Celtic score early but held to draw by Suduva as Rangers beat Ufa

23 August 2018 08:55
• Suduva 1-1 Celtic• Rangers 1-0 UfaCeltic moved a step closer to the Europa League group stage with a 1-1 draw against Suduva in the first leg of their play-off in Lithuania, although their defensive concerns continue.Olivier Ntcham got the Hoops off to a perfect start at the ARVI Football Arena where he headed in Mikey Johnston’s cross in the third minute. However, Ovidijus Verbickas levelled in the 13th minute with a headed goal which would have frustrated Brendan Rodgers, the Celtic manager having lamented poor defending in the Champions League qualifying exit at AEK Athens last week. Ivan Kardum then pulled off a series of saves, notably from James Forrest and Johnston, as the visitors dominated the first half. Related: Brendan Rodgers says Boyata was fit before Celtic defeat to AEK Athens Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian