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The Special One ramps up the tension ahead of Monday night's match

Reality will bite hard for Abramovich and his fallen European champions

Roman Abramovich in the Europa League. Chelsea on ITV4, not even Channel 5. Today the Champions League exit will hit home hardest. At 10.30 this morning the draw for Europe's elite competition will take place in Nyon. Barcelona, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich will find out what awaits them in the knock-out stage of Europe's top competition.

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi hopeful of playing on Sunday as Barcelona forward chases Gerd Mueller's 40-year-old record

Argentine one goal away from equalling long standing goal record

Neil Lennon celebrates progress in the Champions League for Celtic

Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster: I thought Barcelona were winning

Celtic advanced to the knock out phase of the Champions League

Commons holds nerve to keep Celtic on their march for glory

A sense of anxiety had to be overcome before Celtic were able to celebrate. Even on a night of great tension, minds wandered from the play here. The home side had to better Benfica's scoreline at the Nou Camp to progress to the knockout stages, but that game finished 0-0 before full-time at Parkhead. Only seconds passed before the referee blew the final whistle, though, confirming Celtic's progress.

Rafa Benitez, the Chelsea interim manager, was excused of blame

Rafael Benitez wants Europa League consolation prize for Chelsea

Champions League holders fail to progress from group

Celtic's Giorgos Samaras and manager Neil Lennon celebrate at the final whistle

Kris Commons' sure touch performs Champions League 'miracle' for Celtic

Celtic 2 Spartak Moscow 1

Messi has scored 84 goals this year, one short of Gerd Müller's world record

Gerd Müller goal record can fall to Lionel Messi tonight

Barcelona forward one away from equalling 40 year old record

Neil Lennon's side won praise in Spain for the way they took on Barcelona

Celtic caught on Thistle as Europe fatigue sets in

Celtic 0 Inverness Caledonian Thistle 1

Georgios Samaras looks dejected after Celtic’s defeat

Garay drags Celtic back with last 16 place in sight

Benfica 2 Celtic 1

Celtic's dreams of progress go to the wire as Benfica strike to spoil the party

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.

The Sports Matrix: Wednesday 21 November 2012

Chelsea on verge of exit but Celtic hopes go down to wire

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

Celtic Champions League qualification would be wonderful, says Johan Mjallby

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

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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