Posted on March 25, 2012
GLASGOW — It was a derby downer for Honduran international defender Emilio Izaguirre and his Celtic teammates on Sunday.
Celtic, finishing with only nine players, dropped a 3-2 decision to archrival Rangers in the Scottish Premier League at Ibrox Stadium.
Actually, the score wasn’t that close as Rangers rolled to a 3-0 lead before Celtic finally broke through.
The visitors found themselves with one foot tied behind their backs Sone Aluko tallied for Rangers in the 11th minute. Then Cha Du Ri was given his marching order for a challenge on Lee Wallace. It got worse as Victor Wanyama was shown a straight red card for a tackle on Steven Whittaker in the 29th minute.
Izaguirre came on for Anthony Stokes as manager Neil Lennon was forced to reshuffle his lineup as Adam Matthews moved to his right fullback position.
Rangers added goals by Andy Little in the 72nd minute and Lee Wallace five minutes later to grab a three-goal bulge.
U.S. international defender Carlos Bocanegra was dismissed for a foul in the penalty area in the 87th minute, reducing Rangers to 10 players. Scott Brown converted the ensuing penalty before Thomas Rogne tallied two minutes into stoppage time.
Photo: Carlos Bocanegra was red-carded late in Rangers’ 3-2 win over Celtic. YCJ
Categories: Central America, Honduras, North America, U.S.A.
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