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Andy Campbell

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  1. Post update

    Good night.

  2. Post update

    Please join us again tomorrow evening for live coverage of the Europa League ties involving Aberdeen, Inverness Caledonian Thistle and West Ham.

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    Almost time for me to go. There'll be reaction from Celtic's win against Stjarnan on the BBC Sport website later.

  4. Join the debate at #bbcscotfootball

    MBEHAN: "Great result & good confidence booster for Celtic , regardless of opposition 4 away goals is impressive #bbcscotfootball"

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    Celtic will now face Qarabag in Glasgow on 28 or 29 July with the return leg in Azerbaijan the following week.


    Stjarnan 1-4 Celtic (agg 1-6)

    After a momentary wabble at the start of this second leg, Celtic comfortably advance to the Champions League third qualifying round to face Qarabag of Azerbaijan.

  7. GOAL

    Stjarnan 1-4 Celtic (agg 1-6) (Johansen)

    Stefan Johansen nets his second goal of the tie, converting Charlie Mulgrew's low cross with a firm shot into the net.


    Three minutes of stoppage begin.

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    Chris McLaughlin

    BBC Sport in Iceland

    "Griffiths popping up in the right place at the right time yet again. Stjarnan looked tired and are looking for the final whistle. A stroll in the plastic park now for Celtic."

  10. GOAL

    Stjarnan 1-3 Celtic (agg 1-5) (Griffiths)

    Celtic open up their hosts again and Gary Mackay-Steven squares for Leigh Griffiths to sweep the ball low into the net.

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    Celtic manager Ronny Deila, assistant John Collins and coach John Kennedy
    Image caption: The Celtic bench look on at Stjornuvollur
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    Chris McLaughlin

    BBC Sport in Iceland

    "Rogic on for Celtic now. Had a horrible time with injuries last year but fit again. Ciftci off. Not a great night for the Turk who fired well over the bar at least three times."

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    This is Tom Rogic's first appearance since November 2013 after a long spell out with injury.


    And now Celtic make their last substitution with Nadir Ciftci coming off and Tom Rogic getting a run out.


    Final change for Stjarnan. Jon Arnar Barodal comes on in place of Jeppe Hansen.

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    Gunnar Nielsen claims the ball at the second attempt after his initial save from Charlie Mulgrew's free-kick almost allows Leigh Griffiths' an easy tap-in for Celtic.

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    Nadir Ciftci's frustration in front of goal continues as he drags the ball wide after latching on to Gary Mackay-Steven's pass.


    Gary Mackay-Steven bears down on goal at the end of a flowing move but Stjarnan goalkeeper Gunnar Nielsen makes the block.


    Olafur Karl Finsen tests Craig Gordon with a shot from around 20 yards. Fine save from the Celtic goalkeeper.


    Nir Bitton tucks away Charlie Mulgrew;s free-kick but the Celtic midfielder is flagged offside.

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    Scott McKenzie: "#bbcscotfootball Good stuff Bhoys! Sitting in Alicante watching the win and into the next stage"


    Rudar Pljevlja 0-1 Qarabag (agg 0-1)

    Azerbaijan's Qarabag progress to the Champions League third qualifying round with a narrow aggregate win over Montenegro's Rudar Pljevlja. As things stand, Qarabag will face Celtic in Glasgow next week.

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    Charlie Mulgrew scores for Celtic against Stjarnan
    Image caption: Charlie Mulgrew (third from left) fired Celtic's second on the net and their fourth of the tie

    Leigh Griffiths makes his entrance as a replacement for Stuart Armstrong in Celtic's second alteration.


    Another change for Stjarnan. Thorri Runarsson makes way for Veigar Pall Gunnarson.

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    Chris McLaughlin

    BBC Sport in Iceland

    "You get the feeling that both sets of players would happily shake hands and be on their merry way here. Stjarnan having a nibble now and then but they know it's all over."

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    Celtic are playing with much more confidence and fluency now. Stjarnan look tired with over half an hour still to play.


    Celtic have made their fist change of the evening. Efe Ambrose is on for Mikael Lustig.

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    Chris McLaughlin

    BBC Sport in Iceland

    "Tie over. Charlie Mulgrew's clinical finish means it's all over for the home side. They have a very long 40 minutes ahead. The Silverspoons are still singing away!"

  30. GOAL

    Stjarnan 1-2 Celtic (agg 1-4) (Mulgrew)

    And that should be that. Charlie Mulgrew receives a square pass from Scott Brown and drives a low, sliding shot into the right-hand corner. Tie over.


