CELTIC CONFIRM 2013 PRE-SEASON FRIENDLIES
Celtic have confirmed some of the 2013 pre-season friendlies that will help them to prepare for the 1st qualifying round of the Champions League. So far, they have confirmed games in Germany, England and at home in Scotland. Click this for details.
DUNDEE UNITED SPL38 - 19/05/2013
The SPL champions rounded of their league season with a 4-0 win at Tannadice today. As he has done so many times this season Kris Commons started the scoring for Celtic with a great free-kick into the bottom left corner of the United net. Next up was Georgios Samaras who scored a quick double to put the champs 3-0 in front at half-time. Celtic's final league goal of the season was scored by substitute Anthony Stokes five minutes from time. It was a fine victory and it gave Neil Lennon a chance to give yet another debut to one of his young rising stars who has been scoring for fun in the development team when Bahrudin Atajic was introduced to the action as a second-half sub for Samaras.The victory means that Celtic finished 16 points ahead of second place Motherwell.Now for the Double. Match programme, ticket and game stats here.
ST JOHNSTONE SPL37 - 11/05/2013
St Johnstone players formed a guard of honour to applaud the SPL Champions on at Celtic Park today. Neil Lennon made five changes from the team that started last week's match in Dingwall for the final home game of the 2012/2013 season. Out went Zaluska, Ambrose, Gershon, Commons, Watt and McGeough, in came Forster, Wanyama, Mulgrew, Hooper and Forrest. It seemed to work because this was the best performance in some time and Joe Ledley started it off with an unstopable shot from the edge of the Saints box with only two minutes gone. Charlie Mulgrew made it 2-0 before half-time, scoring directly from a free kick when several players failed to make contact with his cross come shot. When James forrest scored six minutes after the break the match was over but Celtic scored once more with an own goal when Saints centre-half Frazer Wright headed a Mulgrew cross past his own keeper in added time.
DUNFERMLINE SFA YOUTH CUP FINAL - 01/05/2013
Celtic Under 20's have won the Scottish FA Youth Cup for a record thirteenth time. The young Celts beat Dunfermline 3-1 in tonight's final at Hampden Park with goals from Jamie Lindsay, Bahrudin Atajic and Denny Johnstone. A free match programme was available on passing through the turnstyles. Programme and match stats.
RANGERS CITY OF GLASGOW CUP FINAL - 29/04/13
Celtic's Under-17s were beaten 3-2 in the Glasgow Cup final against Rangers tonight at Firhill. Programme and match stats.
MOTHERWELL SPL35 - 28/04/2013
Celtic lost 3-1 at Fir Park today in the SPL. Match programme, ticket and stats.
INVERNESS CALEDONIAN THISTLE SPL34 - 21/04/13
It was the stuff of champions at Celtic Park today. Neil Lennon's hooped heroes scored four times to defeat Inverness and ensure a second SPL title in a row for the Irishman. Add that to a Scottish Cup final against Hibernian for the fans to look forward to and the glorious run to Round of 16 in the Champions League and you have to say that it has been a great season. All four of Celtic's goals came in the second half, three of them in a blistering 12 minute spell that devastated the Caley resistence. Gary Hooper scored the first and third to bring his total to 26 goals so far in all competitions, captain Joe Ledley fired right-footed shot past Reguero in between the Hooper goals to make it 3-0. Georgios Samaras, on as a sub for Anthony Stokes, finished off the scoring with silky run into the Inverness penalty box and an unstoppable shot into the roof of the Caley net.