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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1 Hearts 2 2 0 0 5 1 4 6
2 Hibernian 2 1 1 0 4 1 3 4
3 “Rangers” 2 1 1 0 3 1 2 4
4 Kilmarnock 2 1 1 0 2 0 2 4
5 Aberdeen 2 1 1 0 2 1 1 4
6 Celtic 2 1 0 1 3 2 1 3
7 St Mirren 2 1 0 1 2 3 -1 3
8 Hamilton Academical 2 1 0 1 2 4 -2 3
9 Livingston 2 0 1 1 1 3 -2 1
10 St Johnstone 2 0 1 1 1 3 -2 1
11 Dundee 2 0 0 2 1 3 -2 0
12 Motherwell 2 0 0 2 0 4 -4 0

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