Rogic helps Celtic stay in run­ning

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TOM Rogic’s Celtic beat Leipzig 2-1 yes­ter­day to claw back into Europa League con­tention.

With goals from Kieran Tier­ney (11th) and Od­sonne Edouard (79th), the Hoops jumped to joint sec­ond in Group B equal with the Ger­man club.

Soc­ceroo Rogic played the full 90 min­utes in cen­tral mid­field as man­ager Bren­dan Rodgers went for broke in a tight group led by Red Bull.

English gi­ants Ar­se­nal and Chelsea both pro­gressed to the knock­out stages. Chelsea beat BATE 1-0 in Borisov, while Ar­se­nal drew with Sport­ing 0-0 at the Emi­rates Sta­dium in Lon­don.

The stale­mate was enough to see the Gunners ad­vance as Qarabag up­set Vorskla 1-0 in Group E.

Ar­se­nal’s clash was over­shad­owed by the in­jury to Danny Welbeck, who was taken off on a stretcher in the first half.

In Bel­gium, Soc­ceroos goal­keeper Danny Vukovic helped host Genk to a 1-1 draw against Turk­ish club Be­sik­tas.

Genk re­mains on top of Group I, two points ahead of Sarps­borg and Swedish club Malmo, who drew 1-1.

Chelsea’s fourth win from as many Group L games was played out in freez­ing fog.

Mar­seille was dumped out af­ter it lost 2-1 at Lazio in Group H.

Goals from Marco Parolo and Joaquin Cor­rea were enough to ex­tend a mis­er­able run for the French side.

Lazio went through to the last 32 along with Ein­tra­cht Frank­furt, which elim­i­nated Apol­lon Li­mas­sol af­ter a 3-2 vic­tory in the other game in the sec­tion.

Sevilla was re­duced to 10men at Akhis­ar­spor but came away with a 3-2 win in Group J thanks to a late Ever Banega penalty.

Pic­ture: AFP

Leipzig's Aus­trian mid­fielder Ste­fan Il­sanker watches Celtic's Aus­tralian mid­fielder Tom Rogic get a pass away dur­ing their clash in Glas­gow

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