Astana manager Stanimir Stoilov calls for a disciplined display against Celtic

Stanimir Stoilov
Stanimir Stoilov put his squad through their paces at Celtic Park on Tuesday night.

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Line-ups

Celtic

  • 1Gordon
  • 23Lustig
  • 5Simunovic
  • 6Bitton
  • 63TierneyBooked at 49mins
  • 21Ntcham
  • 8BrownBooked at 40mins
  • 49ForrestSubstituted forArmstrongat 82'minutes
  • 18RogicSubstituted forMcGregorat 63'minutes
  • 11Sinclair
  • 9Griffiths

Substitutes

  • 14Armstrong
  • 24de Vries
  • 26Benyu
  • 35Ajer
  • 42McGregor
  • 56Ralston
  • 59Miller

FC Astana

  • 35Mokin
  • 4ShitovBooked at 69mins
  • 44PostnikovBooked at 6mins
  • 27LogvinenkoBooked at 63minsSubstituted forBeysebekovat 66'minutes
  • 77Shomko
  • 23Twumasi
  • 6Kleinheisler
  • 18Maevski
  • 14TomasovSubstituted forMurtazaevat 77'minutes
  • 7MuzhikovSubstituted forGrahovacat 82'minutes
  • 30Kabananga

Substitutes

  • 1Eric
  • 5Anicic
  • 8Grahovac
  • 15Beysebekov
  • 17Tagybergen
  • 25Maliy
  • 45Murtazaev
Referee:
Ovidiu Hategan
Attendance:
54,016

Match Stats

Home TeamCelticAway TeamFC Astana
Possession
Home65%
Away35%
Shots
Home9
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away21

Live Text

Match ends, Celtic 5, FC Astana 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Celtic 5, FC Astana 0.

Corner, Celtic. Conceded by Evgeny Postnikov.

Offside, FC Astana. Ivan Maevski tries a through ball, but Roman Murtazaev is caught offside.

Foul by Olivier Ntcham (Celtic).

László Kleinheisler (FC Astana) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Leigh Griffiths (Celtic).

László Kleinheisler (FC Astana) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Celtic. Conceded by Evgeny Postnikov.

Attempt saved. Roman Murtazaev (FC Astana) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Goal!

Own Goal by Igor Shitov, FC Astana. Celtic 5, FC Astana 0.

Attempt missed. Leigh Griffiths (Celtic) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Stuart Armstrong.

Olivier Ntcham (Celtic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Srdjan Grahovac (FC Astana).

Substitution

Substitution, Celtic. Stuart Armstrong replaces James Forrest.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Astana. Srdjan Grahovac replaces Serikzhan Muzhikov.

Goal!

Goal! Celtic 4, FC Astana 0. James Forrest (Celtic) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Leigh Griffiths.

Attempt missed. Dmitriy Shomko (FC Astana) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Ivan Maevski.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Astana. Roman Murtazaev replaces Marin Tomasov.

Scott Sinclair (Celtic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Patrick Twumasi (FC Astana).

Callum McGregor (Celtic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by László Kleinheisler (FC Astana).

Callum McGregor (Celtic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ivan Maevski (FC Astana).

Corner, Celtic. Conceded by Abzal Beysebekov.

Booking

Igor Shitov (FC Astana) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Scott Sinclair (Celtic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Igor Shitov (FC Astana).

Foul by Leigh Griffiths (Celtic).

Dmitriy Shomko (FC Astana) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Jozo Simunovic (Celtic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Abzal Beysebekov (FC Astana).

Corner, FC Astana. Conceded by Olivier Ntcham.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Astana. Abzal Beysebekov replaces Yuri Logvinenko because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Leigh Griffiths (Celtic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Kieran Tierney.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Celtic. Callum McGregor replaces Tomas Rogic because of an injury.

Booking

Yuri Logvinenko (FC Astana) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Delay in match Tomas Rogic (Celtic) because of an injury.

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Astana manager Stanimir Stoilov admits discipline is a major concern for his side as they visit Celtic on Wednesday night.

The Kazakh outfit had two players sent off as they were knocked out at Celtic Park in the third round of Champions League qualifying last season.

And Stoilov wants to avoid any sort of repeat in the play-off round first leg on Wednesday.

"Discipline is, of course, the most important thing in the game," he said.

"We would like to play quite confidently although last time our emotions actually let us down.

"But we know it is going to be two games and not one. We know we must keep our emotions for both games and keep our motivation for both games."

Having drawn 1-1 in Kazakhstan last season, Celtic won 2-1 in Glasgow courtesy of a late Moussa Dembele penalty.

Igor Shitov was sent packing for the foul that led to the penalty and Dmitri Shomko joined him for his reaction to the decision as the visitors went out of Europe 3-2 on aggregate.

Igor Shitov
Igor Shitov was one of two Astana players sent off in last year's Champions League qualifier

Stoilov knows his side face a tough task in Glasgow but remains hopeful his side can cause an upset.

"It doesn't matter how the first game ends," he said. "We are still going to be in the Champions League.

"I believe there is no need to motivate my players additionally.

"We know that Celtic is a big team historically and that is our motivation. Another is that the Champions League is in front of us and this is enough for the players to produce a good game.

"I think the team which plays better are going to get through to the group stages.

"We know that Mr Rodgers has had some time to grow and develop his team but we still feel we can get through and succeed."

Astana became the first Kazakhstan team to appear in the group stages when they qualified back in 2015.

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