Celtic

CELTIC HAPPY WITH HELSINKI

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has said that he is extremely happy with the first leg score in the Champions League qualifier match against HJK Helsinki.

This second-round match will see the replay played at the home of HJK Helsinki, and Neil Lennon has dismissed any suggestions that he will be fielding a negative side for this match. Celtic come into the match after having won the first leg encounter in Glasgow 2-1. Even though the lead is only slender come and there have been suggestions that Celtic might play for a draw in this away match.

CELTIC NEED GROUPS STAGE WIN

Former Celtic player Tom Boyd has said that the club needs to progress into the latter stages of the Champions League in order to compensate for the lack of playing against archrivals Rangers in the Scottish Premier league.

The financially stricken club Rangers were recently relegated from the Scottish Premier league after falling into administration. It has been revealed that the famed old firm derby, the matches between Rangers and Celtic, will not take place for another three seasons. Of course, it may take longer if Rangers failed to get back to the Scottish Premier league.

Cristiano Ronaldo carries Portugal

Portugal qualified for the semi-finals of Euro 2012 in a narrow but quite comfortable win over Czech Republic.

It was a game dominated from start to finish by the Portuguese, but one in which they were consistently frustrated by the well-supported Czechs and then the woodwork. Cristiano Ronaldo hit the post for the fourth time in the last two matches and cut an increasingly restless figure until he popped up to grab the 78th minute winner.

FORSTER MAKES RECORDS

Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster has said that he is extremely thankful to the help from coach Stevie Woods after claiming the SPL record for the most number of clean sheets in one single season. It has been a record-breaking season for Celtic in many ways.

WHY I HATE CELTIC

Celtic, that great European side. They are one of the select few to have won the European Cup, admittedly it was in 1967 and other clubs to have won the trophy on a single occasion include Aston Villa, Steau Bucharest, Hamburg and PSV Eindhoven.

In fact that says it all. They are no bigger on the European stage than any of those clubs. Yet they insist that because they were the first British side to win the trophy they ought to be spoken of alongside three times champions Manchester United and five times winners Liverpool.

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PENALTY MISS

It's always good to watch a penalty miss from anyone in a Celtic shirt, but its particularly satisfying when its Anthony Stokes, and it happens in the Scottish Cup Semi Final!

You would have thought he'd have time to practice hitting the ball anywhere apart from at the goalkeeper (what does he do all day?!) but by the looks of it he doesn't!

Shame they still went on to win :(

Keane hooses Wolves over celtic

After a successful spell in Scottish football since joining the Bhoys on a six-month loan, Keane has been widely tipped to remain at Parkhead - especially with competition increasing for a place in the Spurs first-team.

However, with Celtic manager Tony Mowbray having now left the club, Keane is being linked with a move back to England - and could become Wolves' marquee signing when the transfer window reopens.

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