Celtic v Zenit: Celtic ratings

DE VRIES: Nightmare night for the Celtic goalkeeper. Left exposed for the opening goal but conceded a cheap second when he was caught off guard by a long range effort that he really ought to have held. 3LUSTIG: Ought to have done better with Celtic’s third goal as he...

Arsenal 1-2 (agg 4-2) Ostersunds FK: Rob Holding admits his side can perform better following shock defeat to Europa League minnows

Rob Holding admitted Arsenal were complacent in their second leg defeat to Ostersunds FK in the last 32 of the Europa League at the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners lost 2-1 on the night but go through to the last 16 after winning 4-2 on aggregate. Calum Chambers’ own...

Stephen Robinson tips Motherwell youngster Allan Campbell to earn place on Scotland tour

MOTHERWELL manager Stephen Robinson has challenged rising star Allan Campbell to book his place on the plane for Scotland’s summer tour of South America by keeping up his impressive form.The 19-year-old has been a standout in the Fir Park midfield this season, winning...

Premier League Preview Show – Thursday 22 February

talkSPORT’s Tom Rennie and David Walker are joined by former Chelsea winger Clive Walker and former Man City captain Steve Lomas for a look ahead to a big weekend of football in the Premier League and the Carabao Cup final at Wembley. The guys will also cast their eye...

Self-inflicted wounds leave Celtic out in the cold after Zenit defeat

The artificial heat in Zenit St Petersburg’s closed roof stadium might have masked Celtic from the harshness of the elements but there was nothing that could protect them from the icy blast of reality as the door to football’s Siberia swung open.No amount of...

Zenit St Petersburg 3-0 (agg 3-1) Celtic: Brendan Rodgers’ side out of Europa League with a whimper

Celtic crashed out of the Europa League in calamitous style with a 3-0 defeat by Zenit St Petersburg in Russia. The Hoops' deserved 1-0 lead from the first leg of the last-32 clash at Parkhead last week was wiped out before half an hour had been played with Brendan...

MATCH REPORT: Celtic crash out of Europa as same old mistakes blight European campaign

IF Celtic under Brendan Rodgers are to ever come close to once again becoming an established European team, even one with realistically modest aims, then they must learn how to defend.Every goal is, of course, avoidable but this side over the past 18 months have made...

The 72 on talkSPORT 2 – Football League podcast on Thursday, February 22

Dan Windle is joined in studio by Tom Barclay and Phil Brown to discuss the latest topics from across the EFL. They are joined live by new Barnsley manager Jose Morais, Bolton attacker Zach Clough and Wigan midfielder Gary Roberts following the Latics' giant-killing...

Zenit St Petersburg 3-0 Celtic (agg 3-1): Hoops rated and slated

Celtic are out of the Europa League after succumbing to a dismal 3-0 defeat in their last 32 second leg match at Zenit St Petersburg.  Brendan Rodgers' side went into the game at the Krestovsky Stadium 1-0 up but Celtic got off to the worst possible start when an...

Arsenal v Ostersunds FK confirmed line-ups: Mkhitaryan and Welbeck start

Arsenal will be looking to progress to the last 16 of this season's Europa League with ease when they face Ostersunds FK in their second leg clash at the Emirates Stadium.  Arsene Wenger's made light work of the Swedish club after running out 3-0 winners in the first...

‘I’m one of the greatest minds in football’, says Sol Campbell after being turned down for Oxford manager’s job

Former England defender Sol Campbell feels he is "one of the greatest minds in football" - but is "being wasted" by a lack of opportunities to become a manager. Campbell, 43, made more than 300 appearances for Tottenham before joining north London rivals Arsenal,...

Zenit St Petersburg v Celtic live stream and confirmed line-ups: talkSPORT 2 Europa League commentary on Thursday, February 22

YOU CAN LISTEN TO ZENIT V CELTIC ON TALKSPORT 2 AT 6PM. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN LIVE ONLINE  Celtic are looking for a place in this season's Europa League last 16 when they go to Zenit St Petersburg this evening.  Callum McGregor's goal sees the Celtic go into the second...

Watch Everton’s Yannick Bolasie give a shout out to 17 team-mates in impressive freestyle rap video

Yannick Bolasie showed he is a man of many talents after posting a video of himself freestyling about his Everton team-mates on Instagram.  The winger has recently come back from a cruciate ligament injury and judging by his latest video he is very upbeat about...

