Cappielow plays host to UEFA Youth League

Cappielow played host to the UEFA Youth League yesterday as Bayern Munich came from behind to beat Celtic 2-1 in front of the BT Sport cameras in Greenock.

The Parkhead club staged their Group B fixture here on Sinclair Street and took a deserved lead through Jack Aitchison‘s clinical 63rd-minute strike.

Set-piece specialist Oliver Meier Batista levelled with a fantastic free-kick on 72 minutes before snatching all three points with a piercing run and finish in the third minute of stoppage time.

It was a cruel end to the match for the young Celtic team, for whom pacey winger Michael Johnston caught the eye in exalted company.

Celtic (4231): Mullen; Bell (Savoury, 79), Welsh, Deas, Miller (Duffy, 78); Hill, McInroy; Hendry (c), Henderson (Watson, 68), Johnston; Aitchison

Subs not used: Carvey, Divers, Potter, Willison (GK)

Booked: Henderson (55), Miller (71).

Bayern Munich (352): Hoffmann; Gotze, Mai, Rieg; Stanisic, Zaiser (J. Herrmann, 75), Jelisic (Stiller, 63), Pudic, Heiland; P. Hermann (Butler, 58), Batista.

Subs not used: Kollmann, Dalmeida, Rausch, Wagner (GK).

Booked: Jelisic (14), Zaiser (66), Stanisic (83).



Image (main): Gary Bradley

Image (Inset): Ross Cameron