    Halldor Bjornsson has replaced Arnar Mar Bjorgvinsson for Stjarnan for this second half.

  32. KICK-OFF

    Stjarnan 1-1 Celtic (agg 1-3)

    The second half begins with Stjarnan kicking off.

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    Nir Bitton headed Celtic level on the night and secured an away goal and 3-1 advantage overall against Stjarnan
    Image caption: Nir Bitton headed Celtic level on the night and secured an away goal and a 3-1 advantage overall against Stjarnan
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    Chris McLaughlin

    BBC Sport in Iceland

    "Celtic comfortable at the break following that early scare. Barring a complete collapse, they'll be going through to the next round."


    Stjarnan 1-1 Celtic (agg 1-3)

    Celtic remain on course for the Champions League third qualifying round after Nir Bitton cancelled out Olafur Karl Finsen's opener for Stjarnan on the night.

  36. GOAL

    Rudar Pljevlja 0-1 Qarabag (agg 0-1) (Reynaldo)

    Brazilian Reynaldo has given Azerbaijan's Qarabag the advantage and an away goal against Montenegro's Rudar Pljevlja. As things stand Celtic will play Qarabag in the Champions League third qualifying round.

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    Chris McLaughlin

    BBC Sport in Iceland

    "That Bitton goal means Stjarnan now need three without reply here in Iceland. Will they come out and have a go or opt for damage limitation?"

  38. CLOSE!

    Stuart Armstrong flicks up Gary Mackay-Steven's reverse pass and hooks a shot narrowly wide of the Stjarnan goal.

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    That Nir Bitton goal means there will not be an extra-time in Iceland tonight. Stjarnan now need to score three without reply to reach the next round, giving Celtic a healthy advantage.

  40. GOAL

    Stjarnan 1-1 Celtic (agg 1-3) (Bitton)

    It's been coming and Celtic restore their two-goal advantage and bag an away goal in the process as Nir Bitton gets to Stefan Johansen's corner before goalkeeper Gunnar Nielsen to head into an empty net.

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    Stephen Hay: "Celtic shouldn't even be on the same field as Stjarnan. Several levels above in talent level but you never know ... #bbcscotfootball"

  42. LATEST

    Rudar Pljevlja 0-0 Qarabag (agg 0-0)

    The second leg in Montenegro resumes for the second half. Celtic or Stjarnan will face the hosts or Azerbaijan's Qarabag in the next round but there's no scoring so far in that tie.

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    More frustration for Celtic as Charlie Mulgrew's corner bobs around the box with Nadir Ciftci unable to get a shot away and then Gary Mackay-Steven fails to control the ball properly from a decent shooting position.

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    Stjarnan goalkeeper Gunnar Nielsen punches Stuart Armstrong's inswinging corner clear. Pressure beginning to mount on the hosts.

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    Chris McLaughlin

    BBC Sport in Iceland

    "Not too many Celtic players arguing as the flag is raised. Boyata goal chalked off and the visitors get their heads down and build again. Stjarnan frustrating the visitors with some pretty solid defending."

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    Magggggie: "#bbcscotfootball I can't believe Ronnie persists with Ciftci... He's so one dimensional in comparison to Griffiths"


    Celtic have the ball in the net but it does not count. The visitors had a free-kick and, after Stefan Johansen's shot from Charlie Mulgrew's disguised pass was spilled by goalkeeper Gunnar Nielsen, Dedryck Boyata fired in from an offside position.


    There were some appeals from the home crowd moments ago after the ball bounced around at the edge of the Celtic penalty area with the Stjarnan supporters insisting visiting defender Dedryck Boyata had handled but Belgian referee Jonathan Lardot was unmoved.

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    Olafur Karl Finsen scores for Stjarnan against Celtic
    Image caption: Olafur Karl Finsen (second from left) showed composure as he put Stjarnan ahead against Celtic

    Rudar Pljevlja 0-0 Qarabag (agg 0-0)

    Still no indication who Celtic or Stjarnan will face in the next round with Montenegro's Rudar Pljevlja and Azerbaijan's Qarabag goalless at half-time on the night and on aggregate.

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    Chris McLaughlin

    BBC Sport in Iceland

    "The Stjarnan boss Runar Pall Sigmundsson said yesterday that the small stadium could give his side a mental advantage. Celtic do look a little spooked early on."

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    Celtic striker Nadir Ciftci latches on to a lobbed pass by Stuart Armstrong into the Stjarnan penalty area before lashing the ball high and wide.

