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The Guardian · Dec 13

Europa League progress for Celtic and Rangers should not bring wild celebration

Scotland’s big two merrily portray themselves as global powerhouses so let’s leave the superlatives over reaching last 32Incongruous though it feels to state Celtic and Rangers can be happy, mutual cohabitors anywhere, the Europa League has supplied the perfect backdrop as a domestic title race – for now – rumbles on.

The Guardian · Dec 13
The Guardian · Dec 12

Standard Liège v Arsenal and more: Europa League – live!

Updates from Thursday’s Europa League matchesLive scoreboard: all the details from tonight’s matchesAnd you can email Ed here or tweet him here 5.12pm GMT Hi everyone and welcome to a busy evening in the Europa League!

The Guardian · Dec 12
The Guardian · Dec 8

Steven Gerrard says officials need support after League Cup final loss

‘The officials need help because there are too many things’• Celtic win sees Neil Lennon achieve special milestoneThe Rangers manager, Steven Gerrard, stopped short of calling for the introduction of VAR in Scottish football after their defeat by Celtic in the Scottish League Cup final but did insist that officials need assistance when it comes to borderline decisions.Gerrard praised the performance of his side as they dominated much of the game against Celtic but lost to a Christopher Jullien goal th...

The Guardian · Dec 8
The Guardian · Dec 8

Fraser Forster the hero as 10-man Celtic earn final victory over Rangers

Ten-man Celtic won a historic 10th successive domestic trophy when they claimed the Betfred League Cup by beating Rangers at Hampden...

The Guardian · Dec 8
The Guardian · Dec 8

Rangers v Celtic: Scottish League Cup final – live!

Live updates as the O** F*** rivals meet at Hampden Park Ewan Murray: Celtic fans fear the threat of Gerrard’s RangersGet in touch!

The Guardian · Dec 8
The Guardian · Dec 7

Celtic fans fear Steven Gerrard’s Rangers can end their supremacy | Ewan Murray

The Liverpool legend has given his side hope and is looking for his first trophy as a manager in the Scottish League Cup finalIt would be natural for Celtic supporters to have spent recent days in a state of apprehension.

The Guardian · Dec 7
The Guardian · Dec 4

Scott Brown’s late winner takes Celtic two points clear in Scottish Premiership

Celtic earn 2-1 victory over Hamilton with injury-time strike• Rangers throw away two-goal lead at Aberdeen to drawScott Brown’s dramatic injury-time strike gave Celtic a 2-1 win over Hamilton to move the Hoops two points clear of Rangers at the top of the Scottish Premiership.Ryan Christie pounced to score from close range in the 13th minute to put Celtic in the lead, and the Accies looked like they had secured a point when Marios Ogkmpoe bundled in a leveller in the 89th minute but Brown fired in a...

The Guardian · Dec 4
The Guardian · Dec 1

Rangers hit five to keep stride with Celtic in Scottish Premiership

Alfredo Morales scores hat-trick for RangersCeltic top of the table by single goalAlfredo Morelos struck his 25th goal of the season as Rangers swept past hopeless Hearts 5-0 to keep pace at the top of the table, with Celtic having won 4-1 at Ross County earlier in the day.Fresh from breaking two scoring records with his double against Feyenoord in midweek, Colombian Morelos has now netted in every one of his last 10 starts for Steven Gerrard’s side after nodding them ahead 12 minutes in...

The Guardian · Dec 1
The Guardian · Nov 28

Celtic secure top spot with convincing Europa League win against Rennes

Celtic clinched top spot in Europa League Group E with a solid 3-1 win over Rennes at Parkhead.The Hoops had already qualified for the last 32 of the competition but their manager, Neil Lennon, had stressed the importance of winning a group for the first time to ensure the possibility of a more favourable draw...

The Guardian · Nov 28
The Guardian · Nov 28

Braga v Wolves, Feyenoord v Rangers and more: Europa League – live!

