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Celtic 1-2 Red Bull Salzburg: Bhoys progress to Europa League knockout stages, despite Craig Gordon’s mistake

Celtic 1-2 Red Bull Salzburg: Bhoys progress to Europa League knockout stages, despite Craig Gordon’s mistake

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FOR THE BHOYS The keeper earned comparisons with Liverpool flop Loris Karius for his error Celtic are through to the Europa League knockout stages despite a 2-1 home defeat to Red Bull Salzburg in Group B. Brendan Rodgers’ men knew they could afford to get a draw and qualify as runners-up behind the already-qualified Austrian side. Brendan Rodgers applauds the home fans after the full time whistle However, the result in the Rosenborg and RB Liepzig game meant their 2-0 deficit would see them crash out. Craig Gordon’s intercepted throw was the pick of the goals, with fans comparing the Scot to Liverpool flop Loris Karius. But Tore Reginiussen’s equaliser for Rosenborg ensured the Scottish side did progress ...
Celtic 1-0 Aberdeen: Ryan Christie goal leads Brendan Rodgers’ men to seventh straight domestic trophy

Celtic 1-0 Aberdeen: Ryan Christie goal leads Brendan Rodgers’ men to seventh straight domestic trophy

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CHAMPIONS This is the Hoops' 18th Scottish League Cup Ryan Christie’s first-half strike ensured Celtic would make it an impressive seven successive trophy wins with a 1-0 triumph over Aberdeen in the Betfred Cup final at Hampden Park. After having two spells on loan at the Pittodrie club prior to this season, he scored what proved to be the winning goal in stoppage-time at the end of the first-half. Christie celebrates his goal against Aberdeen Dons keeper Joe Lewis brilliantly saved Scott Sinclair’s controversial penalty in the 52nd minute of a pulsating second-half which thrilled until the final whistle. Since taking charge of the Parkead club in 2016, boss Brendan Rodgers has won every piece of silverware on offer and this...
Celtic 1-0 Rosenborg: Leigh Griffiths scores late winner off the bench to send Celtic Park wild

Celtic 1-0 Rosenborg: Leigh Griffiths scores late winner off the bench to send Celtic Park wild

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MATCH REPORT Brendan Rodgers' men finally found a way past the stubborn Norwegians to secure three vital Europa League points Leigh Griffiths came off the bench to score a late winner for Celtic in their Europa League Group B opener against old foes Rosenborg at Parkhead. The Hoops knocked the Norwegian outfit out of the Champions League qualifiers earlier in the season and also in 2017. Leigh Griffiths celebrates scoring the winner That familiarity appeared to contribute to an insipid first 45 minutes which ended with visiting keeper Andre Hansen touching a shot from Odsonne Edouard on to the outside of the post. The Scottish champions continued their struggle in the second half until the 87th minute when Griffiths, on for Edouard, headed in...
Celtic knocked out of Champions League after loss in Greece

Celtic knocked out of Champions League after loss in Greece

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Celtic will not play in the Champions League group stage for the first time during Brendan Rodgers' tenure after defeat by AEK Athens in Greece.After a week soundtracked by reports of unrest between Rodgers and the board over a failure to strengthen the squad - and amplified by Saturday's defeat at Hearts - Celtic were two down after 50 minutes in Athens. Scott Sinclair's header with 12 minutes to play left Celtic needing to score once more to progress to the play-off round on away goals. But the Greek champions held on to deny their Scottish counterparts a tie with Hungarian side MOL Vidi.Instead Rodgers will lead Celtic into a Europa League play-off round meeting with Latvia's Spartaks Jurm...
Celtic 1-1 AEK Athens: Bhoys held by Greeks in first leg of Champions League third qualifying round

Celtic 1-1 AEK Athens: Bhoys held by Greeks in first leg of Champions League third qualifying round

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HOOPS SETBACK The Hoops were unable to take advantage of Konstantinos Galanopoulos' sending off in the second-half and now need a result in the second leg Celtic’s attempts to qualify for the Champions League group stage suffered a huge setback after only managing a 1-1 draw against AEK Athens in the first leg of their third round qualifier at Celtic Park. The Bhoys started the game well and took the lead through Callum McGrgegor’s drive on 17 minutes. McGregor celebrates his first-half strike But that good work was undone two minutes before the break when Victor Klonaridis fired in a breakaway equaliser. The visitors were reduced to ten men in the 57th minute when Konstantinos Galanopoulos picked up a second yellow card from...