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Key events

24 minutes: Leipzig’s left-back David Raum sends a great cross into the goal Celtic penalty area, where Soboshlai heads past the far posts. He should have done better.

23 minutes: It was Nkunku who was offside in the build-up to his superb finish, and he didn’t need it when he ran onto a low cross from the right. This is a real vacation for Celtic.

WAR! Without purpose! RB Leipzig 0-0 Celtic

This is how you were. Celtic get a reprieve as the goal was ruled out for offside after a consultation between referee Espen Escas and his Polish VAR, Tomasz Kwiatkowski.

Offside! Photo: Ronny Hartmann/AFP/Getty Images

GOAL! RB Leipzig 1-0 Celtic (Nkunku 18)

Leipzig leads! After that throw-in, they break away and Nkunku lifts the ball past the oncoming Joe Hart and rolls away in celebration before it rebounds over the line.

Nkunku saves Joe Hart to put Leipzig ahead…
Nkunku saves Joe Hart to put Leipzig ahead… Photo: Lisi Niesner / Reuters

17 minutes: Celtic win a throw-in deep in Leipzig territory after good work by Maede and O’Reilly on the right.

15 minutes: Z Nkunku purposefully loitered in front of him in the hope of picking up any scraps, Celtic goalkeeper Joe Hart comfortably handles Mohamed Simakan’s low cross from the right.

12 minutes: Leupzig captain and goalkeeper Peter Gulashy injured himself while clearing the ball and appears to have sprained his knee. After a long break in the game, he was taken off the field. He is replaced by Yanis Blasvich.

Peter Gulachi suffered a nasty injury.
Peter Gulachi suffered a nasty injury. Photo: Boris Streubel/Getty Images

9 minutes: A chance for Celtic, as Gulasci are sold with a terrible back pass from Werner. Kyoga chases after the ball with the keeper passing straight to Hatate. He rushes a pass across the face of the penalty area when he might have taken a touch and attempted a shot at an empty net.

8 minutes: Nkunku pounces on a through ball from behind from Andre Silva, who is fouled by Welsh as he plays the pass. Joe Hart hits Nkunku on the ball but the referee awards it RB Leipzig free kick about 30 yards from the Celtic goal. Dominik Sobaslai shoots straight at the defensive wall.

7 minutes: Celtic go forward again with Jot on the ball, taking a shot into the Leipzig box. He tries to shoot himself, but it bounces harmlessly into Hulaska’s hands.

6 minutes: Josip Juranovic plays from deep to Matt O’Reilly on the left. Willy Orban intercepts and scores.

4 minutes: It was a lively start. Nkunku goes close again, beating Stephen Welsh in the air before sending the ball wide. A few minutes later, Celtic there’s a chance when Matete tries to beat O’Reilly in the Leipzig box. His shot is blocked.

2 minutes: Early scare for Celtic, as Leipzig crosses the ball to the right wing. Werner plays the ball in behind to Nkunku who runs into traffic. The ball bounces off the white shirt and into the hands of Joe Hart, who is down quickly.

Christopher Nkunku went close to scoring in the opening minutes.
Christopher Nkunku went close to scoring in the opening minutes. Photo: Kieran McManus/Shutterstock

1 minute: Callum McGregor plays the ball deep to Daisen Maede but he clears it RB Leipzig goalkeeper and captain Peter Gulachi.

“RB Leipzig” – “Celtic” takes place…

1 minute: After a moment of silence in memory of the many victims of the stadium tragedy in Indonesia at the weekend, RB Leipzig get the ball rolling.

Minute of silence in Leipzig.
Photo: Lisi Niesner / Reuters

Not so long ago: Referee Espen Escas brings both teams out and they line up on both sides of the match officials. League of champions anthem. Getting started is just a few handshakes, a coin toss, and a shrill Escas whistle. Celtic players wear black shirts with thin green stripes, black shorts and black socks. Their owners are mostly in white shirts, shorts and socks.

Liel Abada: The Celtic the winger is not in today’s squad as he is sitting out this game for religious reasons. The Group F match coincides with Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish calendar, and Ange Postecoglou left it up to the player to decide if he wanted to take part in the game.

Celtic winger Liel Abada is missing tonight's game for religious reasons
Liel Abada is missing tonight’s game for religious reasons. Photo: Robert Perry / Pennsylvania
Celebrating Christopher Nkunku
Chelsea target Christopher Nkunku lines up for RB Leipzig tonight. Photo: Martin Rose/Getty Images

These teams are: In the absence of Cameron Carter-Vickers Ange Postecoglou is confirmed to name the same team that played and beat Mouserwell at the weekend, meaning League of champions 22-year-old central defender Stephen Welsh made his debut.

RB Leipzig manager Marco Rose makes one change to the team that beat Bochum 4-0 on Saturday. David Raum fills in at left-back in place of Marcel Halstenberg, who drops to the bench. Former Chelsea striker Timo Werner lines up for the home side alongside Christopher Nkunku, who is in a critical condition related to movement to Stamford Bridge.

RB Leipzig vs Celtic lineups

RB Leipzig: Gulachi, Simakan, Orban, Guardiol, Raum, Schlager, Kampl, Sobaslai, Nkunku, Werner, Andre Silva.

Subscriptions: Haidara, Poulsen, Forsberg, Blaswich, Halstenberg, Diallo, Novaa, Heinrichs.

Celtic: Hart, Juranovic, Welsh, Jentz, Taylor, O’Reilly, McGregor, Hatate, Maeda, Furuhashi, Jota.

Subscriptions: Djakoumakis, Haksabanovic, McCarthy, Bernabeu, Abildgaard, Bain, Siegrist, Robertson, Forrest, Ralston.

Officials of today’s match

  • Judge: Espen Escas

  • Assistant referees: Jan Eric Engan and Isaac Elias Bashevkin

  • Fourth judge: Svein Odwar Moen

  • Referee video assistant: Tomasz Kwiatkowski

In order during today's match on
Norwegian referee Espen Escas listens to Bruno Fernandes during the summer friendly between Manchester United and Atletico Madrid. Photo: Stian Lysberg Solum/NTB/AFP/Getty Images

Early team news

Leipzig midfielder Konrad Laimer is out with an ankle injury, as is centre-back Lukas Klostermann. Midfielder Dani Olmo is also out with an injury that has kept him out for more than a month.

Clearly frustrated with his side’s wastefulness in front of goal in the previous two matches League of champions The match, Ange Postecoglou, was forced to plan this game without striker Giorgios Gikumakis, who suffered a leg injury while playing for the Greek national team. Swedish defender Karl Starfelt is also out as he recovers from a knee injury that forced him off the field in the first Old Firm derby of the season. James McCarthy and Cameron Carter-Vickers are also serious doubts for tonight’s game.

Ange Postecoglou talks to the press ahead of the match
Ange Postecoglou, who has been linked with the vacant managerial position at Wolves, speaks to the press yesterday. Photo: Ronny Hartmann/AFP/Getty Images

Group F: “RB Leipzig” – “Celtic”.

Red Bull Arena is the venue for tonight’s clash between the third and fourth places in Group F. With a point on the scoreboard already after a draw against Shakhtar Donetsk in Poland, Celtic are in slightly better form than their hosts, who lost both of their group games against Ukraine’s Said and Real Madrid. The match in Saxony kicks off at 17:45 (BST), but in the meantime stay tuned for team news and build-up.


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