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Celtic improve on results by Chelsea, Spurs and Liverpool but the Daily Mail report avoid collapse!

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By every possible criteria Celtic dominated their Champions League tie away to Shakhtar Donetsk- unless you are on the Twitter account of the Daily Mail.

A number of media outlets such as the BBC will generate their own statistics, helpfully UEFA produce in-play stats to reassure the fan or viewer of what they are watching.

Nine days earlier Celtic did lost three second half goals to Real Madrid but the champions of Ukraine aren’t anywhere close to the standards of the European champions as they will discover in their next two matches.

After struggling for a 10 minute spell after Mykhaylo Mudryk equalised on the half hour Celtic dominated the second period. According to UEFA the visitors had 58% possession, in terms of goal attempts it was 11-2 in favour of Ange Postecoglou’s side.

It seems that engagement is everything in the media at the moment, regardless of the content or accuracy. Already in this season’s competition Chelsea, Liverpool and Spurs have lost away from home. Chelsea lost 1-0 away to Dinamo Zagreb, Liverpool 4-1 away to Napoli and Spurs 2-0 at Sporting Lisbon, the winning team in each match came from Pot 3 or 4, Shakhtar were in Pot 3, ranked above Celtic.

Celtic dominate and ‘avoid second half collapse’ are much the same in reality but it seems that the glass half empty version will generate more engagement.

CLICK HERE for UEFA stats from last night.

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  • John Copeland says:

    Have you noticed that after being eviscerated 3-0 at home in front of 45,000 fans, the SMSM are describing the Rangers performance against Napoli as progress ! Celtic on the other hand ,having put Shakhtar Donetsk in their place , were lucky to hang on for a draw according to some skewed reports ! Yer man Kenny Mc Intyre at half time on Sportsound ,was desperately trying to lay the blame on Joe Hart for losing the goal ! Anti Celtic disdain and contempt is obligatory on a daily basis from these swindlers masquerading as reporters .

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