CELTIC

  • Celtic slammed after second Champions League exit August 27, 2014

    Former Celtic players accused the club of refusing to invest sufficiently in the squad after the Scottish champions wasted a Champions League reprieve by crashing out of the competition in the playoff round. Having been beaten 61 on aggregate by Legia Warsaw in the previous qualifying round, Celtic were reinstated in...
  • Southampton sign England keeper Forster from Celtic August 10, 2014

    Southampton continued rebuilding their depleted squad on Saturday when the Premier League club signed England goalkeeper Fraser Forster from Celtic on a fouryear deal. The 26yearold was in the England squad for this year's World Cup finals in Brazil, although he did not play, and will provide competition for club captain...
  • Champions League playoffs: Arsenal to face Besiktas, Celtic back in August 8, 2014

    Nyon: In a lastminute switch, UEFA reinstated Celtic to the Champions League playoffs on Friday after qualifyinground opponent Legia Warsaw were punished for fielding an ineligible player as a late substitute. Legia, who had eased past Celtic 61 on aggregate, is weighing an urgent appeal before playoff matches kick off Aug....
  • Celtic back in Champions League after Warsaw thrown out August 8, 2014

    Legia Warsaw were thrown out of the Champions League by UEFA on Friday after fielding an ineligible player during the second leg of their qualifying tie against Celtic on Wednesday. Unregistered defender Bartosz Bereszynski came on as a substitute with three minutes remaining in Legia's 20 win which sealed a 61...
  • Commonwealth Games 2014 open tonight with glittering ceremony July 23, 2014

    The 20th edition of the Games will officially be opened by Queen Elizabeth II on Wednesday with a ceremony at the iconic Celtic Park, the home of Scotland's famous football club Glasgow Celtic. The Opening Ceremony to be produced by an international events company Jack Morton Worldwide involved in...
  • Neymar scores hattrick as Barcelona crush Celtic 61 in Champions League December 12, 2013

    Spain: Neymar scored a Champions League hattrick in a 61 rout of Celtic on Wednesday to help Barcelona forget about Lionel Messi for one night at least. Gerard Pique, Pedro Rodriguez, and Cristian Tello also scored for Group H winners Barcelona, while Giorgos Samara added a late consolation goal for...
  • Barcelona need a point and top display against Celtic December 11, 2013

    Madrid: FC Barcelona coach Tata Martino knows his side still have some homework to do when they entertain Glasgow Celtic at the Camp Nou Stadium. Barca's surprise defeat away to Ajax two weeks ago has kept the Spanish club in suspense over topping the pool for an easier draw in the...
  • Speedy attacks the key for Barcelona, says Tata Martino December 10, 2013

    Barcelona: The key to Barcelona beating Celtic in the Champions League will be quick circulation of the ball in attack, the Spanish club's coach Tata Martino said on Tuesday. The Catalan side need a point on Wednesday to finish top of Group H after they lost at Ajax in their last...
  • Champions League: AC Milan, Ajax battle it out for spot in next round December 10, 2013

    Milan: AC Milan and Ajax will play for a spot in the knockout stage of the Champions League on Wednesday. Milan need only a point at San Siro, while Ajax have to win the Group H match. Barcelona can assure themself of first place in the group with a draw against...
  • Celtic defence helps AC Milan cruise to easy 30 win November 27, 2013

    Glasgow: AC Milan kept their Champions League hopes alive with a comfortable 30 win over a lacklustre Celtic side in their Group H match on Tuesday. Kaka scored the first after 13 minutes when the home side's defence stood still as Valter Birsa's corner came in and the unmarked Brazilian...
  • UEFA charges Ajax for fan violence at Celtic October 23, 2013

    Nyon: Ajax is facing UEFA sanctions after fans ripped out and threw seats during their team's 21 loss at Celtic in the Champions League. UEFA says the Dutch champion is charged with "crowd disturbances and throwing of objects." The disciplinary case will be judged on Nov. 21. Scottish media reported that a...
  • Late Fabregas strike earns Barcelona 10 win over Celtic October 2, 2013

    Glasgow: Cesc Fabregas's finely crafted late goal earned Barcelona a 10 win over 10man Celtic although they clearly missed the mercurial talent of the injured Lionel Messi in their Group H Champions League game in Glasgow on Tuesday. The Spanish champions, surprisingly beaten 21 in the corresponding match last season, created...
  • Messiless Barca look to Neymar to avoid Celtic shock October 1, 2013

    Barcelona are preparing to unleash the speedy Neymar on Celtic in the Champions League, hoping the 'next Lionel Messi' can inspire them in the absence of the real one when they face the team who stunned them last season. World Player of the Year Messi was ruled out with a hamstring...
  • Norway's Espen Kofstad leads Wales Open August 30, 2013

    Newport, Wales: Espen Kofstad of Norway closed his round with three straight birdies and an eagle, shooting a 7-under 64 on Thursday that gave him a two-stroke lead after the first day of the Wales Open. Kofstad, ranked No. 305, went out in the first group of the day and concluded...
  • Shakhter Karagandy stun Celtic in Champions League qualifier August 20, 2013

    London: Kazakhstan champion Shakhter Karagandy closed in on a spot in the Champions League group stage for the first time on Tuesday by beating Scottish club Celtic 20 in the first leg of their playoff. Andrei Finonchenko put the hosts ahead after seizing on slack defending in the 12th minute, and...
  • PSV, Celtic advance in Champions League qualifying August 8, 2013

