Celtic’s Champions League hopes ended by AEK

Celtic's Dedryck Boyata celebrates winning the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Aberdeen and Celtic at Hampden Park

After drawing the first leg 1-1 in Glasgow, it was all to play for in the Greek capital tonight, but they did not step up to the plate.

The visitors were forced to pile men forward as a result and eventually pulled one back 12 minutes from time through Sinclair's well-placed header, but AEK managed to hang on.

However, goals from Bito Rodrigo Galo and Marko Livaja either side of the break saw Celtic fail to book a spot against Malmo or MOL Vidi in a play-off to reach the group stages.

Sevilla are keen on signing Dedryck Boyata from Celtic and are confident they can knock the Bhoys down in terms of their financial demands.

"I thought a lot of our build-up play was worth something from the game but you can't defend that softly", Celtic manager Rodgers told BT Sport.

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"You could say they have the advantage, especially with the away goal but we, as a team, are more than capable of scoring an away goal ourselves".

"I don't want to make excuses", added Rodgers.

Celtic will now contest a Europa League playoff round tie with Latvia's Spartaks Jurmala or Suduva Marijampole of Lithuania.

It was the start the Parkhead side had feared and moments later they nearly conceded a second when Victor Klonaridis, who scored in Glasgow last week, burst into the Hoops box but toe-poked a shot wide of the target from eight yards.

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