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The Guardian · Sep 20

Leigh Griffiths lifts Celtic’s frustration with late winner against Rosenborg

Leigh Griffiths came off the bench to score a dramatic late winner for Celtic in their Europa League Group B opener against their familiar adversaries Rosenborg at Celtic Park.The Scottish champions had knocked the Norwegian side out of the Champions League qualifiers earlier in the season and indeed last year...

The Guardian · Sep 20
The Guardian · Sep 2

‘We can match Celtic in the next fixture,’ says Steven Gerrard after 1-0 loss – video

Steven Gerrard suffered his first loss as Rangers manager when a counter-attack goal from Olivier Ntcham saw Celtic win the O** F*** derby 1-0.The result leaves the Ibrox side seventh in the Scottish Premiership, with just one win in four games, while Celtic move up to second.Rangers have now not won a league derby since March 2012...

The Guardian · Sep 2
The Guardian · Sep 2

Steven Gerrard suffers first Rangers defeat as Ntcham strikes for Celtic

Having lost by five goals to the same Celtic starting XI in April, optimists in Glasgow’s blue half might regard this as progress.

The Guardian · Sep 2
The Guardian · Sep 2

Celtic v Rangers: Scottish Premiership – live!

O** F*** derby: latest updates and scoresGerrard: ‘People want a problem between Brendan and me’Feel free to email Ben or to tweet: @benfisherj 11.18am BST A killer pre-match stat, via Opta: this will be Brendan Rodgers’ 12th match against Rangers as Celtic manager, more than he’s faced any other opponent – he is yet to lose against them.

The Guardian · Sep 2
The Guardian · Sep 1

Steven Gerrard: ‘People want a problem between Brendan and me’

On the eve of his first O** F*** derby as manager, Gerrard says his motivation is making Rangers fans happy againA city derby has seldom felt so personalised.

The Guardian · Sep 1
The Guardian · Aug 31

Europa League draw: Arsenal in group with Sporting, Chelsea to face Vidi

Arsenal also go to Qarabag | PAOK and BATE for Chelsea • Celtic and Rangers drawn in difficult groupsArsenal will take on Sporting Lisbon in the group stage of the Europa League.The Gunners, last season’s semi-finalists, were drawn in Group E alongside the Portuguese club, Azerbaijan champions Qarabag and Ukrainian outfit Vorskla...

The Guardian · Aug 31
The Guardian · Aug 30

Ovie Ejaria goal fires nine-man Rangers past Ufa and into group stage

Ufa 1-1 Rangers (Rangers win 2-1 on agg)• Two Scottish sides make group stages for first time since 2009Nine-man Rangers were made to do it the hard way as they survived two red cards to claim a place in the Europa League group stages, and they were later joined by O** F*** rivals Celtic – the first time since 2009 two Scottish sides have made it to group stages of European competition.It appeared to be going all so smoothly for Steven Gerrard’s side when Ovie Ejaria curled home a precious away goal...

The Guardian · Aug 30
The Guardian · Aug 26

Steven Gerrard takes blame after Rangers let lead slip at Motherwell

Steven Gerrard offered to shoulder the blame for Motherwell’s last-gasp equaliser after Rangers threw away victory to draw 3-3, while Dedryck Boyata redeemed himself with Celtic fans by scoring the only goal of the game in the Premiership win over Hamilton at Parkhead.At Fir Park, with Rangers clinging on to a 3-2 lead, Gerrard decided to end Lee Wallace’s exile by bringing the former captain on to help defend a 94th-minute corner...

The Guardian · Aug 26
The Guardian · Aug 23

Celtic score early but held to draw by Suduva while Rangers beat Ufa

Suduva 1-1 Celtic• Rangers 1-0 UfaCeltic moved a step closer to the Europa League group stage with a 1-1 draw against Suduva in the first leg of the play-off in Lithuania, although their defensive concerns continue.Olivier Ntcham got the Hoops off to a perfect start when he headed in Mikey Johnston’s cross in the third minute...

The Guardian · Aug 23
The Guardian · Aug 23

Celtic and Brendan Rodgers prepare for Europa League under a cloud | Ewan Murray

The fans are behind him but the manager’s relationship with the club’s board has been highlighted after recent setbacksThat storm clouds gathered over Celtic Park at all was surprising enough.

The Guardian · Aug 23
The Guardian · Aug 18

Celtic’s late goals end rough week with League Cup win at Partick

Celtic ended an unusually difficult week with a 3-1 League Cup last-16 win over Partick Thistle at the Energy Check Stadium at Firhill.Leigh Griffiths’s goal after 17 minutes gave the dominant visitors an interval lead but that was cancelled out in the 72nd minute by Jags attacker Andréa Mbuyi-Mutombo...

The Guardian · Aug 18
The Guardian · Aug 14

Brendan Rodgers says Boyata was fit before Celtic defeat to AEK Athens

AEK Athens 2-1 Celtic (AEK win 3-2 on agg)• Scott Sinclair’s header not enough to save CelticBrendan Rodgers claimed his central defender Dedryck Boyata had been fit to play despite missing Celtic’s defeat here in Athens that put them out of the Champions League.The Belgian international, subject of a failed £9m bid by Fulham before the English transfer window closed, had posted a video of him receiving treatment before the game...

The Guardian · Aug 14
The Guardian · Aug 14

AEK Athens knock Celtic out of Champions League plus Carabao Cup clockwatch – as it happened

Celtic tumbled out of the Champions League with a 2-1 defeat to AEK Athens, while back home Plymouth beat Bristol City and Exeter knocked out Ipswich 10.07pm BST It’s been busy, and fun – although Celtic fans might disagree in particular with the latter...

