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Live Reporting

Andy Campbell

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    That's all from me. Good night.

  2. Post update

    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.

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    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"

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    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"

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    Celtic manager Ronny Deila
    Image caption: Ronny Deila's Celtic have started their campaign with a comfortable win
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    Stjarnan manager Runar Pall Sigmundsson
    Image caption: 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

    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.

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    Olafur Karl Finsen and Nir Bitton
    Image caption: 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."


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


    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"

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

    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.


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


    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"


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

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    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."

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

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

  26. 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.

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    Horour Arnason lifts a shot over the Celtic crossbar.


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

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

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

  31. 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?

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

    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.

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

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    Former Celtic goalkeeper Pat Bonner on Radio Scotland

    "Right what Celtic needed before half-time."

  37. GOAL

    Celtic 1-0 Stjarnan (Boyata)

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

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

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

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    Atli Johannsson an Stefan Johansen
    Image caption: Celtic's Stefan Johansen (right) was PFA Scotland player of the year last season and has been prominent in the first half against Stjarnan
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    Half an hour in, Celtic are still searching for that opening goal but their attacking intent has been gradually increasing.


    Celtic midfielder Stuart Armstrong is played in on goal by James Forrest and looks sure to score only for Gunnar Nielsen to make a fine block.

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    Celtic and Stjarnan players
    Image caption: Celtic defender Mikael Lustig (centre) tries to obtain possession
  44. CLOSE!

    Another effort, this time by Stuart Armstrong, rises just over the Stjarnan crossbar. Celtic increasing the pressure.

  45. CLOSE!

    Stjarnan's first corner of the evening comes to nothing. Celtic quickly move upfield with James Forrest finding Stefan Johansen, who shoots narrowly wide.

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    Anonymous: "Listening to the Celtic game is getting me mega excited for the first ever European night in the highlands tomorrow. Hopefully 3 Scottish wins this week!"

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    Des Brownlie: "@BBCSportScot 4-0 for the @celticfc #bbcscotfootball"

    Tom Harris: "#bbcscotfootball why the switch Forrest for GMS"

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    A Stefan Johansen corner delivery sweeps across the face of the Stjarnan goal and Nir Bitton cannot quite get his head to it. Decent chance for Celtic.

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    Celtic forward Kris Commons
    Image caption: Kris Commons misses out for Celtic this evening as he continues his recovery from a broken toe
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    Stjarnan manager Runar Pall Sigmundsson ahead of kick-off.
    Image caption: Stjarnan manager Runar Pall Sigmundsson is a bit of a Jürgen Klopp look-a-like
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    But wait, a mistake by the visitors allows Celtic a chance and Nadir Ciftci's turn and shot demands a save from Gunnar Nielsen.

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    Celtic seeing plenty of the ball early on but yet to really threaten in these opening exchanges.

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    zain aslam: "#bbcscotfootball It is nice to see two debutants in the celtic side today! Lets show them the atmosphere of celtic park on a european night!"

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    There's been a late change to the Celtic line-up with James Forrest replacing Gary Mackay-Steven in the starting XI.


    Celtic: Gordon, Lustig, Boyata, Mulgrew, Izaguirre, Forrest, Brown, Biton, Armstrong, Johansen, Ciftci. Subs: Bailly, Ambrose, Stokes, Scepovic, Rogic, Griffiths.

    Stjarnan: Nielsen, Aegisson, Gudjonsson, Daniel Laxdal, Arnason, Praest, Johannsson, Bjorgvinsson, Finsen, Halldor Bjornsson, Hansen. Subs: Svinn Johannesson, Johann Laxdal, Thorri Runarsson, Gunnarson, Barddal, Alti Palsson, Knutsson.

    Referee: Daniel Siebert (Germany).

  56. KICK-OFF

    The match in Glasgow is underway.

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    Anonymous: "#bbcscotfootball Virgil is suspended from the inter game."

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    At this stage last season, Celtic entered the Champions League qualifiers and faced another Icelandic side, KR Reykjavic, and won 5-1 on aggregate.

    Celtic manager Ronny Deila

    Celtic manager Ronny Deila would welcome another comfortable win over the two legs against Stjarnan.

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    Brian Colston: "#bbcscotfootball no virgil van Dyke tonight in celtic, injured or off"

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    Live commentary of tonight's match is available on BBC Radio Scotland 810MW and DAB digital radio.

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    Stjarnan's Europa League journey last season ended in the play-off round with a resounding 9-0 aggregate defeat by Inter Milan, who later eliminated Celtic in the round of 32.

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    Stjarnan players celebrating
    Image caption: Scottish football fans may recall their aggregate victory over Motherwell in last season's Europa League qualifiers
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    Unlike Celtic, Stjarnan are midway through their domestic season in Iceland.

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    Celtic defender Dedryck Boyata
    Image caption: Dedryck Boyata is the other debutant in Celtic's starting XI
  66. LINE-UPS

    Celtic: Gordon, Lustig, Boyata, Mulgrew, Izaguirre, Mackay-Steven, Brown, Biton, Armstrong, Johansen, Ciftci. Subs: Bailly, Ambrose, Stokes, Rogic, Griffiths, Forrest.

    Stjarnan: Nielsen, Aegisson, Gudjonsson, Daniel Laxdal, Arnason, Praest, Johannsson, Bjorgvinsson, Finsen, Halldor Bjornsson, Hansen. Subs: Svinn Johannesson, Johann Laxdal, Thorri Runarsson, Gunnarson, Barddal, Alti Palsson, Knutsson.

    Referee: Daniel Siebert (Germany).

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    Celtic striker Nadir Ciftci
    Image caption: Nadir Ciftci makes his competitive debut for Celtic, full line-up to follow.
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    It's the second qualifying round first leg at Celtic Park, with the hosts playing their first competitive match of the season.

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    Good evening and welcome to this evening's coverage of Celtic v Stjarnan in the Champions League qualifiers.