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Glasgow giants hope to see off striker suitors

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Glasgow (AFP) – Old Firm rivals Celtic and Rangers are desperate to hang on to their star strikers in the closing days of January’s transfer window despite talk Moussa Dembele and Alfredo Morelos could both be about to leave Glasgow.

Dembele - an unused substitute in Celtic’s 2-1 win over Partick Thistle in midweek - looked to be heading for the Parkhead exit door amid reported interest from English Premier League sides Brighton and Crystal Palace.

Rodgers – Celtic need more quality 

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Glasgow (AFP) – Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers admitted he needs to add more quality to his side after they had to come from behind to claim a 2-1 win over Partick Thistle on Tuesday.

The Hoops, who have already won the League Cup, are looking to retain the historic treble they claimed last season while making an impact in the Europa League with a tie against Zenit Saint Petersburg to come in February.

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.

Celtic thrive on trophy expectations

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Glasgow (AFP) – Celtic midfielder Stuart Armstrong said the Scottish champions’ hectic schedule means they have little time to reflect upon past failures and successes as they prepare for Sunday’s League Cup final with Motherwell.

The Glasgow giants will have had just three days preparation for Sunday’s show-down with the Steelmen at Hampden following their 7-1 Champions League capitulation to Paris Saint-Germain.

Celtic thrive on trophy expectations

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Glasgow (AFP) – Celtic midfielder Stuart Armstrong said the Scottish champions’ hectic schedule means they have little time to reflect upon past failures and successes as they prepare for Sunday’s League Cup final with Motherwell.

The Glasgow giants will have had just three days preparation for Sunday’s show-down with the Steelmen at Hampden following their 7-1 Champions League capitulation to Paris Saint-Germain.

Ascending Tierney revels in Celtic milestone

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Glasgow (AFP) – Celtic’s Kieran Tierney says he’s enjoyed a crazy couple of years at the Glasgow giants as he stands on the verge of making a century of appearances for the Scottish champions.

Since making his debut for the Hoops back in April 2015 the defender has firmly established himself as a first-team regular and has enjoyed a trophy-laden start to his Celtic career.

Ascending Tierney revels in Celtic milestone

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Glasgow (AFP) – Celtic’s Kieran Tierney says he’s enjoyed a crazy couple of years at the Glasgow giants as he stands on the verge of making a century of appearances for the Scottish champions.

Since making his debut for the Hoops back in April 2015 the defender has firmly established himself as a first-team regular and has enjoyed a trophy-laden start to his Celtic career.

Scotland FA thinking of Hampden Park exit

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Glasgow (AFP) – The Scottish Football Association is considering leaving the historic Glasgow ground Hampden Park, chief executive Stewart Regan has said.

Glasgow is also home to Celtic’s Parkhead and Rangers’ Ibrox but the sectarian feeling surrounding the Old Firm duo that Hampden means has been the preferred “neutral” venue for cup finals and Scotland international matches.

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.

Bayern Munich striker Lewandowski set for return against Dortmund

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Glasgow (AFP) – Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski is in line to face Borussia Dortmund in their top-of-the-table Bundesliga clash this weekend, after he watched his side clinch their place in the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday.

The Polish international missed the 2-1 Group B win over Celtic in Glasgow that saw the German champions reach the knock-out stage of Europe’s elite competition for the 10th successive season.

Bayern edge Celtic to reach Champions League last 16

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Glasgow (AFP) – Javi Martinez grabbed a late winner as Bayern Munich booked their place in the last 16 of the Champions League for the 10th successive season on Tuesday with a 2-1 Group B win over Celtic in Glasgow.

The German champions took advantage of a Halloween horror show in the Celtic defence to take a 22nd-minute lead through Kingsley Coman.

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.

Rangers sack manager Caixinha

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Glasgow (AFP) – Pedro Caixinha was sacked as Glasgow Rangers manager on Thursday after just seven months in charge, the Scottish Premiership club announced Thursday.

“The decision to part company with Pedro was taken after careful consideration and the search for a new manager will begin immediately,” read a statement from the Glasgow giants.

Rangers sack manager Caixinha

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Glasgow (AFP) – Pedro Caixinha was sacked as Glasgow Rangers manager on Thursday after just seven months in charge, the Scottish Premiership club announced Thursday.

“The decision to part company with Pedro was taken after careful consideration and the search for a new manager will begin immediately,” read a statement from the Glasgow giants.

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.

Aberdeen set to give Celtic biggest test

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Glasgow (AFP) – Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor says the Hoops are targeting back-to-back trebles as they prepare for their toughest domestic challenge of the season.

The Glasgow giants will make the trip to Pittodrie to take on Aberdeen on Wednesday with only goal difference separating the sides at the top of the Scottish Premiership.

Aberdeen set to give Celtic biggest test

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Glasgow (AFP) – Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor says the Hoops are targeting back-to-back trebles as they prepare for their toughest domestic challenge of the season.

The Glasgow giants will make the trip to Pittodrie to take on Aberdeen on Wednesday with only goal difference separating the sides at the top of the Scottish Premiership.

