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Thistle stung by Celtic in Glasgow derby

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Glasgow (AFP) – Substitute Leigh Griffiths helped inspire Celtic to a 2-1 come-from-behind win over Partick Thistle in the Glasgow derby as the Scottish Premiership resumed following its winter break on Tuesday.

The Hoops dominated possession in the first half but found themselves trailing at the break after Connor Sammon fired in a 34th minute penalty to end a run of five consecutive clean sheets for Celtic.

Thistle stung by Celtic in Glasgow derby

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Glasgow (AFP) – Substitute Leigh Griffiths helped inspire Celtic to a 2-1 come-from-behind win over Partick Thistle in the Glasgow derby as the Scottish Premiership resumed following its winter break on Tuesday.

The Hoops dominated possession in the first half but found themselves trailing at the break after Connor Sammon fired in a 34th minute penalty to end a run of five consecutive clean sheets for Celtic.

Honours even in vibrant Old Firm clash

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Glasgow (AFP) – Rangers earned a rare point against Celtic as a pulsating Old Firm derby ended goalless at Parkhead on Saturday.

The hosts dominated the first half with Scott Sinclair and French striker Moussa Dembele coming closest for Celtic.

But it was Rangers who ran the show in the second half with Colombian striker Alfredo Morelos missing two gilt-edged opportunities for the visitors as they claimed only their second point against the champions since returning to the top flight in 2016.

Honours even in vibrant Old Firm clash

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Glasgow (AFP) – Rangers earned a rare point against Celtic as a pulsating Old Firm derby ended goalless at Parkhead on Saturday.

The hosts dominated the first half with Scott Sinclair and French striker Moussa Dembele coming closest for Celtic.

But it was Rangers who ran the show in the second half with Colombian striker Alfredo Morelos missing two gilt-edged opportunities for the visitors as they claimed only their second point against the champions since returning to the top flight in 2016.

Rodgers salutes Celtic spirit

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Glasgow (AFP) – Brendan Rodgers has praised his Celtic players for the way the Scottish champions have responded since suffering their first domestic defeat under his reign.

Celtic extended their lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership to eight points on Saturday as they saw off nearest challengers Aberdeen with a 3-0 victory at Celtic Park.

Celtic manager Rodgers proud at emphatic response against Thistle

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Glasgow (AFP) – Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers praised his players for a perfect response as the Scottish champions returned to winning ways against Partick Thistle.

The Hoops’ record-breaking 69-match unbeaten domestic run came to a stunning end last Sunday when the Glasgow giants were hammered 4-0 by Hearts.

Celtic manager Rodgers proud at emphatic response against Thistle

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Glasgow (AFP) – Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers praised his players for a perfect response as the Scottish champions returned to winning ways against Partick Thistle.

The Hoops’ record-breaking 69-match unbeaten domestic run came to a stunning end last Sunday when the Glasgow giants were hammered 4-0 by Hearts.

Peerless Celtic break 100-year British unbeaten record

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Glasgow (AFP) – French striker Moussa Dembele scored one and created another two as Celtic thrashed St Johnstone 4-0 to break their own 100-year British record of unbeaten domestic matches

The Scottish champions extended their domestic unbeaten record to 63 to eclipse the Celtic team of Willie Maley who went 62 league games unbeaten - pre-League Cup whilst the Scottish Cup was not played during World War I - between 1915 and 1917.

Peerless Celtic break 100-year British unbeaten record

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Glasgow (AFP) – French striker Moussa Dembele scored one and created another two as Celtic thrashed St Johnstone 4-0 to break their own 100-year British record of unbeaten domestic matches

The Scottish champions extended their domestic unbeaten record to 63 to eclipse the Celtic team of Willie Maley who went 62 league games unbeaten - pre-League Cup whilst the Scottish Cup was not played during World War I - between 1915 and 1917.

Tensions mount as Liverpool’s Klopp eyes Euro boost

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London (AFP) – Assailed by mounting criticism from frustrated fans, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp needs to mastermind a sustained challenge in the Champions League to keep the doubters at bay.

