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EUROPA LEAGUE WRAP: Disappointing night for Tottenham, Celtic and Birmingham in Europe

Tottenham, Celtic and Birmingham all lost their Europa League games leaving their progression in the competition hanging by a thread. Spurs went down 2-1 at home to 10-man PAOK Salonika on a controversial night at White Hart Lane.

The home side went two goals down, pulled a goal back and then thought they had equalised through Jermain Defoe in the second half, but referee Bas Nijhuis penalised the striker for a foul.

Tottenham now need to win against Shamrock Rovers in Ireland in a fortnight's time and hope PAOK overcome Rubin Kazan in Thessaloniki.

An Arda Turan strike in the 29th minute was enough to give Atletico Madrid a 1-0 victory over Celtic at Parkhead.

Birmingham missed a first-half penalty then conceded the only goal of the game shortly after the break for a 1-0 defeat at Braga.

The Blues can still qualify if they beat Maribor at home next month.

Rubin Kazan 4-1 Shamrock Rovers, GpA Haedo Valdez Oman 12 10, 51 Natcho 36 Martins 62

Braga 1-0 Birmingham, GpH Viana 51

Celtic 0-1 Atletico Madrid, GpI Turan 30

FC Metalist Kharkiv 4-1 Austria Vienna, GpG Devic 17 Mader 19 Lacerda Edmar 40 Gueye 60 Sosa 89

Malmo 0-0 AZ Alkmaar, GpG

NK Maribor 3-4 Club Brugge, GpH Volas 11 , 68 Donk 90 Hoefkens og51 Dirar 74 , 77 Akpala 81

Rennes 0-0 Udinese, GpI

Legia Warsaw 0-3 PSV Eindhoven, GpC Zewlakow og 32 Mertens pen 60 Labyad 68

Rapid Bucharest 1-3 Hapoel Tel-Aviv, GpC Deac 43 Nosa Igiebor 12 Tamuz pen 40 Toama 45

Standard Liege 2-0 Hannover 96, GpB Tchite 25 Cyriac 59

Tottenham 1-2 PAOK Salonika, GpA Modric pen 39 Salpingidis 6 Athanasiadis 13

Vorskla Poltava 1-1 FC Copenhagen, GpB N'doye og 31 N'doye 37

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