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Celtic 0-3 Real Madrid: Match report, player ratings, fan reaction & more

Real Madrid’s class proved too much for a spirited Celtic outfit at Parkhead on Tuesday night


Match report

Champions League holders Real Madrid got the defence of their title up and running in emphatic fashion on Tuesday, at the expense of Scottish giants Celtic.

Carlo Ancelotti’s troops made the trip to Glasgow a short time ago, hopeful of keeping alive a flawless opening to the campaign.

And, when all was said and done, this is precisely what Los Blancos went on to do.

It was actually Celtic who enjoyed the better of things over the course of the opening 45 minutes, putting their illustrious visitors on the back foot and even rattling Thibaut Courtois’ post.

Following the interval, though, both the class and experience boasted amongst Ancelotti’s ranks shone through.

First, Vinicius Jr slotted home the game’s opener, after getting on the end of a pinpoint delivery from Federico Valverde.

Then, minutes later, it was two, as a moment of brilliance on the part of Eden Hazard allowed Luka Modric to bend a typically classy finish beyond Joe Hart with the outside of his right boot.

And there was still time for Hazard himself to get in on the act, too, slotting into an empty net after some fine work down the right courtesy of Dani Carvajal.

Player ratings

Celtic

Joe Hart - 5.5

Josip Juranovic - 6

Cameron Carter-Vickers - 4.5

Moritz Jenz - 6

Greg Taylor - 5

Matt O’Riley - 5.5

Callum McGregor - 6

Reo Hatate - 5

Liel Abada - 5.5

Giorgos Giakoumakis - 5

Jota - 5

Subs: Daizen Maeda - 4.5

Real Madrid

Thibaut Courtois - 7

Dani Carvajal - 7.5

Eder Militao - 6

David Alaba - 6.5

Ferland Mendy - 6.5

Aurelien Tchouameni - 6

Luka Modric - 7.5

Toni Kroos - 8

Federico Valverde - 7.5

Vinicius Junior - 7.5

Karim Benzema - 5

Subs: Eden Hazard - 8, Antonio Rudiger - 6

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