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Champions League wrap: Big day for the visitors

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Celtic and Porto are among the Champions League hopefuls who survived away challenges with their advancement hopes in fine shape after first legs of the third qualifying round.

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Many of the ties remain tight, as the first five matches did Tuesday.

Krasnodar 0-1 Porto

Sergio Oliveira smashed a 90th minute free kick home to give Porto a vital away goal heading back to Portugal.

CFR Cluj 1-1 Celtic

James Forrest’s equalizer stands as Celtic’s away goal heading into a second leg which is still very tight.

Celtic boss Neil Lennon said he hopes to reinvest money if Kieran Tierney is bought by Arsenal before the end of Thursday’s deadline, but is staying tight-lipped about any deal.

“I don’t know anything. I’ve said the last few days it wouldn’t surprise me (if Arsenal came with a better offer). I don’t have any confirmation of that at all.”

Istanbul Basaksehir 0-1 Olympiacos

The 10-man Turkish hosts missed a penalty kick in stoppage time to make Giorgos Masouras’ goal that much more powerful.

FC Basel 1-2 LASK

It could’ve been worse for the favored hosts, who were down 2-0 until Luca Zuffi scored in the 87th minute. at St. Jakob-Park.

Maribor 1-3 Rosenborg

Alexander Soderlund scored two of the Norwegians’ three goals to build a very comfortable lead heading back home.

Celtic drubs Rangers to clinch seventh-straight title

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This was a bit like Manchester City was expecting with their derby a few weeks back, and this is a title Celtic won’t forget any time soon, drubbing their hated rivals to clinch another Scottish Premiership title.

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Celtic beat Rangers 5-0 at Celtic Park in Sunday’s Old Firm Derby, clinching a seventh-straight league title in style.

Rangers are third, 13 points behind their rivals, while Aberdeen is 10 points behind the champions.

Odsonne Eduoard scored twice before James Forrest, Tom Rogic, and Callum McGregor blew the doors off the thing to build a five-goal lead by the 53rd minute.

The win is the 14th-consecutive Old Firm match without a Celtic loss over 90 minutes.

At one point, Celtic defender Mikael Lustig borrowed a police officer’s hat to celebrate a goal.