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  • Neymar scores hat-trick as Barcelona crush Celtic 6-1 in Champions League 12-12-2013 03:42 AM

    Spain: Neymar scored a Champions League hat-trick in a 6-1 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...
  • Barcelona need a point and top display against Celtic 11-12-2013 01:32 PM

    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...
  • Speedy attacks the key for Barcelona, says Tata Martino 10-12-2013 10:51 PM

    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...
  • Champions League: AC Milan, Ajax battle it out for spot in next round 10-12-2013 05:57 PM

    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...
  • Celtic defence helps AC Milan cruise to easy 3-0 win 27-11-2013 09:04 AM

    Glasgow: AC Milan kept their Champions League hopes alive with a comfortable 3-0 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 23-10-2013 08:20 PM

    Nyon: Ajax is facing UEFA sanctions after fans ripped out and threw seats during their team's 2-1 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...
  • Late Fabregas strike earns Barcelona 1-0 win over Celtic 02-10-2013 08:22 AM

    Glasgow: Cesc Fabregas's finely crafted late goal earned Barcelona a 1-0 win over 10-man 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 2-1 in the corresponding match last season,...
  • Messi-less Barca look to Neymar to avoid Celtic shock 01-10-2013 09:27 AM

    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...
  • Norway's Espen Kofstad leads Wales Open 30-08-2013 03:31 PM

    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...
  • Shakhter Karagandy stun Celtic in Champions League qualifier 20-08-2013 11:33 PM

    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 2-0 in the first leg of their playoff. Andrei Finonchenko put the hosts ahead after seizing on slack defending in the 12th minute,...
  • PSV, Celtic advance in Champions League qualifying 08-08-2013 09:28 AM

    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 3-0 away to wrap up a 5-0 aggregate win, while Celtic held Swedish...
  • Cardiff City want to bring Joe Ledley home from Celtic 29-07-2013 03:39 PM

    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...
  • Norwich complete Gary Hooper signing from Celtic 26-07-2013 07:48 PM

    Norwich: Norwich have completed the signing of Celtic striker Gary Hooper for an undisclosed fee. The 25-year-old 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...
  • Southampton sign Victor Wanyama from Celtic 12-07-2013 01:32 AM

    Southampton: Premier League club Southampton have signed midfielder Victor Wanyama from Celtic. The 22-year-old Kenya international has joined the south-coast English club on a four-year deal for a reported club-record 12.5 million pounds. Wanyama becomes Southampton's second signing of the summer, following the 8.5m pound purchase of Lyon's Dejan Lovren....
  • Russian obstacles no excuse for Barca, says Fabregas 19-11-2012 10:57 PM

    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 08-11-2012 03:50 PM

    Madrid: Barcelona's players reacted calmly to Wednesday's surprise 2-1 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 2-1 loss to arch-rivals Real Madrid...
  • Barcelona lose 2-1 at Celtic in Champions League 07-11-2012 09:34 PM

    Glasgow: Celtic produced a stunning 2-1 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 05-11-2012 07:02 PM

    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...
  • Schuster slams Chelsea, Celtic and Champions League 26-10-2012 03:21 PM

    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 2-1 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 24-10-2012 03:45 AM

    Barcelona: Jordi Alba nipped in to score with almost the last kick of the match as Barcelona snatched a 2-1 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 22-10-2012 10:50 AM

    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...