European Football

‘No room for error’ as Celtic prepare for Astana clash

Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor believes preparation is everything as they get set to continue their Champions League qualifying bid in Kazakhstan.

Derek McInnes watched his side comfortably progress to the next round. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Ventspils 0 - 1 Aberdeen (0-4 agg): Dons into next round

Adam Rooney hit a late winner in Latvia as Aberdeen cruised into the third qualifying round of the Europa League.

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Astana prior to facing Galatasaray in last season's Champions League. Picture: AFP/Getty

Celtic to face Kazakhstan side Astana in Champions League

Celtic will play Kazakhstan side Astana in the next round of the Champions League.

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Celtic's Leigh Griffiths celebrates after scoring his side's second goal. Picture: SNS

Celtic 3 - 0 Lincoln Red Imps (3-1 agg): Rapid-fire treble secures passage

THREE first half goals in a frenetic seven-minute spell ensured last week’s demeaning defeat in Gibraltar did not contribute to an incalculably damaging exit from European football for Celtic.

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Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is confident his players will progress to the third qualifying round.

Brendan Rodgers ‘150%’ certain Celtic were not ‘embarrassed’

On the night they unfurl last season’s Scottish Premiership title flag, Celtic will seek to ensure the new campaign does not get off to the most calamitous start imaginable.

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The Lincoln players surround Lee Casciaro (second from right) after the striker's first-leg goal. Picture: SNS

Lincoln Red Imps: Celtic are great but we’ve a winning mentality

Lincoln Red Imps assistant manager Mick McElwee expects the Gibraltarian part-timers to face an early onslaught against Celtic at Parkhead tonight.

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Neil Lennon was sent to the stands during Hibs' defeat against Brondby. Picture: SNS

Hibs boss Neil Lennon hopes to overturn one-game ban

Hibernian could have to overcome their 1-0 deficit against Brondby with Neil Lennon in the stand after their manager was handed a one-match touchline ban.

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Hertha's Hungarian head coach Pal Dardai masterminded the club's seventh place finish. Picture: Getty

Five things you should know about Hertha Berlin

Despite putting in an impressive showing against Brondby in the first leg of their Europa League tie, Hibs will be unlikely to advance to the next round following the 1-0 defeat at Easter Road.

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Odil Ahmedov (centre), Ari and Charles Kabore (right) could all be lining up at Tynecastle in the near future. Picture: Getty

Five things you should know about FC Krasnodar

Should Hearts defeat Maltese side Birkirkara - which after last night’s showing they are expected to - they’ll come up against Russian outfit Krasnodar in the third qualifying round for the Europa League.

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Aberdeen dismantled their Latvian opponents at Pittodrie last night. Picture: PA

Aberdeen could face Maribor or Levski Sofia in Europa League

Aberdeen will face Maribor or Levski Sofia in the next round of Europa League qualifying, barring a second leg collapse against Ventspils.

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Hearts and Birkirkara played to a 0-0 draw in Malta last night. Picture: SNS

Hearts or Birkirkara to face Krasnodar in Europa League

Hearts will face Krasnodar in the next round of the Europa League if they are able to see off Maltese side Birkirkara in the second leg of their second qualifying round tie.

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Hibs gave a good account of themselves but went down 1-0 to Brondby. Picture: SNS

Hertha Berlin wait for winner of Hibs v Brondby

Hibs will meet Hertha Berlin in the next round of the Europa League if they’re able to pull off a shock by overturning their first leg deficit against Danish side Brondby.

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Celtic trail 1-0 to Lincoln Red Imps after a first leg defeat. Picture: SNS

Celtic drawn against Zalgiris or Astana in Champions League

Celtic will face Zalgiris or Astana in the third qualifying round for the Uefa Champions League if they are able to overturn their first leg deficit against Lincoln Red Imps.

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Hearts were hammered by Tottenham at Tynecastle in 2011. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Five other shockers from Scottish clubs in European football

Celtic suffered one of the worst results in their history with a 1-0 defeat by Gibraltar champions Lincoln Red Imps.

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Efe Ambrose made another crucial error for Celtic. Picture: David Lamb

Five things we learned from Lincoln Red Imps 1 - 0 Celtic

Craig Fowler looks back at an embarrassing evening for the Scottish champions and what this means for the team going forward

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Lee Casciaro scores the only goal of the game for the hosts. Picture: SNS

Lincoln Red Imps 1 - 0 Celtic: Stunning upset in Rodgers’ first match

Brendan Rodgers’ first game as Celtic boss ended in humiliation as his Hoops side were humbled 1-0 by Lincoln Red Imps in in the first leg of their second Champions League qualifier at the Victoria stadium.

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Alan Pattullo: Cristiano Ronaldo - vain but inspiring

You have to hand it to Ronaldo. From an unpromising set of circumstances, he has somehow managed to burnish his reputation. He has succeeded in adding to the legend.

Kai Johansen starred for both Morton and Rangers. Picture: SNS

Danish footballers in Scotland - a brief history

A Scottish side will come up against Danish opposition again in Europe this coming week when Hibs host Brondby at Easter Road. Here, we take a (brief) look at the history of Danes in Scottish football

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Messi was found guilty of tax fraud. Picture: AFP/Getty

Barcelona criticised for #WeAreAllLeoMessi campaign

Barcelona have been widely criticised for their campaign in support of talisman Lionel Messi who was convicted of tax fraud last week.

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Jamie Walker insists theres a lot more to come from him as he builds up his fitness following more than three months out injured. Picture: SNS

Europe helps Jamie Walker to find his feet after knee injury

European nights are helping Hearts winger Jamie Walker make up for lost time. After missing more than three months of last season with a knee injury which still causes pain, the winger was back in rampant form against Infonet in Tallinn.

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