Red Imps made headlines with their surprise win over Celtic

Lincoln Red Imps will not be fazed as they defend a 1-0 lead at Celtic Park in Champions League qualifying on Wednesday, says captain Roy Chipolina.

The semi-professional side from Gibraltar stunned the Scottish champions last week thanks to a second-half goal from striker Lee Casciaro.

“We’re living the dream,” the defender told BBC Scotland.

“There was no pressure on us before the first leg, so there is probably even less pressure this time.”

Brendan Rodgers’ side remain strong favourites to progress but Chipolina and many of his team-mates have experience of playing in front of big crowds and they are revelling in the attention after making the headlines.

Enfield-born Chipolina, 33, is also the Gibraltar captain and played against Scotland, Germany, Poland and Republic of Ireland in the qualifying group for Euro 2016.

“It’s a big ask because you can’t begin to compare the teams,” added Chipolina.

“But at the end of the day it’s 11 v 11 and we’ll go out there and give it our best shot.

“All the media attention has been unbelievable. It’s all new to us but the lads are enjoying it.

“There was no expectation to look beyond the preliminary round but we’ve made it to the second round for the second year running.”

‘We’ve all got the time off’

Despite only having five full-time players, the Red Imps will have a full squad to choose from in Glasgow.

“If we do go through, we might struggle,” added Chipolina, who works as a customs officer.

“I’ve used up all my special leave and now I’m into my annual leave.”

The winners of the tie play Zalgiris Vilnius or Astana in the next round, with a play-off round to follow to reach the group stage of the Champions League.

Lithuanian side Zalgiris and Astana are tied at 0-0 ahead of the deciding leg in Kazakhstan.

Astana made it to the group stage last season, drawing at home with Benfica, Galatasaray and eventual runners-up Atletico Madrid.

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Mourinho has replaced Louis van Gaal as Manchester United manager

Manchester United defender Luke Shaw returned from a 10-month injury lay-off in Jose Mourinho’s first game in charge of the club in a friendly at Wigan.

Left-back Shaw has been out since suffering a double fracture of his right leg last September and played the first half against the Latics.

New United signings Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Eric Bailly also started as they made their debuts at the DW Stadium.

Goals from Will Keane and Andreas Pereira gave United a 2-0 win.

Mourinho’s other summer signing, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, was absent, as the Swedish forward is on holiday having played at Euro 2016.

England players Wayne Rooney, Marcus Rashford and Chris Smalling were also unavailable following their international commitments. Mourinho confirmed the trio will go on the club’s pre-season tour of China but will not play against Borussia Dortmund or Manchester City.

The Wigan game was goalless at half-time but Mourinho made seven changes at the break, with Keane and Juan Mata among those coming on.

United then took the lead when Latics keeper Jussi Jaaskelainen’s mistake allowed Mata to square for Keane to sidefoot home.

Just before the hour Pereira made it 2-0, firing home after Ander Herrera’s shot was blocked.

“When I found Luke Shaw in the training ground, it was a surprise for me because I thought he cannot be ready,” said Mourinho.

“But he did fantastic in the summer, sacrificed his holiday, staying in the city and training every day. He is trying hard and was mad to play more than 45 minutes but for me, it’s better 45 safe than more, so let’s go step by step.”

Luke Shaw (centre) was injured in a Champions League group stage game against PSV Eindhoven in September 2015
Armenia midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan joined Manchester United from German club Borussia Dortmund

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