Lineups

CFR Cluj

( 4-1-4-1 )

  • 87. G. Arlauskis

  • 45. Camora Yellow Card

  • 6. A. Burcă Goal

  • 92. M. Cestor

  • 16. M. Sušić

  • 17. C. Deac

    85'
  • 19. E. Culio

  • 8. D. Đoković Goal

    83'
  • 19. M. Bordeianu

  • 9. B. Omrani

    73'
  • 90. L. Traoré

Substitutes

  • 1. Jesús

  • 77. I. Peteleu

  • 2. A. Pașcanu

  • 14. A. Păun

  • 6. Luís Aurélio

    83'
  • 28. O. Hoban

    85'
  • 23. C. Golofca

    73'

International - UEFA Europa League Group E

68' Camora 68' Yellow Card 68'  Camora 71' L. Griffiths 71' Yellow Card 71'  L. Griffiths 49' A. Burcă 49' Goal 49'   Burca A. Burcă 70' D. Đoković 70' Goal 70'   Đoković D. Đoković
CFR Cluj

CFR Cluj

2 - 0

Celtic

Celtic

  • HT
    0 - 0
  • 49
    1 - 0
  • 70
    2 - 0
  • Date: 12/12/2019
  • Time: 17:55
  • Venue: Dr. Constantin Rădulescu
  • Referee: Halis Ozkahya
Preview - CFR Cluj v Celtic

Date published: 12/12/2019 12:04:36 AM

Cluj will be hoping to capitalise on a depleted Celtic side in their Europa League Group E clash and secure qualification for the knockout stage.

The Scottish club are already through at the top of the table, but will not be at full strength for the trip to Romania.

Dan Petrescu’s men can also book their place in the last 32 with victory or a draw, and if qualification rivals Lazio fail to win.

Celtic captain Scott Brown must serve a suspension, while right-back Jeremie Frimpong is not registered for European competition.

With Group E already won, Hoops boss Neil Lennon will take the opportunity to rest some other players amid a busy fixture schedule, which follows on from the Betfred Cup victory over Rangers.

There could be possible debuts for 18-year-old midfielder Scott Robertson and defender Grant Savoury, 19, along with a first European appearance for 16-year-old forward Karamoko Dembele.

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Match Information

  • UEFA Europa League Group E
  • Round 6
  • Dr. Constantin Rădulescu
  • Halis Ozkahya
  • 12,890
  • 12 Dec, 17:55

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League Table

Place Team GP Won Draw Lost GF GA GD Points
1 Celtic 6 4 1 1 10 6 4 13
2 CFR Cluj 6 4 0 2 6 4 2 12
3 Lazio 6 2 0 4 6 9 -3 6
4 Rennes 6 1 1 4 5 8 -3 4
Europa League Final Stages

CFR Cluj

Celtic

  • Pd
  • W
  • D
  • L
  • Pts
  • Rank
  • Pd
  • W
  • D
  • L
  • Pts
  • Rank
  • Overall Record
  • 6
  • 4
  • 0
  • 2
  • 12
  • 2
  • 6
  • 4
  • 1
  • 1
  • 13
  • 1
  • Away Record
  • 3
  • 3
  • 0
  • 0
  • 9
  • 2
  • 3
  • 3
  • 0
  • 0
  • 9
  • 1
  • Home Record
  • 3
  • 1
  • 0
  • 2
  • 3
  • 2
  • 3
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1
  • 4
  • 1
  • Home
  • Away
  • Overall
  • Home
  • Away
  • Overall
  • Goal for
  • 5
  • 1
  • 6
  • 7
  • 3
  • 10
  • Average Goal For
  • 4
  • -2
  • 2
  • 5
  • -1
  • 4
  • Goal Against
  • 1
  • 3
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • 6
  • Pd
  • W
  • D
  • L
  • Pts
  • Rank
  • Pd
  • W
  • D
  • L
  • Pts
  • Rank
  • Last 8 Overall
  • 8
  • 6
  • 1
  • 1
  • 12
  • 2
  • 8
  • 6
  • 1
  • 1
  • 13
  • 1
  • Last 5 Away
  • 5
  • 5
  • 0
  • 0
  • 12
  • 2
  • 5
  • 3
  • 1
  • 1
  • 13
  • 1
  • Last 5 Home
  • 5
  • 3
  • 1
  • 1
  • 12
  • 2
  • 5
  • 4
  • 0
  • 1
  • 13
  • 1

