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Wednesday, 19 September 2012
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ARCSC · Sep 20, 2012

The Stage Where We Belong

As a fan base, we pride ourselves on knowing our history and if history has taught us anything, in the grand scheme of things, Benfica and Celtic are well matched...

ARCSC · Sep 20, 2012
Goal.com · Sep 19, 2012

Celtic – Benfica Betting Preview: Back goals galore in Glasgow

The Hoops suffered a shock defeat at the weekend and will be eager to bounce back against Jorge Jesus’ side...

Goal.com · Sep 19, 2012
Goal.com · Sep 19, 2012

Benfica away will be a different beast, says Lennon after Celtic’s draw

The Hoops boss has admitted he was impressed by his side’s strong performance against Benfica at Celtic Park, but says playing in Portugal will be a tougher proposition...

Goal.com · Sep 19, 2012
TicTacTic · Sep 18, 2012

Celtic vs Benfica: Tactical Preview – defensive woes for both sides

Benfica 4-2-4 with fluid centre – September 2nd 2012 against Nacional Two familiar foes go head-to-head on Wednesday night with serious contrasting problems to contend with...

TicTacTic · Sep 18, 2012
Not Celtic Class · Sep 20, 2012

Celtic 0-0 Benfica: primer punto con el seguro puesto

Celtic y Benfica no pasaron del empate sin goles en el estreno de la fase de grupos de la Champions League...

Not Celtic Class · Sep 20, 2012
VideoCelts · Sep 19, 2012

Scouts report- inside the Benfica transfer factory

First Champions’ League group stage game at Celtic Park in four years.

VideoCelts · Sep 19, 2012

Champions League: Celtic v Benfica

A foreign bloke in branded leisurewear having a smoke outside Glasgow’s Radisson can only mean one thing...

Goal.com · Sep 19, 2012

Celtic 0-0 Benfica: Frustration for Lennon as Hoops fail to capitalize on Parkhead factor

The visitors went closest through Rodrigo but both sides struggled to dominate in an evenly-matched Group G clash at Celtic Park...

Goal.com · Sep 19, 2012
VAVEL.com · Sep 19, 2012

Empate agridulce en Celtic Park

Celtic y Benfica empataron a nada en un encuentro bastante igualado.

VAVEL.com · Sep 19, 2012
VideoCelts · Sep 20, 2012

Lennon’s salute to captain Brown

Neil Lennon has saluted Scott Brown’s incredible display against Benfica. The hoops captain has had to follow his own training plan and has been used sparingly due to a hip injury. Despite a shortage of game time Broony put in an outstanding shift alo...

VideoCelts · Sep 20, 2012
Hail Hail Media · Sep 21, 2012

HomeBhoys #60 – Return to Oz

In our second early am show (Celtic Park time) aimed at listeners in Oz and the surrounding timezone Harper, Paul, Callum and the Parrot took a multitude of calls. The show mainly looked at the Benfica game and our hopes and aspirations for both this tea...

Hail Hail Media · Sep 21, 2012
TicTacTic · Sep 20, 2012

Celtic 0 – 0 Benfica: Sturdy Celtic can’t bring forwards into play

Celtic drew 0-0 with Benfica after a cagey match rooted firmly in a midfield battle.

TicTacTic · Sep 20, 2012
Celtic Fanzone · Sep 20, 2012

Celtic Preserve Record And Learn A Lesson…

Benfica Draw Not A Bad Result. Many, including myself would have looked at the game last night as a ‘must win’ if we are to progress through the group stages of the Champions League. We all want to win our home games, but sometimes a point isn’t too...

Celtic Fanzone · Sep 20, 2012
Liam Conway · Sep 20, 2012

Celebrating Ordinariness

Alasdair Lamont described Celtic’s performance against Benfica as ‘ordinary’: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19662008 Ordinariness is a fuzzy concept in football.

Liam Conway · Sep 20, 2012
The Guardian · Sep 19, 2012

Celtic 0–0 Benfica

Celtic Park can be among the most febrile stadiums in the world but this turned out to be a night for cool heads.

The Guardian · Sep 19, 2012
Football411 · Sep 20, 2012

Brown pleased with Bhoys point

Skipper Scott Brown claimed Celtic gained a point rather than dropped two against Benfica at Parkhead.”...

Football411 · Sep 20, 2012
Sporting Life · Sep 19, 2012

Celtic held by Benfica

Celtic were held to a goalless draw by Benfica in their Champions League Group G opener at Parkhead...

Sporting Life · Sep 19, 2012
Sporting Preview · Sep 19, 2012

Celtic v Benfica: Interesting OPTA Stats

Celtic are making their 7th appearance in the Champions League, their first since 2008/09...

Sporting Preview · Sep 19, 2012
Hail Hail Media · Sep 24, 2012

Back to Domestic Business

Celtic returned to winning ways in the SPL with a 2-0 victory over Dundee at Parkhead. The previous 2 games had seen Celtic beaten for the first time this season following a very poor display at St Johnstone, followed by a battling display against Benfica...

Hail Hail Media · Sep 24, 2012
Hail Hail Media · Sep 21, 2012

Opportunity Lost

Celtic opened up their Champions League (CL) campaign with a largely uninspiring 0-0 draw at home to Benfica. The problem with writing (and of course reading) blogs is separating fact from opinion...

Hail Hail Media · Sep 21, 2012
Sabotage Times · Sep 19, 2012

Celtic Must Call On The Martin O’Neill Spirit To Fight Through The Group

With Lennon showing signs of a growing tactical flexibility and a team spirit forged from some humiliating defeats, Celtic arrive back on the big stage of European football this evening against Benfica...

