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The Guardian · Jan 18

Callum McGregor eases Hoops past Partick and into fifth round

¢ Leigh Griffiths scores first goal for Celtic since August• Sam Cosgrove spares Aberdeen replay with DumbartonGoals from Leigh Griffiths and Calllum McGregor earned Celtic a narrow 2-1 win against Partick Thistle and a safe passage into the Scottish Cup fifth round despite a late scare when Jeremie Frimpong conceded a penalty converted by Stuart Brannigan.

The Guardian · Jan 9

VAR seems as far away as ever in Scotland despite Rangers weighing in

There’s another O** F*** divide, this time over technology, as the SPFL seeks to avoid a system with significant financial implications for smaller clubs – and which Celtic opposeThe Scottish Professional Football League does an impressive job in creating a perception of wanting discussion over VAR to disappear.

The Guardian · Dec 31, 2019

Celtic’s Ryan Christie facing ban for allegedly grabbing at Morelos’ groin

¢ Incident occurred on the hour mark in Sunday’s O** F*** derby • Celtic ‘absolutely astonished’ by violent conduct chargeRyan Christie has been charged with violent conduct after allegedly grabbing Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos’ groin area during Celtic’s O** F*** derby defeat on Sunday.The Celtic and Scotland midfielder has been served with a notice of complaint from the Scottish FA, with a hearing set for 6 January.

The Guardian · Dec 30, 2019

Victory at Celtic shows the progress made by Steven Gerrard’s Rangers

¢ Rangers two points behind rivals with a game in hand• Club claim Alfredo Morelos was racially abused at CelticThe nature of Rangers’ success over Celtic continues to resonate more than the fact it transpired at all...

The Guardian · Dec 29, 2019

Rangers edge O** F*** derby to cut Celtic’s lead at top of table to two points

A first Rangers win at Celtic Park since 2010 was notable only because it was so fully deserved.

The Guardian · Dec 29, 2019

Celtic v Rangers: Scottish Premiership – live!

Scottish Premiership updates from the 12.30pm GMT kick-offDerby last chance for Rangers to engage Celtic in title raceEmail John here or tweet @John_Ashdown 11.38am GMT Celtic: Forster, Frimpong, Jullien, Ajer, Bolingoli, Brown, McGregor, Forrest, Christie, Johnston, Edouard.

The Guardian · Dec 28, 2019

O** F*** looks like Rangers’ last chance to engage Celtic in a title race

Celtic will go eight points clear if they win on Sunday, a gap that would be close to insurmountable for Steven Gerrard’s sideWe will never know if, after defeating Celtic on 29 December last year, Steven Gerrard genuinely believed Rangers could win the Scottish title...

The Guardian · Dec 21, 2019

Édouard’s strike hands Celtic win over Dons and renews five point gap

Odsonne Édouard hit a second-half winner as Celtic regained their five-point lead in the Ladbrokes Premiership with a 2-1 victory over Aberdeen.Édouard produced a smart finish in the 66th minute after the introduction of Mikey Johnston and resulting reshuffle of Celtic’s attacking line-up had given them fresh impetus...

The Guardian · Dec 18, 2019

Celtic move five points clear of Rangers after win over spirited Hearts

Celtic recovered from a slow start to beat Hearts 2-0 at Tynecastle and move five points clear of Rangers at the top of the Scottish Premiership.Ryan Christie netted in the 28th minute with Celtic’s first effort on target and Olivier Ntcham swept home 12 minutes later after a flurry of chances.

The Guardian · Dec 15, 2019

Celtic beat Hibernian to retake top spot after Rangers win at Motherwell

Much-changed Celtic side retake top spotRangers striker Morelos scores and is then sent offCeltic ensured their removal from the top of the Scottish Premiership was brief with a 2-0 win over Hibernian at Parkhead...

The Guardian · Dec 13, 2019

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 12, 2019

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 8, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019

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 7, 2019

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 4, 2019

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 1, 2019

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 · Nov 28, 2019

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, 2019

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 23, 2019

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 10, 2019

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 7, 2019

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, 2019

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!

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