•   
  •   

UK News Alfredo Morelos looking for first goal versus Celtic at 13th attempt

06:50  17 october  2020
06:50  17 october  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

Johnson expected to order pubs to shut in north of England

  Johnson expected to order pubs to shut in north of England Boris Johnson is expected to order tough new COVID curbs next week on pubs in northern England, which could include closing them altogether in Liverpool, Manchester and Newcastle. © Sky News Screen Grab Some Tory MPs say another lockdown will see more pubs shutting for good In an announcement that could come within days, the prime minister is expected to unveil a clampdown in response to alarming rises in coronavirus cases in the worst hit areas.

Dec 29, 2019: CELTIC 1 RANGERS 2 Morelos misses a sitter and is shown a second yellow card for diving in stoppage time before making a cut-throat gesture. Derby duck raises ugly head for Alfredo Morelos as he looks for first Old Firm goal at 13 th attempt .

Alfredo Morelos apologises for the red card in Rangers' 2- 1 defeat at Celtic that costs the striker a four-game ban. Morelos has been red-carded five times this season, with one rescinded. The 22-year-old will now miss more than half of Rangers' seven remaining Scottish Premiership games.

a group of football players on a field: MailOnline logo © Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo

Thirteenth time lucky? For Alfredo Morelos, this chance to reshape an anguished Old Firm record is one few predicted he would receive.

Sent off on each of his last two visits to Celtic Park, the Colombian striker has endured a dozen derby appearances — nine of them starts — without scoring once.

Despite playing his part in three victories for Steven Gerrard’s side, this has so often been a fixture of torment for Morelos.

Whelan tips Celtic to revisit Snodgrass interest in January

  Whelan tips Celtic to revisit Snodgrass interest in January Former Leeds United forward Noel Whelan has tipped Celtic to reignite their interest in West Ham winger Robert Snodgrass in the New Year. The Hoops, according to Sky Sports, launched a late loan move for the 33-year-old, however, the only deadline day arrival at Celtic Park was AC Milan left-back Diego Laxalt. Snodgrass, who left Livingston for Leeds in 2008 and starred at Elland Road during his four-year stay, hasn’t featured for the Hammers in the Premier League this season. The versatile winger is also out of contract at the London Stadium at the end of the season, although there is an option for that to be extended for a further 12 months.

Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos will face no disciplinary action for his behaviour against Celtic . Morelos appeared to aim a kick at Scott Brown, caught Anthony Ralston with his studs and seemed to grab at Ryan Christie as Rangers won 1 -0 at Ibrox.

A video of all Alfredo Morelos ' misses vs Celtic . Enjoy Thanks for watching. Can everyone please Like and Subscribe if they would like to see more football

a man holding a football ball: Alfredo Morelos can put some bad Old Firm memories to bed against Celtic on Saturday © Provided by Daily Mail Alfredo Morelos can put some bad Old Firm memories to bed against Celtic on Saturday a group of people playing football on a field: The controversial Colombian striker (left) has been sent off in his last two trips to Celtic Park © Provided by Daily Mail The controversial Colombian striker (left) has been sent off in his last two trips to Celtic Park

It looked as though he would exit carrying those unhappy memories of Scotland’s biggest club game.

The subject of sustained transfer interest from Lille, Morelos was widely anticipated to end a three-year stay at Ibrox before the transfer window closed earlier this month.

But the French club didn’t meet Rangers’ asking price. Nor did anyone else. And so Morelos — who returned to Scotland on Thursday after international duty with Colombia — is in line for another crack at breaking his often-raised derby duck.

Greg Docherty names Rangers' key title strength as he predicts 'basketball' tussle with Celtic

  Greg Docherty names Rangers' key title strength as he predicts 'basketball' tussle with Celtic The Hull City midfielder predicts the lack of fans will have a significant influence on the match.The Hull City midfielder points to the intense atmosphere created at each ground and how it inhibits the away team and helps the home side.

0:2 Glasgow Rangers Alfredo Morelos 22nd goal we have the same goal difference as Celtic at the minute. 40 EPIC LAST MINUTE DECISIVE GOALS COMPILATION ► Football Emotions - Продолжительность: 13:03 GugaTV Recommended for you.

Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha expects Celtic to 'provoke' Alfredo Morelos in Old Firm tie and urges Pedro Caixinha thinks Celtic will target Alfredo Morelos to wind him up Colombian has impressed with eight goals for Rangers since joining this summer The Colombian has been Gers' most impressive performer this term with eight goals since his

Gerrard is delighted to still have him around — even if he raised the ongoing possibility of a bid from a part of the world where the window remains open.

a crowd of people watching a football ball on a field: Morelos has yet to find the net against Celtic in his career despite a solid Rangers goal return © Provided by Daily Mail Morelos has yet to find the net against Celtic in his career despite a solid Rangers goal return a group of football players on a field: The Colombian was on the winning side when Rangers stunned their rivals 2-1 last December © Provided by Daily Mail The Colombian was on the winning side when Rangers stunned their rivals 2-1 last December

The Ibrox boss declined to confirm Morelos would start this lunchtime. Anything else would, however, come as a surprise given Kemar Roofe is unlikely to be available.


Gallery: Four Findings: St Johnstone 0-2 Celtic (Read Sport)

a female football player on a court: Four Findings: St Johnstone 0-2 Celtic

One obvious question is whether Morelos can better keep his cool at Parkhead without 59,000 opposition fans in his ears?

So far this term, the 24-year-old has picked up three yellow cards in 11 behind-closed-doors appearances.

‘In terms of Alfredo, his discipline of course has improved — but I say that with caution on the eve of an Old Firm,’ said Gerrard yesterday. ‘He needs to continue that from now to the end of the season.

Quiet bars and empty stadiums replace raucous crowds on derby day

  Quiet bars and empty stadiums replace raucous crowds on derby day Outside both stadiums - Everton's Goodison Park and Celtic's Celtic Park - police had to stop desperate fans from gathering en-masse ahead of their team's derby games.Football fans have not been allowed back into stadiums since football restarted in June and August for England and Scotland respectively.

Alfredo Morelos scores his first hat-trick for Rangers as Steven Gerrard's side cruise through to the quarter-finals of the Betfred Cup. Watch Scottish

Alfredo Morelos - Rangers | All 41 Goals & Assists 18/19 If you enjoyed the video make sure to leave a like and subscribe if you’re new, it’s much

a person holding a racket: Rangers boss Steven Gerrard (above) has not yet confirm whether Morelos starts on Saturday © Provided by Daily Mail Rangers boss Steven Gerrard (above) has not yet confirm whether Morelos starts on Saturday

‘He is looking fitter and sharper now. We have not seen him obviously on the pitch since the international break so we will assess him this morning, we will also have a chat with him and see how he feels and then we will decide what we want to do for tomorrow’s game.’

There is no doubt Morelos has the capacity to cause Celtic serious problems. He has dominated their defence at times, including in last December’s League Cup final when he missed a hatful of chances and saw a penalty saved by Fraser Forster.

The striker’s work in dropping deeper to link play and help release midfield runners may well be one of the keys to a positive outcome for Rangers as they look to preserve their position as Premiership leaders.

Alfredo Morelos throwing a ball: Morelos is good in front of goal but also helps his team-mates out by coming deep to midfield © Provided by Daily Mail Morelos is good in front of goal but also helps his team-mates out by coming deep to midfield

Gerrard has spoken positively of his mindset in recent weeks. That, too, seemed an unlikely prospect when Morelos was dropped back in August after having his ‘head turned’ by the transfer speculation.

Celtic fans have their say on Shane Duffy's early Celtic form

  Celtic fans have their say on Shane Duffy's early Celtic form It’s fair to say that Shane Duffy wasn’t at his best against Rangers on Saturday. The 28-year-old made his Glasgow derby debut in a 2-0 defeat, his first loss as a Hoops player since signing on a season-long loan from Brighton & Hove Albion. And that has led to a debate amongst several Celtic supporters regarding whether or not the defender should be dropped for this Thursday’s meeting with AC Milan. Duffy, who had more touches than any other player from either side on the weekend, recorded a WhoScored match rating of 6.44 at Celtic Park, dropping way below his season average of 7.67.

Alfredo Morelos was sent off for swinging an elbow at Celtic captain Scott BrownImage caption FT: Celtic 2- 1 Rangers. Rangers manager Steven Gerrard says he will fine Alfredo Morelos a weeks' "Rangers’ goal made everyone a little anxious. We should have been on the front foot but it was all or

Celtic recorded a deserved 2- 1 win over their bitter rivals Rangers on Sunday afternoon. Kris Boyd was raging at the 'disgraceful' actions by Alfredo Morelos during Rangers' 2- 1 defeat to Celtic on Sunday afternoon at Parkhead. The Old Firm served up one of the most feisty and

‘On many occasions, it was a thing I had to manage from day to day because I didn’t know myself whether there was going to be a bid for him or whether he was going to be sold,’ admitted Gerrard.

