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Maribor 1-1 Celtic (FT), Standard Liege 0-1 Zenit (FT) - Champions League LIVE!
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Hosted by Tom Maston

23:01 BST

20/08/2014

CHEERIO!

With Inter about to kick-off for the second half in Iceland, this is where the LIVE matchday blog & you, the Goal readers, part ways for this evening. The blog will return on Saturday for all the Premier League action while our Transfer Window blog is back at 09:00 BST tomorrow. For now, though, I've been Tom Maston and thanks for joining me!

22:58 BST

20/08/2014

One last bit of transfer news before we end proceedings for the evening, with Juventus director general Giuseppe Marotta denying the club have bid for Radamel Falcao. The Monaco striker is a man in demand, with Real Madrid and Liverpool both heavily linked with the Colombia international.

Marotta rules out Juventus bid for Falcao
 

22:49 BST

20/08/2014

It's now half-time with Inter holding onto their narrow advantage heading into the break, and Stjarnan have plenty to do to get back into the game given they've barely made it out of their own half during the opening 45 minutes.

LIVE: Stjarnan 0-1 Inter

22:44 BST

20/08/2014

GOAL! STJARNAN 0 INTER 1 (ICARDI)

It's taken 40 minutes but the Italian giants have finally broken the deadlock through Mauro Icardi. As one of the favourites to win the Europa League this season, they are expected to win this tie with ease over two legs.
 

22:34 BST

20/08/2014

In Iceland, Inter have failed to find a breaktrhough goal against Stajarnan in their Europa League playof first leg. The home side are famous for their elaborate goal celebrations which they post on YouTube, with their best probably depicting feeding time at the penguin enclosure.

Who knows what they've thought up for if they score in what is the biggest match in their history. If their previous efforts are anything to go by, it could break the internet. Watch this space...

22:24 BST

20/08/2014

Celtic manager Ronny Deila has been looking forward to his side's second leg at Celtic Park against Maribor following their 1-1 draw in Slovenia tonight, and he has conceded his team will have the advantage on Tuesday.

22:21 BST

20/08/2014

While the likes of Maribor, Slovan Bratislava and now Stjarnan have taken centre stage this evening, there has been plenty of transfer reports surrounding the big clubs throughout the night.

The big story of the day broke earlier as Manchester United completed the signing of Marcos Rojo, and Goal have put together a guide to the Argentina defender so you don't need to spend all night trawling through YouTube videos.

Meet Manchester United's new signing Marcos Rojo

22:12 BST

20/08/2014

DEILA PLEASED WITH CELTIC SHOWING

22:10 BST

20/08/2014

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE ROUND-UP

With the dust having settled on tonight's Champions League play-offs, let's remind ourselves of the situations heading into the second legs of the five ties.

Celtic will be confident of reaching the group stages following their 1-1 in Slovenia against Maribor while Porto are also favourites in their tie against Lille following a 1-0 win for the 2004 winners in France.

Andre Villas-Boas also looks set for a place in the group stages following Zenit's 1-0 win in Belgium over Standard Liege.

The night's two other games - Aalborg v APOEL and Slovan Bratislava v BATE - both ended in 1-1 draws and with everything to play for the in the second legs next week.
 

22:04 BST

20/08/2014

Inter have just kicked-off in Iceland, and Goal has LIVE play-by-play commentary on the Serie A outfit's first European fixture of the campaign.

LIVE: Stjarnan - Inter

22:00 BST

20/08/2014

CHAMPIONSHIP RESULT

Fulham were unable to find an equaliser at Craven Cottage and as such are still searching for their first point having been relegated to the Championship. Wolves, meanwhile, have now beaten two teams who were playing Premier League football last season, but lost to Rotherham United. It's a funny ol' game...

21:54 BST

20/08/2014

STILL TO COME...THE EUROPA LEAGUE!

The Champions League playoffs may be over for another evening, but that isn't the end of the European football for the night. The bulk of the Europa League playoffs are tomorrow, but two matches are being played today, with Inter travelling to Icelandic minnows Stjarnan. They kick-off at 22:00 BST, with Nemanja Vidic set to make his competitive debut.

In the day's other match, Dnipro ran out 2-1 winners over Hajduk Split.
 

21:46 BST

20/08/2014

CHAMPIONSHIP LATEST

There are just over five minutes left at Craven Cottage where Wolves remain 1-0 up over Fulham. Liverpool target Patrick Roberts was given a start by Felix Magath, but the teenager hasn't yet been able to inspire the home side this evening.

21:40 BST

20/08/2014

FULL-TIME SCORES

Final whistles have sounded across Europe, and though there weren't many goals to speak of, the second legs next week should be highly-competitive affairs. The final scores were as follows...

Aalborg 1-1 APOEL
Lille 0-1 Porto
Maribor 1-1 Celtic
Slovan Bratislava 1-1 BATE Borisov
Standard Liege 0-1 Zenit
 

21:36 BST

20/08/2014

FULL TIME

After three minutes of stoppage time, the final whistle blows in Slovenia where Celtic have held on to take a 1-1 draw back to Glasgow for the second leg. Maribor were certainly the better side in the second half but couldn't force a breakthrough. The minnows must now go to Parkhead and try to force a win next Tuesday.

21:31 BST

20/08/2014

Into the final minute of normal time in Slovenia, with both sides still going all out for victory. Celtic know a goal now would put them firmly in the driving seat for next week's second leg.

21:27 BST

20/08/2014

SUPER STOP!

Craig Gordon, he of the 'Premier League Save of the Decade', has kept Celtic level with a quite stunning save to deny Ales Mertelj a fine goal from all of 30 yards. Four first-team matches in three years or not, that was some save.

21:24 BST

20/08/2014

GOAL! SLOVAN BRATISLAVA 1 (VITTEK) BATE BORISOV 1

Having only been on the pitch for eight minutes, the substitute has brought Slovakian side level with ten minutes to play.

21:22 BST

20/08/2014

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LEIGH GRIFFITHS!

And as a present from manager Ronny Deila, the striker has been given ten minutes against Maribor. What more could he have asked for?

21:18 BST

20/08/2014

End-to-end stuff now in Maribor as both sides chase the goal that would give them the advantage heading into the second leg at Celtic Park. The Bhoys would certainly be the happier side with this result if it remains 1-1.