Wolves, Rangers, Celtic and Arsenal all in actionUnai Emery claims Arsenal hierarchy’s supportAnd you can email Paul or tweet him @Paul_Doyle 5.16pm GMT Feyenoord: Marsman; Geertruida, Botteghin, Senesi, Malaca; Toomstra, Fer, Kokcu; Berghuis, Sinisterra, LarssonRangers: Mcgregor; Tavernier, Goldson, Helander, Barisic; Jack, Davis, Kamara; Ojo, Morelos, Kent 5.13pm GMT Braga: Eduardo; Esgaio, Vianna, Wallace, Sequeira; A Horta, Fransergio, Palhinha, R Horta; Paulinho, GalenoWolves: Rui Patricio; Dendoncke...

The Guardian · Nov 28
The Guardian · Nov 23

XxJames Forrest scores two as Celtic beat Livingston to open gap at top

Celtic opened up a three-point gap over Rangers at the top of the Scottish Premiership with a convincing 4-0 win over Livingston at Celtic Park.French striker Odsonne Édouard opened the scoring in the 19th minute with a deflected strike by skipper Scott Brown in the 57th minute preceded a double from winger James Forrest...

The Guardian · Nov 23
The Guardian · Nov 10

Scottish Premiership: Celtic and Rangers stay neck and neck after wins

Odsonne Édouard opens scoring as Celtic see off Motherwell 2-0• Rangers win at Livingston to stay level on pointsCeltic ended a historic week with a 2-0 win over Motherwell that kept them top of the Scottish Premiership.

The Guardian · Nov 10
The Guardian · Nov 7

Olivier Ntcham’s late show at Lazio fires Celtic into Europa League last 32

Olivier Ntcham’s dramatic injury-time winner against Lazio at the Stadio Olimpico sent Celtic into the last 32 of the Europa League.Celtic arrived in Rome at the top of Group E after beating the Italian side last month but amid a shaky start they fell behind in the seventh minute when the striker Ciro Immobile volleyed in a cross from Manuel Lazzari...

The Guardian · Nov 7
The Guardian · Nov 7

Lazio v Celtic, Manchester United v Partizan Belgrade and more: Europa League – live!

Updates from Thursday’s Europa League matchesLive scoreboard: the latest from tonight’s gamesAnd you can email Simon here or tweet him here 4.58pm GMT Hello everyone!

The Guardian · Nov 7
The Guardian · Oct 30

Scottish Premiership: Forrest helps Celtic to win as Rangers keep pace

Celtic see off St Mirren 2-0 at Parkhead to stay top• Morelos scores twice in 4-0 Rangers’ win over Ross CountyJames Forrest celebrated his new contract with a goal as Celtic beat St Mirren 2-0 at Parkhead to remain top of the table on goal difference after Rangers thrashed Ross County 4-0.The winger netted Celtic’s second goal in quick succession just after the interval, hours after signing a one-year contract extension which ties him to the club until 2023...

The Guardian · Oct 30
The Guardian · Oct 27

Scottish Premiership: Rangers comeback keeps them level with Celtic

Fip Helander scores Rangers’ winner at MotherwellCeltic romp to 4-0 win at Aberdeen in earlier gameRangers came from behind to keep pace with their historic rivals in the Scottish Premiership title race, beating Motherwell 2-1 after Celtic had thumped Aberdeen 4-0.

The Guardian · Oct 27
The Guardian · Oct 24

Celtic edge Lazio thanks to Christopher Jullien’s late header

This was the first ever meeting of Celtic and Lazio, which did not stop the pair behaving as if old foes.

The Guardian · Oct 24
The Guardian · Oct 23

Neil Lennon pledges to support Celtic players if racism mars Lazio match

Italian side punished by Uefa after previous racism incidents• Lennon: ‘They’re my players and they’re human beings’Neil Lennon hopes racist incidents will not mar Celtic’s Europa League home game against Lazio, with the manager vowing to support his players should they be targeted by away fans.Lazio have been punished by Uefa because of their supporters’ actions which, added to a string of recent racist incidents across Europe, has sharpened the focus on elements of Thursday’s match...

