Celtic v Bayern Munich
Commentary By: Mark Halsey
FINAL SCORE: 1 - 2
MH at 2017-10-31 22:50:51
Bayern go away with 3 points but Celtic can take much credit for their performance. In my opinion Celtic didn’t deserve to lose this but they will rue their missed chances and the error made by their goal keeper for the first goal. Although the goal keeper complained about a hand ball it’s not fully conclusive that it was and if it was was it deliberate and you would have to support the referee. I thought this was an impressive performance by referee Danny Makkelie who didn’t put a foot wrong in the 90 minutes. He missed nothing, he picked up everything he needed to pick up, he was calm, assured and authoritative when he needed to be. He also used the quiet word to effect, his positioning and movement was excellent, his reading and anticipation of play was excellent which enabled him to get into excellent positions to give him that ultimate viewing angle hence why he missed nothing. He wasn’t fussy, he let the game breath and showed emphathy the sign of an excellent referee and it must be very rare to have a Champions League game with no cautions. He was well assisted by his colleagues. Well done to all. They can now go and enjoy their after match meal. That’s good night from me enjoy the rest of your evening.
MH at 2017-10-31 22:38:23
MH at 2017-10-31 22:37:00
Celtic not happy with the decision to give a goal kick they thought they should have had a corner but once again the referee has got it correct.
MH at 2017-10-31 22:34:59
Substitution for Bayern, B10 OFF, B6 ON.
MH at 2017-10-31 22:32:44
Free kick correctly given to Bayern.
MH at 2017-10-31 22:32:13
A minimum of 6 minutes added time.
MH at 2017-10-31 22:28:39
Once again the referee right on the spot correctly awarding a free kick to Celtic.
MH at 2017-10-31 22:27:02
B17 feels he was elbowed by C9 nothing there what so ever.
MH at 2017-10-31 22:25:43
Excellent challenge by C20 clearly won the ball.
MH at 2017-10-31 22:25:02
Last 10 minutes the referee has got to stay fully focused and concentration levels at a high.
Substitution for Bayern, B32 ON, B24 OFF.
MH at 2017-10-31 22:21:08
What a blow for Celtic as Bayern go 2-1 up.
Substitution for Celtic, C14 OFF, C9 ON.
MH at 2017-10-31 22:19:47
B8 super header,
MH at 2017-10-31 22:18:52
Late challenge by the Bayern player on Celtic defender in the defending third, just give the free kick as there is no advantage in that area.
MH at 2017-10-31 22:16:37
Game on.. 15 minutes to go for Celtic to find a winner.
MH at 2017-10-31 22:15:56
C42. A much deserved equaliser for Celtic.
MH at 2017-10-31 22:13:13
What a poor corner.
MH at 2017-10-31 22:12:45
Deflected shot corner to Celtic.
MH at 2017-10-31 22:11:47
If this home crowd doesn’t spur Celtic on then nothing will. They are doing all they can to help their idols get back in the game.
MH at 2017-10-31 22:09:47
Chance for Bayern good save by the Celtic keeper.
MH at 2017-10-31 22:08:56
Off side given by AR2, the referee could have played advantage as the Bayern goal keeper already had procession of the ball.
MH at 2017-10-31 22:07:04
The referees body language has been excellent tonight he has been calm and decisive in his decision making.
MH at 2017-10-31 22:05:41
Substitution for Celtic, C11 OFF, C18 ON.
MH at 2017-10-31 22:04:26
Excellent advantage played by the referee after a late challenge by a Celtic player.
MH at 2017-10-31 22:01:24
B23 did not look happy at being substituted.
MH at 2017-10-31 22:00:45
Substitution for Bayern, B23 OFF, B19 ON.
MH at 2017-10-31 21:59:06
Referee carrying on where he left off picking up all the small free kicks and he is in complete control of this match at present.
MH at 2017-10-31 21:54:47
Free kick correctly given against C8. Off side correctly given by AR1.
MH at 2017-10-31 21:52:07
Another free kick awarded to Celtic.
MH at 2017-10-31 21:51:27
Chance for Celtic good save by the keeper.
MH at 2017-10-31 21:48:17
First free kick to Celtic correctly given.
MH at 2017-10-31 21:46:50
Celtic to get the second half underway.
