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Celtic back in Champions League

2014-08-08 11:36
Neil Lennon (AP)
Neil Lennon (AP)
Cape Town - Celtic have been re-admitted to the Champions League after Legia Warsaw were thrown out of the competition for fielding ineligible player Bartosz Bereszynski.

Celtic were knocked out after losing 6-1 on aggregate to Legia in the third qualifying round tie of the competition.

Unregistered defender Bartosz Bereszynski came on as a substitute with three minutes remaining in Legia's 2-0 win in the second leg of the overall 6-1 aggregate triumph.

UEFA investigated the matter and on Friday awarded Celtic the match with a 3-0 victory - making the aggregate score 4-4 and sending the Scottish champions through on the away goals rule after they lost the first leg 4-1.

Celtic will now go into Friday's draw for the final round of qualification matches.



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