The Guardian · Oct 23
The Guardian · Oct 19

Elyounoussi scores two against Staggies as Celtic back on top

Celtic regained their place at the top of the Premiership with a sizzling 6-0 rout of Ross County at ParkheadAttacker Mohamed Elyounoussi fired the home side ahead from 16 yards in the fourth minute and the champions pummelled their opponents for the rest of the half but somehow failed to add to their lead...

The Guardian · Oct 19
The Guardian · Oct 13

Pierre van Hooijdonk: ‘I told Ron Atkinson he was a pub manager’

The Dutch striker on his time at Nottingham Forest, Celtic and returning to Glasgow to pay tribute to Fernando RicksenPierre van Hooijdonk does a very good Ron Atkinson impression.

The Guardian · Oct 13
The Guardian · Oct 11

What if my child does not want to support my football team?

There are more serious things to worry about as I await the birth of my first daughter but, right now, this one looms largeBy Andy Harrow for Nutmeg magazineWhen I was young and single I always assumed that, when I had a son or daughter, they would follow in my footsteps.

The Guardian · Oct 11
The Guardian · Oct 6

Livingston capitalise on Ryan Christie red card to shock Celtic

Ryan Christie was sent off as Celtic lost a Premiership game for the first time this season, going down 2-0 at Livingston.

The Guardian · Oct 6
The Guardian · Oct 3

Impressive Celtic sweep aside CFR Cluj to make headway in Europa League

Celtic exacted the perfect revenge on Cluj, architects of their Champions League downfall, with a victory every bit as comprehensive as the scoreline suggests.Neil Lennon, the Celtic manager, retains legitimate aspirations of progression from Group E; the Europa League has given the Scottish champions scope to develop.

The Guardian · Oct 3
The Guardian · Oct 3

AZ Alkmaar v Manchester United, Besiktas v Wolves: Europa League – live!

Arsenal, Celtic and Rangers also in group actionLive scoreboard! Follow all of the latest goals and gamesAnd you can email Rob with all your thoughts 10.55am BST Hello.

The Guardian · Oct 3
The Guardian · Sep 28

Celtic held by Hibs as manager Paul Heckingbottom sent to the stand

Celtic suffered their first Ladbrokes Premiership setback of the season when they were held 1-1 by Hibernian at Easter Road.Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer put through an own goal from a Christian Doidge cross in the seventh minute but that was cancelled out in the 23rd minute by a Ryan Christie header...

The Guardian · Sep 28
The Guardian · Sep 22

Scottish Premiership roundup: Celtic overpower Killie while Rangers ease to win

Odsonne Édouard scores twice as Celtic come from behind• Jermain Defoe also at the double in Rangers’ 4-0 victoryOdsonne Édouard helped himself to a double as Celtic came from behind to overpower Kilmarnock 3-1 at Parkhead.Killie striker Eamonn Brophy fired the visitors ahead in the 33rd minute against the run of play but Édouard headed in a leveller a minute before the break then slid in a second eight minutes after the restart for his eighth goal of the season...

The Guardian · Sep 22
The Guardian · Sep 19

Ryan Christie penalty secures draw for Celtic at Rennes despite late red card

Ryan Christie’s second-half penalty earned Celtic a 1-1 draw with Rennes in their opening Europa League group game in France after they held on with 10 men in a frantic finale.The Scottish champions fell behind to a spot-kick from M’Baye Niang in the 37th minute after some rash defending from Kristoffer Ajer.

The Guardian · Sep 19
The Guardian · Sep 19

Eintracht Frankfurt v Arsenal, Rennes v Celtic: Europa League – live!

Europa League clockwatch updates from the opening gamesLive scoreboard: all the latest from tonight’s gamesAnd you can email Simon here or tweet him here 4.44pm BST A load of changes for Arsenal, including Bukayo Saka making his second first-team start:Eintracht Frankfurt: Trapp, Abraham, Hasebe, Hinteregger, Kohr, Da Costa, Sow, Kamada, Kostic, Dost, Andre Silva...

