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Summary

  1. Boyata scores on his debut for Celtic
  2. Johansen doubles the lead after the break
  3. Griffiths penalty kick saved late on
  4. Champions League qualifying
  5. Second qualifying round first leg

Live Reporting

By Andy Campbell

All times stated are UK

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That's all from me. Good night.

Before then, there is more European action tomorrow evening with Aberdeen and Inverness Caledonian Thistle seeking progress in the Europa League qualifiers. Please join us then.

Although the second leg of this tie does not take place until next week, the draw for the third qualifying round takes place this coming Friday.

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Joe in Fife: "Celtic missed another squabbled penalty last season as well - James Forest. Embarrassing and disrespectful to opposition - deserves to miss."

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Gary Menzies: "Will take that for a start to the season. Gutted to miss the pen though #Celtic #bbcscotfootball"

Celtic manager Ronny Deila

"We created a lot of chances, we should've score more goals but 2-0 is a good result."

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Anonymous: "Fantastic result for Celtic Now we just need to park the bus in the 2nd leg and we'll be through"

Celtic manager Ronny Deila
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Ronny Deila's Celtic have started their campaign with a comfortable win
Stjarnan manager Runar Pall Sigmundsson
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Stjarnan coach Runar Pall Sigmundsson (bottom left) will hope his side can overturn their deficit having been buoyed by goalkeeper Gunnar Nielsen's late penalty save

FULL-TIME

Celtic 2-0 Stjarnan

A decent win for Celtic but it could have been even better had Leigh Griffiths not squandered a late penalty. Ronny Deila's side take a lead over to Iceland for next week's return leg courtesy of Dedryck Boyata and Stefan Johansen.

Olafur Karl Finsen and Nir Bitton
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Celtic's Nir Bitton closes down Olafur Karl Finsen during the second half

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James Marshall: "Celtic will get away with it with this Icelandic team. But still worry if they meet a team from a decent League who have a few league games under their belt. Summer football is the answer in Scotland."

GREAT SAVE!

Stuart Armstrong and Stefan Johansen combine again with the latter forcing another fine save from Stjarnan stopper Gunnar Neilsen.

YELLOW CARD

Celtic defender Efe Ambrose is booked after taking down Jeppe Hansen.

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Rory, Lanark: "A third would surely kill the tie off."

Easty: "We should be 5 up by now"

Celtic players Leigh Griffiths and Stefan Johansen
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Leigh Griffiths and Stefan Johansen debated over who should take Celtic's penalty before the former missed from 12 yards

SUBSTITUTION

A final change for Celtic and it could be an injury concern as Dedryck Boyata goes down off the ball and makes way for Efe Ambrose.

MISSED PENALTY

Leigh Griffiths insists on taking the penalty after taking the ball off Stefan Johansen and the striker's effort is saved by Gunnar Neilsen.

PENALTY

Stefan Johansen is upended in the box and Celtic have a spot-kick.

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Raj: "1 more goal please, then game over"

Benny: "Hopefully get a couple more to kill the tie then we can rotate the squad for the 2nd leg"

SUBSTITUTION

Anthony Stokes replaces Nadir Ciftci in Celtic's second change.

Nadir Ciftci heads over the Stjarnan crossbar again. The Celtic debutant is desperate to net his first goal for the club.

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Anonymous: "Would Celtic go through with Lech Poznan with their current form? Tough question."

Celtic midfielder Stefan Johansen scores for Celtic against Stjarnan
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Stefan Johansen fired Celtic's second goal against Stjarnan

SUBSTITUTION

James Forrest makes way for Leigh Griffiths in Celtic's first change.

GOAL

Celtic 2-0 Stjarnan (Johansen)

Stuart Armstrong drives the ball across the Stjarnan area and Stefan Johansen makes a run from deep to finish coolly.

Horour Arnason lifts a shot over the Celtic crossbar.

GREAT SAVE!

Another fine Stefan Johansen delivery is met by Nadir Ciftci but the forward is foiled by Stjarnan goalkeeper Gunnar Nielsen.

Chance for Stjarnan as Jeppe Hansen fires across the face of the Celtic goal. Let off for the hosts.

Celtic striker Nadir Ciftci heads a James Forrest cross over early in the second half.

KICK-OFF

Stjarnan begin the second half.

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Can Celtic add to their lead in the second half and build up a comfortable advantage for the return leg?

Dedryck Boyata scores for Celtic against Stjarnan
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This was the moment Dedryck Boyata headed Celtic in front

HALF-TIME

Celtic 1-0 Stjarnan

Celtic have a lead at the midway stage of the first leg. A goal they deserve but took some time to get with Dedryck Boyata nodding in shortly before the interval.

Celtic keep up the pressure and James Forrest's shot is deflected wide.

Former Celtic goalkeeper Pat Bonner on Radio Scotland

"Right what Celtic needed before half-time."

GOAL

Celtic 1-0 Stjarnan (Boyata)

But Dedryck Boyata ends the impasse with a headed goal on his debut from Stefan Johansen's corner.

Some groans of frustration from the home crowd as half-time approaches.

Nadir Ciftci boots the post in frustration after his header drifts wide. Another decent chance for Celtic.

Atli Johannsson an Stefan Johansen
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Celtic's Stefan Johansen (right) was PFA Scotland player of the year last season and has been prominent in the first half against Stjarnan