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Summary

  1. Early goal for Sinclair, who scores another
  2. Rogic nets early in the second half
  3. Armstrong completes scoring in stoppage time
  4. Celtic won first leg 2-0 in Belfast
  5. Winners play Rosenborg of Norway next

Live Reporting

By Colin Moffat

All times stated are UK

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FT: Celtic 4-0 Linfield (agg. 6-0)

That's all from me. Thanks for your company on a comfortable evening for Celtic and a tough exercise for Linfield.

It wasn't such a good night for Scotland's women at Euro 2017... They were hammered 6-0 by England. Ouch!

Aberdeen are in action tomorrow in Bosnia, taking a 1-1 draw into their second leg with Siroki Brijeg.

We'll have that Europa League qualifier covered, so make sure you join us again.

FULL-TIME Buckie Thistle 0-3 Dundee United

Three first half goals moved Dundee United three points clear at the top of League Cup Group C as they eased past Buckie Thistle at Victoria Park.

Paul McMullen got them underway when he finished a Billy King cross, and shortly after it was 2-0 when King scored with a long range shot.

Mark Durnan volleyed in a third to give the visitors a commanding half-time lead against the Highland League side.

The result was marred though with United striker James Keatings carried off with a bad looking injury to his left leg.

The result gives Ray McKinnon's men six points out of six following the 2-0 win on Saturday over Raith Rovers.

Dundee United's James Keatings
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Dundee United's James Keatings was carried off in the second half

FT: Celtic 4-0 Linfield (agg. 6-0)

Linfield boss David Healy talking to BBC Radio Scotland:

"Celtic are a quality side and they have players all over the park that can hurt you.

"The only disappointing thing over the two legs is that the goals Celtic got were kind of scruffy goals.

"We can't be too disappointed. We're a part-time side, we need to get back because the players are working tomorrow.

"Hopefully the players can take something away from the experience.

"Brendan is a class act. He came into the dressing room and shook hands with everyone."

FT: Celtic 4-0 Linfield (agg. 6-0)

That first leg against Rosenborg will be at Celtic Park next Wednesday.

FT: Celtic 4-0 Linfield (agg. 6-0)

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers on BBC Radio Scotland:

"I thought we played well. Our positioning was better than in the first game, we got in between their lines.

"We go into these games with real confidence and the players worked so hard.

"Roy Carroll, over the course of two legs, has made some fantastic saves. Linfield have had an experience that will live with them for the rest of their lives, playing at a full Celtic Park.

"We'll be ready for next Wednesday, we'll be another week into our fitness, but it will be tough over the two games."

FT: Celtic 4-0 Linfield (agg. 6-0)

Pat Bonner

Former Celtic goalkeeper on BBC Sportsound

Celtic had good energy, they moved the ball well and didn't give Linfield a second to settle.

FT: Celtic 4-0 Linfield (agg. 6-0)

Brendan Rodgers will be pleased with the intensity from his side and I guess he'll let the missed chances from the first half slide after Celtic knocked in three after the break.

There will be a big step up next week against Rosenborg, who used to be group stage regulars in this competition and who are halfway into their domestic season, where they sit top of the pile.

FULL-TIME Celtic 4-0 Linfield (agg. 6-0)

That's it. A comprehensive win for the Scottish champions who will now meet Rosenborg of Norway in the next round.

Scott Sinclair scored twice, with Tom Rogic and Stuart Armstrong also on target.

Scott Sinclair slams in his second goal to make it 3-0
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Sinclair slams in his second goal to make it 3-0

GOAL Celtic 4-0 Linfield (agg. 6-0)

Stuart Armstrong

Tom Rogic weaves his way past a couple of tired challenges before a defender gets a foot to the ball. However, it breaks to Stuart Armstrong who sweeps a shot home.

Celtic 3-0 Linfield

Linfield will have to get through another three additional minutes, which just seems cruel.

Celtic 3-0 Linfield

A chance for Linfield as defender Mark Stafford attempts an acrobatic overhead kick that whizzes just wide.

Celtic 3-0 Linfield

Pat Bonner

Former Celtic goalkeeper on BBC Sportsound

Jonny Hayes gives Celtic an edge with his crossing ability. He delivers with pace to dangerous areas

Celtic 3-0 Linfield

Tom Rogic skews a first-time shot over the top from 20 yards after the ball comes his way following a series of flicks and tricks in and around the Linfield penalty area.

Celtic 3-0 Linfield

Roy Carroll to Linfield's rescue again, with the experienced keeper tipping over a Tom Rogic shot then looking lively to gather a Kieran Tierney effort after an initial fumble.

Celtic 3-0 Linfield

A tight offside decision goes against Cameron Stewart and the Linfield substitute is denied a one-on-one with goalie Craig Gordon.

Celtic 3-0 Linfield

The bad news for the visitors is that Celtic now have two flying wingers on, with Jonny Hayes racing down the left at every opportunity and Kundai Benyu looking molto rapido down the right.

Celtic 3-0 Linfield

Roy Carroll gets a faint touch on a fierce, curling free kick from Jonny Hayes before Celtic make their last replacement, with Callum McGregor replaced by summer arrival Kundai Benyu.

Celtic 3-0 Linfield

Jordan Stewart is booked for a rugby tackle on Jonny Hayes. Now the visitors make their final change as a struggling Andrew Waterworth limps off, with Cameron Stewart on.