MH at 2017-10-31 21:35:55
An exciting first half comes to a close with Celtic 1-0 down after a bad error from the keeper. I have to say Celtic do not deserve to be losing this game. It’s been an entertaining first half and the referee has to take credit for that. He has controlled the game very well, not getting involved, letting the players get on with the game and just coming in when needed to come in. His recognition of careless and reckless has been very good hence we haven’t seen any cautions but I feel that could change in the second half as the tempo of the game goes up.
MH at 2017-10-31 21:31:17
MH at 2017-10-31 21:29:17
The referees positioning and movement has been excellent so far, he has just not stuck to a central path of control, he’s got wide when needed to, he’s squeezed play when needed to and his positioning at set play has been very good and he has missed nothing in this first half.
MH at 2017-10-31 21:24:44
The referee correctly gives a free kick to Celtic and then speaks to the Celtic captain just to calm him down. I feel his next late challenge will result in a caution.
MH at 2017-10-31 21:21:23
C8 going in late again.
MH at 2017-10-31 21:19:50
A little bi of afters off the ball involving C8, the referee must always keep his gaze vision when a challenge has gone in.
MH at 2017-10-31 21:18:02
It’s good to see the referee is never static, always on the move reading and anticipating play, getting himself into that optimal viewing angle.
MH at 2017-10-31 21:15:55
Just had a picture come in from our Gaffer Jock Waugh and Roger Dilkes from Celtic Park smiling, this must have been taken before the goal, he won’t be smiling now.
MH at 2017-10-31 21:13:43
Hand ball correctly given against Bayern, good to see the referee slowing the tempo down thus keeping control of the game.
MH at 2017-10-31 21:12:32
The Celtic keeper appealing for hand ball after it rickershades up and appears to hit his arm and in my opinion the officials have got that correct. If it does strike his arm it is deliberate.
MH at 2017-10-31 21:09:54
Celtic were doing really way and that is what happens when you don’t take your chances.
MH at 2017-10-31 21:08:55
B 29. An error by the Celtic keeper, what is he doing out there ??
MH at 2017-10-31 21:07:00
Good spot by the assistant to see that the ball had gone out of play in mid air from the corner.
MH at 2017-10-31 21:03:34
Very good tempo to the game at present and the referee is contributing to that by not being fussy and only getting involved when needing to.
MH at 2017-10-31 21:01:34
Celtic Park is rocking brilliant atmosphere.
MH at 2017-10-31 21:00:16
First off side of the game correctly given by AR2.
MH at 2017-10-31 20:59:25
The referees proximity to play when giving free kicks is very good and that immediately cuts out any dissent from the players. As when they look up the referee is there.
MH at 2017-10-31 20:57:13
Foul by B8 on C8 correctly given.
MH at 2017-10-31 20:56:04
This stops the players getting frustrated with the referee.
MH at 2017-10-31 20:54:56
Good to see the referee picking up the small free kicks early on.
MH at 2017-10-31 20:53:21
Free kick correctly given to Celtic after a foul by B8.
MH at 2017-10-31 20:52:32
Pleasing to see good change of pace by the referee on a counter attack by Celtic.
MH at 2017-10-31 20:51:45
First free kick of the game, correctly awarded to Bayern.
MH at 2017-10-31 20:50:52
What a chance for Celtic, you have got to put those away at this level.
MH at 2017-10-31 20:50:01
First corner of the game to Bayern. Good challenge by C23.
MH at 2017-10-31 20:46:03
Bayern to get us underway.
MH at 2017-10-31 20:42:41
The referee has got to be mentally tough tonight and must not be swayed by the very partisan home crowd.
MH at 2017-10-31 20:40:57
What a terrific atmosphere !!!
MH at 2017-10-31 20:40:18
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MH at 2017-10-31 20:31:44
All of tonight’s officials come from the Netherlands and the referee is 34 year old Danny Makkelie who was appointed to the International panel of referees in 2011 at the age of 28. His last appointment in the Champions League was the 2-2 draw between Liverpool and Sevilla at Anfield showing 5 yellow cards and 1 red. He will be assisted by AR1 Mario Diks (technical side), AR2 Hessel Steegstra, additional AR1 Kevin Blom, additional AR2 Kamphuis Jochem and fourth official Joost Van Zuilen. Good luck to all.
MH at 2017-10-31 20:25:40
Good evening and welcome to tonight’s live ref cam Champions League game between Celtic V Bayern. You have to say this is a must win game for Celtic as they sit third in group B, 3 points behind their opponents who are in second place. With both clubs sitting at the top of their respective leagues Celtic will have to be at their very best to overcome this very strong Bayern side.