Rodgers lapping up the possibility of Celtic’s European advancement in St Petersburg

IT was a joke. Probably.A silly throwaway line handed out by a football manager to a rag-tag bunch of hacks 24 hours or so before his team play what is a huge match in European football.But, then, Brendan Rodgers is far more serious than silly. So, when he was asked...

Jonny Evans will reclaim West Brom captaincy after ‘taxi-gate’ apology, confirms manager Alan Pardew

West Brom manager Alan Pardew has dismissed suggestions Jonny Evans has been stripped of the captaincy for good after the club's ill-fated training trip to Spain. Evans, Gareth Barry, Jake Livermore and Boaz Myhill were spoken to by police investigating the alleged...

Queen of the South face selection crisis after reserve goalkeeper is run over by a cow

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Transfer report: Manchester United target Gianluigi Donnarumma would prefer to join Paris Saint-Germain

Manchester United and Real Madrid target Gianluigi Donnarumma wants to join Paris Saint-Germain this summer. The goalkeeper has fallen out with the hierarchy at AC Milan and he is ready to leave the San Siro at the end of the season. Both Manchester United and Real...

A move to England would be ‘very exciting’, says Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos

ALFREDO MORELOS has reiterated his desire to test himself in the Premier League as he sets his sights on a World Cup spot with Colombia.The striker the was subject of sustained interest from Chinese Super League side Beijing Renhe last month.But Rangers rejected a...

Liverpool hero Xabi Alonso reveals he wants to coach at former club

Former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso wants to coach his old club Real Sociedad. The 36-year-old hung up his boots at the end of last season after a glittering career - winning two Champions League titles, four domestic league titles, plus World Cup and European...

Scott Brown hopes Celtic can replicate famous victory over Russian opposition

CELTIC captain Scott Brown hopes today’s team can summon the spirit of one from a decade ago which inspired the late and legendary Tommy Burns to an iconic celebration.In Brown’s debut season at the club, a dramatic penalty shoot-out against Spartak Moscow at Parkhead...

Liverpool transfer report: Barcelona and Bayern Munich join Reds in race to sign Sporting Lisbon star Gelson Martins

Barcelona and Bayern Munich are interested in landing Liverpool target Gelson Martins before his £53million release clause expires this summer. Liverpool have been strongly linked with a move for the 22-year-old winger, who has scored five goals in 21 league games for...

Scottish FA to make enquiry to purchase Hampden Park

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Manchester United fans sing ‘Will Grigg’s on fire’ during Sevilla game to mock Man City FA Cup loss at Wigan

There may not have been much to smile about on the pitch in Seville, but Manchester United fans still managed to have a laugh, although it came at Man City's expense. Actually, the travelling supporters didn't stop singing during their Champions League last 16 draw...

Zenit boss Roberto Mancini remains ice cool as temperatures plummet ahead of Celtic clash

ST PETERSBURG at this time of year is as cold as it is beautiful.So freezing in fact that eunuch brass monkeys can be seen walking across the frozen rivers which criss-cross this wonderful city.It plunged to minus-22 in the afternoon yesterday – and it felt it. It was...

Liverpool ace Roberto Firmino speaks out after being cleared of racially abusing Everton’s Mason Holgate

Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino says he knows first-hand how hurtful racist abuse can be, after he was cleared of racially abusing Everton’s Mason Holgate. Holgate accused Firmino of using a discriminatory term towards him after they were involved in a heated...

All the pressure on Zenit, says Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers

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Transfer report: Unhappy Manchester United star Paul Pogba ‘offered to top clubs’ by his agent

Paul Pogba’s agent has offered the Manchester United star to a list of top clubs in Europe as his unhappiness under Jose Mourinho deepens, according to reports. The £89million record signing has struggled for form this season and has come under fire for not living up...

Brown hopes Celtic can replicate famous victory over Russian opposition

CELTIC captain Scott Brown hopes today’s team can summon the spirit of one from a decade ago which inspired the late and legendary Tommy Burns to an iconic celebration.In Brown’s debut season at the club, a dramatic penalty shoot-out against Spartak Moscow at Parkhead...

Transfer gossip: Chelsea star ‘open’ to Real Madrid offers, Pogba ‘offered to top clubs’, Arsenal ace to sign new deal?