Recent Head-to-Head Results

12-Dec-2019
CFR Cluj 2-0 Celtic
03-Oct-2019
Celtic 2-0 CFR Cluj
13-Aug-2019
Celtic 3-4 CFR Cluj
07-Aug-2019
CFR Cluj 1-1 Celtic

CFR Cluj Last 5 Games

18/09/2020
Astra Giurgiu 0-2 CFR Cluj
W
13/09/2020
CFR Cluj 1-0 Hermannstadt
W
29/08/2020
CFR Cluj 0-0 Sepsi
D
26/08/2020
CFR Cluj 5-6 Dinamo Zagreb
L
23/08/2020
FC Academica Clinceni 1-2 CFR Cluj
W

Celtic Last 5 Games

19/09/2020
Celtic 3-2 Livingston
W
16/09/2020
St. Mirren 1-2 Celtic
W
12/09/2020
Ross County 0-5 Celtic
W
30/08/2020
Celtic 3-0 Motherwell
W
26/08/2020
Celtic 1-2 Ferencvaros
L

Lineups

CFR Cluj
(4-1-4-1)
Celtic
(4-4-2)
  • 87. G. Arlauskis

  • 45. Camora Yellow Card

  • 6. A. Burcă Goal

  • 92. M. Cestor

  • 16. M. Sušić

  • 17. C. Deac

    85'
  • 19. E. Culio

  • 8. D. Đoković Goal

    83'
  • 19. M. Bordeianu

  • 9. B. Omrani

    73'
  • 90. L. Traoré

Substitutes

  • 1. Jesús

  • 77. I. Peteleu

  • 2. A. Pașcanu

  • 14. A. Păun

  • 6. Luís Aurélio

    83'
  • 28. O. Hoban

    85'
  • 23. C. Golofca

    73'
  • 1. C. Gordon

  • 23. B. Bolingoli-Mbombo

  • 2. C. Jullien

    46'
  • 13. M. Bauer

  • 6. N. Bitton

  • 11. S. Sinclair

  • 0. S. Robertson

  • 19. M. Johnston

    73'
  • 21. O. Ntcham

  • 0. L. Morgan

    67'
  • 9. L. Griffiths Yellow Card

Substitutes

  • 65. C. Hazard

  • 74. G. Savoury

  • 35. K. Ajer

    46'
  • 3. G. Taylor

  • 49. J. Forrest

  • 10. V. Bayo

    67'
  • 77. K. Dembélé

    73'

Live Match Stats

CFR Cluj CFR Cluj
Celtic Celtic
4
Corners
2
7
Shots On Target
3
44
Possession
56
1
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
0
9
Shots Off Target
5
110
Attacks
121
60
Dangerous
37

Statistics

CFR Cluj CFR Cluj
Celtic Celtic
6
Games Played
6

Results

CFR Cluj CFR Cluj
Celtic Celtic
4
Wins
4
0
Draws
1
2
Lossed
1

Goal Scoring

CFR Cluj CFR Cluj
Celtic Celtic
6
Goals Scored
10
1.00
Average Goals Per Game
1.67
0
More > 2.5 Goals
60
0
More > 3 Goals
0
2
Won More > 1 Goal
4

Other

CFR Cluj CFR Cluj
Celtic Celtic
4
Goals Conceded
6
2
Did Not Score
1
0
Both Teams Scored
80
3
Clean Sheets
1
3
Won Without Conceding
1

CFR Cluj v Celtic

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    Report - CFR Cluj 2-0 Celtic

    Date published: 12/13/2019 6:18:36 PM

    A makeshift Celtic side suffered the first defeat of their successful Europa League group campaign with a 2-0 loss against Cluj at the Dr Constantin Radulescu stadium.

