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Celtic vs Rennes - No let up from Celtic despite Europa League qualification, insists Neil Lennon

Posted Thursday, November 28, 2019 by PA125 hits

Celtic boss Neil Lennon admits having already secured Europa League qualification feels “weird” but is demanding standards remain high against Rennes on Thursday night. The Hoops play their penultimate Group E fixture at Parkhead with 10 points from four games, top of the section and already in the hat for the last-32 draw. The Celtic boss is enjoying the absence of a pressurised...Full Story »

Celtic without unregistered Jeremie Frimpong for Rennes clash

Posted Thursday, November 28, 2019 by PA74 hits

Jeremie Frimpong drops out of the Celtic squad for the Europa League clash with Rennes at Parkhead on Thursday night. The 18-year-old right-back was not registered for European competition by boss Neil Lennon, who will have left-back Jonny Hayes missing with a shoulder problem. Mikey Johnston returns after a knock but Boli Bolingoli (knock), Hatem Abd Elhamed (abductor), Mohamed Elyounoussi (foo...Full Story »

Celtic boss Neil Lennon relishing title tussle with Rangers

Posted Sunday, November 24, 2019 by PA39 hits

Neil Lennon is relishing a real title battle after Celtic opened up a three-point lead over Rangers at the top of the Ladbrokes Premiership with a convincing 4-0 win over Livingston.French striker Odsonne Edouard opened the scoring in the 19th minute at Parkhead, with a deflected strike by skipper Scott Brown in the 57th minute preceding a double by James Forrest.Rangers, looking to stop th...Full Story »

Leigh Griffiths returns to Celtic contention

Posted Saturday, November 23, 2019 by PA66 hits

Leigh Griffiths returns to the Celtic squad for the Ladbrokes Premiership clash with Livingston at Parkhead.Defender Hatem Abd Elhamed is out for another couple of weeks with a heavy abductor strain while attacker Mohamed Elyounoussi is out for seven to 10 days with a foot injury.Striker Vakoun Issouf Bayo is out for several weeks with a knee injury while Jozo Simunovic (knee) is still out along...Full Story »

Aribo on scoresheet as Rangers defeat Livingston to keep pressure on Celtic

Posted Monday, November 11, 2019 by PA45 hits

Joe Aribo experienced a far more enjoyable return trip to Livingston as his goal sent Rangers on their way to a 2-0 victory.Aribo left the Tony Macaroni Arena with 20 stitches in a head wound after his side’s 1-0 Betfred Cup win in September but marked his recall to the team with his first Ladbrokes Premiership goal.The Nigeria midfielder fired home in the 32nd minute following good work f...Full Story »

Celtic end big week with win over Motherwell

Posted Monday, November 11, 2019 by PA73 hits

Celtic ended a historic week with a 2-0 win over Motherwell which kept them top of the Ladbrokes Premiership.The Hoops won on Italian soil for the first time with a 2-1 Europa League victory over Lazio in Rome on Thursday night and French striker Odsonne Edouard helped them take care of domestic duties with a 19th-minute opener at ParkheadWell defender Richard Tait scored an own goal in the 54th...Full Story »

Jeremie Frimpong returns for Celtic

Posted Friday, November 08, 2019 by PA72 hits

Jeremie Frimpong returns to the Celtic squad for the Ladbrokes Premiership game against Motherwell on Sunday.The 18-year-old right-back was not registered for the Europa League by Neil Lennon and missed the 2-1 win over Lazio in Rome on Thursday night.Striker Vakoun Issouf Bayo is out for several weeks with a knee injury while Tom Rogic, Mikey Johnston, Leigh Griffiths and Boli Bolingoli did not...Full Story »

Neil Lennon hails his Celtic heroes after stunning win over Lazio

Posted Friday, November 08, 2019 by PA62 hits

Neil Lennon spoke of an “amazing” night after Olivier Ntcham’s dramatic last-gasp winner against Lazio took Celtic into the last 32 of the Europa League with two Group E fixtures remaining.Striker Ciro Immobile opened the scoring for the home side after seven minutes but Hoops winger James Forrest deservedly levelled in the 38th minute with a terrific finish.Then, in the f...Full Story »

Olivier Ntcham’s last-gasp goal fires Celtic into Europa League knockout stages

Posted Friday, November 08, 2019 by PA83 hits

Olivier Ntcham’s dramatic injury-time winner against Lazio at the Stadio Olimpico sent Celtic into the last 32 of the Europa League.The Hoops arrived in Rome at the summit of Group E after beating the Italian side last month but amid a shaky start they fell behind in the seventh minute when striker Ciro Immobile volleyed in a cross from Manuel Lazzari.However, Neil Lennon’s side foug...Full Story »

Celtic fans 'stabbed by Lazio ultras' while boozing ahead of Europa League clash

Posted Thursday, November 07, 2019 by Dailystar.co.uk130 hits

Thousands of Celtic supporters have travelled to the Italian capital Two Hoops fans have reportedly been stabbed by Lazio ultras in Rome ahead of today’s Europa League match. Celtic supporters were boozing in Irish pub Flann O’Brien’s in the Italian capital on Wednesday night when they were allegedly targetted.According to the Daily Record, hard-core Lazio hooligans - wearing...Full Story »

