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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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Brendan Rodgers: Celtic weren’t brave enough

Brendan Rodgers bemoaned a lack of bravery and belief among his players as Celtic’s European campaign came to a dispiriting end in Russia.

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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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Artur Boruc starred for Celtic for five years. Picture: SNS

Artur Boruc: I enjoyed my relationship with the Rangers fans

Former Celtic goalkeeper Artur Boruc insists the animosity directed towards him by the Rangers support during his time in Glasgow made him feel “alive”.

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Rangers top scorer Alfredo Morelo can play a big part as his team bid to close the gap on Celtic. Picture: SNS.

Rangers and Aberdeen close in on creating exciting title race

Alex Rae is welcoming the prospect of a genuine title race and is interested to see if Celtic will be able to rebuff their pursuers if results go against them this weekend.

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Olivier Ntcham emerges as key man in Celtic midfield hub

Like many of the players in the Celtic squad this season, Olivier Ntcham would be described as a ‘work in progress’ by 
manager Brendan Rodgers.

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Celtic good enough to win in Russia says Eboue Kouassi

Eboue Kouassi believes Celtic are capable of handing Zenit St Petersburg a rare defeat on home soil tomorrow to complete their passage to the last 16 of the Europa League.

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Zenit’s closed-roof atmosphere will blow away Celtic - Andrei Lunev

Zenit keeper Andrei Lunev reckons the roof being closed in tomorrow’s second leg showdown will close the door on Celtic’s Europa League dreams.

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James Forrest has improved since the arrival of Brendan Rodgers. Picture: SNS

How James Forrest has evolved from figure of ridicule to key player at Celtic

In the space of 10 minutes against Partick Thistle in the recent Scottish Cup match at Celtic Park, James Forrest provided a snapshot of his evolution in the 21 months working under Brendan Rodgers.

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Tommy Wright responds to Brendan Rodgers’ comments about St Johnstone

Tommy Wright has quashed any potential war of words with Brendan Rodgers by insisting his players should take the Celtic manager’s comments as a compliment.

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Celtic's Kristoffer Ajer  shows his frustration during the 0-0 home draw with St Johnstone. Picture: Craig Foy/SNS

Kristoffer Ajer wants Celtic to close door on Zenit again

Kristoffer Ajer has helped Celtic keep 13 clean sheets in the 21 first team appearances he has made so far for the Scottish champions.

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Neil Lennon: Don’t pick Celtic players for Scotland tour

Neil Lennon has advised Alex McLeish to leave Celtic players at home when the new Scotland manager picks his squad for the summer tour to Peru and Mexico.

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