In an exhilarating UEFA Youth League encounter, Celtic’s young squad faced off against Feyenoord at The City Stadium. The game, marked by its intensity and late drama, saw Feyenoord claim a 3-2 victory in a thrilling finish.

Celtic UEFA Youth League

The match kicked off with both sides showing promising intent. Celtic displayed an early eagerness to break forward. A notable moment came in the 6th minute when Kelly’s overhit pass missed connecting with Quinn.

Joe Morrison then made an excellent early save, keeping the game level.

Celtic took the lead in the 7th minute, courtesy of a brilliant run by Kelly down the left, setting up Dobbie to tap the ball into the net. The Hoops continued to press, with the Feyenoord keeper denying Vata from a dangerous free-kick.

Approaching the half-hour mark, Celtic’s Dobbie exerted pressure, forcing a turnover. Kelly, a standout performer, nearly set up Quinn, but Feyenoord’s defence held firm.

In the 32nd minute, Celtic doubled their advantage. Daniel Kelly, with a superb finish, found the bottom corner, solidifying Celtic’s lead.

Towards the end of the first half, Celtic kept up the pressure, with Dobbie’s inventive play and Vata’s attempts on goal. The young Hoops took a two-goal lead into the break.

Celtic maintained their aggressive play after the break, however, Feyenoord were seeing much more of the possession as the half wore on. Vata’s powerful effort went just over, while Feyenoord attempted to respond with a header that went wide.

In the 68th minute, Feyenoord pulled a goal back, changing the game’s momentum. As the match progressed, Celtic looked to hit on the break, but Feyenoord’s defence, notably Agbaire’s effort, held strong.

In the 89th minute, Feyenoord levelled the score, setting up a tense finish. The game then moved into six additional minutes of stoppage time. Celtic continued to push, with Kelly and Thomson making key plays, but two offside decisions thwarted their efforts.

In a dramatic turn, Feyenoord scored in the 95th minute from the edge of the box, seizing a late 3-2 victory.

The match ended in a heart-wrenching defeat for the young Hoops in their final UEFA Youth League outing of the campaign.

Mitchel Frame wasn’t included in the squad, after he was pictured in training with the first team on Tuesday.



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