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PSG 7-1 Celtic: Brendan Rodgers' side taught footballing lesson by superb PSG in Champions League

PSG 7-1 Celtic: Brendan Rodgers' side taught footballing lesson by superb PSG in Champions League

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Celtic suffered another night of European anguish against Paris St Germain in a 7-1 thrashing in the Parc des Princes.Former PSG youth player Moussa Dembele fired Celtic into a stunning first-minute lead but the home side reacted to the loss of the first goal in the Champions League with a Neymar double and goals from Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe before the break.The big-spending French club, who had won 5-0 at Parkhead on match day one, were even more ruthless in the second half with goals from Marco Verratti, Cavani and Dani Alves compounding the Hoops' misery.Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers had described the PSG as "the best of the best" and they made a good case for that accolade after their early setback, making it five Group B wins out of five.The Scottish champions will now have to ...
England 0-0 Germany: Three Lions hold world champions to goalless draw

England 0-0 Germany: Three Lions hold world champions to goalless draw

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Gareth Southgate dished out five debutsFriday, November 10, 2017England enjoyed a glimpse of future promise at Wembley as a fresh-faced side battled world champions Germany to a 0-0 draw at Wembley.With a host of familiar faces either injured or overlooked, Gareth Southgate dished out five debuts in an experimental team which earned its share of a goalless, but not guileless, friendly.Germany had the better chances, Leroy Sane denied by the crossbar and Phil Jones' brave header, but eye-catching bows from goalkeeper Jordan Pickford and midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek meant the Three Lions left with plenty of credit.More to follow...Let's block ads! (Why?)
Celtic FC news: “We won't change our game plan despite Champions League beatings,' says Brendan Rodgers

Celtic FC news: “We won't change our game plan despite Champions League beatings,' says Brendan Rodgers

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Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers will not resort to pragmatism despite suffering a 3-0 defeat to German giants Bayern Munich in their Champions League clash in the Allianz Arena.The Northern Irishman had promised to play on the front foot in the Group B encounter and in an open game, skipper Thomas Muller opened the scoring in the 17th minute before right-back Joshua Kimmich headed in a second in the 29th minute.Mats Hummels headed in a third six minutes after the break and although the Scottish champions threatened more in the second-half it was a comfortable win for the star-studded home side.Asked if he could perhaps have been more pragmatic in his approach, Rodgers, whose side lost 5-0 at home to French side Paris Saint-Germain in their opening fixture before beting Anderlecht 3-0 away, sai...
Free-scoring Liverpool reach Champions League group stage

Free-scoring Liverpool reach Champions League group stage

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Liverpool produced a stunning attacking display against play-off opponents Hoffenheim to ensure five English sides will compete in the Champions League group stage for the first time.Leading 2-1 from the first leg, the Reds virtually wrapped up the tie with three goals in the opening 20 minutes. Emre Can's deflected shot put them ahead before Mohamed Salah reacted quickest to slot in a rebound off the post.Can stroked in Roberto Firmino's cross at the back post just 143 seconds later before Hoffenheim substitute Mark Uth, introduced after 24 minutes in a tactical reshuffle, pulled one back.Former Hoffenheim forward Firmino put the tie beyond doubt after the break, sliding the ball into the bottom corner after Jordan Henderson dispossessed opposing captain Kevin Vogt before unselfishly squa...
Liverpool FC news: Jurgen Klopp praises 'incredible young player' Trent Alexander-Arnold after scoring on Champions League debut

Liverpool FC news: Jurgen Klopp praises 'incredible young player' Trent Alexander-Arnold after scoring on Champions League debut

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp praised the character of Trent Alexander-Arnold after the teenager scored a brilliant free-kick in their 2-1 Champions League play-off win over Hoffenheim.The 18-year-old stepped up ahead of more senior colleagues to whip in a set-piece and open the scoring with his first goal for the club on his European debut.Hoffenheim's late strike from Mark Uth came from Alexander-Arnold's side of defence after James Milner's cross had deflected in off Havard Nordtveit to make it 2-0, but Klopp accepts the youngster is still learning and was more interested in what he can do rather than what he cannot."I have to say, for an 18-year-old to have the balls to kick a free-kick is better than the mistake," he said."He is an incredible young player. It was actually because I t...