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Summary

  1. Liverpool reach Europa Lg last 32
  2. Sturridge missed game with foot injury
  3. FT: Celtic 1-2 Ajax
  4. Celtic knocked out of competition
  5. FT: FK Qarabag 0-1 Tottenham (Kane)
  6. Spurs through to last 32

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By Emlyn Begley

All times stated are UK

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Good night

So Liverpool go through and Celtic are out.

Spurs also qualified but spare a thought for them and their 2,500-mile flight home to play Chelsea on Sunday at 12:00 GMT.

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Celtic 1-2 Ajax

Celtic manager Ronny Deila: "Some of the same things were happening. Again it was not good enough. But I see talent that will develop.

"This gives me a lot of energy to bounce back and I've done that many times in my career."

Liverpool 2-1 Bordeaux

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp on BT Sport: "It was an important night for the whole team or the club because we are in the next round. A few weeks ago we were with three points and now we have nine and we can go top of the table in the next round so it's a big chance for us.

"I don't know about [Daniel Sturridge's injury]. We have to wait for some things, it's a fight again, we have to be prepared and we will be prepared. The atmosphere tonight was great and we really enjoyed it. 2-1 is a good result [for the fans] to stay [until the end]."

Celtic 1-2 Ajax

I can't be more apologetic than I am right now. My performance was Simply SHOCKING and ultimately its cost us dearly. 😭😭😭

Wow, Celtic's striker taking full responsibility for their Europa League exit. You don't see that level of honesty too often.

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#bbcfootball they won't change the Europa League as long as it's a cash cow for the TV people, UEFA and the clubs

'Strange decisions'

Liverpool 2-1 Bordeaux

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp on BT Sport: "There is no bad news tonight because we knew the before the game Bordeaux are much better than their situation in the table. We tried to defend in the centre, the first half was better, when we had the ball we had more ideas, but we lost balls in difficult situations for us, so it was an open game for us.

"There were some strange decisions I would say, I hope strange is not too hard a word. Frustrated? I don't know. [Simon Mignolet] was 20 seconds with the ball? Oh OK. Usually you won't give this type of free-kick. Easy games every can win but this was not an easy game."

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Anon: Benteke is NOT a Liverpool player. The Reds have always hunted in packs of two - eg St John/Hunt, Toshack/Keegan, Dalglish/Rush, Fowler/Owen, Suarez/Sturridge. No forward who has to wait for the ball will succeed. Still, I suppose he is prepared to play!!! undefinedundefinedundefinedA different anon: Can we please get rid of Deila? I have three season tickets and have had for decades and I arrived in a very wet Glasgow tonight and thought before the game this was not going to happen. I made a good choice of a nice dinner and drinks. Where I am now is I will not be renewing my season tickets after 35 years. The team, the formation, the lack of capability and possibility to change formation suck. Lowell is obviously a business man and not a football man. Time to get real.    

Liverpool 2-1 Bordeaux

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is talking to BT Sport. He wasn't impressed by the free-kick given against Simon Mignolet - but then he seemed surprised when the interviewer told him the keeper had held it for 20 seconds. 

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Good early progress from a tricky Europa group. Now to build some home form to match the brilliance at the Bridge & Etihad. #bbcfootball

#bbcfootball should be round of 16 Whoever decided the 3rd place CL team should join the Europa league is a muppet. Devalued the competition

Benteke 'plays the game'

Liverpool 2-1 Bordeaux

Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet on his error for Bordeaux's goal: "What can you do? Unfortunately I waited a bit too long but the fortunate thing is we responded. We have qualified now and hopefully we can win group."

Christian Benteke on being brought down for the penalty: "I have to play the game, he grabbed me and I think it's a penalty. I try to do my job when the coach needs me and try to work hard for the team. I came here to fight for every game and take the opportunities the manager gives me." 

The game in numbers

Celtic 1-2 Ajax

Ajax dominated possession and had more shots - but Celtic actually had more efforts on target. But there's only one stat that counts

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Elsewhere in Europe

Michy Batshuayi (pictured) scored a late goal to give Marseille victory a 2-1 victory over Dutch side Groningen in Group F. The French side need a point against Slovan Liberec to secure their passage.

Midtjylland's fate hangs in the balance after they lost 1-0 to Group D bottom side Legia Warsaw. They need to defeat Club Brugge in the final match to guarantee their passage.

In the other match, Napoli secured their fifth win from five thanks to Vlad Chiricheş's first-half effort against Club Brugge. 

Fenerbahce's 2-0 win in Molde mean they will need to beat Group A's bottom side Celtic to secure their route to the knockout round.

Michy Batshuayi
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The game in numbers

Liverpool 2-1 Bordeaux

Similar possession and shots stats for both teams. Bordeaux only had two efforts on target, one of them was their goal.

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#bbcfootball Round of 32 = another EIGHT games!!! before the final. They need to change this.

