Celtic had Gustaf Lagerbielke and Odin Thiago Holm despatched off inside 5 minutes of one another as they opened their Champions League marketing campaign with a 2-0 defeat by Feyenoord in Rotterdam.
Calvin Stengs gave Feyenoord the lead in first-half stoppage-time when his 30-yard free-kick evaded a poor try at a defensive wall.
Joe Hart saved a penalty after Lagerbielke acquired a second yellow card and substitute Holm quickly acquired a straight crimson card within the 68th minute.
Alireza Jahanbakhsh acquired the house facet’s second purpose.
Centre-back Lagerbielke was one in every of two summer season signings within the Celtic beginning line-up with Nat Phillips dominated out by an ankle harm. The different, winger Luis Palma, made his first begin for the membership.
There was a vigorous ambiance inside De Kuip for the primary assembly between the groups since Feyenoord’s 1970 European Cup closing triumph and the primary Champions League recreation within the stadium for six seasons.
Celtic took the sting off the ambiance with a constructive begin and Reo Hatate acquired the primary shot heading in the right direction after the Hoops gained the ball excessive up the park, however his effort lacked energy.
Celtic continued to look comfy and will have made extra of their possession had Hatate and Daizen Maeda been sharper on the ball at instances.
The hosts not often threatened to get in behind within the opening half hour and on the one event they did Alistair Johnston got here throughout to cowl.
Hatate’s go acquired Matt O’Riley in behind however his ball in direction of Kyogo Furuhashi was reduce out and Hart made his first save within the thirty fourth minute when he pushed over Yankubah Minteh’s long-range strike.
Maeda broke away and noticed a harmful effort pushed large regardless of being fouled within the act of taking pictures.
The Japan worldwide was quickly culpable for a counter-attack the opposite method after stopping in anticipation of a throw-in as Johnston saved the ball in, however Hart saved from Quiulindschy Hartman.
Celtic seemed set to enter the dressing room deservedly stage earlier than O’Riley gave away a free-kick. Celtic’s wall failed to offer a lot safety particularly as Furuhashi inadvertently acquired out of the best way of the ball as he jumped. Stengs’ shot curled away from Hart with the goalkeeper unable to maintain it out regardless of getting his fingers on it.
Palma reduce inside and noticed his shot crushed away after the interval earlier than Holm got here on together with Yang Hyun-jun within the 58th minute.
Celtic have been quickly all the way down to 10 males although. Lagerbielke had been booked within the first half for bringing down an opponent after his personal poor management, and the Swede caught Igor Paixao within the throat along with his arm as he tried to jockey the ahead within the field.
Hart saved Paixao’s penalty as he dived to his proper.
Brendan Rodgers introduced on midfielder Tomoki Iwata for Furuhashi to play alongside Liam Scales in central defence.
Celtic’s process acquired even more durable when Holm lunged in for a problem and caught Mats Wieffer excessive up his shin. The guests have been rightly pissed off that Bosnian referee Irfan Peljto had didn’t award a transparent foul towards Scales seconds earlier however there was little doubt concerning the crimson card choice that adopted.
Stengs arrange Lutsharel Geertruida to attain from the ensuing free-kick however the purpose was dominated out for offside following a VAR examine.
The further males counted within the 76th minute although when Jahanbakhsh fired excessive into the web from 12 yards and the closing levels have been about injury limitation for Celtic.