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Conor McGregor hails Celtic fans’ tifo display on Twitter

Conor McGregor has taken to social media to praise the Celtic fans for a stunning tifo display during Wednesday night’s 5-0 win over Astana.

Scott Sinclair nets his side's second goal of the game. Picture: Getty

Five things we learned from Celtic 5 - 0 Astana

Craig Fowler gives his take as Celtic all but cement their place in the Champions League group stages once more.

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Celtic's starting XI prior to the match. Picture: SNS

Celtic 5 - 0 Astana: How the Celtic players rated

Ratings out of ten for each and every player in the victorious Celtic side on a memorable night for the club.

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Captain Scott Brown celebrates the opening goal in Celtic's 5-0 win. Picture: SNS

Celtic 5 - 0 Astana: Champions League group stage all but secured

Celtic placed one foot firmly – and surely immovably – in the group stage of the Champions League as they enjoyed one of their most comprehensive victories in the normally fraught play-off round of the tournament.

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The space normally occupied by the Green Brigade sits empty at Celtic Park during the match against Rosenborg. Picture: SNS

Green Brigade to return to Celtic Park for Astana clash

Celtic have confirmed club-imposed sanctions against The Green Brigade have been fully lifted and invited the fans group to return in full for Wednesday’s clash with Astana.

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Patrick Roberts wishes to move back to Celtic Park. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Celtic receive fresh blow in bid to sign Patrick Roberts

Celtic’s hopes of signing Patrick Roberts in time for Wednesday’s clash with Astana have been dealt a fresh blow after the midfielder was named in Manchester City’s squad for a friendly with Spanish side Girona.

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Celtics Moussa Dembele celebrates the penalty that beat Astana last August. Photograph: Rob Casey/SNS

Celtic’s Brendan Rodgers is homing in on Astana tie

There is masterful, and deliberate, understatement from Brendan Rodgers when it comes to Champions League qualifiers. Monumental hardly even does justice to the scale of the 
play-off first leg against Astana at Celtic Park on Wednesday.

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Patrick Roberts has reportedly told Manchester City he wishes to return to Celtic. Picture: John Devlin

4 reasons Manchester City should loan Patrick Roberts back to Celtic

Celtic would be delighted to welcome back Patrick Roberts from Manchester City. The player is keen on a loan, but Manchester City less so. Here are the reasons why the EPL side should rethink their stance.

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Aberdeen fans in the stands. Picture: SNS

Aberdeen charged by Uefa for crowd disorder in Limassol

Aberdeen and Europa League opponents Apollon Limassol have both been hit with UEFA charges following the disturbances which marred the second leg of their third qualifying-round tie.

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Brazilian superstar Neymar poses with his new Paris Saint Germain jersey following his world record 222 million euro transfer from Barcelona. Picture: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images

It wasn’t about the money, says £520,000-per-week Neymar

Neymar, the world’s most expensive footballer, insists it was ambition and not the lure of riches that convinced him to swap Barcelona for Paris St Germain.

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Erik Sviatchenko went off injured during Celtic's win in Rosenborg. Picture: John Devlin

Celtic’s Erik Sviatchenko ruled out of Champions League play-off

Celtic centre-back Erik Sviatchenko has been ruled out of the Champions League play-offs.

Celtic defeated Rosenborg in Norway to set up the clash. Picture: SNS

Celtic to face Astana in Champions League play-off

Celtic have been drawn against Kazakhstani side Astana in the Champions League play-off round.

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Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers and his side emerged victorious from the crucial clash in Norway. Picture: AP

Five things we learned from Rosenborg 0 - 1 Celtic

Celtic will be in Friday’s draw for the Champions League play-off after defeating Rosenborg 1-0. Here’s Craig Fowler’s take on the match in Trondheim.

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Celtic could face Hapoel Beer-Sheva again in the play-off round. Picture: John Devlin

Who are Celtic’s potential opponents in the Champions League play-off?

The five possible obstacles that stand between Celtic and the Champions League group stages.

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Celtic's Scott Brown, right, and Mike Jensen battle for possession. Picture: AP

Rosenborg 0 - 1 Celtic: How the Celtic players rated

Marks out of 10 for every player in the victorious Celtic side following the club’s away win in Rosenborg.

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Celtic survived a nervy test to advance to the play-off round of Champions League qualifying. Picture: NTB scanpix via AP

Rosenborg 0-1 Celtic (agg 0-1): Forrest stunner sees Celtic advance

Brendan Rodgers saw his faith in the goalscoring potential of James Forrest spectacularly vindicated as the winger’s thunderous strike took Celtic into the play-off round of the Champions League.

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Adam Rooney is injured and will miss the game in Cyprus. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Aberdeen ‘strong enough’ to advance without injured Adam Rooney

Tony Docherty insists Aberdeen are strong enough to cope without Adam Rooney during Thursday night’s Europa League clash with Apollon Limassol.

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Celtic's Olivier Ntcham, Kundai Benyu and Kouassi Eboue ahead of the flight to Norway. Picture: Craig Williamson/SNS

Brendan Rodgers urges Celtic to stick to passing principles

Celtic may have quite literally landed in Hell yesterday afternoon but Brendan Rodgers retains a calm assurance they are not about to be diverted from their path towards the promised land of the Champions League group stage.

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Leigh Griffiths and Olivier Ntcham are pictured in Celtic's new third strip. Picture: Craig Williamson/SNS

Celtic manager faces Euro dilemma over Leigh Griffiths

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has admitted he faces a dilemma over the level of Leigh Griffiths’ involvement in tonight’s Champions League qualifier in Trondheim.

Leigh Griffiths has returned to training and will be available for selection on Wednesday night. Picture: SNS

Leigh Griffiths available for Celtic’s clash with Rosenborg

Leigh Griffiths and Erik Sviatchenko have both set off for Norway for the Champions League qualifier against Rosenborg after missing the first leg through injury.

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