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Frimpong and Edouard give Celtic comfortable victory over Hibernian

Posted Monday, December 16, 2019 by PA41 hits

Celtic ensured their removal from the top of the Ladbrokes Premiership was brief with a deserved 2-0 win over Hibernian at Parkhead.Rangers had leapfrogged the Hoops by one point with a similar victory against Motherwell at Fir Park earlier on Sunday.But the Hoops, back to full strength after a host of players missed the Europa League dead rubber against Cluj on Thursday,  responded appropr...Full Story »

Celtic stars set to face Hibs

Posted Friday, December 13, 2019 by PA39 hits

Celtic boss Neil Lennon will have his star players back for the Ladbrokes Premiership clash with Hibernian at Parkhead on Sunday.Scott Brown, Fraser Forster, Callum McGregor, Odsonne Edouard, Tom Rogic, Ryan Christie and Jeremie Frimpong all missed the 2-0 Europa League defeat in Cluj on Thursday night for various reasons but are available again.Hatem Abd Elhamed (abductor) and Jozo Simunovic (k...Full Story »

Neil Lennon satisfied despite seeing Celtic lose in Romania

Posted Friday, December 13, 2019 by PA61 hits

Neil Lennon insists he got exactly what he wanted from his makeshift Celtic team despite the Hoops suffering the first defeat of their successful Europa League group campaign with a 2-0 loss against Cluj.The Scottish champions had already won Group E to secure a last-32 spot before the final fixture in Romania and Lennon made nine changes to the side which beat Rangers 1-0 in the Betfred Cu...Full Story »

Group-winners Celtic suffer first Europa League pool defeat against Cluj

Posted Friday, December 13, 2019 by PA43 hits

A makeshift Celtic side suffered the first defeat of their successful Europa League group campaign with a 2-0 loss against Cluj at the Dr Constantin Radulescu stadium.The Hoops had already won Group E to secure a last-32 spot before the trip to Romania and manager Neil Lennon left a clutch of key players in Glasgow with 18-year-old midfielder Scott Robertson making his debut.Following an untidy ...Full Story »

Cluj look to capitalise on depleted Celtic squad

Posted Thursday, December 12, 2019 by PA82 hits

Cluj will be hoping to capitalise on a depleted Celtic side in their Europa League Group E clash and secure qualification for the knockout stage.The Scottish club are already through at the top of the table, but will not be at full strength for the trip to Romania.Dan Petrescu’s men can also book their place in the last 32 with victory or a draw, and if qualification rivals Lazio fail to w...Full Story »

Celtic ride their luck to beat Rangers and secure 10th straight domestic trophy

Posted Monday, December 09, 2019 by PA42 hits

Celtic’s domination of Scottish football continued with an absorbing 1-0 Betfred Cup final win over Old Firm rivals Rangers at Hampden Park. The Light Blues passed up a series of chances with Hoops goalkeeper Fraser Forster making key saves to keep the game scoreless at the interval.Rangers were punished for those missed opportunities when Celtic defender Christopher Jullien knocked in a R...Full Story »

Glasgow Rangers vs Celtic - Rangers wait on Borna Barisic ahead of Betfred Cup final

Posted Saturday, December 07, 2019 by PA115 hits

Steven Gerrard is hopeful Borna Barisic will be declared fit for the Betfred Cup final – but confessed he is sweating on two other unnamed stars ahead of the clash with Celtic at Hampden Park. Croatia left-back Barisic is an injury doubt after sitting out Wednesday’s draw at Aberdeen with bone bruising to his foot. And Gerrard revealed he has a couple of other first-team players ...Full Story »

Scott Brown secures last-gasp victory for Celtic

Posted Thursday, December 05, 2019 by PA37 hits

Scott Brown’s dramatic added-time strike gave Celtic a 2-1 win over Hamilton at Parkhead and put daylight between the Hoops and Rangers at the top of the Ladbrokes Premiership.Attacker Ryan Christie pounced to score from close range in the 13th minute – his fourth in three games – but the home side were far from their best.A dogged Accies side continued to make life uncomfortab...Full Story »

Celtic welcome back Olivier Ntcham for Hamilton clash

Posted Wednesday, December 04, 2019 by PA55 hits

Olivier Ntcham returns to the Celtic squad for the visit of Hamilton on Wednesday night after recovering from a knock.Odsonne Edouard (niggle), Mohamed Elyounoussi (foot), Boli Bolingoli (hamstring) and Jonny Hayes (shoulder) all trained on Tuesday along with striker Bayo (knee) but will not be considered.Hatem Abd Elhamed (abductor) and Jozo Simunovic (knee) are still out alongside Daniel Arzan...Full Story »

No new worries for County as Celtic wait on Edouard

Posted Saturday, November 30, 2019 by PA54 hits

Ross County have reported no new injury problems ahead of the visit of Ladbrokes Premiership leaders Celtic.Tom Grivosti (foot), Iain Vigurs (foot) and Don Cowie (knee) are working their way back to fitness.Back-up goalkeeper Jack Ruddy has been struggling with illness.Odsonne Edouard will be assessed for Celtic ahead of the trip to Dingwall.The Frenchman missed the Europa League win over Rennes...Full Story »

