Celtic face Rosenborg in Champions League qualifying after cruising to win

• Comfortable 3-0 home victory seals 6-0 aggregate win
• Moussa Dembélé hits double against Alashkert

Ten-man Celtic cruised into the Champions League second qualifying round with a comprehensive 3-0 win against Alashkert at Parkhead.

The Hoops’ 3-0 win in Armenia last week made the return game something of a formality and a first-half double from Moussa Dembélé, the second from the spot, and a strike from James Forrest, made their lead unassailable.

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Gary Neville condemns ‘ridiculous’ FA plans to sell Wembley to Fulham owner

• ‘Don’t sell Wembley when you can place a levy on agents’ fees’
• Sports minister has backed scheme to sell stadium for £600m

Gary Neville has criticised as “ridiculous” the Football Association’s plan to sell Wembley stadium for the funding of grassroots facilities, saying the money should come from the wealthy Premier League clubs or via a 25% levy on agents’ fees. The former Manchester United and England defender said that £70m more grassroots funding annually could be found from the 20 Premier League clubs paying £3.5m each, and that the government should also invest more in sports facilities.

Appearing at a House of Commons digital, culture, media and sport committee hearing into the proposed Wembley sale, Neville described £70m a year as “a pittance in football … a pittance in government”. He said: “I despair at the thought that the FA board and management are sitting there and thinking that they have to sell Wembley to fund grassroots football … Place a levy on agents’ fees; that money is disappearing out of the game, there’s your extra £70m. Don’t sell Wembley. Whatever you do, don’t sell Wembley when you can just place a levy on agents’ fees.”

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