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Proposal would see Europa League scrapped

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Celtic's greatest European nights

Celtic's stunning 2-1 victory over Barcelona in Glasgow will rank among the greatest ever nights for the Scottish giants. Here we take a look at some of the other famous European results in the club's history.

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

Display against Barcelona shows Celtic have finally found their fire on the biggest stage

"We played with fire but we didn't get burned" was how one popular Barcelona paper reacted to their duel with Celtic yesterday – that headline in itself is a measure of how far Neil Lennon's side have come in terms of European competition.

Edgar Davids

From Barcelona to Barnet: Edgar Davids joins worst team in the Football League in order to 'help English football'

Edgar Davids, the former Ajax, Juventus and Barcelona midfielder had declared he has taken the managerial post at Barnet to "help English football".

The Europa League trophy

Uefa ask clubs to refer to the Europa League as 'dramatic' and 'prestigious'

UEFA are asking club officials to boost the profile of the Europa League by telling managers and players to refer to the competition in glowing terms, it has emerged.

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Shakhtar Donetsk's Brazilian quartet pull Juventus apart

Brazil coach Mano Menezes could do worse than look to Eastern Europe for inspiration as Ukraine's Shakhtar Donetsk proved by outplaying Juventus in their Champions League match on Tuesday.

Ex-England footballer Kevin Beattie admits making false benefits claim

A former England football defender - once dubbed the new "Bobby Moore" - has admitted falsely claiming benefits.

Diego Simeone celebrates with his players

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Mario Balotelli of Manchester City is pictured during his team's win over Porto in the Europa League.

Uefa open proceedings into alleged racism at Porto

UEFA today responded to Manchester City's claims that two of their players were racially abused during the Europa League match at Porto by opening disciplinary proceedings against the Portuguese club.

Yaya Touré lifts goalscorer Sergio Aguero aloft after the latter’s winner for Manchester City last night

Long-haul Touré beats jetlag as Aguero eases City's passage

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