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Garay drags Celtic back with last 16 place in sight

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The heartache came late, but then Celtic's Champions League run this season has flashed through the emotional spectrum at such breakneck speed that there should have been no surprise.

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The Hoops are still on a high following their remarkable 2-1 home win over Barcelona

Celtic’s Tony Watt (left) celebrates his winning goal against Barça

Celtic aim to deliver knockout blow in city of their finest hour

A win for Celtic against Benfica in Lisbon will guarantee them a place in the last 16

Victor Wanyama is mobbed by his Celtic team-mates

Joe Ledley warns Champions League progression far from assured despite Celtic win over Barcelona

Joe Ledley is enjoying the fall-out from Celtic's historic Champions league win over Barcelona but recognises the Hoops' place in the knockout stages is far from assured.

Celtic players surround Victor Wanyama after he scored the opening goal

Joe Ledley still stunned by Celtic's conquest of Barcelona

Joe Ledley was today still struggling to take in Celtic's historic Champions league win over Barcelona even after watching it on television.

Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster celebrates with manager Neil Lennon

Neil Lennon feared another Barcelona comeback against Celtic

Neil Lennon admits he feared another Barcelona comeback even when Tony Watt fired Celtic into a two-goal lead with just seven minutes remaining at Parkhead last night.

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Barcelona relaxed despite Celtic defeat says Lionel Messi

Barcelona's players reacted calmly to Wednesday's surprise 2-1 Champions League reverse at Celtic when the favourites squandered a chance to qualify from Group G with two games to spare.

Victor Wanyama heads Celtic into a 21st-minute lead
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Arsene Wenger today conceded that contract talks with Theo Walcott were a matter of “urgency” as the England international nears the end of his current deal.

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