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Live Reporting

By Colin Moffat

All times stated are UK

  1. Cheerio

    FT: Astana 4-3 Celtic (agg 4-8)

    I'll sign off now. That was quite a game. Packed full of incident, great goals and some truly terrible defending.

    Celtic's long unbeaten run is over but the 150 or so fans that travelled to Kazakhstan will be partying tonight since they are back in with the big boys in the Champions League.

    Thanks for your company. I'm off for a lie down.

  2. Post update

    FT: Astana 4-3 Celtic (agg 4-8)

    Progress was never in serious doubt following Celtic's 5-0 thrashing of the Kazakhstan champions in Glasgow last week.

    However, there were some nervy moments in a crazy encounter at the Astana Arena, with the visitors' makeshift defence leaking four goals.

    Celtic can now look forward to Thursday's draw but Brendan Rodgers will know his men will need to be much sharper in the tougher contests to come.

  3. Rodgers eyes further progress

    FT: Astana 4-3 Celtic (agg 4-8)

    And some more from the Celtic boss...

    "Our aim was to qualify and that's not easy given the route we have to take.

    "What we would like to do is progress this year and be in European football after Christmas.

    "If we can do that, it will be another great step forward for us."

  4. 'A night to celebrate'

    FT: Astana 4-3 Celtic (agg 4-8)

    More from Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers: "We scored three and could have scored more.

    "Once we get the second goal, the calmness returns.

    "We would want to be better than that but this is a night to celebrate."

  5. Celtic deserve to progress - Rodgers

    FT: Astana 4-3 Celtic (agg 4-8)

    Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers on BT Sport: "We didn't defend well. Our possession wasn't good enough either. We weren't compact enough when we had the ball.

    "I thought we were going to get through without the anxiety.

    "They were on the ropes but they regained their composure.

    "All in all [across the qualifying campaign], the players have been first class. They deserve to go through."

    Brendan Rodgers, Anthony Ralston and Tom Rogic
  6. 'It was a game of basketball'

    FT: Astana 4-3 Celtic (agg 4-8)

    Celtic captain Scott Brown talking to BT Sport: "It was an exciting game for the neutral, but not for us. It was a game of basketball, and that's not like us. Usually we're very tight, but not today. European football is never going to be easy. We're a little bit disappointed not to get a draw at the end."

  7. What next?

    FT: Astana 4-3 Celtic (agg 4-8)

    Attention will now turn to Thursday's draw. What pot will Celtic be in? They are likely to be fourth seeds, which makes life difficult, but a slip from Sevilla, Liverpool, Olympiakos or Napoli would see them move up to pot three.

    Last season, Celtic failed to win a game in a tough section, finishing behind Barcelona, Manchester City and Borussia Mönchengladbach.

  8. Unbeaten run ends

    FT: Astana 4-3 Celtic (agg 4-8)

    That was Celtic's first loss in 42 matches - since Barcelona left Glasgow with a 2-0 win in the group stages of the Champions League last November.

    That's quite a run.

  9. Post update

    FT: Astana 4-3 Celtic (agg 4-8)

    So what has Brendan Rodgers learned today?

    Well, I'd say high on that list is the need to have your first-choice centre-backs available.

    Dedryck Boyata and Erik Sviatchenko are injured, while Jozo Simunovic missed out tonight.

  10. FULL-TIME Astana 4-3 Celtic (agg 4-8)

    Mission accomplished. Celtic progress to the Champions League group phase for the tenth time.

    The tie was won in Glasgow last week with a thumping 5-0 win.

    The second leg was just nuts. A wake up call for Celtic ahead of the real deal.

  11. Post update

    Astana 4-3 Celtic (agg 4-8)

    Stoppage time is almost up and still the sloppy passes keep coming from Celtic. It's been a really strange performance.

  12. Post update

    Astana 4-3 Celtic (agg 4-8)

    Pat Bonner

    Former Celtic goalkeeper on BBC Sportsound

    Quote Message: Getting through is a big achievement but Brendan Rodgers will not be happy with the way Celtic have given away goals and let Astana back into this game
  13. GOAL Astana 4-3 Celtic

    Leigh Griffiths

    Maybe Celtic can keep their unbeaten run going after all?

    Leigh Griffiths smacks a peach of shot low past the despairing dive of Nenad Eric from 18 yards.

  14. Post update

    Astana 4-2 Celtic (agg 4-7)

    Another scare for the visitors as a deep ball from the right travels all the way into the penalty area and Junior Kabananga is inches away from connecting.

  15. Post update

    Astana 4-2 Celtic (agg 4-7)

    Not for the first time, Scott Brown gives the ball away deep in his own half but this time the long legs of Nir Bitton come to his rescue, preventing another Astana attack.

  16. Post update

    Astana 4-2 Celtic (agg 4-7)

    It's been a crazy game, with Celtic looking so assured in the first half then falling apart for a large part of the second.

    Five minutes to go and then we can all get our breath back.

  17. Post update

    Astana 4-2 Celtic (agg 4-7)

    Chris McLaughlin

    BBC Sport Scotland at the Astana Arena

    "...and relax. Celtic's unbeaten run is coming to an end but they're heading to European football's promised land. Great reward for Ntcham, who has been excellent this evening."

  18. GOAL Astana 4-2 Celtic

    Olivier Ntcham

    You can stop biting those fingernails now...

    Olivier Ntcham, Celtic's classiest performer, strides forward as Astana leave huge gaps at the back. The Frenchman has a shot from 18 yards and it takes a big deflection on its way into the net.

  19. Post update

    Astana 4-1 Celtic (agg 4-6)

    Pat Bonner

    Former Celtic goalkeeper on BBC Sportsound

    Quote Message: Three of the goals have been gifts for Astana. This is a lesson for Celtic with tougher tests to come
  20. Post update

    Astana 4-1 Celtic (agg 4-6)

    The Astana Stadium is far from full but it's rocking as Patrick Twumasi smashes a shot over the Celtic crossbar from the edge of the box.