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Comeback kings Dunfermline challenge Barcelona to a friendly

Dunfermline Athletic have congratulated Barcelona on equalling their European comeback record and challenged the Catalans to a cheeky friendly.

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Celtic's 1967 European Cup triumph was a landmark moment for many Scots watching on terrestrial TV.  Picture: Central Press/Getty Images

Aidan Smith: Why BT’s new Champions League deal is bad news

One day in May, fifty years ago, I was so ignorant about football that when the TV Times described Billy
McNeill as Celtic’s “skipper” I assumed he was some kind of trainer, leading the rest of the team in jumping in and out of spinning ropes, and that possibly the players did this formation-style like my mother and her friends at the Women’s League of Health and Beauty.

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French footballer Raymond Kopa has died at the age of 85 following a long illness. Picture: AFP/Getty

French football legend Raymond Kopa dies aged 85

Former Ballon d’Or winner Raymond Kopa, who won three consecutive European Cups with Real Madrid in the 1950s, has died at the age of 85.

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Celtic fans in the away end at the Etihad Stadium on December 6. Picture: Getty

Celtic fined by Uefa over crowd behaviour at Manchester City

Celtic have been fined £16,000 by Uefa over the behaviour of their fans during the Champions League clash with Manchester City.

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Arsenal's Alex Oxlade Chamberlain looks dejected after the 5-1 defeat by Bayern Munch in the Champions League round of 16 first leg match. Picture: Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images

Bayern 5 - 1 Arsenal: Gunners humbled in Champions League

Arsenal saw their Champions League hopes all-but extinguished by Bayern Munich as they were thrashed 5-1 in Bavaria.

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Celtic negotiated three rounds of qualifying to reach the Champions League group stage this season. From 2018-19, the Scottish champions will be required to play four rounds. Picture: Craig Williamson/SNS

Scots to face four rounds of qualifiers in Champions League

The Scottish Champions will face an extra qualifying round for the Champions League from the 2018-19 season under a new format approved by Uefa.

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Bayern Munich and Arsenal will battle it out again in the Champions League. Picture: AFP

Bayern Munich tweets to Arsenal over ‘Groundhog Day’ UCL draw

Arsenal and Bayern Munich have been drawn together in the last 16 of the Champions League for the third time in five seasons.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores Manchester United's second goal. Picture: Getty

Zorya Luhansk 0 – 2 Manchester United: Red Devils clinch passage

Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s fine solo goal helped Manchester United through to the Europa League knockout stages, opening his account in style as Zorya Luhansk were overcome on a testing night in Ukraine.

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Brendan Rodgers' side managed three draws from six games. Picture: PA

Brendan Rodgers: Celtic budget will make European success tough

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers admits it will be difficult to improve their Champions League performances given the financial limitations - but he will leave no stone unturned in his quest to do so.

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Celtic take the lead against Manchester City at the Etihad on Tuesday evening. Picture: Getty

Three ways Celtic can improve in the Champions League

Celtic concluded their Champions League campaign with a 1-1 draw against Manchester City on Tuesday night.

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Stewards react to trouble in the crowd during the match between Celtic and Manchester City. Picture: PA

Uefa to punish Celtic over crowd behaviour against Man City

UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Celtic for crowd disturbances by their supporters during the Champions League match against Manchester City.

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Stuart Armstrong celebrates with Patrick Roberts after the latter had opened the scoring against Manchester City. Picture: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Stuart Armstrong: Celtic hungry to return to group stage

Celtic midfielder Stuart Armstrong believes Celtic will be stronger next term for their Champions League experience this season.

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Stuart Armstrong, pictured here battling with Fernando, had another terrific night for Celtic. Picture: AFP

Manchester City 1 - 1 Celtic: How the Celtic players rated

How each of Celtic’s stars marked out of ten as the Parkhead club recorded a well earned draw in Manchester.

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Brendan Rodgers signals to the Celtic fans during the Champions League draw with Manchester City.  Picture: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Brendan Rodgers hails a ‘brilliant’ Celtic performance

Celtic manager Brendan 
Rodgers hailed what he described as a “brilliant” performance from his team as they completed their Champions League campaign with a 1-1 draw against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium last night.

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Craig Thomson made a strange penalty decision. Picture: Michael Gillen

Craig Thomson draws wrath of Besiktas fans after 6-0 defeat

Scottish whistler Craig Thomson finds himself being public enemy No.1 in Turkey after a bizarre decision in Besiktas’ final Champions League encounter away to Dynamo Kiev.

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Pep Guardiola saw his side draw 1-1 with Celtic in the final Champions League group match. Picture: AFP

Pep Guardiola laments penalty call in Celtic draw

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola believes his side were denied a clear last-minute penalty against Celtic in the Champions League.

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Patrick Roberts (left) celebrates with Stuart Armstrong after opening the scoring. Picture: PA

Manchester City 1 - 1 Celtic: Roberts nets against parent club

Celtic signed off their Champions League campaign with the rare return of having collected more points away from home in the group stage this season that on their own turf.

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Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos celebrates his late equaliser against Barcelona. Picture: Pau Barrena/AFP/Getty Images

Barcelona 1 - 1 Real Madrid: Sergio Ramos rescues Real

Zinedine Zidane insisted Real Madrid’s last-gasp 1-1 draw at Barcelona did not “taste like a victory” despite the result keeping the capital club six points clear at the top of LaLiga.

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Celtic failed to beat Borussia Moenchengladbach but won friends. Picture: Getty

Champions League rival tweets sympathy to eliminated Celtic

Celtic’s exit from the Champions League has been met with sympathy from a group rival.

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Celtic exit Europe but there are positives to take. Picture: SNS

Where Celtic need to improve for next year’s Champions League

For the third time in four years Celtic will be envious onlookers as Europe’s competitions reach the knock-out stages.

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