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Sheep-sacrificing ritual will continue say Shakhter Karagandy ahead of Celtic tie

The Kazakh side won the first leg 2-0

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Neil Lennon agrees new contract with Celtic - for same money and same length

Manager signs fresh one-year rolling deal

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The Welsh side play at home in the first leg

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Neil Lennon

Shakhter Karagandy 2 Celtic 0: Neil Lennon fires warning over Parkhead return in Champions League play-off

The Scottish side suffered a shock defeat in the Champions League qualifier

The Sport Matrix: Wednesday 21 August 2013

Wenger defends record ahead of crucial tie

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Shakhter Karagandy 2 Celtic 0 match report: Celtic stunned by minnows from Kazakhstan in Champions League play-off

First-leg defeat ensures a difficult task in Glasgow next week

Southampton have broken their record for the second time this summer, to bring in Roma striker Pablo Osvaldo for a reported £15m
White (right) and Rangers vice chairman Matt Taylor (left) sign Alex MacDonald in 1968

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NextGen series cancelled amid funding shortage

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The 24-year-old's national boss, who spent time managing in Spain, has admitted his belief that Bale would fit in should he complete a move to the La Liga club

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Colin McAdam’s aggressive, barrelling style and long, shaggy hair led to his being branded “The Beast” by followers of Rangers, with whom the 6ft 1in, 13st Glaswegian achieved the highest profile in a Scottish League career spanning nearly 20 years.

Darius Henderson celebrates his last minute winner against Blackburn

Blackburn 0 Nottingham Forest 1 match report: Last gasp winner from Darius Henderson gives Forest rare back-to-back victories

Only the second time Forest have won at Ewood Park in 36 years

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Transfer news: Brendan Rodgers opens door to Luis Suarez Liverpool return - but insists he must learn from his mistakes first

Reds' boss wants Suarez back with the squad once he has fallen back in line and insists Liverpool aren't fighting a losing battle in their attempt to keep him

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