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  • Date:26 Mar 2014
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Firhill Stadium
  • Attendance:7,549
  • Elliot (84)
  • Stokes (3) Henderson (48)
    Johansen (52) Stokes (90) Commons (90)
Goal!

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The referee blows the whistle to end the game.

92:54 +2.54

Kris Commons scores with a left foot finish. Partick 1-5 Celtic.Georgios Samaras provided the assist for the goal.

91:03 +1.03

Anthony Stokes scores a right footed goal. Partick 1-4 Celtic.Assist by Georgios Samaras.

89:10

Kris Commons restarts play with the free kick.

89:05

Gabriel Piccolo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kris Commons.

86:13

Corner taken by Kris Commons from the left by-line.

84:39

Christie Elliot slots the ball right footed into the goal. Partick 1-3 Celtic.Assist by Aaron Sinclair.

84:12

Free kick taken by Paul Gallacher.

84:01

The assistant referee flags for offside against Anthony Stokes.

81:39

Aaron Sinclair restarts play with the free kick.

81:33

Foul by Liam Henderson on Aaron Sinclair, free kick awarded.

77:24

(Partick) makes a substitution, with Kris Doolan coming on for Lyle Taylor.

76:43

Georgios Samaras on for Leigh Griffiths.

76:26

Gary Fraser gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kris Commons.

75:37

Stefan Johansen restarts play with the free kick.

74:59

Aaron Sinclair challenges Beram Kayal unfairly and gives away a free kick.

74:39

Shot by Leigh Griffiths. Lee Mair gets a block in.

73:52

Gabriel Piccolo challenges Leigh Griffiths unfairly and gives away a free kick.

72:47

The ball is crossed by Aaron Sinclair.

70:40

Beram Kayal is brought on as a substitute for Charlie Mulgrew.

69:29

Steven Lawless on for Kallum Higginbotham.

68:10

The ball is sent over by Stephen O'Donnell.

67:05

Christie Elliot takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

66:39

The assistant referee flags for offside against Anthony Stokes.

65:29

Gary Fraser takes a shot and went wide right of the goal.

63:33

Christie Elliot takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Parried by Fraser Forster back into danger.

62:33

(Partick) makes a substitution, with Christie Elliot coming on for Chris Erskine.

62:03

Clearance made by Lee Mair.

61:04

The ball is sent over by Kris Commons.

60:28

Clearance by Virgil van Dijk.

60:22

The ball is crossed by Aaron Sinclair.

59:10

Prince Buaben sends in a cross.

58:38

Unfair challenge on Chris Erskine by Stefan Johansen results in a free kick.

58:09

Corner from the left by-line taken by Gary Fraser.

56:59

Centre by Emilio Izaguirre.

56:10

Lyle Taylor takes a shot and missed to the right of the goal.

55:56

The ball is crossed by Aaron Sinclair.

53:25

Stefan Johansen booked for dissent.

52:57

Stefan Johansen scores with their left foot. Partick 0-3 Celtic.Leigh Griffiths provided the assist for the goal.

51:01

Centre by Efe Ambrose.

50:06

Shot by Gary Fraser missed to the right of the target.

48:49

Liam Henderson scores a right footed goal. Partick 0-2 Celtic.Stefan Johansen provided the assist for the goal.

The second half begins.

45:01

Adam Matthews goes off and Liam Henderson comes on.

The referee calls an end to the first half.

44:04

Lyle Taylor is caught offside.

42:43

Scott Brown takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand upright.

41:05

Leigh Griffiths takes a shot and went wide right of the goal.

35:36

Shot by Kris Commons went over.

34:22

Gabriel Piccolo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kris Commons.

33:51

Corner taken by Gary Fraser from the right by-line.

33:26

Virgil van Dijk makes a clearance.

32:46

Corner taken by Kallum Higginbotham.

31:52

Lyle Taylor takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Virgil van Dijk gets a block in.

30:52

Emilio Izaguirre concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Erskine.

29:35

Lyle Taylor produces a cross.

28:51

Shot by Kallum Higginbotham went wide of the left-hand upright.

27:53

Foul by Charlie Mulgrew on Lyle Taylor, free kick awarded.

26:36

The ball is swung over by Emilio Izaguirre.

21:37

Stuart Bannigan fouled by Stefan Johansen, the ref awards a free kick.

20:13

Anthony Stokes takes a shot and went wide right of the net.

19:22

A cross is delivered by Emilio Izaguirre.

18:53

Free kick crossed by Kallum Higginbotham.

18:41

Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Brown on Kallum Higginbotham.

18:02

Adam Matthews crosses the ball.

17:37

Free kick taken by Fraser Forster.

17:19

Lyle Taylor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Virgil van Dijk.

16:25

Corner taken by Gary Fraser from the left by-line.

14:34

Prince Buaben takes a shot. Virgil van Dijk gets a block in.

11:43

Centre by Adam Matthews.

