International Soccer
           === Forrest nets late winner as Celtic downs Karagandy ===
 Glasgow,  Scotland (Sports  Network) -  Celtic completed  a dramatic  comeback
 against  Shakhter Karagandy on Wednesday as James Forrest's stoppage-time goal
 allowed  the  Hoops to  claim  a  3-2 aggregate  victory  and  advance to  the
 Champions League group stage.
 Celtic  entered  Wednesday's  match  trailing  2-0  after  the  first  leg  in
 Kazakhstan,  but  Kris Commons turned things  around for the hosts at Parkhead
 with  a stunning  long-range strike  to cut  the aggregate  deficit to  2-1 in
 first-half stoppage time.
 Georgios  Samaras tallied  the equalizer shortly after the break to put Celtic
 ahead  2-0  on the night,  and with the  contest seemingly headed for stoppage
 time, Forrest came to the rescue.
 Anthony  Stokes weaved his  way into the penalty area and laid the ball off to
 Forrest,  who provided the  final touch by smashing the ball into the net from
 eight yards to send the home supporters into a state of delirium.
 AC  Milan  also secured its place  in the group stage  with a 3-0 win over PSV
 Eindhoven on Wednesday for a 4-1 aggregate triumph.
 Kevin-Prince  Boateng  tallied two goals  for Rossoneri, while Mario Balotelli
 also found the net to eliminate the Dutch side.
 Danny's  brace  helped Zenit  St  Petersburg  roll to  a  4-2  win over  Pacos
 Ferreira,  which exits the competition with an 8-3 aggregate loss, Carlos Vela
 tallied  two  goals as Real  Sociedad beat Lyon, 2-0,  to knock out the French
 outfit  4-0 on  aggregate,  while Plzen  completed a  4-1  aggregate win  over
 Maribor  with 1-0  second-leg victory  courtesy  of a  third-minute goal  from
 Stanislav Tecl.
 08/28 17:15:31 ET

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