Don’t miss the full replay and highlights of the Celtic vs Feyenoord match. It all kicks off at 20:00 (GMT) on 13th December 2023 at Celtic Park. The referee for this game is B. Bastien. This is a thrilling match in Europe – UEFA Champions League, Group E, Season 2023/2024 that you won’t want to miss.
Celtic vs Feyenoord Full Match Reports
Celtic, already eliminated, bid farewell to this season’s UEFA Champions League (UCL) on a triumphant note. A stoppage-time header by Gustaf Lagerbielke secured a 2-1 victory against Feyenoord, ending a decade-long drought for a UCL win on home turf for the Bhoys.
Despite having little at stake, Celtic, driven by the desire to conclude their dismal 12-game winless streak at home in the UCL, showcased fluid football from the start under Brendan Rodgers. Their previous victory against Dutch opponents Ajax added to their confidence, with fans at Celtic Park on their feet as Kyogo Furuhashi sprinted onto Matt O’Riley’s delivery, only to see his one-on-one shot saved by Justin Bijlow. However, Santiago Giménez’s potential opener was thwarted by the offside flag.
The Mexican striker, in scintillating form, tested Joe Hart twice before Luis Palma unexpectedly put Celtic in the lead. A penalty awarded for Ramiz Zerrouki’s tussle with Liam Scales was confidently converted by Palma. Despite a resurgence from Feyenoord, Celtic entered halftime ahead, surviving a scare as Lutsharel Geertruida struck the inside of the post.
Although Feyenoord’s fate was sealed before the match, Arne Slot urged his team to respond in the second half and maintain momentum for the UEFA Europa League playoffs. Yet, they were fortunate not to concede again as Bijlow brilliantly denied Palma’s near-post shot. Feyenoord created a flurry of half chances, finally equalizing in the last 10 minutes as Giménez’s pass found Yankuba Minteh, who powered in from close range.
Celtic, known for late concessions in the UCL this season, fittingly overturned the trend on the final matchday. O’Riley created space for a cross, and substitute Lagerbielke headed in at the far post, delivering the long-awaited UCL win for the home fans. Time ran out for Feyenoord, who remain winless on the UCL road since 2002 but secure a spot in the UEFA Europa League playoffs due to their third-place finish in Group E.
Man of the Match: Matt O’Riley (Celtic).