Celtic boss Neil Lennon slams his players after stunning Champions League exit

Hopefully we see the return of Hatem Abd Elhamed

Hopefully we see the return of Hatem Abd Elhamed

Aberdeen goalkeeper and captain Joe Lewis is convinced his side have the character to overcome their 2-0 first-leg defeat when they meet Croatian outfit Rijeka in the second leg of their Europa League qualifier on Thursday at Pittodrie.

Lennon is keen to lift his side's spirits before they now prepare for a play-off to reach the Europa League group stages.

But a Cirpian Deac header meant the Hoops went in at half-time behind on aggregate.

But they were pegged back again with 16 minutes left when Billel Omrani's penalty gave Cluj the lead on away goals.

Well, these Arsenal fans could not help but show some glee after Celtic lost to Cluj in the Champions League qualifying rounds, meaning they now drop into the Europa League qualifiers.

Celtic captain Scott Brown has apologised for accidentally liking a fan's Tweet criticising Neil Lennon's decision to play McGregor in defence, insisting it his "not his style" to criticise people on social media as he backed the Celtic boss.

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Portuguese champions Porto threw away their one-goal lead to Krasnodar and conceded three goals at the Estádio do Dragão, eventually being knocked out by the Russian club on away goals.

"You've got to do the basics well - you've got to stop crosses, close people down, get your head on things - and it was nearly as if we scored and wanted to switch off and control the game".

"We need a miracle to qualify". It's suicidal the goals we gave away tonight.

"If you don't do the basics defensively well enough then at this level you get punished".

"The morale in the squad is excellent at the moment and we are playing some nice football, but to go through in Glasgow, it's a miracle we need". We've only ourselves to blame.

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