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Champions League: Five of the greatest European shocks

Shakhter Karagandy inflicted ignominy on Neil Lennon's Celtic

With Shakhter Karagandy's famous win in our minds, we have gone in search of five other occasions where David has beaten Goliath....

"Celtic have previous when it comes to embarrassing qualification defeats. The 5-0 hammering dished out by Slovakian champions Artmedia Bratislava was the Hoops’ most embarrassing and biggest ever European defeat."

Shakhter Karagandy's 2-0 victory over Celtic on Tuesday means that Kazakhstan are on the verge of having their first ever Champions League qualifiers. Their players walked round the pitch celebrating like they'd won the competition and the manager was given a standing ovation by local journalists as he walked into his press conference. The historic achievement isn't complete yet and they are 1.865/6 to finish the job by qualifying at Celtic Park next Wednesday. Until then, here are five more examples of the underdogs stunning the big boys...

Helsingborgs 1-0 Inter (2000)
Inter's star-studded squad, that included Ronaldo and was managed by Marcelo Lippi, will never forget the name Sven Andersson. Helsingborgs' goalkeeper put in the performance of his life as they qualified for the group stage for the first time in their history.

Artmedia Bratislava 5-0 Celtic (2005)
Celtic have previous when it comes to embarrassing qualification defeats. The hammering dished out by Slovakian champions Artmedia Bratislava was the Hoops' most embarrassing and biggest ever European defeat. They conceded four second-half goals, including three from Juraj Halenar. The ineptness of the performance was heightened by the fact that Celtic beat the Slovaks 4-0 in the return leg, but it wasn't enough.

Monaco 3-1 Real Madrid (2004)
After Real Madrid romped to a 4-2 success at the Bernabeu in the first leg of this quarter-final clash, the writing looked on the wall for the plucky French outfit. But Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldo and co were sent crashing out by a sensational team performance from their unfancied opponents. Just to rub further salt into their wounds, Fernando Morientes, a player unwanted by Real and loaned to Monaco, scored in both legs.

Zalaegerszeg 1-0 Manchester United (2002)
The 1999 Champions League winners were stunned in this third round qualification tie by a Hungarian side that were having their first taste of European action since 1985. Anything less than a 5-0 hammering would have been a successful evening for the hosts but a Phil Neville error in injury-time allowed Bela Koplarovic to bundle home a famous winning goal. United did salvage the tie at Old Trafford with that 5-0 hammering many were expecting.

APOEL Nicosia 1-0 Lyon (2012)
APOEL Nicosia became the first Cypriot side to make the last eight of any European competition by stunning the French giants. After scoring the aggregate score leveller they needed in normal time, APOEL FC keeper Dionisios Chiotis saved spot-kicks from both Alexandre Lacazette and Michel Bastos. Their dream run in the competition was ended by Real Madrid.

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