Scottish FA say no rush over Strachan future

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Glasgow (AFP) – Scottish football chiefs said on Tuesday they will not rush into a decision over manager Gordon Strachan’s future despite yet another failure to qualify for a major international tournament.

The Scotland boss is out of contract next month but is facing mounting pressure from fans to call time on his five-year reign after a draw with Slovenia on Sunday killed off their hopes of making it to next year’s World Cup in Russia.

Scottish FA say no rush over Strachan future

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Glasgow (AFP) – Scottish football chiefs said on Tuesday they will not rush into a decision over manager Gordon Strachan’s future despite yet another failure to qualify for a major international tournament.

The Scotland boss is out of contract next month but is facing mounting pressure from fans to call time on his five-year reign after a draw with Slovenia on Sunday killed off their hopes of making it to next year’s World Cup in Russia.

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.

‘MCN’ lead five-star PSG past hapless Celtic

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Glasgow (AFP) – Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani all scored as Paris Saint-Germain began their Champions League campaign with a 5-0 thrashing of Celtic in Glasgow on Tuesday.

Brazilian Neymar continued to pay back his 222 million-euro ($264 million) world record transfer fee with his fifth goal in five games to put PSG in front before he set up Mbappe to make it 2-0.

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.

Celtic looking to French connection against Astana

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Glasgow (AFP) – Olivier Ntcham is aiming to emulate Moussa Dembele by becoming the latest French import to make an impact at Celtic.

The 21-year-old midfielder followed in the footsteps of his under-21 international team-mate as he made a £4.5 million ($5.8 million) move from Manchester City to the Scottish champions in the summer.

Celtic hope for trouble free Linfield visit

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Glasgow (AFP) – Celtic will hope the focus is solely on football when the Scottish champions host Linfield in the return leg of their Champions League second round qualifier on Wednesday.

The Hoops have one foot in the next round following a 2-0 victory over the Northern Ireland title holders at Windsor Park thanks to first-half goals from Scott Sinclair and Australian international Tom Rogic.

Celtic hope for trouble free Linfield visit

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Glasgow (AFP) – Celtic will hope the focus is solely on football when the Scottish champions host Linfield in the return leg of their Champions League second round qualifier on Wednesday.

The Hoops have one foot in the next round following a 2-0 victory over the Northern Ireland title holders at Windsor Park thanks to first-half goals from Scott Sinclair and Australian international Tom Rogic.

Under-fire England goalkeeper Hart to sit out France game

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Glasgow (AFP) – England manager Gareth Southgate has defended Joe Hart after the goalkeeper was beaten by two Leigh Griffiths free-kicks during his side’s 2-2 draw against Scotland.

Griffiths caught Hart out from 25 yards twice in the space of three minutes in the latter stages of Saturday’s World Cup qualifier in Glasgow, before Harry Kane’s 93rd-minute equaliser rescued a point for the visitors.

Southgate heartened by England’s resolve

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Glasgow (AFP) – England manager Gareth Southgate said his team’s last-gasp 2-2 draw against Scotland demonstrated the kind of mental fortitude he is trying to instil in his players.

England shipped two late Leigh Griffiths free-kicks in Saturday’s 2018 World Cup qualifier at Hampden Park, only for new captain Harry Kane to rescue a point by volleying in a 93rd-minute equaliser.

Captain Kane rescues England against Scotland

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Glasgow (AFP) – Harry Kane marked his first game as captain with a stoppage-time equaliser as England denied Scotland a famous victory in Saturday’s 2-2 World Cup qualifying draw in Glasgow.

England were heading for a first qualifying defeat since October 2009 after Leigh Griffiths struck two fine late free-kicks to wipe out substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s 70th-minute opener.

Captain Kane rescues England against Scotland

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Glasgow (AFP) – Harry Kane marked his first game as captain with a stoppage-time equaliser as England denied Scotland a famous victory in Saturday’s 2-2 World Cup qualifying draw in Glasgow.

England were heading for a first qualifying defeat since October 2009 after Leigh Griffiths struck two fine late free-kicks to wipe out substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s 70th-minute opener.

Devilish Alli confronts his England demons

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Glasgow (AFP) – England midfielder Dele Alli says he and his team-mates have had to revisit some “dark places” in order to come to terms with their humiliating Euro 2016 elimination by Iceland.

Alli was one of the 11 players who traipsed from the pitch in Nice last June after Iceland had condemned England to their most galling defeat since a 1-0 loss to the part-timers of the United States at the 1950 World Cup.

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Wipe Out: Rangers’ Josh Windass Floors Own Manager Pedro Caixinha Three Minutes Into Old Firm Derby (Video)

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Rangers slumped to yet another Old Firm defeat as Celtic extended their domestic winning streak into a 58th game.

The Gers got things underway in foreboding fashion when, with less than three minutes on the clock, Josh Windass managed to deck his own manager, Pedro Caixinha, with an accidental sliding tackle.