Best moments of Celtic FC vs FC Schalke 04, the first match of Matchday 5

Celtic's victory allowed them to end the Regular League on the top of the table


The first match of the day was staged by Celtic FC and FC Schalke 04 (1-0). The Bhoys were dominant during the first game (2-0), controlling the ball comfortably, preventing FC Schalke 04 from creating chances for goal. Things turned around at the beginning of Game 2 (1-1), with a strong start from FC Schalke 04, evidenced with a goal from GoooL. Celtic FC began to press the German duo and were able to score an equalizing  goal from E_C_Oneill. Here are the moments that summarize the match:

  1. E_C_Oneill was approaching the penalty area, but decided to back up by passing the ball to INDOMINATOR’s virtual player, who was standing a few metres to the right of the central circle. He immediately passed it back to E_C_Oneill, who kept approaching the penalty area through the right side of the field. He kicked the ball across to the penalty area to find INDOMINATOR, who was in front of the goalkeeper, who hit the ball with a header for a chance to score a goal. Schalke 04’s goalkeeper rejected it from going into the net.
  1. INDOMINATOR received the ball at the right side of the field, just a couple of metres away from the penalty area. He then kept reached the right border of the penalty area, to pass the ball across it through the air. E_C_Oneill was inside the goalkeeper area, from where he headed the ball away back outside the penalty area. INDOMINATOR dribbled the ball as he was entering the penalty area and found E_C_Oneill standing by the penalty spot, where he kicked the ball with power aimed to the net, but Schalke 04’s goalkeeper was able to deflect the ball away.
  1. E_C_Oneill began approaching the left penalty area through a nearly empty left side of the field. He came close enough to the penalty area, where he passed the ball across to his teammate. INDOMINATOR instantly found E_C_Oneill at the penalty spot, ready to shoot the ball into the net.
  1. The Celtic duo passed the ball amongst themselves within their offensive side of the field until INDOMINATOR found E_C_Oneill in the penalty area, and decided to smash the ball in a goal attempt, but it went straight to the left side of the goal, conceding a goal kick to their opponents.
  1. Celtic’s second goal started off with a pass to INDOMINATOR from the midfield. He next found E_C_Oneill near the penalty box, who passed it to INDOMINATOR, who was almost by himself at the border of the penalty box. He quickly faced the goal and kick the ball into the net.
  1. Schalke 04’s first goal came off a couple of passes between  the German duo. MeroMen provided a high pass to GoooL, who was in the penalty area. He kicked the ball into the net as he received the ball from his teammate.
  1. INDOMINATOR, who was in the left border of the penalty box of the right side of the field, tried to pass the ball to E_C_Oneill through the air for a chance to score. GoooL rejected this ball away, but E_C_Oneill was able to stop it with his chest. He approached the border of the penalty area and kicked the ball for a goal but Schalke 04’s goalkeeper was able to prevent it.
  1. Celtic was awarded a free kick near the semicircle of their offensive penalty area. E_C_Oneill made the free kick, which went over Schalke 04’s defenders and down to the goal, but the goalkeeper effectively caught the ball.
  1. The Celtic pair was playing its offensive game near the penalty area, but MeroMen intercepted the ball. When he attempted to kick the ball away from the area, E_C_Oneill was able to claim it back, but the Schalke 04 players were persistent and snatched the ball back briefly, until INDOMINATOR intercepted it. He passed it to E_C_Oneill near the penalty spot, who kicked the ball for a goal. Schalke 04’s goalkeeper was able to reject the chance.
  1. Celtic was conceded a corner kick during the first half of the second game. INDOMINATOR made the kick, and it landed in E_C_Oneilll’s head, who tried to make a header into the net , but it hit the post. A S04 defender kicked the ball away, but E_C_Oneill was able to keep the ball near the area. The Celtic players started to find their way back in the penalty area, as they were guarded by S04 defenders. INDOMINATOR found an empty space through the middle of the penalty area to E_C_Oneill, who attempted to score a goal, but it went to the left side of the goal, conceding a goal kick to S04.
  1. INDOMINATOR passed the ball to E_C_Oneill from the right corner of the penalty area, to the border of the goal box. He then headed the ball for a goal, and the goalkeeper rejected it, but the ball was still in play. E_C_Oneill quickly ran for the ball to score the goal.
  1. GoooL roamed with the ball through the left side of the field, where he found MeroMen. MeroMen kept approaching the penalty area until he was near enough to the goal line to pass the ball across to GoooL, who was facing the goalkeeper. He headed the ball for a goal, but Celtic’s goalkeeper was effective rejecting the ball.
  1. Schalke 04 was conceded a free kick at the left side of the penalty area of the left side of the field. MeroMen kicked the ball across the penalty area, over the players inside the penalty area. GoooL recieved it and passed it to MeroMen, who attempted to score a goal but it ended at the right side of the goal resulting in a goal kick for Celtic.