Lazio vs Celtic - Neil Lennon keen for Celtic to do Italian job on Lazio

Posted Thursday, November 07, 2019 by PA123 hits

Neil Lennon wants Celtic to end an unwanted record when they take on Lazio in Rome on Thursday night.The Hoops have not won in 12 trips to Italy, with three draws and nine defeats ahead of their Europa League clash at the Stadio Olimpico.The Scottish champions beat Lazio 2-1 at Parkhead last month and are top of Group E with seven points from three fixtures and now the Hoops boss is keen to win ...Full Story »

Rangers set up Betfred Cup final with Celtic

Posted Monday, November 04, 2019 by PA73 hits

Alfredo Morelos bagged a brace as Rangers set up an Old Firm Betfred Cup final with a comfortable 3-0 win over managerless Hearts at Hampden ParkThe Gorgie club had sacked Craig Levein on Thursday, with assistant Austin MacPhee installed as caretaker, but his game-plan came unstuck when Gers defender Filip Helander broke the deadlock with a strike just before half-time.In-form striker Morelos do...Full Story »

Celtic thrash Hibernian in Betfred Cup semi-final

Posted Sunday, November 03, 2019 by PA79 hits

Celtic stormed into the Betfred Cup final with a thrilling 5-2 win over Hibernian at Hampden Park.Neil Lennon’s side sprang out the traps and goals from attacker Mohamed Elyounoussi and Callum McGregor had the Hoops two goals ahead after 21 minutes.Hibs did what they could to hang on under relentless pressure – and indeed pulled a goal back in the 36th minute through Swedish striker ...Full Story »

Celtic sweating on the fitness of skipper Scott Brown

Posted Saturday, November 02, 2019 by PA66 hits

Skipper Scott Brown is struggling to be fit for Celtic’s Betfred Cup semi-final against Hibernian at Hampden Park on Saturday.The midfielder went off with a thigh injury in the 2-0 home win over St Mirren on Wednesday night and is a doubt.Striker Vakoun Bayo will see a specialist on Monday with regards a knee problem, Leigh Griffiths and Mikey Johnston are back in training while ...Full Story »

James Forrest is priceless to me, says Celtic boss Neil Lennon

Posted Thursday, October 31, 2019 by PA59 hits

Celtic manager Neil Lennon hailed “priceless” winger James Forrest after he celebrated his new contract with the second goal in a 2-0 victory over St Mirren.Forrest extended his contract by a year to 2023 and then netted a smart finish in the 54th minute, five minutes after Mohamed Elyounoussi had opened the scoring on the rebound.Lennon, who handed Forrest his debut in 2010, said: &...Full Story »

James Forrest celebrates new deal with a goal to help Celtic to victory

Posted Thursday, October 31, 2019 by PA46 hits

James Forrest celebrated his new contract with a goal as Celtic beat St Mirren 2-0 at Parkhead.The winger netted Celtic’s second goal in quick succession just after the interval, hours after signing a one-year contract extension which ties him to the club until 2023.The 28-year-old came closest to breaking the first-half deadlock as St Mirren defended in numbers and displayed good skill an...Full Story »

Striker Bayo a doubt for Celtic’s clash with St Mirren

Posted Wednesday, October 30, 2019 by PA51 hits

Striker Bayo will have a scan on a knock and is a major doubt for Celtic’s Ladbrokes Premiership clash with St Mirren at Parkhead on Wednesday.Ryan Christie returns from a two-match domestic ban but Tom Rogic has inflammation around the knee and will be monitored. Christopher Jullien has trained after illness while Olivier Ntcham (ankle) is also back in training.Leigh Griffiths and Mikey J...Full Story »

Lennon delight as Celtic complete ‘brilliant week’ with Aberdeen mauling

Posted Sunday, October 27, 2019 by PA56 hits

Neil Lennon spoke of a “brilliant week” for Celtic following their 4-0 Ladbrokes Premiership hammering of Aberdeen at Pittodrie.The Hoops went into the game on the back of a  dramatic 2-1 Europa League win over Lazio on Thursday night which followed a 6-0 thrashing of Ross County, and they remained on top form as they dismantled a dismal Dons sideOdsonne Edouard struck in t...Full Story »

Neil Lennon ecstatic after Celtic beat Lazio

Posted Friday, October 25, 2019 by PA74 hits

Neil Lennon described Celtic’s dramatic 2-1 Europa League win over Lazio at Parkhead as an “epic night for the players and the club”. Manuel Lazzari fired the Italian side ahead in the 39th minute but the Scottish champions levelled through midfielder Ryan Christie.And with a minute of normal time remaining Christopher Jullien rose to bullet in a Christie corner to take the Hoo...Full Story »

Jullien heads last-gasp winner as Celtic hit back to beat Lazio

Posted Friday, October 25, 2019 by PA93 hits

Christopher Jullien’s dramatic late header earned Celtic a deserved 2-1 win over Lazio in an absorbing Europa League clash at Parkhead.The Scottish champions were more than holding their own before midfielder Manuel Lazzari fired the Italian side ahead in the 39th minute following a textbook counter-attack.The Hoops’ response to the setback was impressive and they levelled in the 67t...Full Story »

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