European Football

Mönchengladbach could face Uefa fine over Celtic Park flares

Borussia Mönchengladbach could face the wrath of Uefa after the club’s fans let off flares during last night’s Champions League encounter at Celtic Park.

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The Borussia Monchengladbach fans lit up Celtic Park. Picture: PA

Celtic Park atmosphere all down to efforts of German fans

As we’ve come to expect, Celtic Park was rocking last night. The punters just didn’t let up, roaring their team on from the first minute to last. Never mind that the punters in question were Germans bellowing themselves hoarse in support of Borussia Monchengladbach.

It wasn't a great night from Brendan Rodgers, left, and his men. Picture: SNS

Five things we learned from Celtic 0 - 2 Borussia Mönchengladbach

Craig Fowler gives his take on Celtic’s defeat in the Champions League.

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Despair for Celtic defender Kolo Toure and keeper Craig Gordon after Borussia Monchengladbachs Andre Hahn scored the second goal in his sides 2-0 win at Celtic Park. Picture: SNS

Brendan Rodgers: Celtic lost to the better team

Brendan Rodgers admitted Celtic were beaten by the 
better team after his side’s European ambitions suffered a severe dent last night.

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Lionel Messi celebrates scoring against Manchester City in the Champions League. Picture: AFP/Getty

Barcelona 4 - 0 Manchester City: Messi nets hat-trick

Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick as Manchester City were thrashed 4-0 on a nightmare return to Barcelona for Pep Guardiola and Claudio Bravo.

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The Celtic starting XI line up before the match. Picture: SNS

Celtic 0 - 2 Borussia Mönchengladbach: How the Celtic players rated

Marks out of ten for every Celtic player after their Champions League loss at Parkhead.

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Celtic's Kolo Toure is a distraught figure after the Champions League loss. Picture: SNS

Kolo Toure: I blame myself for Celtic’s defeat

Kolo Toure took the blame for Celtic’s Champions League defeat to Borussia Mönchengladbach after the centre-back committed two costly second half errors.

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Borussia Monchengladbach's Lars Stindl squeezes the ball through the legs of Celtic stopper Craig Gordon. Picture: SNS

Celtic 0 - 2 Borussia Mönchengladbach: Toure errors cost hosts

A banner describing Celtic Park as a “ballroom of remembrance” was hoisted high before kick-off. A sentiment so drenched in nostalgia, noble though it was, might not have been the rallying cry Celtic were looking for. This was a night to forget.

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The Gladbach players train on the Celtic Park pitch ahead of tonight's game. Picture: SNS

Celtic v Borussia Mönchengladbach: Confirmed line-ups, kick-off time, where to watch

Celtic will go in search of their first victory in this season’s Champions League group stage when they host German side Borussia Mönchengladbach tonight.

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Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers jokes with his players at a training session ahead of their Champions League game against Borussia Monchengladbach. Picture: Andy Buchanan/Getty Images

Brendan Rodgers aims to have Celtic impose style in ‘any jungle’

Brendan Rodgers has urged his players to maintain the high standards that caused the whole of Europe take notice of their last Champions League performance.

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Brendan Rodgers in relaxed mood during yesterdays press conference ahead of Celtics vital Champions League clash against Borussia Monchengladbach tonight. Picture: SNS

There’s no place like Celtic for boss Brendan Rodgers

It illustrates just how easily and gladly Brendan Rodgers has assimilated to life as Celtic manager that he felt no pang of regret while watching Liverpool v Manchester United on television on Monday night.

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Andr� Schubert, the Borussia Moenchengladbach head coach. Picture: Getty

Gladbach won’t let Celtic call the tune in Glasgow

Apprehension about what awaits them at Celtic Park tonight would be understandable from Borussia Monchengladbach. Andre Schubert is missing five of his first picks – injuries to strike trio Thorgan Hazard, Raffael and Josip Drmic, compounded by a muscle problem depriving him of defensive playmaker Andreas Christensen and illness that has counted Fabian Johnston out.

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Celtic centre back Erik Sviatchenko. Picture: Getty

Glasgow miles better for Erik Sviatchenko and family

Erik Sviatchenko has credited contentment in his personal life as being one of the reasons why he is playing what he describes as the best football of his career, writes Alan Pattullo.

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Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers faces the medai ahead of  the  Borussia Monchengladbach clash at Parkhead. Picture: SNS

John Hartson: Celtic daft Brendan Rodgers ‘living the dream’

More than 110,000 spectators will watch Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic in the next five days. Between tonight’s Champions League encounter at home to Borussia Monchengladbach and Sunday’s Betfred League Cup semi-final against Rangers at Hampden his players will experience atmospheres unrivalled in British football.

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An independent Scotland is one of many political scenarios Football Manager gamers may have to deal with. Picture: SNS

New Football Manager game could include indy Scotland and Brexit

The UK’s Brexit negotiations haven’t even begun yet, but the makers of cult football video game clearly think it’s all over for the flow of football talent across European borders.

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Brendan Rodgers is all smiles ahead of tomorrow night's clash in the Champions League. Picture: Getty

Celtic v Borussia Monchengladbach: Four talking points

Celtic host Borussia Monchengladbach in their third Champions League group game on Wednesday night. Here are the talking points ahead of the game.

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Rainer Bonhof islooking forward to returning to Scotland with Borussia Monchengladbach. Picture: Getty Images

Celtic can’t expect any gifts from Rainer Bonhof

It was a case of “Rainer Bonhof in Paradise”, according to one German newspaper, when the man returned to Borussia Monchengladbach as vice-president in 2009. Yet the 64-year-old hates the notion of him being cast as some sort of Mr Monchengladbach because he was one of the club’s most celebrated players across their 1970s pomp, before an ill-fated spell as manager. The former Scotland Under-21 coach – a position he held from 2002 to 2005 – does, though, like the idea of his home from a decade ago being an idyll to visit regularly. He just hates what he feels has happened to it in a footballing context.

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Moussa Demble bagged a double on the night. Picture: PA

Celtic ‘will continue to attack opponents’ after City draw

Two-goal Moussa Dembele claimed Celtic showed their Champions League credentials with their 3-3 draw against Manchester City at Parkhead on Wednesday night.

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Moussa Dembele celebrates putting Celtic 3-2 ahead but Manchester City fought back to level the match 3-3. Picture: Rob Casey/SNS

Brendan Rodgers: Manchester City will be happy with a point

Brendan Rodgers believes Celtic laid down a marker of their true Champions League potential with their performance in a thrilling 3-3 draw with Manchester City.

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