    The Hoops had already won Group E to secure a last-32 spot before the trip to Romania and manager Neil Lennon left a clutch of key players in Glasgow with 18-year-old midfielder Scott Robertson making his debut.

    Following an untidy first half, defender Andrei Burca headed in from a corner in the 48th minute and midfielder Damjan Djokovic added a second in the 70th minute to secure second spot for Dan Petrescu’s side.

    The Scottish champions had won four and drawn one of their previous five section fixtures and it was their first defeat in 13 matches in all competitions.

    However, despite the performance, Celtic, with their stars back, can look forward to Monday’s draw with confidence.

    Much of the attention around the game was on which players Lennon rested.

    Fraser Forster, Scott Brown, Callum McGregor, Odsonne Edouard, Tom Rogic and Ryan Christie, as well as suspended skipper Scott Brown and 19-year-old right-back Jeremie Frimpong, not registered for European football, were all missing.

    Indeed, the Scottish champions showed nine changes to the side which started in the Betfred Cup final win over Rangers at Hampden Park on Sunday, with midfielder Olivier Ntcham named captain.

    Unsurprisingly, the visitors looked out of sorts in the early stages, although Cluj were little better with both sides guilty of sloppiness.

    In the 18th minute Hoops’ 36-year-old goalkeeper Craig Gordon, starting for the first time since a Betfred Cup tie against Partick Thistle in September, saved Billel Omrani’s strike from inside the box after the Cluj attacker was set up by Lacina Traore.

    Celtic’s first effort on goal came in the 32nd minute when defender Nir Bitton fired in a long-range strike but Cluj keeper Giedrius Arlauskis was not unduly troubled.

    Quality remained at a premium, exemplified when Traore, enjoying a battle with Parkhead stopper Christopher Jullien, headed a free-kick from Ciprian Deac past the far post.

    Just before the break a 25-yard drive from Celtic playmaker Mikey Johnston was deflected wide for a corner but, like most of the action in the first half, that came to nothing.

    Defender Kristoffer Ajer replaced Jullien for the start of the second half but Traore continued to cause trouble and, after his shot had been deflected behind for a corner, Deac zipped it in from the right and Burca escaped from Boli Bolingoli to power a header in off the near post.

    Moments later, Gordon prevented Deac from doubling the home side’s lead with another good diving save as the Hoops defence opened up again.

    In the 57th minute Parkhead striker Leigh Griffiths, making his first start since August, headed a Moritz Bauer cross straight at Arlauskis before the keeper gathered a 30-yard strike from Ntcham.

    Vakoun Issouf Bayo came on for Lewis Morgan in the 67th minute but three minutes later, following a terrific cross from Emmanuel Culio, Deac cut the ball back for Djokovic to hammer it high into the net.

    Celtic’s 16-year-old attacker Karamoko Dembele quickly replaced Johnston to become the youngest ever player for the club in a European competition but the home side retained their threat and Gordon made further saves from Deac and Traore, with the Parkhead side struggling to the end.

    Lineups

    Celtic

    ( 4-4-2 )

    • 1. C. Gordon

    • 23. B. Bolingoli-Mbombo

    • 2. C. Jullien

      46'
    • 13. M. Bauer

    • 6. N. Bitton

    • 11. S. Sinclair

    • 0. S. Robertson

    • 19. M. Johnston

      73'
    • 21. O. Ntcham

    • 0. L. Morgan

      67'
    • 9. L. Griffiths Yellow Card

    Substitutes

    • 65. C. Hazard

    • 74. G. Savoury

    • 35. K. Ajer

      46'
    • 3. G. Taylor

    • 49. J. Forrest

    • 10. V. Bayo

      67'
    • 77. K. Dembélé

      73'