    London: Former European champions PSV Eindhoven and Celtic both advanced to the playoff round for the Champions League on Wednesday, as the last matches of the third qualifying round were decided. PSV beat Zulte Waregem of Belgium 30 away to wrap up a 50 aggregate win, while Celtic held Swedish champion...
  • Cardiff City want to bring Joe Ledley home from Celtic July 29, 2013

    Cardiff City are keen to sign Joe Ledley with a whopping 3 million pounds for their Premier League campaign after he enters the final year of his contract with Celtic FC. Ledley, who left Cardiff for the Scottish champions in 2010, has a year remaining on his current contract and...
  • Norwich complete Gary Hooper signing from Celtic July 26, 2013

    Norwich: Norwich have completed the signing of Celtic striker Gary Hooper for an undisclosed fee. The 25yearold Hooper scored 31 goals for the Scottish champions last season and has been the top scorer at the club for the last three years. Norwich first tried to sign Hooper in January and had to...
  • Southampton sign Victor Wanyama from Celtic July 12, 2013

    Southampton: Premier League club Southampton have signed midfielder Victor Wanyama from Celtic. The 22yearold Kenya international has joined the southcoast English club on a fouryear deal for a reported clubrecord 12.5 million pounds. Wanyama becomes Southampton's second signing of the summer, following the 8.5m pound purchase of Lyon's Dejan Lovren. "It feels great...
  • Juventus take on Celtic with three goal advantage at home March 5, 2013

    Juventus playmaker Andrea Pirlo could be forgiven for having the 2005 Champions League final on his mind when the Italian side take a 3-0 advantage into their last-16 second-leg clash against Celtic on Wednesday. Pirlo was in the shell-shocked AC Milan team who blew a 3-0 halftime lead against Liverpool...
  • Ruthless Juventus beat Celtic 30 in the first leg February 13, 2013

    Glasgow: Juventus virtually sealed their place in the quarterfinals of the Champions League on Tuesday, punishing poor defending with some clinical finishing to beat Celtic 30 in their last16 first leg. Mistakes by Celtic defender Efe Ambrose led to goals by Alessandro Matri in the third minute and Mirko Vucinic...
  • Celtic beat Spartak 21 to book their place in the last 16 December 6, 2012

    Glasgow: Kris Commons smashed home a controversial late penalty to earn Celtic a 21 victory over Spartak Moscow, booking his team a place in the Champions League's knockout stage for the first time since 2008. The Scottish champions started the match level on points with Benfica in Group G but...
  • Lionel Messi backs Celtic to make Champions League last 16 December 4, 2012

    Celtic's bid to make the last 16 of the Champions League has been backed by Lionel Messi who believes the Scottish club's fans deserve to see their side progress. Those at Celitc Park for Wednesday's decider against eliminated Spartak Moscow will be keeping close tabs on the other final Group G...
  • Russian obstacles no excuse for Barca, says Fabregas November 19, 2012

    Moscow: An artificial pitch, freezing conditions in Moscow and a wily coach who knows them all too well are some of the obstacles that stand between Group G leaders Barcelona and qualification to the last 16 on Tuesday. The La Liga leaders take on Spartak still smarting form a shock...
  • Barca relaxed despite Celtic reverse, says Messi November 8, 2012

    Madrid: Barcelona's players reacted calmly to Wednesday's surprise 21 Champions League reverse at Celtic when the favourites squandered a chance to qualify from Group G with two games to spare. Barca suffered only the second defeat of the season in Glasgow, the other a 21 loss to archrivals Real Madrid in...
  • Barcelona lose 21 at Celtic in Champions League November 7, 2012

    Glasgow: Celtic produced a stunning 21 victory over Barcelona in the Champions League on Wednesday, rewarded for a disciplined defensive display against the European heavyweight and making the most of their rare attacks. Victor Wanyama headed the Scottish champions in front from a corner in the 21st minute and teenage...
  • Barca's Pique returns from injury for Celtic trip November 5, 2012

    Madrid: Centre back Gerard Pique has returned to the Barcelona squad after injury and is fit for Wednesday's trip to Celtic in Champions League Group G. "Happy to train with the team again. It felt really good!" Pique said on his official Twitter account on Monday. The Spain international has been...
  • Schuster slams Chelsea, Celtic and Champions League October 26, 2012

    London: Former Barcelona midfielder Bernd Schuster has criticised European champions Chelsea, Scottish champions Celtic and says the Champions League needs revamping in the wake of the latter's 21 defeat at Barcelona on Tuesday. The former Barcelona and West Germany player was angered by Celtic's defensive performance, which he said mimicked...
  • Jordi Alba scores last minute winner for Barcelona October 24, 2012

    Barcelona: Jordi Alba nipped in to score with almost the last kick of the match as Barcelona snatched a 21 comeback win at home to Celtic on Tuesday that put the favourites clear at the top of Champions League Group G. Celtic had never won in Spain in 12 previous...
  • Celtic have a mountain to climb against Barcelona October 22, 2012

    Madrid: Celtic will have to reverse a horrible record in Spain and cope with a Barcelona side fired by the scintillating form of Lionel Messi if they are to reap an unlikely reward from Tuesday's Champions League Group G clash at the Nou Camp. The Scottish champions, second in the...