Here are all the top transfer-related stories in Thursday’s newspapers and online... Several European clubs have been contacted by a representative of Paul Pogba, amid speculation over the Frenchman's future at Old Trafford. The 24-year-old was a substitute for...

Bobby Russell hoping Celtic’s European exertions can open door to Rangers in title race

RANGERS legend Bobby Russell is praying for Celtic to make it into the next round of the Europa League tonight, because he believes it could open the door to the Ibrox side pipping their rivals to the league title.Celtic go into the second leg of their round of 32...

Rugby League on talkSPORT 2 podcast – February 21, 2018

Mark Wilson, Phil Caplan, Gary Schofield and Richard Shaw-Wright are back for another action packed Rugby League show. They speak to Wigan’s Joel Tomkins, Huddersfield’s Ollie Roberts and London Broncos Head Coach Danny Ward. The Rugby League Show on talkSPORT2...

Rodgers lapping up the possibility of European advancement in St Petersburg

IT was a joke. Probably.A silly throwaway line handed out by a football manager to a rag-tag bunch of hacks 24 hours or so before his team play what is a huge match in European football.But, then, Brendan Rodgers is far more serious than silly. So, when he was asked...

‘Not one player got past him’ – Fans rave about ex-Man City star Jesus Navas after Sevilla man has a stormer against Man United

It’s fair to say Jesus Navas was rather inconsistent during his time with Manchester City. Signed in 2013 as a winger with a reputation for beating his man with consummate ease, Navas’ final ball often let him down. However, since re-signing for Sevilla, the Spanish...

All the pressure on Zenit, says Brendan Rodgers

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Sevilla 0-0 Manchester United: Red Devils rated and slated

Manchester United played out an uninspiring goalless draw in their Champions League last 16 first leg tie at Sevilla.  Headlines were made pre-match when it emerged club-record signing Paul Pogba would be left on the bench in United's first knockout game in Europe's...

Championship round-up: Cardiff close gap at the top as Wolves slip up at home, while Leeds and Derby draw

Nelson Oliveira's spectacular late strike saw Norwich grab a point in stoppage time for the second time in four days as they drew 2-2 with Sky Bet Championship leaders Wolves at Molineux. A Jamal Lewis own goal and Alfred N'Diaye's header appeared to have the hosts...

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Celtic v Zenit: Celtic ratings

DE VRIES: Nightmare night for the Celtic goalkeeper. Left exposed for the opening goal but conceded a cheap second when he was caught off guard by a long range effort that he really ought to have held. 3LUSTIG: Ought to have done better with Celtic’s third goal as he...

Premier League Preview Show – Thursday 22 February

talkSPORT’s Tom Rennie and David Walker are joined by former Chelsea winger Clive Walker and former Man City captain Steve Lomas for a look ahead to a big weekend of football in the Premier League and the Carabao Cup final at Wembley. The guys will also cast their eye...

Zenit St Petersburg 3-0 Celtic (agg 3-1): Hoops rated and slated

Celtic are out of the Europa League after succumbing to a dismal 3-0 defeat in their last 32 second leg match at Zenit St Petersburg.  Brendan Rodgers' side went into the game at the Krestovsky Stadium 1-0 up but Celtic got off to the worst possible start when an...

Scottish FA to make enquiry to purchase Hampden Park

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All the pressure on Zenit, says Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers

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Rugby League on talkSPORT 2 podcast – February 21, 2018

Mark Wilson, Phil Caplan, Gary Schofield and Richard Shaw-Wright are back for another action packed Rugby League show. They speak to Wigan’s Joel Tomkins, Huddersfield’s Ollie Roberts and London Broncos Head Coach Danny Ward. The Rugby League Show on talkSPORT2...

All the pressure on Zenit, says Brendan Rodgers

You've read in the last 30 days. Subscribe now for unlimited access Access the best journalism, comment and analysis in Scotland, wherever and whenever you need it, in any format. Faster AD-LIGHT subscriptions now available too. Alternatively, register to read more...

Sevilla 0-0 Manchester United: Red Devils rated and slated

Manchester United played out an uninspiring goalless draw in their Champions League last 16 first leg tie at Sevilla.  Headlines were made pre-match when it emerged club-record signing Paul Pogba would be left on the bench in United's first knockout game in Europe's...

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