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Before the game Ronny Deila looked in defiant mood at Dens Park. Rallying the travelling Celtic support.

No Virgil van Dijk in the squad was not down to the players immanent transfer but for persona matters the manager explained. Ronny also confirmed Scepovic will be coming in before tomorrow’s deadline.

Dundee scored 49 seconds into the game when a quick corner came in Celtic failed to deal with. McGregor who was on the post to clear made a mess of the clearance and the home side went ahead.

Celtic were rattled and Dundee became very organised, blocking Celtic’s path to goal and hitting on the counter.

Dundee could have been 2-0 up before the break if it wasn’t for the quick hands of Craig Gordon who knocked a pacey shot onto the post.

It was clear it wasn’t working for Celtic and with 5 minutes to go in the first half Leigh Griffiths replaced the ineffectual Joe Inge Berget.

Celtic nearly scored with the last action of the first half when a Anthony Stokes Free kick was whipped into the box, finding Efe Ambrose but the Dundee keeper made a fantastic save.

Ronny Deila made another substitution at half time, bringing Eoghan O’Connell for the injured Adam Matthews.

Celtic started the second half more positively, Eoghan driving the team forward and making some great passes.

On the 55th minute Eoghan played in Griffiths who fired the ball home from just outside the area, albeit with a deflection. 1-1

Celtic failed to capitalise on their equaliser, Dundee still taking the game to Celtic.

Kris Commons had a chance with 20 minutes to go to put the visitors ahead but the player couldn’t get his feet sorted out.

Celtic’s passing becoming more loose and amateur as the game wore own. Craig Gordon had to bail out Celtic again when Dundee came bearing down on goal.

In the last 15 minutes Dundee looked the most likely to score, Boyle going it alone instead of cutting back and narrowly missing the target.

On the 82nd minute Anthony Stokes struck the post as the ball was going away from goal. Leigh Griffiths quickly followed with a shot from outside the box, the Dundee goalkeeper having to punch it behind for a corner.

Biton came on towards the end but had little effect on proceedings

A lackadaisical end to the game seen it finish 1-1. Dundee will feel they should have had all three points.

Back to the drawing board for this Celtic side who have now went 4 games without a win.

 

 

 

 

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