to come here to play their football with intensity, with passion, with quality. We expect this. It will be an open game.

"I have a lot of respect for this team. I think for the quality they have they could do better in this group, but they were very close to having a result [against us in Glasgow]."

What do Real Madrid need against Celtic to top Champions League Group F?


What do Real Madrid need against Celtic to top Champions League Group F?

And just in case you missed my summary of what Real Madrid need to do to qualify as group winners, here's an explanation from my colleague William Allen. 

Group F - as things stand

Just a little reminder of how things stand in the group ahead of tonight's game. 

Asensio starts

Just a second start of the season for Marcos Asensio tonight but he's been making an impact off the bench in recent weeks. Could this be a turning point in his Real Madrid career? 

Countdown to kick-off!

25 minutes to be precise, guys. 

The Santiago Bernabéu. The stadium I've been to which has the biggest 'wow' factor.

And what I mean by that is that once you've made your way up the stand and get your first glimpse of the pitch, the only thing you can say is "wow".

Celtic - European Cup winners in 1967

Most of you will be well aware that Real Madrid have won more European Cups/Champions Leagues than anyone else - 14. That includes five in the last nine seasons. 

What some of you might not remember is that Celtic have also won Europe's premier cup competition, back in the days when (only) the champions of pretty much any country could win it. The Bhoys defeated Inter in the 1967 final in Lisbon, becoming the first British club to ever lift the trophy. 

There have been a few Celtic fans in Madrid this week...I've seen 10,000 estimated even though they have an allocation of 3000.The Spanish capital is not a bad place to hang out for a few days, especially with the lovely weather they've been having. And I'm sure the locals will have been delighted. 

Celtic - 2022-23 so far

Celtic's domestic campaign has been in sharp contrast to their European form. While they haven't posted a victory in Europe, they've won 11 out of their 12 Scottish Premiership fixtures, which gives them a three-point lead over bitter enemies Rangers. In those matches, they've had a 5-0, a 6-1 and a 9-0... 

Real Madrid – 2022-23 so far

Top of LaLiga, through to the Champions League round of 16. On paper, things are looking rosy for Real Madrid, although you get the feeling that they’ve not quite been on top form in the last couple of weeks. The defeat to Leipzig has left the door open for the Germans to pip them to top spot in this group, while a disappointing draw at home to Girona at the weekend has allowed Barcelona to move to within a point at the top of the domestic table. Still, the loss in Germany was their first in 18 matches this season, so things can’t be that bad…

One hour to go until kickoff!

Celtic – 2022-23 Champions League so far

It’s not been a great Champions League campaign for Celtic, let’s be honest. The Bhoys had hoped to challenge Shakhtar and RB Leipzig for second spot but have finished well off the pace and don’t even have any hope of clinching a Europa League place. Two draws against the Ukrainians and defeats in the other matches so far. Can they grab a consolation victory tonight in Spain?

Real Madrid – 2022-23 Champions League so far

It looked as if Real Madrid were going to run away with this group after starting with three wins out of three, including a 3-0 victory in Glasgow in matchday 1. But a draw away to Shakhtar and a defeat in Leipzig means they are stuttering over the line somewhat. They’re through but few would’ve imagined a few weeks ago that they wouldn’t have wrapped up top spot before now.

Celtic starting XI

Hart; Juranović, Jenz, Starfelt, Taylor; Mooy, O'Riley; Abada, Hatate, Maeda; Kyogo.

Looks like a 4-2-3-1 for the Bhoys. 

Real Madrid starting XI

Real Madrid never tend to hang about when it comes announcing their starting XI. Here it goes!

Courtois; Carvajal, Militão, Alaba, Mendy; Valverde, Modrić, Kroos; Asensio, Rodrygo, Vini. 

Benzema back on the bench after injury. 

Real Madrid vs Celtic: times, TV and how to watch online


Real Madrid vs Celtic: times, TV and how to watch online

Before we get going, if you’re looking for a place where you can watch the game, then look no further! Here’s all the info you need.

Just make sure you keep this page open too….

Real Madrid vs Celtic - Spaniards hoping to secure top spot

What's at stake tonight?

Well, Real Madrid are already through to the round of 16 but will want to seal top spot. A win at the Bernabéu would do just that, while a draw would also be enough provided RB Leipzig don’t beat Shakhtar Donetsk.  

Celtic, I'm afraid, are out. No Europa League. Nada. 

Real Madrid vs Celtic - welcome!

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, hello and thanks for joining me (Roddy) for live coverage of Wednesday’s Champions League Group F clash between Real Madrid and Celtic. Nothing for the Scots to play for tonight so it’s all on Real Madrid. Kind of.

The game kicks off at 6.45pm local time in Spain, that’s 1.45pm ET / 10.45am PT.


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