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Celtic 2-1 RB Leipzig: Edouard strike earns victory and keeps Europa League knockout hopes alive

Odsonne Edouard tapped in Celtic’s winner just a minute after Leipzig had equalised Celtic scored 14 seconds after conceding to secure a dramatic victory over RB Leipzig to keep their Europa League dreams on track. Leipzig’s Jean-Kevin Augustin equalised with a header on 78 minutes but straight from the restart Odsonne Edouard struck to give Brendan Rodgers’ men the win. Knowing defeat could have eliminated them with two games to go, Kieran Tierney had put the hosts ahead early on. Celtic sit third in Group B, level with Leipzig, but…

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Celtic Boys Club founder Jim Torbett guilty of abusing boys

Image caption Jim Torbett denied the charges Celtic Boys Club founder Jim Torbett has been jailed for six years after being convicted of sexually abusing three boys over an eight-year period. Torbett, 71, was found guilty after a trial at the High Court in Glasgow. He had denied the charges. His victims included youth players Kenny Campbell and Andrew Gray, who had waived their right to anonymity. Lord Beckett told Torbett: “Yours is some of the most corrupting behaviour I have ever heard of in these courts.” He added: “Your…

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Celtic 5-0 Hearts: Reigning champions outclass leaders Hearts with thumping win

Odsonee Edouard scores his second and Celtic’s third goal against Hearts Celtic narrowed the gap at the top of the Scottish Premiership to just one point as they blew away leaders Hearts at Celtic Park. For the second time in six days, Brendan Rodgers’ side outclassed their Edinburgh opposition to record a seventh straight domestic win. Striker Odsonne Edouard netted either side of a Filip Benkovic header, all before half-time. James Forrest then rifled in a fourth, with Ryan Christie adding a fifth. Celtic, having scored just seven goals in…

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Aberdeen 1-0 Rangers: Ferguson header sets up final with Celtic

Lewis Ferguson rose highest to give Aberdeen a crucial advantage Lewis Ferguson’s late header inflicted Rangers’ fifth consecutive semi-final defeat and booked Aberdeen a Scottish League Cup final date with Celtic. Ferguson, the nephew of former Rangers captain Barry, rose to meet Niall McGinn’s header with 11 minutes left. Rangers dominated for large spells at Hampden but their final ball and finishing let them down badly. Steven Gerrard’s side applied more pressure as time ran out but they could not find an equaliser. For all their chances, the Ibrox side…

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Scottish League Cup semi-finals: Celtic, Hearts, Rangers & Aberdeen

Will Celtic get past Hearts as they bid for the first leg of a third domestic treble in a row? Scottish League Cup semi-finals Venues: Murrayfield & Hampden Date: Sunday 28 October Kick-offs: Hearts v Celtic 13:30 GMT, Aberdeen v Rangers 16:30 Coverage: Listen live on Radio Scotland & online; text commentary on BBC Sport website & app More than 100,000 fans will be in attendance as the four most successful teams in the history of the Scottish League Cup meet in the semi-finals on Sunday. Hearts face holders Celtic…

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RB Leipzig 2-0 Celtic: Brendan Rodgers side lose in Europa League

Matheus Cunha opened the scoring for Leipzig Celtic’s Europa League hopes were dented after the concession of two sloppy goals in four first-half minutes against RB Leipzig in Germany. Both sides were well short of full strength, but the Bundesliga club’s superior depth of squad told. Celtic looked to have survived early Leipzig pressure until Matheus Cunha fired the opener on the half-hour mark. A deflected Bruma shot doubled the lead and a fine Craig Gordon save denied Jean-Kevin Augustin a third. Leipzig coach Ralf Rangnick had said before kick-off…

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St Johnstone 0-6 Celtic: James Forrest scores four for Brendan Rodgers side

James Forrest scored four times in 30 first-half minutes against St Johnstone James Forrest scored four goals in 30 first-half minutes as Celtic romped to their first away Scottish Premiership win of the season against St Johnstone. Winger Forrest started the rout in 15 minutes and completed his treble in 38. The last Celtic player to score four in an away game was Maciej Zurawski against Dunfermline in February 2006. Odsonne Edouard also scored in the first half, and Callum McGregor late on, with Danny Swanson sent off for St…

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Salzburg 3-1 Celtic: Second-half collapse sinks 10-man Celtic

Celtic conceded three second half goals in Salzburg James Forrest was sent off as Celtic let a first-half lead slip on the way to a bruising defeat in Salzburg. It was a dream start for the Scottish Champions in Austria in this Europa League tie when Odsonne Edouard fired them ahead after two minutes. But Munas Dabbur and Takumi Minamino scored after the break, before Forrest was red-carded after conceding a penalty, which Dabbur converted. Zlatko Junuzovic also hit a post as Celtic had no response. After an assured defensive…

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Celtic into semis after Leigh Griffiths goal earns 1-0 win over St Johnstone

Leigh Griffiths’ goal was his third in six days Holders Celtic edged into the semi-finals of the Scottish League Cup as Leigh Griffiths’ 83rd-minute goal earned a nervy win over St Johnstone. Brendan Rodgers’ side are enduring their worst start to a term since 1998 and toiled for chunks of this match. However, Griffiths was their saviour for the second time in six days when he turned in from six yards. Celtic face Hearts in the last four as Rodgers aims for his seventh trophy in seven attempts since taking…

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Celtic have dressing-room divide, claims Kilmarnock striker Kris Boyd

Celtic succumbed to a late Stuart Findlay winner as they lost at Kilmarnock on Sunday Kris Boyd believes there is “a divide in the Celtic dressing-room” after sitting on the Kilmarnock bench during Sunday’s 2-1 win over the champions. Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has admitted that the club’s fans should be “alarmed” by his team’s early-season league form. And Boyd told BBC Scotland: “You only have to look at their performances. “Are they really that bothered to be playing in a Celtic jersey right now? Not for me.” Suggesting behind-the-scenes…

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