With Liverpool lagging 12 points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City despite Saturday’s 3-0 win over Huddersfield, Klopp could be forgiven for breathing a sigh of relief that Slovenian minnows Maribor are the next visitors to Anfield on Wednesday.

Tensions mount as Liverpool’s Klopp eyes Euro boost

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London (AFP) – Assailed by mounting criticism from frustrated fans, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp needs to mastermind a sustained challenge in the Champions League to keep the doubters at bay.

With Liverpool lagging 12 points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City despite Saturday’s 3-0 win over Huddersfield, Klopp could be forgiven for breathing a sigh of relief that Slovenian minnows Maribor are the next visitors to Anfield on Wednesday.

Celtic manager Rodgers hails his history Bhoys

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Glasgow (AFP) – Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers hailed his players’ “incredible achievement” as they equalled the club’s own 100-year-old British record of 62 domestic matches unbeaten.

The Bhoys matched the run set by Willie Maley’s Celtic side between 1915 and 1917 with a 1-1 draw at home to Kilmarnock on Saturday.

Celtic away form as impressive as Liverpool, says Rodgers

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Glasgow (AFP) – Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers says his players showed they have the mentality to handle the big games as they turned on the style in a 3-0 win over nearest challengers Aberdeen on Wednesday.

Much had been made of the test Celtic would face from the Dons, with only goal difference separating the sides at the top of the Scottish Premiership before kick-off.

Celtic away form as impressive as Liverpool, says Rodgers

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Glasgow (AFP) – Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers says his players showed they have the mentality to handle the big games as they turned on the style in a 3-0 win over nearest challengers Aberdeen on Wednesday.

Much had been made of the test Celtic would face from the Dons, with only goal difference separating the sides at the top of the Scottish Premiership before kick-off.

Celtic chief hails ‘outstanding coach’ Rodgers

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Glasgow (AFP) – Brendan Rodgers’s remarkable spell as Celtic manager has earned him rave notices from a whole range of people but perhaps most reassuringly his boss, chief executive Peter Lawwell.

Lawwell hailed him as an ‘outstanding manager’ after Rodgers had guided Celtic to a 3-0 win over Belgian side Anderlecht in Brussels on Wednesday - only their second ever away victory in the Champions League - to end a run of 16 games in the competition without a win, just four days after seeing off Old Firm rivals Rangers with a 2-0 victory at Ibrox.

Celtic chief hails ‘outstanding coach’ Rodgers

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Glasgow (AFP) – Brendan Rodgers’s remarkable spell as Celtic manager has earned him rave notices from a whole range of people but perhaps most reassuringly his boss, chief executive Peter Lawwell.

Lawwell hailed him as an ‘outstanding manager’ after Rodgers had guided Celtic to a 3-0 win over Belgian side Anderlecht in Brussels on Wednesday - only their second ever away victory in the Champions League - to end a run of 16 games in the competition without a win, just four days after seeing off Old Firm rivals Rangers with a 2-0 victory at Ibrox.

Rogic stars as Celtic sink Rangers

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Glasgow (AFP) – Tom Rogic put Scottish champions Celtic on course for a hard-fought 2-0 victory over Rangers in the Old Firm derby at Ibrox on Saturday.

An open first half saw both sides spurn chances before the Hoops took a 50th minute lead thanks to a fierce strike from Socceroos star Rogic.

Rogic stars as Celtic sink Rangers

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Glasgow (AFP) – Tom Rogic put Scottish champions Celtic on course for a hard-fought 2-0 victory over Rangers in the Old Firm derby at Ibrox on Saturday.

An open first half saw both sides spurn chances before the Hoops took a 50th minute lead thanks to a fierce strike from Socceroos star Rogic.

PSG duo ruled out of Champions League opener

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Glasgow (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain forwards Javier Pastore and Angel Di Maria have been ruled out of the French club’s Champions League opener at Celtic on Tuesday with injuries.

Celtic striker Moussa Dembele will also miss out, with manager Brendan Rodgers saying Monday the 21-year-old Frenchman is not yet match-fit after suffering a hamstring injury in July.

Brendan Rodgers confident Celtic can handle Neymar and PSG

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Glasgow (AFP) – The world’s most expensive player Neymar and his side Paris Saint Germain hold no fear for Scottish champions Celtic says the latter’s manager Brendan Rodgers.

