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Magic Ntcham Finish Grabs Celtic Brilliant Europa League Victory In Italy

Well, well, well... After a week of apparent confidence from the Italian media ahead of the Lazio-Celtic clash in the Europa League, things have gone rather quiet on Friday.

Record five-time winners Sevilla knew victory in Luxembourg would send them through from Group A and their one-sided win also sealed top spot.

The circumstances and the way we did it, just makes it that bit more special. The boys wanted to go forward, play forward, run forward.

As you might have imagine, the result was a bitter pill to swallow for the local press, and we'll start with Rome-based newspaper Il Messaggero.

A hat-trick for Sevilla's Munir El Haddadi was supplemented by two goals from Munas Dabbur in a 5-2 away drubbing of Luxembourg's Dudelange as the Spaniards kept up their 100% record in Group A after racing into a 4-0 halftime lead.

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Olivier Ntcham's stoppage-time victor in the Stadio Olimpico kept the Hoops top of Group E and ensured European football after Christmas with two fixtures remaining.

"This team keeps setting new boundaries for itself", said ecstatic manager Neil Lennon. It was an open second half, but Ntcham proved decisive after a number of top saves from Fraser Forster.

Once again, Ciro Immobile put the Aquile in front, but they managed to lose 2-1.

We have done well to this point but we want to finish strong and yes hopefully go on and win the group.

AZ Alkmaar thrashed Astana 5-0 in Kazakhstan to keep control of the race for second place in Group L behind United, eliminating their hosts and moving four points clear of Partizan.

The other game in the group saw CFR Cluj move to within a point of qualification by beating Rennes 1-0 in Romania.

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