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UEFA EL PREVIEW: Rosenborg vs Celtic

Posted Thursday, November 29, 2018 by PA123 hits

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has targeted victory against Rosenborg to set up a last-day Europa League showdown with Salzburg at Parkhead. The Hoops are in third place in Group B with six points and face the bottom side in Trondheim on Thursday night. RB Leipzig are also on six points but with a better head-to-head record than Celtic and they travel to section leaders Salzburg, who have ma...Full Story »

Leigh Griffiths overcomes ‘dark times’ to score on Celtic return

Posted Sunday, November 25, 2018 by PA28 hits

Leigh Griffiths overcame the “dark times” of being sidelined for six weeks by returning to score the third goal in Celtic’s 3-0 Ladbrokes Premiership win at Hamilton.The Hoops striker had been absent since the 6-0 win over St Johnstone on October 7 due to a calf problem and illness, and he pulled out of Scotland’s double-header with Israel and Portugal last month to ...Full Story »

Three and easy for Celtic at Hamilton

Posted Saturday, November 24, 2018 by PA30 hits

Celtic returned from the international break to coast to a 3-0 Ladbrokes Premiership win over Hamilton at the Hope CBD stadium.Midfielder Ryan Christie swept in the opener in the 13th minute to give the visitors the interval lead which belied their superiority.When Accies midfielder Scott Martin’s leg helped a Scott Sinclair header into his own net in the 66th minute the points were secure...Full Story »

Celtic held at Livingston but return to Premiership top spot

Posted Sunday, November 11, 2018 by PA52 hits

Celtic moved to the top of the Ladbrokes Premiership with a goalless draw at resolute Livingston.Brendan Rodgers’ side had scored 23 goals in their previous five domestic games and gave their Europa League chances a boost with a 2-1 win over RB Leipzig at Parkhead on Thursday night.However, Livi, who have been so impressive this season after coming up from the Championship, snapped at the ...Full Story »

Odsonne Edouard nets winner as Celtic keep Europa League knockout hopes alive

Posted Friday, November 09, 2018 by PA59 hits

Odsonne Edouard gave Celtic a massive Europa League boost with a dramatic winning goal in the 2-1 victory over RB Leipzig at Parkhead.Brendan Rodgers’ side went into the game with three points from three Group B games, including a 2-0 defeat to the German outfit at the Red Bull Arena last month, but Kieran Tierney’s early strike gave them a deserved interval lead.The visitors levelle...Full Story »

Celtic vs RB Leipzig - Rodgers relishing pressure of must-win Europa league clash

Posted Thursday, November 08, 2018 by PA127 hits

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is relishing the pressure of what he believes is a must-win Europa League clash with RB Leipzig at Parkhead on Thursday night.The Scottish champions are third in Group B with three points from three fixtures, including a 2-0 defeat at the Red Bull Arena last month.Austrian side RB Salzburg top the group with nine points with RB Leipzig on six points and the Hoops b...Full Story »

Celtic without Kouassi and Arzani against Hearts

Posted Saturday, November 03, 2018 by PA32 hits

Celtic midfielder Eboue Kouassi is out for the rest of the season because of a knee injury suffered against Hearts last Sunday.And on-loan winger Daniel Arzani is set to join him on the sidelines with a similar problem as he awaits final scan results ahead of Saturday’s game against the same opponents. Youssouf Mulumbu is back in training but Jozo Simunovic, Cristian Gamboa, Scott Brown an...Full Story »

Rodgers returns resounding 100th victory as Celtic boss

Posted Thursday, November 01, 2018 by PA32 hits

Brendan Rodgers chalked up his 100th win as Celtic boss with a 5-0 Ladbrokes Premiership demolition of Dundee at Dens Park.Australia midfielder Tom Rogic celebrated his 150th appearance for the Hoops with a wonderful opener before further goals from Scott Sinclair, from the spot, his fellow winger James Forrest and striker Odsonne Edouard had the points secured by the interval.Ryan Christie...Full Story »

Treble treble still on for Celtic after cruising past Hearts at BT Murrayfield

Posted Sunday, October 28, 2018 by PA63 hits

Celtic’s  sizzling second-half superiority saw them book their place in the Betfred Cup final with a 3-0 win over Hearts at BT Murrayfield.After a fairly uneventful and goalless first 45 minutes, the Parkhead side took the lead in the 53rd minute when Gorgie midfielder Oliver Bozanic tripped Ryan Christie in the penalty area allowing fellow substitute Scott Sinclair to slam in th...Full Story »

Brendan Rodgers confident Celtic can still qualify despite latest setback

Posted Friday, October 26, 2018 by PA57 hits

Boss Brendan Rodgers believes Celtic are “still in with a great chance” in the Europa League despite the 2-0 defeat to RB Leipzig in the Red Bull Arena.Hampered by injuries or suspension to several of his top players, the Northern Irishman brought in Cristian Gamboa, Jozo Simunovic, Eboue Kouassi, Ryan Christie and Lewis Morgan.But after an encouraging start to the Group B match, the...Full Story »

