Football: Parkhead prospects appeal to Brady

Borussia Dortmund. . 1

Celtic. . . . . . . .0

CELTIC will have only a one-goal deficit to contend with at Parkhead in a fortnight after Stephane Chapuisat, the Swiss international striker, gave Borussia Dortmund a 1-0 win in the first leg of their Uefa Cup second-round tie last night.

After 70 minutes of largely one- way traffic the Danish international, Flemming Povlsen, found a chink in Celtic's defence with a lightning run down the right. He sent a cross on the run to the far post which Chapuisat, the Bundesliga's leading scorer this season, half-volleyed through a crowd of defenders.

Celtic came back from a two- goal deficit against Cologne in the previous round and Liam Brady, the Celtic manager, was optimistic about his side's prospects. 'I was pleased because there is a lot of inexperience in the Celtic side, and players like Collins, Creaney, O'Neil and Slater, who are all in their early 20s, performed excellently,' he said. 'We are not used to the standard of football we faced here and we'll have to see now whether Dortmund can cope in front of 35,000 at Parkhead.'

The goal apart, stout defending by Tony Mowbray and Gary Gillespie kept Dortmund's front three of Chapuisat, Povlsen and Frank Mill at arm's length.

The biggest danger, especially in the first-half, was the towering German international centre- back, Michael Schulz, who came up repeatedly for the set-pieces which have been the Celtic's principal weakness in the Scottish Premier League this season.

Three minutes before half-time he got his head to a brilliantly chipped cross by Chapuisat and struck the top of the bar with Pat Bonner beaten.

Celtic should have gone in front themselves in the 20th minute, when a John Collins corner found Brian O'Neil, unmarked only for the midfielder to head wide.

Borussia wasted a string of chances and after Povlsen flashed an angled drive across the face of goal, when set up by Chapuisat, the Germans' frustration resulted in Mill's substitution following a feeble goal attempt on goal in the 63rd minute.

There were bookings for Mowbray and full-back Mark McNally. McNally was booked for time-wasting, while Mowbray was cautioned, along with Mill, in the dying seconds of the first half.

Perhaps the closest call of the day for Celtic was when they had to be evacuated from their hotel at Essen before the match when an unexploded Second World War bomb was discovered nearby.

Borussia Dortmund: Klos; Reinhardt, Schmidt, Schulz, Reuter, Lusch, Mill (Sippel, 64), Zorc, Chapuisat, Rummenigge (Poschner, 80), Povlsen.

Celtic: Bonner; McNally, Boyd, Grant, Mowbray, Gillespie, O'Neil, McStay, Slater, Creaney (Nicholas, 88), Collins.

Referee: I Craciunescu (Romania).

David Platt scored in the 68th minute with a low, right-foot drive to give Juventus a 1-0 win over Panathinaikos in the first leg of their Uefa Cup second-round game in Athens last night. Roberto Baggio, who missed from the penalty spot in the goalless draw against Brescia on Sunday, did so again, shooting wide.

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