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The Morocco international ends his loan spell with the Cottagers to move to Serie A

Football in Brief: Carrick injury; Arsenal and Birmingham women's football; Italian match abandoned; Milan’s winless run; Brazil finals

Michael Carrick looks likely to miss England’s friendlies against Chile and Germany

Celtic manager Neil Lennon reacts during his sides 1-0 defeat to Ajax in the Champions League

Ajax 1 Celtic 0: Neil Lennon admits his side left Amsterdam 'with regrets' following lacklustre Champions League performance

The Scottish side missed out on the chance to move into second place in Group H after a poor performance which ended in defeat in Holland

Philippe Mexes walks after bring shown a red card

AC Milan 'furious' at being ordered to play behind closed doors at San Siro after fans 'abuse southern Italians'

Fans chanted 'We are not Neapolitans' at Napoli supporters at the weekend

Richardt Strauss: The Ireland hooker is to undergo heart surgery this week

Heineken Cup final to be held in Italy... if it’s held at all

Italian rugby folk have frequently had cause to bemoan their misfortune – the Azzurri are no strangers to being diddled out of important victories by referees or being betrayed by World Cup fixture planners – so it would be just their luck to host a Heineken Cup final for the first time in a season when no one turns up. Yesterday, the tournament organisers declared that the 2015 showpiece would be played at the 80,000-capacity San Siro in Milan. It may prove a year too late.

Brazilian Neymar will assume Lionel Messi's mantle

Celtic v Barcelona: Lionel Messi’s absence from Champions League encounter is bittersweet for Neil Lennon

Barcelona still present a formidable challenge with Neymar taking over the leading role

Gareth Bale celebrates his goal on his Real Madrid debut

Gareth Bale to rent Kaka's mansion in Madrid

Brazilian is on loan at Milan and could make move permanent

The Spring/Summer 2014 collection of Giorgio Armani during Milan Fashion Week showed that the style’s true inspiration was Armani himself

The Godfather of fashion: Armani’s style still reveals a master at work

There was certainly a lightness, reflected in the fluidity and fragility of fabrics

<b>Matt Le Tissier (playing career: 1986-2002) </b><br/>
Le Tissier, who spent his whole career at Southampton, scored a total 48 out of 49 spot kicks. The only time he ever missed from 12 yards was when Mark Crossley famously saved for Nottingham Forest in Saints' 2-1 defeat at the Dell in the Premier League in March 1994.

Dolce & Gabbana back in focus with gilded camp and Nineties energy

Sunday’s Marni show, opening the penultimate day of the Milanese shows, was paraded in silence. That wasn’t an intellectual exercise in focus: the power was out, or as the Italian press aides described it: “We have a technical disease.”

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.

The Sport Matrix: Thursday 19 September 2013

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Mario Balotelli

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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.

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