In a gripping encounter in Glasgow, Celtic U19s faced a heartbreaking defeat against Feyenoord in today’s UEFA Youth League match, marking the conclusion of their campaign in the competition.
Starting strongly, the young Hoops, led by Lewis Dobbie and Daniel Kelly, secured a 2-0 lead at halftime, showcasing their prowess. However, a spirited comeback by Feyenoord in the second half saw them netting three goals, ultimately sealing a 3-2 victory and thwarting Celtic’s quest for their second win in the tournament.
The dramatic turn of events occurred with Feyenoord finding the back of the net in the 90th minute and then again in the fifth minute of stoppage time. Aymen Sliti, Thijs Kraaijeveld, and Neston Goren were the goal scorers for the Dutch outfit.
This outcome places the team, under the management of Darren O’Dea and Stephen McManus, in a precarious position to potentially finish at the bottom of Group E, with their points tally standing at four.
At the halfway mark in another crucial match, Lazio is currently leading against Atletico Madrid in Spain. If the 1-0 scoreline holds, Lazio could overtake Celtic into third place in the group standings.
While it was already confirmed that Celtic would not progress to the next round, with Atletico and Feyenoord securing the top spots, this match signifies an improvement in points compared to last season. In the 2022/23 UEFA Youth League, Celtic finished at the bottom of their group, collecting just three points from six matches.