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Maribor 1-1 Celtic (FT), Standard Liege 0-1 Zenit (FT) - Champions League LIVE!
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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.

21:14 BST

20/08/2014

BIG CHANCE!

Stefan Johansen has already denied his side one goal tonight after heading Virgil van Dijk's goalbound header off the line, and he has now wasted Celtic's best chance of the second half after breaking through the Maribor defence before stumbling. That allowed Jasmin Handanovic to push the ball away from danger. Huge moment in Slovenia.

21:12 BST

20/08/2014

Efe Ambrose is about to make an appearance from the bench following his late arrival in Slovenia. If you missed it earlier, the Nigeria defender thought he was suspended tonight after being sent off against Legia Warsaw, but after that match was deemed void by Uefa, his red card was rescinded.

21:07 BST

20/08/2014

JUST WIDE!

All of a sudden Celtic and Anthony Stokes have come to life, and the striker almost put the Bhoys back in front as he burst through before sliding an effort narrowly wide of the post. Celtic's best moment of the half so far.

21:05 BST

20/08/2014

GOAL! LILLE 0 PORTO 1 (HERRERA)

Joy for the visitors in France as they take the lead and grab a vital away goal. With Fernando and Eliaquim Mangala departed for Manchester City little is expected of the Portuguese outfit in Europe this year, but a victory in this tie would see them take their place among the top seeds for the group stages draw.
 

21:00 BST

20/08/2014

Celtic do seem to have weathered a mini-storm from Maribor, but Anthony Stokes' impact on the game hasn't quite been as high as it was in the opening 45 minutes, and Ronny Deila's side are struggling to keep hold of the ball. Changes may be afoot sooner rather than later.

20:57 BST

20/08/2014

GOAL! AALBORG 1 APOEL 1 (OLIVEIRA)

The Cypriots are back on terms in Denmark. In 2013 they were knocked out of the competition by Real Madrid, so they weren't about to let the lowest-ranked side left in the tournament turn them over without a fight this evening were they?

20:52 BST

20/08/2014

CHAMPIONSHIP LATEST

It's Fulham 0-1 Wolves at half-time at Craven Cottage, and the newly-relegated side from West London are in danger of losing their first three league matches of the season. I'd imagine Felix Magath has looked something like this during the first half.