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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

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Edgar Davids

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The Europa League trophy

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

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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.

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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

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