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Penalty squabble irks Efe Ambrose manager

16 July 2015, 16:10

London – Efe Ambrose manager at Celtic Ronny Deila accused his team of lacking professionalism after two of them argued over who should take a crucial penalty in the Champions League second qualifying round tie against Stjarnan of Iceland.

The former European champions won 2-0 but Leigh Griffiths missed the late spot-kick that would have ensured a much more comfortable margin for the second leg in Reykjavik after Stefan Johansen and Griffiths argued over who should take it.

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"It is Leigh Griffiths who takes the penalties, it should be very clear," Deila told reporters. "There is nothing professional about it. We shouldn't fight about who takes a penalty.

"Of course it impacts on the taker, it gives extra pressure to him. The longer you have to wait, the more chance you have to miss it.

"3-0 is a totally different result to 2-0, so it's disappointing."

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