So we win and Graeme via text still pessimistic. Hope he's not a Liverpool fan. We don't want him if that's how he thinks #bbcfootball

I don't think football works like that - you don't get to choose who supports your team!

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Grahame Cramlington: Usual picture of a player tapping the badge after scoring. Benteke has only been a Liverpool player five minutes. Loyal to his next pay cheque or big move if Liverpool fail to get European football.

The round of 32, they really drag this tournament out, don't they?

Celtic 1-2 Ajax

That's 10 consecutive Europa League games without a win for Celtic. The record is 12.

FULL-TIME

Liverpool 2-1 Bordeaux

Liverpool are through to the Europa League last 32. Bordeaux are out.

It wasn't a classic, but it will do for the Reds.

FULL-TIME

Celtic 1-2 Ajax

So, Celtic out of the competition. It could have been even worse for the home team but one late chance for the Dutch side was scrambled clear before Yaya Sanogo shot wide from a tight angle.

Liverpool 2-1 Bordeaux

Diego Contento won't be very contento with that as the ball drops to him a few yards out and he volleys over. 

The Reds are almost there. Three minutes of added time to go.

SUBSTITUTION

Liverpool 2-1 Bordeaux

Henri Saivet has a go from the free-kick but it's parried away by Simon Mignolet.

The Reds make a switch now and Divock Origi replaces Jordon Ibe, who comes off the pitch slowly.

INJURY TIME

Liverpool 2-1 Bordeaux

Free-kick to Bordeaux in a really good position as Dejan Lovren fells Diego Rolan.

Five minutes of injury time.

INJURY TIME

Celtic 1-2 Ajax

Celtic, who need two goals in three minutes of injury time, are down to 10 men. Charlie Mulgrew has gone off injured and they've made their three changes.

Fans are streaming out of the stadium.

GOAL - Celtic 1-2 Ajax

Vaclav Cerny

Vaclav Cerny scores for Ajax
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YELLOW CARD

Liverpool 2-1 Bordeaux

Liverpool striker Christian Benteke is booked for a late tackle. Five to go.

CLOSE!

Liverpool 2-1 Bordeaux

Dearie me - almost an equaliser for Bordeaux. Substitute Nicolas Maurice-Belay with a neat touch that sets up a shooting opportunity but that is where it goes wrong. His effort is blazed over the crossbar.

Nicolas Maurice-Belay
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HITS THE WOODWORK

Celtic 1-1 Ajax

End to end at Celtic Park now. A draw sends both teams out so someone might as well win.

Leigh Griffiths is denied at one end and then Amin Younes hits the post for Ajax. Four minutes left.

So a reminder of where we stand. Celtic need a goal (either in their game or in the group's other game) to stay in the tournament. 

Liverpool are through if they don't concede - but if Bordeaux do level, it goes down to the final day.

Celtic 1-1 Ajax

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"Since Scott Allan has come on he's been terrific. His passing is pin sharp and quick. In a few minutes he's created great chances for Griffiths and Mulgrew. Where has he been all this time?"

SUBSTITUTION

Celtic 1-1 Ajax

Ajax (like Celtic) need a goal and here comes Yaya Sanogo, the Arsenal loan striker. He replaces a defender in Mike van der Hoorn.

Celtic 1-1 Ajax

Oh Charlie Mulgrew. The Celtic substitute heads over from about four yards out. How many more chances will the Hoops get?

Celtic's Charlie Mulgrew
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SUBSTITUTION

Liverpool 2-1 Bordeaux

Henri Saivet, who scored Bordeaux's goal, has a go from 35 yards but it's very wide.

They react by making a change. Nicolas Maurice-Belay replaces Jussie.

The French visitors going out as things stand.  

SUBSTITUTION

Liverpool 2-1 Bordeaux

James Milner hits the side-netting with a shot. And moments later Roberto Firmino is replaced by Adam Lallana.

The Reds have a corner now, they're not looking too nervy. About 15 to go at Anfield too.

CLOSE!

Celtic 1-1 Ajax

Leigh Griffiths has a great chance to put Celtic ahead after breaking the offside trap but his shot is too near Jasper Cillessen and it's save, the ball rolling out for a corner.

From that corner, Jozo Simunovic has two or three chances to turn it in but fails. Fifteen minutes left to save their European season.

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A good last couple of minutes from Celtic. They need to exert their authority for the remainder of the match to get that precious goal.

HITS THE WOODWORK

Celtic 1-1 Ajax

Callum McGregor almost scores his second goal, but his long-range effort deflects off a defender and hits the angle of bar and post.

They need to score to stay in the tournament.

Celtic going out?

Fenerbahce have scored against Molde through Fernandao in Group A - as it stands Celtic are out.

The Hoops are still 1-1 with Ajax.

Dutch side Groningen have equalised against Marseille - it's 1-1 in France in the Group F game.