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Wasted- Chris Sutton’s Shakhtar Donetsk verdict

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Like most Celtic fans Chris Sutton wasn’t quite sure what to make of Celtic’s 1-1 draw away to Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League.

With just two away wins in the competition spread over more than 20 years a point on the road can never be sniffed at but if ever there was an opportunity to take three points it was tonight in Warsaw.

Apart from a 10 minute spell after Mykhaylo Mudryk equalised for Shakhtar Celtic dominated the match but despite all the stats they only took a point from the match.

There was pride in the way that Celtic took the game to Shakhtar but the outcome could have been finished before the break after a 10th minute Reo Hatate shot was deflected into the net.

In the second half Joe Hart was barely tested. At the other end Jota had two solo runs deep into the Shakhtar defence, Daizen Maeda and Giorgos Giakou,akis had chances in te last 10 minutes but as the final whistle blew both teams walked away with a point a piece.

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  • Neil Smith says:

    Could have maybe should have won that tonight… But no one remembering the be past 5 years eh? Incredible improvement… What a manager

  • Pcelt says:

    Dominating a game of football counts for absolutely nothing,it’s goals and good defending that wins a game of football,we have learnt nothing when it comes to European opponents.

    • Saulgoodman says:

      Got to agree , I thot we needed another striker + tough mid we got the Danish guy in , celtic have got 2 strikers ffs sevcos got about 5 ….2 games in champions league played out our skin 1pt 1 own goal do the maths …..

  • peter cassidy says:

    missed a great chance tonight for 3 points some sloppy finishing will get punished in this group if we dont improve on our finishing it’s not the spl we might have controlled the game but still only 1 point hope players get their act together quickly in this competition it’s about goals nothing else dont want to hear we played well for 45 mins and our fans are fantastic etc just win .

  • the maister says:

    It’s not a bad result. A first UCL match! After the double-header with Leipzeig we’ll know better where we stand! We played the better football. You can’t convert every chance, but we got one! Point on the board! Is maith go leor!

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