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.

Mario Balotelli

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

The Italian has left following a poor World Cup qualification campaign

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

Louis Tomlinson lies injured during Stilyan Petrov's charity match

Video: One Direction star Louis Tomlinson left hobbling and vomiting by Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor

21-year-old received a robust shoulder from Agbonlahor that sent him crashing to the ground, and forced him off the pitch where he was said to vomit due to the pain in his knee

Dundee United 0 Celtic 1 match report: Hoops sign Teemu Pukki to boost attack

Celtic ended a momentous week in which they won the right to face Barcelona once more in the Champions' League, with two new signings and three points from a late goal in Dundee.

Neil Lennon
City manager Manuel Pellegrini looks on with satisfaction

Champions League: Manchester City director of football Txiki Begiristain says club must escape group

The mega-rich club has failed to progress to the knockout stages for the last two years

Giorgos Samaras tackles Aldin Dzidic and Nikola Vasiljevic of Shakhter Karagandy
Shakhter Karagandy
Shakhter Karagandy

Champions League play-off: Celtic v Shakhter Karagandy match preview

A look ahead to tonight’s Champions League play-off round second leg fixture at Celtic Park

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