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Johansen: We weren't good enough

Stefan Johansen admitted "we weren't good enough" after Celtic bowed out of the Champions League for a second time this season.

Everybody's disappointed. We weren't good enough.

We had a chance today but we couldn't take it. We need to be better as a team.

We didn't manage to play the game we wanted to play. They (Maribor) are a good team and it was a good performance by them.

– Stefan Johansen


Arsenal to make Giroud announcement

Giroud celebrates his late equaliser at Everton. Credit: PA

Olivier Giroud has been ruled out of Arsenal's Champions League qualifier against Besiktas on Tuesday night with a foot injury.

A fuller assessment of how long Giroud will be out for should come after he has seen a specialist on Tuesday. He sustained the injury in Saturday's 2-2 draw with Everton.

"Olivier will not play against Besiktas and will see a specialist, then we'll make an announcement of how long he'll be out," Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said.


Zenit and Porto claim impressive away wins

Zenit St Petersburg and Porto took the advantage in the first leg of their Champions League qualifying ties as they both claimed away wins on Wednesday night.

Zenit overcame Belgian side Standard Liege 1-0 at the Stade Maurice Dufrasne thanks to Oleg Shatov's 16th-minute score while Porto defeated Lille by the same scoreline in France as a result of Hector Herrera's 61st minute goal.

AaB also drew 1-1 against Apoel Nicosia after Nicolaj Thomsen's 16th-minute goal was cancelled out by Franco Vinicius early in the second half.

Slovan Bratislava and BATE were also tied after the first leg, although BATE had the away goal advantage thanks to Tomas Jablonsky's 44th-minute own goal, with substitute Robert Vittek keeping Slovan in the tie with an 80th-minute leveller.

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