Rogic sparks Celtic as group stage beckons

Griffiths was kept on the bench for an hour of Celtic’s 1-0 win over Partick Thistle last night

Griffiths was kept on the bench for an hour of Celtic’s 1-0 win over Partick Thistle last night Jane Barlow PA

Classy Celtic steal the show: This time a year ago, Celtic nervously battled their way past FC Astana to reach the play-off round with a 3-2 aggregate victory before somewhat unconvincingly sealing their place in the group stages after a narrow 5-4 win over two legs against Hapoel Be'er Sheva. At home, the atmosphere has been absolutely incredible in the Champions League games in particular so we'll need that on Wednesday night.

It wasn't always pretty but it was certainly effective as Celtic claimed the clean sheet that has all but taken them to the group stage of the Champions League.

To do that at this level of competition for a Scottish team, I was really proud of the team. "These are real pressure games at this stage of the season, but we produced an outstanding team performance and it shows how much the team has improved and progressed". I think it's to the huge credit of the players how they have come through that. We scored five goals and we missed one or two chances.

Astana - who had their league game cancelled on the weekend by the Kazakhstani governing body, look set to be playing Europa League football this season.

"We were in a hard group [with Barcelona, Manchester City and Borussia Monchengladbach] but just making it after two disappointing years was massive for everybody involved".

Sinclair, whose goals either side of half time played a big part in the victory, said: "You just keep pushing and pushing".

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Israeli side Hapoel Be'er Sheva are on course to reach the group stages for the first time after they hit back to beat Maribor 2-1.

It was interesting watching last season's qualifiers back and in terms of how we played the game, what our idea of football was, it was nowhere near what it is now.

"We don't have to win but we want to go there and perform well".

Leigh Griffiths (Celtic): Had his goal cruelly taken from him by the Dubious Goals Committee, but the 26-year-old deserved better.

The Hoops have yet to concede in Champions League qualifying so far, keeping clean sheets in both ties against Linfield and Rosenberg.

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