Celtic’s Europa League hopes hit by RB Leipzig defeat

Posted Friday, October 26, 2018 by PA55 hits

Celtic’s Europa League hopes took another bruising in a 2-0 defeat by RB Leipzig at the Red Bull Arena.A makeshift Hoops side shorn of several top stars made an encouraging start to the Group B match  but were punished for defensive lapses, first on the half-hour mark by striker Matheus Cunha and again minutes later by attacker Bruma before the home side cruised their way through...Full Story »

RB Leipzig vs Celtic - Injuries make Europa League tie tough proposition for Celtic

Posted Thursday, October 25, 2018 by PA158 hits

Brendan Rodgers has urged his Celtic players not to be frightened to make mistakes against RB Leipzig on Thursday night.The Hoops boss will have to dig into his squad for the Europa League Group B game in the Red Bull Arena with a growing injury list.Midfielder Tom Rogic joined the list of absentees which includes the suspended James Forrest, injured skipper Scott Brown and striker Leigh Griffit...Full Story »

Hearts win over Dundee ideal preparation for Celtic cup clash – Craig Levein

Posted Wednesday, October 24, 2018 by PA66 hits

Hearts manager Craig Levein admitted a stress-free night in Dundee was ideal preparation for the Betfred Cup semi-finals after his side went six points clear at the top of the Ladbrokes Premiership.A 3-0 victory on Tayside saw the leaders extend the gap on Celtic ahead of Sunday’s BT Murrayfield encounter between the two teams.Two goals inside 14 minutes from Oliver Bozanic and Steven Nais...Full Story »

Celtic see off Hibernian in six-goal thriller

Posted Sunday, October 21, 2018 by PA31 hits

Celtic moved into second place in the Ladbrokes Premiership with a frenetic 4-2 win over Hibernian  at Parkhead.Former Hoops boss Neil Lennon’s side were picked off in the first half, where midfielders Tom Rogic and Olivier Ntcham both grabbed goals with the champions hitting the woodwork three times.Hibs striker Florian Kamberi reduced the deficit in the 63rd minute with a thunderous...Full Story »

Forrest hits four in six-goal Celtic statement of intent

Posted Monday, October 08, 2018 by PA65 hits

James Forrest helped himself to four first-half goals as commanding Celtic crushed St Johnstone 6-0 in their Ladbrokes Premiership clash at McDiarmid Park.The Scotland winger was sent off in the 3-1 Europa League defeat by Salzburg on Thursday night but more than made amends with a sparkling display as the rampant Hoops ominously moved to within three points of leaders Hearts.The 27-year-old bec...Full Story »

Brendan Rodgers admits poor defending cost Celtic in Austria

Posted Friday, October 05, 2018 by PA74 hits

Brendan Rodgers was left frustrated by the loss of disappointing goals after 10-man Celtic surrendered an early lead to lose 3-1 to Salzburg in Austria.French striker Odsonne Edouard put the visitors ahead in the Europa League Group B fixture at the Red Bull Arena after less than two minutes using his pace and power.The Austrian champions, who reached the semi-finals of the tournament last ...Full Story »

Red Bull Salzburg 3 - 1 Celtic: Celtic unable to hang on to early lead as Salzburg battle back for deserved win

Posted Friday, October 05, 2018 by PA140 hits

Salzburg proved simply too good for Celtic as they came back from an early deficit to beat the Hoops 3-1 in their Europa League clash.French striker Odsonne Edouard gave the visitors a stunning lead in the Red Bull Arena after less than two minutes when he used his strength to fire in from 12 yards.The Austrian champions, who reached the semi-final of the tournament last season, found Brendan Ro...Full Story »

Scott Sinclair relieved to find the net at Celtic Park

Posted Sunday, September 30, 2018 by PA55 hits

Scott Sinclair admitted his first Parkhead goal since January came as a major relief after his back-heeled finish earned Celtic a 1-0 win over Aberdeen.Sinclair had only scored twice in his previous 31 matches before coming off the bench for the injured Odsonne Edouard just before the interval with the match finely poised.But he showed his confidence had not been too badly affected when he produ...Full Story »

Sinclair’s skill gets Celtic back to winning ways

Posted Sunday, September 30, 2018 by PA31 hits

Scott Sinclair’s inventive finish got Celtic back to winning ways in the Ladbrokes Premiership.Substitute Sinclair back-heeled home from six yards in the 63rd minute to earn the champions a 1-0 victory over Aberdeen at Celtic Park.The winger – who was on for the injured Odsonne Edouard – had only scored twice in his previous 31 appearances. But his moment of magic proved enough...Full Story »

Brendan Rodgers reveals China approach after Celtic book Hampden place

Posted Thursday, September 27, 2018 by PA100 hits

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers watched his side book their place in the semi-final of the Betfred Cup then revealed he rejected a lucrative formal offer to move to China during the summer.After securing a second successive domestic treble, the former Swansea and Liverpool manager was sought out to take over at a Chinese club but was content to stay in Glasgow.After a late Leigh Griffiths strike gav...Full Story »

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