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  • Chelsea, Tottenham, Manchester City, Manchester United and Celtic will discover their Champions League opponents in Monaco on Thursday. Liverpool will also learn their group stage opposition, assuming Jurgen Klopp's men do not relinquish their 2-1 play-off lead over Hoffenheim at Anfield on Wednesday evening. Celtic qualified by completing victory over Astana on Tuesday.The draw for the eight groups, featuring 32 teams in all, begins at 1700BST on Thursday at the Grimaldi Forum in the Principality. It will be followed by the UEFA Player Awards.Real Madrid won Europe's elite club competition in Cardiff in June, becoming the first team in the Champions League era to win back-to-back titles.The final takes place at the NSK Olimpiyskyi in Kiev on May 26, 2018.There are four pots of eight teams, with one team from each pot forming a group, although teams from the same association cannot face each other.Premier League champions Chelsea are in pot one alongside Madrid, Bayern ..

    British sides await Champions League fates

    Chelsea, Tottenham, Manchester City, Manchester United and Celtic will discover their Champions League opponents in Monaco on Thursday. Liverpool will also learn their group stage opposition, assuming Jurgen Klopp's men do not relinquish their 2-1 play-off lead over Hoffenheim at Anfield on Wednesday evening. Celtic qualified by completing victory over Astana on Tuesday.The draw for the eight groups, featuring 32 teams in all, begins at 1700BST on Thursday at the Grimaldi Forum in the Principality. It will be followed by the UEFA Player Awards.Real Madrid won Europe's elite club competition in Cardiff in June, becoming the first team in the Champions League era to win back-to-back titles.The final takes place at the NSK Olimpiyskyi in Kiev on May 26, 2018.There are four pots of eight teams, with one team from each pot forming a group, although teams from the same association cannot face each other.Premier League champions Chelsea are in pot one alongside Madrid, Bayern ..
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  • Brendan Rodgers admits he endured another night of Champions League qualification worry after Celtic progressed into the group stage despite a 4-3 defeat in Astana.The Hoops' progress was never in serious doubt following their 5-0 thrashing of the Kazakhstan champions at Parkhead last week however, there were some nervy moments for the Northern Irishman and the Scottish champions in a pulsating encounter in Kazakhastan.The home side took the lead through an own goal by 19-year-old defender Kristoffer Ajer before Scott Sinclair curled in the equaliser.Two goals in a minute at the start of the second half from attackers Serikzhan Muzhikov and Patrick Twumasi brought the home side back to life and when the Ghanaian grabbed his second to make it 4-1 there were some anxious moments before late goals from Olivier Ntcham and Leigh Griffiths gave the visitors an 8-4 aggregate win and confirmed they would be in European football's top club competition for the second successive seas..

    Brendan Rodgers goes through more nervous moments in Champions League

    Brendan Rodgers admits he endured another night of Champions League qualification worry after Celtic progressed into the group stage despite a 4-3 defeat in Astana.The Hoops' progress was never in serious doubt following their 5-0 thrashing of the Kazakhstan champions at Parkhead last week however, there were some nervy moments for the Northern Irishman and the Scottish champions in a pulsating encounter in Kazakhastan.The home side took the lead through an own goal by 19-year-old defender Kristoffer Ajer before Scott Sinclair curled in the equaliser.Two goals in a minute at the start of the second half from attackers Serikzhan Muzhikov and Patrick Twumasi brought the home side back to life and when the Ghanaian grabbed his second to make it 4-1 there were some anxious moments before late goals from Olivier Ntcham and Leigh Griffiths gave the visitors an 8-4 aggregate win and confirmed they would be in European football's top club competition for the second successive seas..
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  • Celtic progressed into the Champions League as expected with an 8-4 aggregate win over Astana, but they were made to sweat in their 4-3 second-leg defeat in Kazakhstan. The Hoops' progress was never in serious doubt following their 5-0 thrashing of the Kazakhstan champions at Parkhead last week, but there were some nervy moments for the Scottish champions as they slipped to a first defeat of the season in a pulsating encounter at the Astana Arena. Celtic's 19-year-old defender Kristoffer Ajer, in for injured Jozo Simunovic, deflected a shot from defender Dmitri Shomko past goalkeeper Craig Gordon in the 26th minute to give the Kazakh side the merest glimmer of hope, quashed, it appeared, eight minutes later when Hoops attacker Scott Sinclair curled in the equaliser. Two goals in a minute at the start of the second-half from attackers Serikzhan Muzhikov and Patrick Twumasi brought the home side back to life and, when Ghanaian Twumasi grabbed his second, the visitors were on..

