A match that promised so much but didn’t quite pain out as both teams had expected. However the Celtics managed to stay patient and make the most of their chances giving them a flattering 3-0 victory.
With the Irish ball only finishing hours before there were a few doubts as to whether or not everybody would make the game. Nonetheless the dedicated Celtics regained consciousness from wherever they may have ended up the night before and managed to field a very strong starting 11.
The first half was full of half chances for both sides and it remained at nil point for the opening 35 minutes. Dom Lytwyn took his opportunity to make it 1-0 to the Celtics from the penalty spot as he calmly slotted the ball into the opposite corner of the diving goalkeeper.
Arguably the penalty was given for a soft handball however Thierry Henry later tweeted that he agreed with the referee decision and that Irish football and culture is fantastique.
As the second half began the match slowly began to loosen up and after the French squandered a hat full of chances the Celtics made it 2-0. Franky Carter connected with a through ball down the right wing and delivered a tasty croissant into the box which Simon Holland caught low on the half volley which beat the keeper at his near post.
‘L'homme du match’ Warren Eben putain a great performance in nets and had a lot to do with keeping a clean sheet for the Celtics. As the French va va voom petered out in the second half Simon Holland made it 3-0 as he raced on to a through ball behind La défense before neatly dinking the ball over the on rushing keeper.
The cheese eating surrender monkeys unsurprisingly surrendered after the final whistle and both teams stayed around to enjoy the spring sunshine. Afterwards some of the French team joined the Celtics in Paddy O’Sheas for a couple of boissons and some Aprés match analysis which is a credit to their team. ‘’Vive La Celtic!’’