Previous
Dinamo Moscow
PSV Eindhoven
0
0
ESPN3 LIVE 41'
Game Details
Krasnodar
Everton
ESPN3 4:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Feyenoord Rotterdam
Standard Liege
ESPN3 5:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Rijeka
Sevilla FC
5:00 PM GMT
Game Details
VfL Wolfsburg
Lille
5:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Slovan Bratislava
Napoli
5:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Sparta Prague
BSC Young Boys
5:00 PM GMT
Game Details
AaB
Rio Ave
5:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Dynamo Kiev
Steaua Bucuresti
5:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Dinamo Minsk
Fiorentina
5:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Guingamp
PAOK Salonika
5:00 PM GMT
Game Details
KSC Lokeren
Metalist Kharkiv
5:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Trabzonspor
Legia Warsaw
5:00 PM GMT
Game Details
FC Zürich
Borussia Monchengladbach
7:05 PM GMT
Game Details
Villarreal
Apollon Limassol
7:05 PM GMT
Game Details
HJK Helsinki
Club Brugge
7:05 PM GMT
Game Details
Torino
FC Copenhagen
ESPN3 7:05 PM GMT
Game Details
Asteras Tripoli
Partizan Belgrade
7:05 PM GMT
Game Details
Tottenham Hotspur
Besiktas
ESPN3 7:05 PM GMT
Game Details
Celtic
Dinamo Zagreb
7:05 PM GMT
Game Details
FK Astra Giurgiu
SV Salzburg
7:05 PM GMT
Game Details
Estoril
Panathinaikos
7:05 PM GMT
Game Details
Internazionale
FK Qarabag
ESPN3 7:05 PM GMT
Game Details
St Etienne
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
7:05 PM GMT
Game Details
Philadelphia Union
Chicago Fire
ESPN2 12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Toluca
Guadalajara
1:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Douglas Haig
Argentinos Juniors
10:10 PM GMT
Game Details
Ferro Carril Oeste
San Martín de San Juan
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Palmeiras
Chapecoense AF
10:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Cienciano del Cusco
San Martin
4:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Sport Huancayo
Juan Aurich
6:15 PM GMT
Game Details
UTC
Melgar
8:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Alianza Lima
San Simón
12:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Rubio Ñú
12 de Octubre
9:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Cerro Porteño
Sol de América
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Bolívar
Universitario de Pando
7:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Nacional Potosí
Real Potosí
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Universitario de Sucre
Sport Boys Warnes
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Blooming
Wilstermann
12:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Deportes Quindío
Independiente Santa Fe
12:30 AM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Atlético Nacional
Deportes Tolima
12:45 AM GMT
Leg 1
Game Details
Next
 Posted by ESPN Staff
Oct 1, 2008

Bhoys bemoan winning Villarreal free-kick

Gary Caldwell insists the Celtic players need to learn to be more clever in Europe after a contentious free-kick led to their Champions League defeat by Villarreal in El Madrigal.

When Yellow Submarine striker Joseba Llorente went to ground after Paul Hartley's challenge, referee Viktor Kassai awarded a free-kick which Marcos Senna curled past Artur Boruc for the 67th-minute winner which leaves Gordon Strachan's side bottom of Group E with one points from two games.

Caldwell, like most of the Celtic camp, was fuming at the free-kick award.

The Scotland defender said: "The free-kick was soft and I thought they got a lot of soft free-kicks in the second half around our box.

"They are very clever, they go down very easily at times and it's something that we have to learn.

"We have to do it in their half, to get those free-kicks to give us breathing space."

Strachan employed a 4-5-1 formation with Georgios Samaras leading the line and although the Greece international missed a great chance before the interval, Caldwell believes the Scottish champions can be pleased with their overall performance.

He said: "Everyone can see it worked very well. I thought we were the better team in the first half. "We played very well and defended well.

"We also posed a threat going forward and had the better chances.

"Georgios played well in the first half and the goalie made a good save so there was not much more he could do.

"But 10 minutes into the second half they got their foot on the ball and started to play and we struggled to get out.

"We just couldn't hold on and the goal, a soft free-kick, was disappointing."

Celtic travel to Old Trafford for their next game needing a win if they are to have any realistic chance of qualifying for the last-16 for the third season in succession.

Scotland international Caldwell remains defiant despite the Hoops now having just one point away from a possible 48 home at this stage of the competition.

He said: "There is still a long way to go. We have two home games and we play Aalborg away which is winnable.

"I think we would play a similar style at Old Trafford and see what we can get.

"If we play like that we did last night, we will be good enough to get through."

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.