Glasgow Derby - Celtic v Partick Thistle

Kick-off at Celtic Park tonight at 7.45pm.

Brown is suspended and Lustig and Mulgrew are injured.

I’d expect Bitton, Mackay-Steven and Griffiths to be restored to the starting lineup.

Not sure who’ll partner Bitton in midfield with Brown out. Perhaps Armstrong will play the deeper role.

I’ll be providing live updates and excellent insight later on.

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Matthews Denayer Virgil Izaguirre
Bitton Armstrong
Commons Johansen GMS

Surprised Griffiths is on the bench again. Could be Johansen playing deeper either with Armstrong wide and Commons central.

Lovely stuff, @Rocko.

Van Dijk flicked an Armstrong cross off the bar in the first minute. GMS then put Johansen in but he delayed his shot from point blank range and a defender got back to block. Two corners inside the first three minutes and Celtic have started at a really fast tempo.

Thought Guidetti should have done better there. Easily beaten in the air with the goal gaping.

Did he not head it off the defender’s head? Looked nailed on to head it in with the keeper stranded.

Great chance for GMS but took too long over it.

Great save by Gordon.

Brilliant by the magnificent Craig Gordon. :clap:

Celtic are playing some really slick football here.

Johansen lucky to escape a booking there for jumping.

Penalty and red card.

Great play by Armstrong and Guidetti. Commons…


Lovely combination play between Armstrong and Guidetti for the penalty incident.


Another lovely move. Guidetti with another lovely touch.

Ah that’s a smashing goal. GMS with the low cross dummied by Johansen for Guidetti to play a sharp pass back to the Norwegian who slid it past the keeper. Lovely link up and finish.

Fisher and Forrest for Matthews and Commons.

2-0. '66.

Izaguirre finding himself in the #10 position a few times. :smiley:

Lovely reverse pass to put Forrest clear but his shot was brilliantly saved by the keeper with his leg.

Then he had a shot just over from the edge of the box.