Neil Lennon could not fault his players after Celtic top their group

Posted Friday, November 29, 2019 by PA41 hits

Neil Lennon praised his Celtic players for a “landmark” victory after their 3-1 win over Rennes at Parkhead clinched top spot in their Europa League section for the first time.The Hoops had already qualified for the last 32 of the competition before the game but their boss had stressed the importance of winning Group E to ensure the possibility of a more favourable draw.Makeshift cen...Full Story »

Celtic clinch top spot with comfortable win over Rennes

Posted Friday, November 29, 2019 by PA43 hits

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 boss Neil Lennon had stressed the importance of winning a group for the first time to ensure the possibility of a more favourable draw.Makeshift centre-forward Lewis Morgan, in for absent French striker Odsonne Edouard, fired the ho...Full Story »

Celtic vs Rennes - No let up from Celtic despite Europa League qualification, insists Neil Lennon

Posted Thursday, November 28, 2019 by PA109 hits

Celtic boss Neil Lennon admits having already secured Europa League qualification feels “weird” but is demanding standards remain high against Rennes on Thursday night. The Hoops play their penultimate Group E fixture at Parkhead with 10 points from four games, top of the section and already in the hat for the last-32 draw. The Celtic boss is enjoying the absence of a pressurised...Full Story »

Celtic without unregistered Jeremie Frimpong for Rennes clash

Posted Thursday, November 28, 2019 by PA58 hits

Jeremie Frimpong drops out of the Celtic squad for the Europa League clash with Rennes at Parkhead on Thursday night. The 18-year-old right-back was not registered for European competition by boss Neil Lennon, who will have left-back Jonny Hayes missing with a shoulder problem. Mikey Johnston returns after a knock but Boli Bolingoli (knock), Hatem Abd Elhamed (abductor), Mohamed Elyounoussi (foo...Full Story »

Celtic boss Neil Lennon relishing title tussle with Rangers

Posted Sunday, November 24, 2019 by PA33 hits

Neil Lennon is relishing a real title battle after Celtic opened up a three-point lead over Rangers at the top of the Ladbrokes Premiership with a convincing 4-0 win over Livingston.French striker Odsonne Edouard opened the scoring in the 19th minute at Parkhead, with a deflected strike by skipper Scott Brown in the 57th minute preceding a double by James Forrest.Rangers, looking to stop th...Full Story »

Leigh Griffiths returns to Celtic contention

Posted Saturday, November 23, 2019 by PA57 hits

Leigh Griffiths returns to the Celtic squad for the Ladbrokes Premiership clash with Livingston at Parkhead.Defender Hatem Abd Elhamed is out for another couple of weeks with a heavy abductor strain while attacker Mohamed Elyounoussi is out for seven to 10 days with a foot injury.Striker Vakoun Issouf Bayo is out for several weeks with a knee injury while Jozo Simunovic (knee) is still out along...Full Story »

Aribo on scoresheet as Rangers defeat Livingston to keep pressure on Celtic

Posted Monday, November 11, 2019 by PA30 hits

Joe Aribo experienced a far more enjoyable return trip to Livingston as his goal sent Rangers on their way to a 2-0 victory.Aribo left the Tony Macaroni Arena with 20 stitches in a head wound after his side’s 1-0 Betfred Cup win in September but marked his recall to the team with his first Ladbrokes Premiership goal.The Nigeria midfielder fired home in the 32nd minute following good work f...Full Story »

Celtic end big week with win over Motherwell

Posted Monday, November 11, 2019 by PA49 hits

Celtic ended a historic week with a 2-0 win over Motherwell which kept them top of the Ladbrokes Premiership.The Hoops won on Italian soil for the first time with a 2-1 Europa League victory over Lazio in Rome on Thursday night and French striker Odsonne Edouard helped them take care of domestic duties with a 19th-minute opener at ParkheadWell defender Richard Tait scored an own goal in the 54th...Full Story »

Jeremie Frimpong returns for Celtic

Posted Friday, November 08, 2019 by PA52 hits

Jeremie Frimpong returns to the Celtic squad for the Ladbrokes Premiership game against Motherwell on Sunday.The 18-year-old right-back was not registered for the Europa League by Neil Lennon and missed the 2-1 win over Lazio in Rome on Thursday night.Striker Vakoun Issouf Bayo is out for several weeks with a knee injury while Tom Rogic, Mikey Johnston, Leigh Griffiths and Boli Bolingoli did not...Full Story »

Neil Lennon hails his Celtic heroes after stunning win over Lazio

Posted Friday, November 08, 2019 by PA45 hits

Neil Lennon spoke of an “amazing” night after Olivier Ntcham’s dramatic last-gasp winner against Lazio took Celtic into the last 32 of the Europa League with two Group E fixtures remaining.Striker Ciro Immobile opened the scoring for the home side after seven minutes but Hoops winger James Forrest deservedly levelled in the 38th minute with a terrific finish.Then, in the f...Full Story »

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