The Guardian · Sep 19
The Guardian · Sep 17

Football transfer rumours: Celtic’s Edouard to join Napoli for £30m?

Today’s whispers are wearing Italian sunniesAfter the scintillating start to the season, Manchester United are flying high.

The Guardian · Sep 17
The Guardian · Sep 14

Celtic’s James Forrest sinks Hamilton thanks to Elyounoussi’s instant impact

Mohamed Elyounoussi sets up winner four minutes into debut • Celtic survive late scare to beat Hamilton 1-0Mohamed Elyounoussi set up the only goal less than four minutes into his Celtic career as the champions consolidated their lead in the Premiership with a 1-0 win at Hamilton...

The Guardian · Sep 14
The Guardian · Sep 1

Rangers 0-2 Celtic: Scottish Premiership – as it happened

Celtic opened up a three-point lead at the top of the table with a hard-fought 2-0 win at IbroxÉdouard and Hayes give Celtic victory over Rangers in O** F*** derby 2.16pm BST And here’s Ewan Murray’s match report: Related: Édouard and Hayes give Celtic victory over Rangers in O** F*** derby 2.16pm BST Neil Lennon “I was an outstanding performance again.

The Guardian · Sep 1
The Guardian · Sep 1

Édouard and Hayes give Celtic away win over Rangers in O** F*** derby

That Celtic were regarded as underdogs heading into this fixture nodded towards a prevailing sense that their domestic stranglehold was weakening.

The Guardian · Sep 1
The Guardian · Aug 31

O** F*** derby offers Neil Lennon chance to turn page on Cluj backlash

Despite Celtic’s Europa League progress only beating Rangers will put lid on discontent over Champions League eliminationThat Celtic had already begun their journey home from Stockholm by the time Steven Gerrard cavorted along the Ibrox touchline in celebration of a late winner on Thursday evening felt altogether appropriate.

The Guardian · Aug 31
The Guardian · Aug 30

Neil Lennon highlights Celtic’s improvement before O** F*** derby

Celtic manager says both teams have improved since last season• ‘We’ve scored nine in three games.

The Guardian · Aug 30
The Guardian · Aug 30

Europa League draw: Manchester United given gruelling group

Celtic face Lazio, Wolves play Besiktas, Rangers will meet Porto• Arsenal draw Eintracht Frankfurt, Standard Liège and VitoriaManchester United will face a gruelling Europa League away trip to play FC Astana in Kazakhstan, with Partizan Belgrade and AZ Akmaar their other opponents in a challenging Group L...

The Guardian · Aug 30
The Guardian · Aug 29

Rangers progress after Legia fans unfurl banner featuring Pope John Paul II

Alfredo Morelos wins it for Steven Gerrard’s side• Scottish champions Celtic go through 6-1 on aggregateAlfredo Morelos sparked jubilant scenes at Ibrox as his injury-time winner against Legia Warsaw sent Rangers into the Europa League group stage.Eyes and ears were on the Govan stands as much as the action on the pitch after Uefa issued Rangers with a double rap for sectarian singing...

The Guardian · Aug 29
The Guardian · Aug 22

Europa League roundup: Celtic and Linfield win; Rangers draw in Poland

Celtic beat AIK 2-0; Rangers draw 0-0 away at Legia Warsaw• Linfield record stunning 3-2 victory over QarabagOdsonne Edouard’s free-kick gave Celtic a two-goal cushion to take to Sweden in their Europa League play-off against AIK...

The Guardian · Aug 22
The Guardian · Aug 22

Torino v Wolves, Celtic v AIK and more: Europa League clockwatch – live

All the latest from the evening kick-offsTraoré justifies Nuno’s faith but more hurdles await Why not send Nick an email | or tweet @NickAmes82 4.11pm BST And welcome!