9:04

A cross is delivered by Aaron Sinclair.

8:26

Corner taken by Kris Commons from the right by-line.

7:31

Centre by Emilio Izaguirre.

4:06

Header at goal by Leigh Griffiths. Paul Gallacher safely holds on.

3:56

Scott Brown crosses the ball.

3:03

Anthony Stokes scores with a header. Partick 0-1 Celtic.

0:52

The ball is crossed by Adam Matthews.

The referee starts the match.

Match Preview

Piccolo out to crash Celtic's party Partick defender Gabriel Piccolo could not care less about Celtic's possible Scottish Premiership title-winning party at Firhill on Wednesday night. If second-placed Aberdeen drop points at Ross County on Tuesday night, Neil Lennon's side can clinch their third successive championship in Maryhill the following evening. The 24-year-old Piccolo, who started his career at Club America in his native Mexico before moving to Spain to play for Denia and Rayo Vallecano B, is focused only on getting the ninth-placed Maryhill men away from the relegation play-off spot. "I don't care about Celtic," he said. "I am doing things for my team. I am working on being in a better position with Partick, and I don't really care about what happens with Celtic. "We have been performing well, so we deserve to be higher in the league but we are still near the bottom. "But we are confident that things will go our way." Piccolo knows that Celtic are expected to win, regardless of the ramifications of the result. However, that assumption does not faze the Jags defender whose experience since arriving at Firhill last summer has led him to believe he is a match for the best strikers in the league, a theory which will be put to the test against Anthony Stokes, Leigh Griffiths and Kris Commons. "There is not a player training who is thinking he is going to get beat on Wednesday," he said. "We are professionals. I am training to beat them and I don't care about what others think. "In the last game against them at Parkhead, we deserved more, we had the best chances but we lost 1-0 so we are looking forward to Wednesday and doing a bit better this time and hopefully getting something. "It is very good to play against those kinds of players (Commons, Griffiths, Stokes) to see where you are standing. "You have to be switched on and be ready for different kinds of skills. "But I am confident of my standard. You are always trying to get better but I am confident of stopping the best strikers in this league." Thistle boss Alan Archibald is hoping defender Lee Mair recovers from illness. Defender Conrad Balatoni will miss out a with a damaged tendon in his hand. Long-term absentees Isaac Osbourne (ankle) and Sean Welsh (groin) remain on the sidelines. Celtic boss Lennon expects Thistle to be desperate to stop the possible title party. The former Hoops skipper, who will watch the Manchester derby on Tuesday night while keeping his ears open for news from Dingwall, said: "They have their own self-pride and pride in their club. "They have an agenda, to avoid second-bottom place. "They are fighting for their lives so it is not a foregone conclusion that the title will be wrapped up this week." Lennon has no fresh injury worries. Midfielder Nir Biton and winger James Forrest remain on the sidelines with groin injuries. Derk Boerrigter, another wide-man, is also still out with an abdomen problem.

Formation:451Manager: Alan Archibald

Partick

Formation: 4411Manager: Neil Lennon

Celtic

  • Paul Gallacher
  • Stephen O'Donnell
  • Gabriel Piccolo
  • Lee Mair
  • Aaron Sinclair
  • Chris Erskine
  • Gary Fraser
  • Kallum Higginbotham
  • Prince Buaben
  • Stuart Bannigan
  • Lyle Taylor
  • SUBS
  • Scott Fox
  • James Craigen
  • Kris Doolan
  • Steven Lawless
  • Christie Elliot
  • Jordan McMillan
  • George Moncur

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Match Report

Form Guide

    DLWDWL
  • Partick
  • VS
  • Celtic
  • WWLWWW

Last Meetings

  • Celtic
  • 1 - 0
  • Partick
  • 01/01/2014
  • Partick
  • 1 - 2
  • Celtic
  • 27/10/2013
  • Partick
  • 1 - 4
  • Celtic
  • 22/02/2004
  • Celtic
  • 3 - 1
  • Partick
  • 29/11/2003
  • Partick
  • 1 - 2
  • Celtic
  • 23/08/2003
  • Partick
  • 0 - 2
  • Celtic
  • 02/02/2003

Top Scorers

Partick

  • K Doolan 7
  • K Higginbotham 5
  • L Taylor 5
  • S Lawless 4
  • C Erskine 2
  • L Mair 1
  • G Fraser 1
  • C Balatoni 1
  • A Sinclair 1

Celtic

  • K Commons 17
  • A Stokes 11
  • C Mulgrew 6
  • L Griffiths 5
  • T Pukki 5
  • G Samaras 4
  • J Forrest 4
  • V van Dijk 4
  • A Balde 3
  • D Boerrigter 1
  • E Ambrose 1
  • S Johansen 1
  • A Matthews 1

Goals

Partick

    • Total goals 79
    • Goals per game 32
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 8 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Celtic

    • Total goals 121
    • Goals per game 74
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 8 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 8 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 10 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 8 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 19 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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