Celtic Closing In On Champions League

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Celtic are one game away from reaching the Champions League group stages. They have the benefit of an away goal going into the second leg of their play-off against Slovenian side Maribor at Parkhead – with the score at 1-all. Celtic are only in the competition after Legia Warsaw, who beat them in the preivous round, were penalised for fielding a suspended player. Manager Ronny Deila says they’ve got to make the most of their opportunity [audio_player src=”http://media.radiokerry.ie/mediamanager/embed/audio/27412/medium/”] Kick-off is at 7.45. Manchester United and manager Louis van Gaal will be expected to get their first win of the season tonight Their first game in the second round of the League Cup since 1995 is at third tier MK Dons. United haven’t hit the ground running, with one point from two Premier League games. Van Gaal is confident his team will improve [audio_player src=”http://media.radiokerry.ie/mediamanager/embed/audio/27413/medium/”] Kick-off is at 8. Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is determined to avoid a slip up in the League Cup tonight. His side open up their campaign at Gillingham in the second round. Southampton take on an in-form Championship side in the League Cup tonight. They’re seeking a first win of the season when they go to Millwall in the second round. Ian Holloway’s side have seven points from their opening four league games. Managerless Crystal Palace are away to third tier Walsall. West Ham face Sheffield United for the first time since the Carlos Tevez row in the second round of the League Cup tonight. In 2007, the London club stayed in the Premier League at the Blades’ expense – even though they broke rules over the third party ownership of Tevez – which is illegal in England. They were fined rather than docked points and the striker played a key part in their survival. Leicester manager Nigel Pearson says he’s left with no option but to make lots of changes to his team for tonight’s tie at home to Shrewsbury. All of those are at 7.45. There’s one FAI Ford cup third round replay tonight as Shelbourne host St Pats. Kick off is at 8.