Celtic fined over fireworks trouble

The Scottish champions have been hit with a €5,000 (£4,200) penalty by Uefa after a group of fans were found guilty of improper conduct during a match against Cliftonville
Celtic have been fined €5,000 (£4,200) after supporters set off fireworks in July's Champions League match against Cliftonville.

The incidents took place in the second leg of the second-qualifying-round clash at Celtic Park, with Neil Lennon's men progressing from the tie 5-0.

A statement issued on Uefa's official website read: "Celtic FC have been fined €5,000 after a charge of improper conduct of supporters (setting off of fireworks) in their second qualifying match at home to Cliftonville FC on 23 July 2013."

The Scottish champions progressed through all the qualification rounds to reach the group stages and will face Ajax, AC Milan and Barcelona in Group H.

After overcoming Cliftonville in the second round, Celtic sealed a narrow 1-0 aggregate win over Swedish side Malmo.

Shakhter Karagandy were dispatched in the play-off round 3-2, with James Forrest's 90th-minute goal sealing a memorable win at Celtic Park after a 2-0 first-leg defeat in Kazakhstan.