Celtic 3-0 Linfield

Scott Sinclair and Tom Rogic got the goals in Belfast and the Celtic pair have done the damage again this evening.

Tom Rogic and Scott Sinclair
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Celtic 3-0 Linfield

Now Celtic make a couple of switches, with Olivier Ntcham and James Forrest replaced by Stuart Armstrong and Jonny Hayes.

Celtic 3-0 Linfield

The visitors make a double change, with Kirk Millar and Jordan Stewart on for Robert Garrett and Paul Smyth, who took a heavy knock.

GREAT SAVE!

Linfield 0-3 Celtic

Scott Sinclair is denied a hat-trick as Roy Carroll makes a flying fingertip save to divert the forward's curling shot on to the crossbar.

Fantastic work from the 39-year-old keeper.

Celtic 3-0 Linfield

A huge cheer from the crowd as Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers fails to control a ball that comes his way in the technical area. You're on a hiding to nothing with those shiny shoes on...

Celtic 3-0 Linfield

Scott McDonald

Former Celtic striker on BBC Sportsound

It's like a training game for Celtic now

CLOSE!

Celtic 3-0 Linfield

The hosts are keeping up a high tempo as James Forrest has a crack with a shot that dips narrowly over the top of Roy Carroll's crossbar.

GOAL Celtic 3-0 Linfield (agg. 5-0)

Scott Sinclair

Celtic make headway with a sequence of rapid one-twos, with Linfield toiling to keep up. An Olivier Ntcham pass then takes a kindly deflection and falls perfectly for Scott Sinclair to shoot high into the net.

HALF-TIME - Buckie Thistle 0-3 Dundee United

Betfred League Cup

Dundee United lead 3-0 in their Group C clash with Buckie Thistle. Paul McMullen got them underway in 17 minutes when he finished a Billy King cross, and shortly after it was 2-0 when King got on the scoresheet with a long range shot.

Mark Durnan volleyed in a third to give Ray McKinnon's men a commanding half-time lead against the Highland League side.

Dundee United's Paul McMullan celebrates his goal with Billy King
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Dundee United's Paul McMullan celebrates his goal with Billy King

Rosenborg see off Dundalk

Rosenborg comfortably hold to their 2-1 advantage over Dundalk during the remainder of extra-time to set up a Third Qualifying Round meeting with Celtic. The Norwegians win 4-3 on aggregate as Dundalk's hopes of another extended run in Europe are extinguished.

GOAL Celtic 2-0 Linfield (agg. 4-0)

Tom Rogic

That's a lovely strike. A long period of Celtic possession culminates with Tom Rogic gathering a pass from Olivier Ntcham and, with the Linfield defence backing off, the Australian drills in a powerful, angled shot from 25 yards. Low, hard and into the corner.

KICK-OFF

Celtic 1-0 Linfield

Here we go again for the second half.

HT: Celtic 1-0 Linfield

How is it only 1-0? Celtic are a bit rusty in front of goal, with five or six very promising chances wasted.

There is a huge crowd inside the stadium and they will be hungry for another goal or two.

Scott Sinclair knocked in the opening goal for Celtic
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Sinclair knocked in the early opening goal for Celtic

HT: Celtic 1-0 Linfield

Sammy Clingan

Former NI midfielder on Radio Ulster

Celtic haven't been as clinical as Brendan Rodgers would have wanted but Linfield's defensive shape has been excellent. Andy Waterworth is dropping back to get close on Scott Brown.

HALF-TIME Celtic 1-0 Linfield (agg. 3-0)

When Scott Sinclair knocked in that early goal, Linfield fans must have feared the worst.

However, Brendan Rodgers' side have not been able to add to their lead, missing a host of good opportunities.

Scott Sinclair
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Scott Sinclair made the breakthrough after just four minutes

'I can't believe Rogic has missed'

Scott McDonald

Former Celtic striker on BBC Sportsound

I can't believe he's missed. I can't believe how many misses I've seen from Celtic tonight.

CLOSE!

Celtic 1-0 Linfield

Surely Tom Rogic is going to tuck it away this time? No, it's another great chance wasted as the Australian clips the ball wide of an advancing Roy Carroll and the post from eight yards.

Celtic 1-0 Linfield

Tommy Wright

St Johnstone manager on Radio Ulster

Celtic have had a number of chances to add to their lead but they have been miskicking in front of goal and Linfield will be quite happy how things are going at the moment.

Celtic 1-0 Linfield

Tom English

Chief sports writer, BBC Scotland at Celtic Park

Not that it's going to make the slightest difference to this game, or this tie, but Celtic have been surprisingly wasteful. They've had a ridiculous amount of possession and have made numerous chances, but they've been sloppy. Rogic, Sinclair (twice) and Dembele have all had excellent chances to add to Sinclair's goal. They could still score a bucketful, mind you. One. Way. Traffic.

Celtic 1-0 Linfield

Linfield waste a free kick right on the Celtic byline and as the home side break upfield Robert Garrett wipes Scott Sinclair out with a high challenge.

When play stops the yellow card arrives.

Celtic 1-0 Linfield

More good work from Tom Rogic as he picks Scott Sinclair out with a lofted pass but his team-mate cannot supply the finish it deserved, slashing his shot wide.