Sport Celtic's expected European opponents fall to shock first leg defeat

13:15  12 july  2018
13:15  12 july  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Everton opt against signing left-back

  Everton opt against signing left-back Everton have decided against making a move for Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney, after learning of Celtic’s asking price. Alasdair Lamont of the BBC today confirmed this latest breakthrough on Twitter. Twitter: Everton decide against pursuing their interest in Kieran Tierney. (@BBCAlLamont) This news will be music to the ears of Celtic fans who were desperate to hold on to their young prodigy. The 21-year-old has been a supporter of the club for his whole life and joined Celtic at the age of just seven. According to earlier reports, it had seemed a £25 million switch down south was becoming more and more likely but whilst no move was fully agreed, it all now seems dead in the water. Tierney featured yesterday for Celtic in the 7-0 hammering of Shamrock Rovers and will be a crucial player when the Champions League Qualifiers kick off next week.

Brendan Rodgers claimed there was “no embarrassment” in losing his first game as Celtic boss 1-0 against part-time Lincoln Red Imps in the first leg of Shock of Gibraltar: is Celtic ’ s defeat by Lincoln Red Imps their worst ever? He said: “ Celtic fans expect us to get through into the group stages.

Celtic Football Club is a Scottish football club based in Glasgow, which has regularly taken part in European competitions since its first appearance in the 1962–63 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup.

After Celtic despatched Alashkert 3-0 in their Champions League qualifier, it looks like a formality that the team will now progress to the second round.

In that round, the Scottish Champions will play either Valur or Rosenborg BK. Many Hoops fans will recognise the Norwegians from last season’s qualifying campaign, where Celtic edged through 1-0 over a tough tie.

It looked certain that Celtic would be playing Rosenborg but that may not be the case as in Reykjavik last night, hosts Valur defeated the Norwegians 1-0 thanks to a late goal.

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Without getting too carried away, Brendan Rodgers would be delighted at the prospect of avoiding a tricky trip back to Trondheim.

Team news: Celtic v Alashkert (A)

  Team news: Celtic v Alashkert (A) Celtic will get their season underway on Tuesday afternoon when they face Armenian side Alashkert in their first Champions League qualifier. It seems like just yesterday when Brendan Rodgers’ side were wrapping up a second consecutive domestic treble, but already, the 2018/19 campaign is underway. Celtic will be huge favourites to qualify but Alashkert have won their domestic league for the last three seasons and will be looking to spring an upset if the Boys aren’t on their game. Here’s the latest Celtic team news ahead of the game: Mikael Lustig, Cristian Gamboaand Tom Rogic will not feature as they are recovering from their involvement in the World Cup, whilst Dedryck Boyatais still on international duty with Belgium. Celtic captain Scott Brown will have a late fitness test after he was forced to come off at half-time during the 7-0 friendly win over Shamrock Rovers due a knee issue. Meanwhile, striker Leigh Griffiths and defender Marvin Compper will take any part in the game having missed Saturday’s friendly at Shamrock Rovers.

Celtic appeared to be cruising to their first European final after a double from Stevie Chalmers and a Jimmy Johnstone strike gave them a three-goal lead over MTK Budapest in the first leg .

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Any chance to simply such a difficult qualification process will be a real bonus, but Celtic who looked impressive in their first game in Armenia, will remain focused on their home leg as they aim to eventually return to the Champions League group stages for a third consecutive year.

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Celtic look set to complete deal for Liverpool's Harry Wilson .
Celtic are set to land Liverpool starlet Harry Wilson on a season-long loan deal, the Daily Record reports. There is interest from a host of clubs for Wilson, however the youngster looks set to sign a new contract at Anfield before sealing a move to Celtic Park. The winger spent last season on loan at Championship side Hull City and Hull had been trying desperately to secure his services for another season. However, Celtic have a short deadline if they are to get Wilson into the club before their Champions League first-leg tie against Armenian side Alashkert. The first deadline to complete any signings is tomorrow night, while there is also a second deadline on Monday to add a wildcard signing before the game. Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers spoke last night of his transfer targets. “There is a lot of speculation around players, but I’ll only talk when they are signed and done.” “The club are trying to do that.

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