‘He’s a fantastic player and he’s still in the door. So we will use that to our benefit. How long he is going to be here for I don’t know.

a person standing in front of a crowd © Provided by Daily Mail a group of people playing a game of football: Morelos' worst Old Firm moment came when he missed a Hampden Park penalty in 2019 © Provided by Daily Mail Morelos' worst Old Firm moment came when he missed a Hampden Park penalty in 2019

‘There are still certain windows open so I don’t think we are totally though the woods just yet. But, from a selfish point of view, I want as many good players available to me from now till the end of the season as I can because it will give me a better chance of being successful. Selfishly, I am happy.

‘Alfredo arrived back yesterday afternoon alongside a few other internationals. It isn’t ideal, them arriving that late, but it is what it is.

‘Alfredo comes from a little bit further (having played for Colombia in Chile), so we will have a chat with him this morning and we will assess how he looks in the session.’

824 MINUTES OF OLD FIRM MORELOS MISERY

Sep 23, 2017: RANGERS 0 CELTIC 2

Morelos’ Old Firm bow saw him denied a goal after Craig Gordon blocked a header with his chest.

MINUTES: 90.

DISCIPLINARY: Yellow card.

Dec 30, 2017: CELTIC 0 RANGERS 0

'We won't break the law': Burnham would accept Tier 3 if imposed on Greater Manchester

  'We won't break the law': Burnham would accept Tier 3 if imposed on Greater Manchester Andy Burnham says he will keep to the law and "accept" Tier 3 coronavirus restrictions for Greater Manchester if the government imposes them. The region's mayor told Sky News it was ministers' "prerogative" to announce the measures, if negotiations over the next few hours end in stalemate.

Gordon again denies the Colombian with a save that bounces off his knee from point-blank range.

MINUTES: 89.

DISCIPLINARY: No card.

Mar 11, 2018: RANGERS 2 CELTIC 3

With Rangers chasing a late equaliser, Morelos somehow hits the post from a yard out with two minutes left.

MINUTES: 90.

DISCIPLINARY: No card.

Apr 15, 2018: CELTIC 4 RANGERS 0

A Scottish Cup demolition saw Morelos have two chances — both were saved by Gordon.

MINUTES: 90.

DISCIPLINARY: Yellow card.

Apr 29, 2018: CELTIC 5 RANGERS 0

Only named as a sub and came on for Josh Windass when Rangers were already five goals behind.

MINUTES: 33 as a sub.

DISCIPLINARY: Yellow card.

Sep 2, 2018: CELTIC 1 RANGERS 0

Steven Gerrard’s Old Firm bow and Morelos has one chance... which was saved yet again by Gordon.

MINUTES: 90.

DISCIPLINARY: Yellow card.

Dec 29, 2018: RANGERS 1 CELTIC 0

Morelos finally celebrates a win over Celtic, but has a quiet day despite Rangers dominating.

MINUTES: 90. DISCIPLINARY: No card.

March 31, 2019: CELTIC 2 RANGERS 1

A fifth red card of the season and the first against Celtic as Morelos is dismissed for an elbow on Scott Brown.

MINUTES: 31.

DISCIPLINARY: Red card.

May 12, 2019: RANGERS 2 CELTIC 0

ermaine Defoe is preferred to Morelos and he has no time to make an impact in another win.

MINUTES: 11 as a sub.

DISCIPLINARY: No card.

Sep 1, 2019: RANGERS 0 CELTIC 2 Again, Morelos was only handed a sub place and replaced by Defoe as Rangers fell to a tame defeat.

MINUTES: 30 as a sub.

DISCIPLINARY: No card.

Dec 8, 2019: CELTIC 1 RANGERS 0

Fraser Forster not only saves Morelos’ penalty, but denies him on three other occasions as Celtic win the League Cup.

MINUTES: 90.

DISCIPLINARY: No card.

Dec 29, 2019: CELTIC 1 RANGERS 2 Morelos misses a sitter and is shown a second yellow card for diving in stoppage time before making a cut-throat gesture.

MINUTES: 90.

DISCIPLINARY: Booked twice — red card.

Read more

Elyounoussi's Milan cameo has given Lennon attacking headache .
Celtic suffered a second straight defeat in the week, as they went down 3-1 to AC Milan in their Europa League opener on Thursday. However, one positive to come out of the performance at Celtic Park was the second-half display of Moi Elyounoussi, who, we feel, has now given Lennon a real attacking headache ahead of Sunday’s clash with Aberdeen. The Norwegian was part of a double change at the break alongside Ryan Christie, initially partnering Albian Ajeti in attack. Elyounoussi had really struggled for form in the past few weeks. He was the club’s worst performer in the 2-0 win over St Johnstone prior to the international break, with a WhoScored rating of 6.17.

usr: 1
This is interesting!