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Celtic Beats Helsingborg to Reach Champions League Group Stage

Celtic defeated Helsingborg 2-0 to advance to the group stage of soccer’s Champions League.

Gary Hopper and Victory Wanyama scored in Glasgow as Celtic completed a 4-0 win in the two-match qualifying playoff. The win sends Celtic into the group stage of Europe’s elite club competition for the first time since 2008.

CFR Club beat Basel 1-0 to complete a 3-1 win in their playoff, Spartak Moscow won 3-2 on aggregate over Fenerbahce following a 1-1 draw and Dynamo Kiev also advanced by a 4-3 count despite losing 2-1 to Monchengladbach. Lille and Copenhagen are playing extra time tied 1-1.

The draw for the 32-team group stage will be held tomorrow in Monaco.

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