EuROOvision: Degenek through, but Rogic out of the Champions League

EuROOvision: Degenek through, but Rogic out of the Champions League


While it was euphoria for Milos Degenek and Red Star Belgrade, Tom Rogic‘s Celtic saw heartbreak in Greece. 

AEK Athens bundled the Hoops out of the Champions League, winning 2-1 at home to take a 3-2 aggregate win.

Desperate at 2-0 down with just over 10 minutes to go, Scott Sinclair found the back of the net but it was not enough for the Scottish side.

Rogic started and saw out 76 minutes of the match.

Degenek meanwhile had a better night out as Red Star claimed a 2-1 away win over Spartak Trnava to take a 3-2 aggregate victory.

Having been rested in the league at the weekend, Degenek was elevated back into the starting XI and completed the full match for the Serbians, who prevailed in extra time.

In England, the League Cup has ramped up with a number of Championship and lower league sides in action.

Jackson Irvine was back in Hull City’s lineup, playing 90 minutes in their penalty shootout win over Sheffield United.

James Meredith started and completed 74 minutes for Millwall, who defeated Gillingham 3-1 on penalties.

Kenny Dougall continued his strong start to life at Barnsley, starting and playing 71 minutes in their 3-1 defeat to Blackpool.

Ryan McGowan was elevated into Bradford City’s starting XI, finishing 90 minutes in their penalty shootout loss against Macclesfield.

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Ryan Williams started and saw out 75 minutes for Rotherham United, who defeated Wigan Athletic 3-1.

Harry Kewell‘s Crawley Town suffered defeat, losing 2-1 against Bristol Rovers.

Ashley Maynard-Brewer was an unused substitute for Charlton Athletic.

Cameron Burgess was also unused in Scunthorpe United’s 2-1 loss against Doncaster Rovers.

Mile Jedinak and Massimo Luongo had the night off for Aston Villa and QPR respectively.

There was still no Bailey Wright for Bristol City, who is reportedly due back from injury soon.