Sabotage Times · Sep 19, 2012
Belfast Telegraph · Sep 19, 2012

Commons fired up for Celtic’s Champions League opener

Celtic midfielder Kris Commons is looking to blitz Benfica with a storming start in their Champions League Group G opener at Parkhead tonight...

Belfast Telegraph · Sep 19, 2012
FIFA · Sep 19, 2012

Celtic held on big-stage return

Celtic failed to get their UEFA Champions League campaign off to a flying start as they were held to a goalless draw by Group G rivals Benfica at Parkhead...

FIFA · Sep 19, 2012
The Telegraph · Sep 19, 2012

Celtic 0 Benfica 0: match report

Celtic returned to the Champions League after a four-year absence but endured a frustrating night at Parkhead...

The Telegraph · Sep 19, 2012
Sporting Preview · Sep 19, 2012

Celtic v Benfica: Big Match Stats And Facts

Celtic are making their 7th appearance in the Champions League, their first since 2008/09...

Sporting Preview · Sep 19, 2012
The Guardian · Sep 19, 2012

Celtic v Benfica: Champions League – live!

• Email scott.murray@guardian.co.uk with your thoughts• Keep track of tonight’s latest scores here• Follow Chelsea v Juventus here • and Manchester United v Galatasaray hereThese are good times for The Celtic Football Club...

The Guardian · Sep 19, 2012
Sporting Life · Sep 20, 2012

Brown pleased with Bhoys point

Skipper Scott Brown claimed Celtic gained a point rather than dropped two against Benfica at Parkhead...

Sporting Life · Sep 20, 2012
The Scotsman · Sep 19, 2012

Changing Room Chat: Michael Jamieson takes a dive at Parkhead

CELTIC fans will be hoping some of the Olympic feelgood factor will rub off on their team tonight when London silver medallist and Hoops fan, swimmer Michael Jamieson, turns up as a special guest for their team’s Champions League match against Benfica...

The Scotsman · Sep 19, 2012
BBC · Sep 18, 2012

Champions League: Benfica unfazed by ban for Luisao

Benfica remain confident despite a ban for captain Luisao as they face Celtic in Champions League Group G...

BBC · Sep 18, 2012
Sporting Preview · Sep 19, 2012

Celtic v Benfica: Team News

Celtic skipper Scott Brown is fit for tonight’s Champions League Group G opener against Benfica at Parkhead...

Sporting Preview · Sep 19, 2012
The Scotsman · Sep 19, 2012

Celtic v Benfica: kick off, injuries, TV and key clashes

CELTIC are back in the Champions League for the first time in four years, led by a manager in Neil Lennon who beat Benfica in this competition as a player back in 2006...

The Scotsman · Sep 19, 2012
STV Sport · Sep 20, 2012

Scott Brown sees Benfica result as a ‘point gained’ for Celtic

Captain content despite the SPL champions being rarely troubled in the Champions League tie...

STV Sport · Sep 20, 2012
The Scotsman · Sep 20, 2012

Celtic’s Thomas Rogne eyes Champions League knockout phase

IT IS perhaps simply an accurate measure of lowered expecations in Scottish football that Celtic’s goalless stalemate at home to Benfica on Matchday One of the Champions League was so widely hailed in a positive light...

The Scotsman · Sep 20, 2012
Sky Sports · Sep 19, 2012

Hoops and Eagles share spoils

Celtic shared a 0-0 draw against Portuguese outfit Benfica in their Champions League Group G opener at Parkhead on Wednesday night...

Sky Sports · Sep 19, 2012
RTÉ Sport · Sep 20, 2012

Celtic skipper takes positives from CL point

Skipper Scott Brown claimed Celtic gained a point rather than dropped two against Benfica in their Champions League Group G opener at Parkhead...

RTÉ Sport · Sep 20, 2012
Sky Sports · Sep 19, 2012

Commons eyes Benfica blitz

Kris Commons has called on Celtic to blitz opponents Benfica when they open up their Champions League Group G campaign at home...

Sky Sports · Sep 19, 2012
Sky Sports · Sep 19, 2012

Brown happy with performance

Celtic captain Scott Brown felt his side were the better team after their goalless draw with Benfica...

Sky Sports · Sep 19, 2012
Herald Scotland · Sep 19, 2012

Celtic 0 Benfica 0: Hoops open with hard-fought draw

Celtic drew a blank against Benfica in their Champions League Group G opener at Parkhead...

Herald Scotland · Sep 19, 2012
Vital Football · Sep 20, 2012

We were better team – Brown

Skipper Scott Brown reckons it was a point gained rather than two lost following the tight 0-0 group opener with Benfica at Celtic Park...

Vital Football · Sep 20, 2012
Herald Scotland · Sep 20, 2012

Celtic 0 Benfica 0: ammo required for the battles ahead

CELTIC were so pleased to be back in the Champions League that than 50,000 supporters couldn’t take their eyes off a match which had little worth watching...

Herald Scotland · Sep 20, 2012
STV Sport · Sep 19, 2012

The four Benfica danger men who threaten Celtic’s Champions League chances

A look at the star men for the Portuguese side ahead of their opening fixture in Glasgow...

STV Sport · Sep 19, 2012
Hail Hail Media · Sep 22, 2012

Beyond the Waves 22 September, 2012

Today Rev and Graham broke down the game vs. Dundee and took a look back to the Benfica game as well.

Hail Hail Media · Sep 22, 2012
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