Football: Goal-shy Celtic are beaten to the punch

SCOTTISH ROUND-UP
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SCOTTISH ROUND-UP

By David McKinney

AS THE rest of Scottish football fought out the second round of the League Cup, Scotland's European's representatives prepared in their own way for the week's challenges. Rangers and Kilmarnock were not in action, while Celtic and Hearts failed to secure morale-boosting results.

Almost 60,000 supporters were at Celtic Park to honour the memory of the club's greatest-ever manager as the Jock Stein Stand was officially opened. The champions created plenty of chances but they failed to take any of them, and Liverpool won 1-0 with a goal from Oyvind Leonhardsen.

On Wednesday Celtic welcome Croatia Zagreb to Glasgow in a Champions' League qualifying match that is certain to extend them to the full. On Thursday Hearts visit Lantana of Estonia, following their 1-1 draw at Charlton Athletic on Saturday.

Livingston and Alloa, of the Second Division, provided the League Cup shocks, both getting past Premier League opposition to progress to this morning's third-round draw.

John Robertson, the former Hearts striker, scored the only goal of the game against Dunfermline. The player-coach struck in the 97th minute to give Livingston a memorable win.

Alloa, too, had a single goal triumph. They travelled to Dens Park to face Dundee, the Premier League newcomers, and progressed through a strike by Gregor McKechnie.

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