Neymar, French starlet Kylian Mbappe - signed on loan from Monaco with a view to a huge transfer fee next year - and Uruguayan veteran Edinson Cavani are due in Glasgow for Tuesday’s Champions League opener.

Brendan Rodgers confident Celtic can handle Neymar and PSG

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Glasgow (AFP) – The world’s most expensive player Neymar and his side Paris Saint Germain hold no fear for Scottish champions Celtic says the latter’s manager Brendan Rodgers.

Neymar, French starlet Kylian Mbappe - signed on loan from Monaco with a view to a huge transfer fee next year - and Uruguayan veteran Edinson Cavani are due in Glasgow for Tuesday’s Champions League opener.

Brendan Rodgers looks to Celtic young guns for help

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Glasgow (AFP) – Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers will return to his roots as he looks to his youth players to help his side through a busy month domestically and in Europe.

The Scottish champions return to action on Friday following the international break when they travel to take on Hamilton at New Douglas Park.

Brendan Rodgers looks to Celtic young guns for help

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Glasgow (AFP) – Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers will return to his roots as he looks to his youth players to help his side through a busy month domestically and in Europe.

The Scottish champions return to action on Friday following the international break when they travel to take on Hamilton at New Douglas Park.

Rodgers hails complete Celtic performance in Astana thrashing

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Glasgow (AFP) – Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers hailed his side’s outstanding display as they moved to the verge of the Champions League group stages with a 5-0 thrashing of FC Astana in Glasgow.

An own goal from Evgeni Postnikov and two goals from Scott Sinclair either side of half-time had the Hoops cruising to victory before James Forrest’s strike and a late Igor Shitov own goal rounded off the rout.

Hearts boss slams ‘disrespectful’ Rodgers

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Glasgow (AFP) – Brendan Rodgers was labelled an “absolute disgrace” by fuming Hearts boss Jon Daly after the Celtic chief’s comments about the Edinburgh club’s managerial upheaval.

Hearts interim coach Daly was furious with Rodgers for his pre-match criticism of the departure of former Jambos boss Ian Cathro.

Hearts boss slams ‘disrespectful’ Rodgers

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Glasgow (AFP) – Brendan Rodgers was labelled an “absolute disgrace” by fuming Hearts boss Jon Daly after the Celtic chief’s comments about the Edinburgh club’s managerial upheaval.

Hearts interim coach Daly was furious with Rodgers for his pre-match criticism of the departure of former Jambos boss Ian Cathro.

Celtic manager Rodgers confident of Champions League improvement

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Glasgow (AFP) – Brendan Rodgers says Celtic are in a much better place to make an impression in the Champions League than last year after watching his side ease past Linfield into the third qualifying round of the competition.

The Hoops cruised to a 4-0 victory over the Northern Ireland champions at Celtic Park thanks to goals from Australian international Tom Rogic, Stuart Armstrong and a double from Scott Sinclair to seal a 6-0 aggregate win.

Celtic manager Rodgers confident of Champions League improvement

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Glasgow (AFP) – Brendan Rodgers says Celtic are in a much better place to make an impression in the Champions League than last year after watching his side ease past Linfield into the third qualifying round of the competition.

The Hoops cruised to a 4-0 victory over the Northern Ireland champions at Celtic Park thanks to goals from Australian international Tom Rogic, Stuart Armstrong and a double from Scott Sinclair to seal a 6-0 aggregate win.

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Celtic agree deal to sign highly rated midfielder, player delighted with move

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Celtic have today confirmed the signing of St Mirren winger Lewis Morgan.

The 21-year-old moves to Parkhead having signed a four-and-a-half year deal.

After completing the move, the Scotland under 21 international spoke of his delight to Celtic TV

“I’m absolutely delighted and it means a lot to me and my family as you can see with the support I brought through today, and I can’t wait to get started”

The 21 year started his youth career at the bhoys fierce rivals Rangers, before switching to Saint Mirren.