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    Chris McLaughlin

    BBC Sport in Iceland

    "The Silverspoons go utterly crazing here as Stjarnan take the lead after seven minutes. Just exactly what Celtic wanted to avoid. A few nervous looks on the visiting bench."

  54. GOAL

    Stjarnan 1-0 Celtic (agg 1-2) (Finsen)

    Not the start Celtic would have wanted. Stjarnan break down the left and Jeppe Hansen plays in Olafur Karl Finsen, who cuts inside Nir Bitton before finishing confidently past Craig Gordon.

  55. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Scott McKenzie: "#bbcscotfootball. C'Mon Bhoys! Put this away early!"

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    Celtic comfortable in possession so far and win a couple of early corners.

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    Nick, Burnley: "Playing 1 upfront away in Europe with a 2 goal cushion, sounds like common sense to me regardless of the opposition. Cmon the hoops!"

  58. KICK-OFF

    The second leg is underway.

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    Back in Iceland, the players are on the pitch and ready to go with Celtic set to kick off.

  60. LATEST

    Rudar Pljevlja 0-0 Qarabag (agg 0-0)

    Still no scoring after half-an-hour of the second leg of the tie which will decide who Celtic or Stjarnan will face in the next round.

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    Anonymous: "Shocking that we are playing 1 striker in a game like this...where's Leigh griffiths????"


    How will Celtic fare this evening? Let me know your thoughts via text on 80295 and via #bbcscotfootball on Twitter.

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    Rudar Pljevlja 0-0 Qarabag (agg 0-0)

    Over in Montenegro, it's still goalless on the night and in the tie between Rudar Pljevlja and Qarabag. The winner of this tie will face Celtic or Stjarnan in the next round.

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    Chris McLaughlin

    BBC Sport in Iceland

    "The Stjarnan fans call themselves the 'Silverspoons.' I'm told this is because they come from a wealthy area and not because of some strange penchant for quality cutlery."

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    Around 20 minutes until kick-off in Iceland.

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    Stjarnan coach Runar Pall Sigmundsson

    "Great evening for us. No pressure on us just enjoy the moment and play against a team like Celtic. We like this moment.

    "We know we're meeting a strong team. We just have to be patient and have a clean sheet. We can get a good counter attack. That's maybe a possibility for us."

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    Celtic training at Stjarnan's Stjornuvollur ground
    Image caption: Celtic trained on the artificial surface at Stjarnan's Stjornuvollur ground last night
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    Chris McLaughlin

    BBC Sport in Iceland

    "Absolutely stunning night for football here on the outskirts of Reykjavik. Sun shining, plastic pitch gleaming and James Brown pumping on the speakers. #ifeelgood."

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    Celtic manager Ronny Deila

    Celtic manager Ronny Deila

    "We want to go through and that's the only option for us. There's always pressure on us.

    "We have prepared well. We have an injury-free squad. It's a good mood in the squad. Physically I think we're much better than we were at the same time last year.

    "I'm very confident that we're going to produce a good performance."


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    The winner of Celtic's tie with Stjarnan will play Azerbaijan's Qarabag or Montenegro's Rudar Pljevlja in the next round.

    Rudar Pljevlja and Qarabag are tied at 0-0 going into tonight's second leg in Montenegro.

  73. LINE-UPS

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

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

    Referee: Jonathan Lardot (Belgium).


    Virgil van Dijk returns to the heart of the Celtic defence following suspension.

    Nadir Ciftci continues in attack while Charlie Mulgrew moves to left-back as Emilio Izaguirre drops to the bench.

    Winger Gary Mackay-Steven makes the starting line-up after being withdrawn shortly before kick-off last week due to a groin strain.

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    Leigh Griffiths and Stefan Johansen
    Image caption: The scoreline could have been more impressive after Johansen won a late penalty but after he and Leigh Griffiths (left) argued over who should take the spot-kick, Griffiths' effort was saved
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    Stefan Johansen scores for Celtic against Stjarnan
    Image caption: Stefan Johansen struck Celtic's second against the Icelandic side
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    Celtic defenders Dedryck Boyata and Charlie Mulgrew
    Image caption: Last week Dedryck Boyata (left) marked his competitive Celtic debut with a headed opener in Glasgow
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    It's the second leg of the Champions League second qualifying round with Celtic leading 2-0.

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    Good evening and welcome to this evening's live coverage of Stjarnan v Celtic.