    Celtic progress into Champions League despite narrow second-leg defeat at Astana

    Celtic progressed into the Champions League as expected with an 8-4 aggregate win over Astana, but they were made to sweat in their 4-3 second-leg defeat in Kazakhstan. The Hoops' progress was never in serious doubt following their 5-0 thrashing of the Kazakhstan champions at Parkhead last week, but there were some nervy moments for the Scottish champions as they slipped to a first defeat of the season in a pulsating encounter at the Astana Arena. Celtic's 19-year-old defender Kristoffer Ajer, in for injured Jozo Simunovic, deflected a shot from defender Dmitri Shomko past goalkeeper Craig Gordon in the 26th minute to give the Kazakh side the merest glimmer of hope, quashed, it appeared, eight minutes later when Hoops attacker Scott Sinclair curled in the equaliser. Two goals in a minute at the start of the second-half from attackers Serikzhan Muzhikov and Patrick Twumasi brought the home side back to life and, when Ghanaian Twumasi grabbed his second, the visitors were on..
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  • Wayne Rooney has become only the second player to score 200 Premier League goals. The striker has scored in his first two games after returning to his boyhood club Everton to reach a landmark previously only achieved by Alan Shearer. Here, Press Association Sport looks at a career breakdown of Rooney's Premier League goals.CAREER RECORDGames: 462Goals: 200 CLUBFor Everton: 17 goalsFor Manchester United: 183:: Rooney's United goal tally is the most in the Premier League by any player for any one single club. FAVOURITE OPPONENTS 14 goals: Newcastle13: Aston Villa11: Arsenal, Tottenham, West Ham 10: Fulham, Portsmouth 9: Bolton, Manchester City :: Only Shearer has double-figure goal tallies against more Premier League opponents - 12, to Rooney's seven. :: Rooney has scored Premier League goals against 35 different opponents in all. SEASON BY SEASON 2002-03: 6 2003-04: 9 2004-05: 11 2005-06: 16 2006-07: 14 2007-08: 12 2008-09: 12 2009-10: 2..

    Wayne Rooney’s Premier League goals as he reaches double century

    Wayne Rooney has become only the second player to score 200 Premier League goals. The striker has scored in his first two games after returning to his boyhood club Everton to reach a landmark previously only achieved by Alan Shearer. Here, Press Association Sport looks at a career breakdown of Rooney's Premier League goals.CAREER RECORDGames: 462Goals: 200 CLUBFor Everton: 17 goalsFor Manchester United: 183:: Rooney's United goal tally is the most in the Premier League by any player for any one single club. FAVOURITE OPPONENTS 14 goals: Newcastle13: Aston Villa11: Arsenal, Tottenham, West Ham 10: Fulham, Portsmouth 9: Bolton, Manchester City :: Only Shearer has double-figure goal tallies against more Premier League opponents - 12, to Rooney's seven. :: Rooney has scored Premier League goals against 35 different opponents in all. SEASON BY SEASON 2002-03: 6 2003-04: 9 2004-05: 11 2005-06: 16 2006-07: 14 2007-08: 12 2008-09: 12 2009-10: 2..
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  • Wayne Rooney became just the second player to rack up 200 Premier League goals by opening the scoring for Everton at Manchester City.The 31-year-old is back at his boyhood club after 13 record-breaking years with Manchester United - an allegiance City fans reminded him of on Monday.Jeered from the outset at the Etihad Stadium, Rooney certainly enjoyed making it 1-0 to Everton in the 35th minute when he met strike partner Dominic Calvert-Lewin's square pass with a left-foot finish through the legs of goalkeeper Ederson and in off the post.Only Alan Shearer, with 260, has more Premier League goals than Rooney. Source: PA Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.

    Rooney scores 200th Premier League goal

    Wayne Rooney became just the second player to rack up 200 Premier League goals by opening the scoring for Everton at Manchester City.The 31-year-old is back at his boyhood club after 13 record-breaking years with Manchester United - an allegiance City fans reminded him of on Monday.Jeered from the outset at the Etihad Stadium, Rooney certainly enjoyed making it 1-0 to Everton in the 35th minute when he met strike partner Dominic Calvert-Lewin's square pass with a left-foot finish through the legs of goalkeeper Ederson and in off the post.Only Alan Shearer, with 260, has more Premier League goals than Rooney. Source: PA Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.
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