The Guardian · Aug 22
The Guardian · Aug 18

Celtic seal deal for promising Republic of Ireland striker Jonathan Afolabi

Forward joins on three-year deal after leaving SouthamptonAfolabi in attendance for League Cup win over DunfermlineCeltic have successfully deflected interest from clubs from England to secure the highly regarded Republic of Ireland junior international Jonathan Afolabi, with the striker putting pen to paper on a three-year contract.Afolabi left Southampton at the end of last season having featured for their under-23 team, and the likes of Wolves, Crystal Palace and Stoke City all expressed an interest in...

The Guardian · Aug 18
The Guardian · Aug 17

James Forrest the goal hero as Celtic toil to Dunfermline victory

James Forrest’s 114th-minute strike edged Celtic past Dunfermline after the Fifers threatened to end the champions’ stranglehold on domestic silverware.With a penalty shoot-out looming, the substitute worked space to steer a deflected effort into the far corner from 14 yards and send Celtic into the Scottish League Cup quarter-finals with a 2-1 home win over the Championship side...

The Guardian · Aug 17
The Guardian · Aug 15

Rangers to face Legia Warsaw for place in Europa League group stage

Steven Gerrard’s side complete win over FC Midtjylland• Aberdeen knocked out; Celtic to meet AIK of StockholmSteven Gerrard’s warning to his Rangers side not to take Europa League opponents FC Midtjylland lightly was heeded, with the Light Blues cruising to a 3-1 win at Ibrox.Leading 4-2 from the first leg, Rangers effectively killed the tie in the 14th minute when Alfredo Morelos opened the scoring from Sheyi Ojo’s cross...

The Guardian · Aug 15
The Guardian · Aug 14

Celtic’s Champions League exit a warning to Rangers, says Steven Gerrard

Celtic eliminated after 4-3 defeat to Cluj at Parkhead• Rangers face FC Midtjylland in Europa League on ThursdaySteven Gerrard has said that Celtic’s Champions League exit should be a warning to his Rangers squad...

The Guardian · Aug 14
The Guardian · Aug 13

Celtic crash out of Champions League as Romanians Cluj silence Parkhead

Celtic crashed out of the Champions League after twice letting a lead slip in a 4-3 home defeat by CFR Cluj.The Scottish champions made a storming start to the second half to go 2-1 ahead through goals from James Forrest and Odsonne Edouard but Scott Brown’s handball allowed Billel Omrani to score from the spot and make it 3-3 on aggregate and put the Romanians ahead on away goals...

The Guardian · Aug 13
The Guardian · Aug 12

Neil Lennon wary of Romanians’ threat in Champions League qualifier

Champions make free-scoring start to season• Cluj manager claims referees favour CelticCeltic’s manager, Neil Lennon, feels there are plenty of areas his team can exploit in theTuesday’s Champions League second leg against Cluj after they drew 1-1 in the first leg in Romania...

The Guardian · Aug 12
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TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1 Celtic 15 13 1 1 46 9 37 40
2 “Rangers” 15 12 2 1 45 10 35 38
3 Aberdeen 18 9 5 4 26 22 4 32
4 Motherwell 17 10 1 6 29 22 7 31
5 Kilmarnock 18 6 5 7 17 21 -4 23
6 Hibernian 17 5 7 5 27 29 -2 22
7 Ross County 17 5 5 7 20 35 -15 20
8 Livingston 18 4 7 7 23 27 -4 19
9 St Mirren 18 4 3 11 15 27 -12 15
10 St Johnstone 16 3 6 7 14 33 -19 15
11 Hearts 17 2 6 9 16 28 -12 12
12 Hamilton Academical 18 2 6 10 16 31 -15 12

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Cluj 2-0 Celtic Celtic FC Cluj 2-0 Celtic at Dr. Constantin Rădulescu Stadium in Cluj-Napoca, Romania in the UEFA Europa League. 2019-12-12T17:55:00+00:00 2019-12-12T19:40:00+00:00
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UEFA Europa League
17:55 12 December 2019

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15:00 15 December 2019