Oct 27, 2013 at 12.45pm UK
Partick Thistle
1-2
Celtic
Doolan (66')
Osbourne (12')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Samaras (33'), Balde (76')
Kayal (60'), Ambrose (68')

Half-Time Report: Georgios Samaras gives Celtic lead

Celtic manager Neil Lennon prior to kick-off during the Champions League match against Barcelona on October 1, 2013
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A goal from Georgios Samaras gives Celtic a 1-0 half-time lead over Partick Thistle in this afternoon's Scottish Premier League clash.

Celtic lead Partick Thistle 1-0 at half time in this afternoon's Scottish Premier League clash.

The game started very even, with neither side truly dominating the opening stages.

The home side had a chance from a corner after eight minutes, but Celtic's defence did well to clear their lines at the back post.

Anthony Stokes came close for Celtic with a free kick on 14 minutes, but his effort went just past the post.

Aaron Taylor-Sinclair showed some good work to create an opening for himself, though the shot was easily dealt with by Fraser Forster.

Celtic began to get on top and took the lead after 33 minutes when Georgios Samaras headed home from a corner to make it 1-0.

Teemu Pukki almost doubled the away side's lead two minutes later, but saw his shot deflected wide.

Celtic's Giorgos Samaras and Barcelona's Marc Bartra battle for the ball during their Champions League group match on October 1, 2013
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