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UEFA gives Celtic's Leigh Griffiths one-game ban after Linfield provocation

Leigh Griffiths was banned after tying a Celtic scarf in the goal against Linfield.

Leigh Griffiths has been suspended for the first leg of Celtic's Champions League third qualifying-round clash against Rosenborg after UEFA took action against the striker and the club.

Griffiths received a one-match ban for "provoking supporters" at the end of their win over Linfield, who have been hit with a partial closure of their stadium for their next European game after the striker was pelted with missiles, in the first leg of the previous round.

Celtic have also been sanctioned with three...

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UEFA accuses Celtic's Leigh Griffiths of provoking Linfield fans

Leigh Griffiths tied a Celtic scarf around the net in Belfast last week.

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths faces further disciplinary action on top of his bizarre Belfast booking after being accused of "provoking" Linfield supporters.

UEFA has opened a case against Griffiths over his actions at the end of Celtic's 2-0 Champions League win at Windsor Park on Friday.

The Scotland international, who was earlier pelted with missiles including a glass bottle, tied a Celtic scarf to a goalpost.

The European governing body has also instigated disciplinary action against Linfield...


Linfield confirm Celtic won't take away fans, UCL date moved to avoid march

Linfield celebrate Jordan Stewart's winner on Wednesday.
Linfield host Celtic in the first leg of their Champions League second qualifying round tie.

Linfield have confirmed that Celtic will not take up their away ticket allocation for their Champions League qualifier at Windsor Park, which has been rescheduled to avoid security concerns.

The two sides will meet in the second qualifying round later this month after Northern Irish side Linfield eliminated La Fiorita of San Marino in the previous round on Tuesday.

Linfield have confirmed that the first leg in Belfast will take place on July 14, rather than July 11 or 12 as had originally been scheduled,...