Celtic suffer double blow ahead of Bayern clash, Rodgers has decisions to make

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Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has decisions to make ahead of his side’s clash with Bayern Munich on Tuesday night, with both Patrick Roberts and Olivier Ntcham injured over the weekend.

The Hoops boss rotated his squad for the 1-1 draw against Kilmarnock at Parkhead on Saturday, but two key men picked up knocks.

Former Celtic boss tipped as perfect candidate for Everton job

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Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers says Neil Lennon would have been the ideal choice to replace David Moyes when he left Everton for Manchester United.

Rodgers in charge of Liverpool at the time, but the Toffees appointed Roberto Martinez despite Lennon being heavily tipped to leave Celtic for Goodison Park.

Celtic transfer falls through after player fails medical

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Celtic’s proposed move for Ajax Cape Town defender Rivaldo Coetzee has fallen through after the player failed his medical, confirm the South African club.

It is understood that there is a problem with his right foot which will be assessed further in the coming days.

“Ajax Cape Town can confirm that Rivaldo Coetzee will return to the club from Johannesburg where the player was undergoing a medical examination ahead of a proposed transfer to Scottish champions, Glasgow Celtic,” said Ajax Cape Town in a statement.

Rodgers full of praise for Celtic following draw against St Johnstone

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Celtic extended their unbeaten run to the new season by coming from behind to draw against St Johnstone at Celtic Park.

The Saints took a shock lead through Steven MacLean in the 40th minute. The visitors maintained a tight defence and continued to guard their lead resiliently, frustrating Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers.

Celtic set to land South African international defender

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Celtic are on the brink of completing the signing of Ajax Cape Town defender Rivaldo Coetzee, according to sources in South Africa.

Sport 24, a media outlet from Cape Town, are claiming that Coetzee will travel to Glasgow this week to complete his transfer to Celtic Park and that an announcement is imminent.

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers hits out at player’s advisors

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Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has admitted that Start Armstrong’s agent and advisors are to blame for the player’s delay in signing a new contract.

Armstrong is represented by Pro-Legal, a firm with close ties to the Scottish Professional Footballers’ Association. Rodgers is under the impression that the player’s advisors have created false rumours about Armstrong wanting to leave the club which consequently has affected his form on the pitch.

Celtic hopes of signing Manchester City winger fading

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Celtic’s hopes of signing Patrick Roberts ahead of their final Champions League qualifier are fading after the winger was included in Manchester City’s travelling party for a training camp in Catalonia.

Manager Brendan Rodgers is keen to re-sign the winger on loan following a successful 18-month spell in Glasgow.

Report: Celtic want to complete winger signing before Champions League clash

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Scottish Champions Celtic are keen to sign Manchester City winger Patrick Roberts this summer on yet another loan spell.

The 20-year-old winger enjoyed a wonderful 18-month loan spell at Parkhead, where he won four titles with the Hoops.

He scored 11 goals, and further set up another 19 last season to help Brendan Rodgers’ side to an undefeated domestic treble.

Celtic Manager Brendan Rodgers Fields His Son In Pre-Season Friendly Against Austrian Side BW Linz

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Many Celtic fans were puzzled to see a new, unfamiliar name on the teamsheet for Wednesday's pre-season friendly against Austrian side BW Linz.

Actually, perhaps 'unfamiliar' isn't an entirely accurate description, as the surname in question was one shared bytheir manager, Brendan Rodgers.

Club ready to sell: Rodgers should bring his former defender to Celtic

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According to reports from the Daily Mail, Turkish club Fenerbahce are looking to cash in on former Liverpool defender, Martin Skrtel.

The report suggests that Swansea City have enquired about the availability of Skrtel, and they haven’t been disappointed with the reply.

Fenerbahce signed Skrtel from Liverpool for around £5 million in 2016, and they’re looking to recoup most of that for the 32-year-old defender.

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Bellamy blasts Klopp and Rodgers for Liverpool's defensive woes

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Craig Bellamy believes both Jurgen Klopp and Brendan Rodgers are responsible for Liverpool’s inability to cope when the team is put under pressure.

The Reds blew a 3-0 lead at Sevilla to draw 3-3 in the Champions League on Tuesday and Bellamy insists the club’s current and former bosses must take their share of the blame.