The Guardian · Aug 14
The Guardian · Aug 14

Celtic crash out of Champions League at hands of AEK Athens

AEK Athens 2-1 Celtic (AEK win 3-2 on agg)• Scott Sinclair’s header not enough to save CelticBrendan Rodgers blamed soft defending for Celtic’s Champions League exit here in Athens.

The Guardian · Aug 14
The Guardian · Aug 14

AEK Athens v Celtic in Champions League and Carabao Cup clockwatch – live!

Rolling updates from around Europe and the UKBen Fisher: Morecambe’s Bentley plots upset for underdogsEmail Nick with any thoughts | Tweet @NickAmes82 4.32pm BST We have a lot of football on our hands tonight.

The Guardian · Aug 14
The Guardian · Aug 13

Ex-Celtic youth coach jailed after admitting sexual assault

Jim McCafferty sentenced to three years and nine months for offences against a boy A former Celtic football club youth coach has been jailed for three years and nine months after admitting eight counts of sexual assault.Jim McCafferty, 72, initially pleaded not guilty to a series of sexual offences against the same boy over a three-year period before December 2015, but changed his plea to guilty on the morning his trial began at Belfast crown court in May 2018...

The Guardian · Aug 13
The Guardian · Aug 11

Kyle Lafferty’s superb volley gives Hearts victory over Celtic

Kyle Lafferty’s pin-point finish in the second-half condemned Celtic to defeat at Tynecastle.

The Guardian · Aug 11
The Guardian · Aug 8

Celtic held at home by 10-man AEK Athens in Champions League qualifier

Celtic 1-1 AEK Athens (McGregor 17; Klonaridis 44)• Winners will play Malmo or MOL Vidi in final qualifierCeltic’s bid for Champions League football is in danger following a 1-1 draw against AEK Athens in the first leg of their third-round qualifier at Parkhead.Brendan Rodgers’ side started well and midfielder Callum McGregor drove in the opening goal in the 17th minute, but that was undone a minute before half-time when Viktor Klonaridis fired in a breakaway equaliser...

The Guardian · Aug 8
The Guardian · Aug 4

Tom Rogic steadies Celtic with early goal in easy win over Livingston

Celtic began their quest for an eighth successive Scottish Premiership title with a convincing 3-1 home win over newly-promoted Livingston.Goals from returning midfielder Tom Rogic and striker Odsonne Edouard gave the home side a comfortable interval lead with Olivier Ntcham adding a third with a penalty five minutes after the break, rendering Scott Robinson’s added time goal a mere consolation...

The Guardian · Aug 4
The Guardian · Aug 3

Scottish football unusually buoyant after Rangers’ summer of good intent | Ewan Murray

Hibernian and Aberdeen have also risen to the occasion as Celtic prepare to set out for an eighth title in a rowThe swagger returned to Scottish football in recent days.

The Guardian · Aug 3
The Guardian · Aug 3

Scottish Premiership 2018-19 preview: Celtic favourites but focus on Gerrard

Brendan Rodgers’ side are in the box seat for an eighth championship running but Rangers’ new manager adds interestThe extent of Celtic’s favouritism for what would be an eighth title in succession has been diminished by excitement surrounding Steven Gerrard’s arrival at Rangers.

The Guardian · Aug 3
The Guardian · Aug 1

Celtic grind out draw against Rosenborg to progress in Champions League

Celtic negotiated their way into the third qualifying round of the Champions League with a 3-1 aggregate victory against Rosenborg following a gritty goalless draw at the Lerkendal Stadium.The Scottish champions took a two-goal advantage to Norway from the first leg of their second qualifying round in Glasgow but were tentative in a first half in which an added-time save from keeper Craig Gordon prevented Marius Lundemo from opening the scoring for the home side...

The Guardian · Aug 1
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TMT#150 – Saints & Sinners

Welcome to the latest episode of Twenty Minute Tims Celtic return from the international break and serve up a turd of a performance away to St Mirren.

90 Minute Cynic · Sep 21

Cynic Xtra – Rosenborg Thoughts

Welcome to the 90 Minute Cynic Cynic Xtra Podcast (@90minutecynic) with host Chris Gallagher joined by a panel of Christian Wulff and Alex Lawrence...

90 Minute Cynic · Sep 21

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TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1 Hearts 5 5 0 0 11 2 9 15
2 Celtic 5 3 1 1 5 2 3 10
3 Livingston 5 3 1 1 6 4 2 10
4 “Rangers” 5 2 2 1 10 5 5 8
5 Hibernian 5 2 2 1 9 6 3 8
6 St Johnstone 5 2 2 1 5 5 0 8
7 Kilmarnock 5 2 1 2 6 4 2 7
8 Aberdeen 5 1 3 1 4 5 -1 6
9 Motherwell 5 1 1 3 6 9 -3 4
10 St Mirren 5 1 1 3 3 9 -6 4
11 Hamilton Academical 5 1 0 4 3 8 -5 3
12 Dundee 5 0 0 5 2 11 -9 0

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Celtic 1-0 Rosenborg Celtic FC Celtic 1-0 Rosenborg at Celtic Park in Glasgow in the UEFA Europa League. 2018-09-20T20:00:00+01:00 2018-09-20T21:45:00+01:00
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UEFA Europa League
20:00 20 September 2018

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Kilmarnock v Celtic Celtic FC Kilmarnock v Celtic at Rugby Park in Kilmarnock in the Ladbrokes Premiership. 2018-09-23T12:30:00+00:00 2018-09-23T14:15:00+00:00
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Ladbrokes Premiership
12:30 23 September 2018