Sport Celtic have been criticised after sending out a weakened team against Spurs

Celtic boss Ronny Delia and majority of first-team squad missed the game

Lionel Messi celebrates alongside Cesc Fabregas after scoring for Barcelona against Almeria on the weekend

Champions League: Lionel Messi absence no excuse for repeat of famous defeat, says Gerardo Martino

The Catalans boss insists his squad can play without 'the best player in the world' and admits there will be no excuse if they fail to come away from Celtic Park with the three points

The Sport Matrix: Tuesday 1 October 2013

United will hand Moyes money to revive fortunes

Morton stun Celtic in Scottish League Cup third round

Dougie Imrie scored a dramatic injury time penalty

Baker in action for St Mirren, with whom he won the Scottish Cup

Gerry Baker: Prolific striker who played for the US in the World Cup

His daughter Lorraine reached the final of the Olympic 800 metres at the 1984 Games

Fabian Delph of Aston Villa battles with Robert Snodgrass of Norwich

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Ricky van Wolfswinkel penalty miss increases pressure on Canaries boss Chris Hughton after poor start to season

Celtic 2 St Johnstone 1 match report: Teemu Pukki strikes it lucky for Neil Lennon

Celtic recovered from their European setback with a Scottish Premiership victory over St Johnstone here that should have been more comprehensive.

Vespucci Beach: The latest version of Grand Theft Auto is even more overt in its references to Scotland, with a Saltire proudly flying above a beach house overlooking the fictional Vespucci beach, which mimics Venice Beach in Los Angeles

Grand Theft Auto tour of Scotland as councillors of Hawick 'disgusted' by use of name for GTA V’s drug district

Grand Theft Auto may satirise Los Angeles and the American Dream, but its roots, and a host of in-jokes, were all made in Scotland. This week marked the much-hyped return of the best-selling, perennially controversial video game, and it has taken $1bn in just three days.

Romelu Lukaku scored for Everton against West Ham

Premier League round-up: Southampton claim surprise victory at Anfield while rivals Everton sneak thriller at Upton Park

Ricky van Wolfswinkel penalty miss increases pressure on Canaries boss Chris Hughton after poor start to season

The Sport Matrix: Thursday 19 September 2013

Chelsea rolled over by Swiss as Arsenal triumph in France

Milan's Colombian defender Cristian Zapata celebrates his goal

AC Milan 2 Celtic 0 match report: Sickening for Celtic as Emilio Izaguirre's late deflection sparks misfiring Milan

Milan struck twice late on to beat luckless Celtic in their Champions League Group H opener at San Siro tonight.

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AC Milan v Celtic: Celtic encouraged to 'provoke Mario Balotelli' during Champions League game at San Siro

The Scottish side face an incredibly difficult group

Kaka back in training with AC Milan

Kaka refuses wages after sustaining injury on return for AC Milan

The Brazilian midfielder has only just returned from Real Madrid

Hearts 1 Celtic 2 match report: Anthony Stokes sets up Celtic for Milan

New signing Teemu Pukki grabbed a debut goal and Anthony Stokes scored one and set up two more as Celtic prepared for the Champions’ League with a comfortable win.

Giovanni Trapattoni looks set for an exit as Republic of Ireland coach unless he can perform a miraculous turnaround

Giovanni Trapattoni leaves Republic of Ireland: Matt Holland, Steve Staunton and Jason McAteer reaction

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Anatoliy Tymoshchuk, of Zenit St Petersburg after four years with Bayern Munich, is the only Ukraine player based abroad

Ukraine v England: Ukraine's home boys and high wages are mirror image of Premier League

Two insular football nations face off in Kiev today with foreign-based talent at a premium

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