- A 9-year-old supporter was burned by flares during Celtic’s UEFA Champions League clash against Real Madrid on Tuesday, September 6
- The child had come to watch Celtic’s return to Europe’s most prestigious football competition against the European champions
- Real Madrid ran away with a 3-0 victory thanks to second-half goals from Vinicius Junior, Luka Modric and Eden Hazard
Real Madrid’s UEFA Champions League clash against Celtic experienced some chaotic scenes after a 9-year-old supporter was struck by flares in Scotland.
Celtic was returning to the Champions League for the first time since the 2012/13 season and over 57,000 supporters had trooped into Celtic Park to cheer the Scottish champions.
According to Daily Record, the child, who is reported to be nine years old, was hit with the pyro shortly before the match kicked off on Tuesday night at Parkhead.
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The child was rushed to the on-site medical room for emergency treatment and was then taken to the hospital for further treatment.
Police are currently looking into the facts surrounding the incident, which took place during a fireworks show organized by the Green Brigade group of Celtic ultras.
Benzema vows to bounce back stronger
Real Madrid captain, Karim Benzema has promised to come back stronger after suffering an injury in Los Blancos’ 3-0 victory against Celtic in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday, Marca reports.
The French attacker had to be replaced during the first half at Celtic Park with a quadricep complaint, but the injury is not as serious as first feared.
Second-half goals from Vinicius Junior, Luka Modric, and Eden Hazard ensured Real Madrid started their UEFA Champions League title defence on a winning note.
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While the score line reflected a 3-0 win for Los Blancos, the defending champions didn’t have it all their own way for large parts of the game.
Despite the win, it wasn't as easy as Rodygro had predicted. In the build-up to the game, the forward said that Madrid could rest their first team eleven and still comfortably win.