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Rumour Mill: Miller faces Rangers sack, Wallace suspended | Celtic eye Savic swoop | Fans protest at Auchenhowie

Rangers set to sack Kenny Miller and suspend Lee Wallace; Celtic prepare summer move for centre back and Gers fans protest at Murray Park by padlocking gates and unfurling banner

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Italian football scout recommends Celtic’s Kieran Tierney to Juventus

A leading Italian football scout has earmarked Celtic left back Kieran Tierney as a player Juventus should be tracking.

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Cristiano Ronaldo scores with a brilliant overhead kick for Real Madrid against Juventus. Picture: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images

Bicycle-kick was my best goal ever, says Cristiano Ronaldo

Even by Cristiano Ronaldo’s record-breaking standards, this goal was special.

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain celebrates after scoring Liverpool's second goal against Manchester City at Anfield. Picture: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Liverpool 3 - 0 Manchester City: Reds stun Pep in first half

Liverpool drew significant first blood in their all-English Champions League quarter-final as Manchester City were blown away in 45 minutes in a raucous 3-0 Anfield defeat.

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Zenit St Petersburg train ahead of the Europa League tie at Celtic Park. Picture: Alan Harvey/SNS

Zenit player warned for missing drugs test after Celtic game

Zenit St Petersburg have been handed a warning by Uefa after one of their players failed to attend a doping test following Celtic’s 1-0 Europa League win over the Russian side in February.

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Rumour Mill: Celtic in for Greek ace? | Hearts to bring in nine | Striker to join Celtic?

Scottish football gossip: Celtic set to move for Bundesliga star; Hearts begin recruitment search ahead of close season and could Celtic land £7m-rated forward?

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PAOK president Ivan Savvidis (centre) is escorted off the pitch after marching onto the field of play carrying a gun. Picture: AFP

PAOK chief Ivan Savvidis invades pitch with gun after offside goal

The Greek Super League match between PAOK Salonika and AEK Athens was abandoned at the weekend after an 89th-minute goal for the hosts was ruled out for offside, and the club president invaded the pitch while carrying a gun.

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Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers. Picture: SNS

Could Celtic’s defensive woes tarnish Brendan Rodgers’ legacy?

Craig Fowler answers the question of whether Celtic’s defensive frailties on the continent will ultimately have an impact on Brendan Rodgers’ legacy with the club

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In pictures: Hibs in Europe

Since facing German side Rot-Weiss Essen in September 1955, Hibs have played 90 matches in Europe, across the European Cup / Champions League, Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, UEFA Cup / Europa League and Intertoto Cup.

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What the Russian newspapers are saying about Zenit v Celtic

With Celtic exiting the Europa League after a 3-1 aggregate loss to Zenit St Petersburg, here’s a quick glance at what the Russian newspapers had to say about the two-legged tie...

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Dorus de Vries rues ‘knuckle ball’ that led to Zenit’s second goal

Dorus de Vries claims he was fooled by a “knuckle ball” in Celtic’s 3-0 defeat at Zenit St Petersburg on Thursday which saw them crash out of the Europa League.

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Brendan Rodgers ‘could quit Celtic’ after Zenit loss, claims pundit

Charlie Nicholas has suggested that Brendan Rodgers could quit Celtic after the side exited the Europa League at the hands of Zenit St Petersburg.

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Rumour Mill: Rodgers blasts defence | Fergie to help McLeish | Morelos wants EPL switch

Scottish football gossip: Brendan Rodgers bemoans a lack of belief and aggression in defence; McLeish to call on Fergie for advice and Morelos confirms EPL dream

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In pictures: How the Celtic players rated in their defeat to Zenit

Ratings out of ten for every Celtic player in the club’s disappointing Europa League exit.

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The Celtic midfield, including Callum McGregor, could not replicate their first leg performance. Picture: AFP/Getty

Five things we learned from Zenit 3 - 0 Celtic

Craig Fowler gives his take as Celtic are eliminated from the Europa League by Russian side Zenit St Petersburg

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Why the glass ceiling is getting lower for Celtic in Europe

The tie played out in the Krestovsky Stadium last night felt like a Bizarro-world version of Celtic’s Europa League last-32 first leg against Zenit St Petersburg. Everything seemed to click for Brendan Rodgers’ men in Glasgow last week. Nothing did in the return.

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Aleksandr Kokorin celebrates scoring Celtic's third. Picture: AP

Zenit 3-0 Celtic (3-1 agg): Rodgers’ men crash out of Europe

The fresh hope Brendan Rodgers had nurtured of further European progress for Celtic was brutally undermined by familiar old failings on a bitterly anticlimactic night in Russia.

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Celtic played near-perfect first leg, claims Brendan Rodgers

A week may be a long time in politics but Brendan Rodgers isn’t convinced it will be a sufficient period of time for Zenit
St Petersburg to negotiate the improvement in performance they need to prevent Celtic completing their passage into the last 16 of the Europa League.

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Four talking points ahead of Zenit St Petersburg v Celtic

Celtic are in Russia for the second leg of their Europa League tie with Zenit St Petersburg with a 1-0 lead from the first game in Glasgow last week.

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Zenit tease Celtic on Twitter with Boston logo

Zenit St Petersburg have gently teased opponents Celtic ahead of their meeting in the Europa League.

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