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Live Reporting

By Colin Moffat

All times stated are UK

  1. Post update

    FT: Celtic 1-0 Zenit St Petersburg

    That's all folks.Celtic turned in an impressive display to dominate an expensively assembled Zenit side for long spells. Can they complete the job next week? A 1-0 lead is pretty handy in Europe.

    Make sure you join us for that one. Good night.

    Celtic take a 1-0 lead to Russia next week
    Image caption: Celtic take a 1-0 lead to Russia next week
  2. 'We've given ourselves a great opportunity'

    FT: Celtic 1-0 Zenit St Petersburg

    More from Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers: "We've given ourselves an advantage and a clean sheet is important. The team concentrated and organised very well and that's important going into a second leg. We know we can score goals and they probably need to come out a little bit more now to chase the game.

    "It's going to be tough but we've given ourselves a great opportunity."

  3. Set up nicely for second leg

    FT: Celtic 1-0 Zenit St Petersburg

    We don't have long to wait for the return fixture. Celtic go to Russia next Thursday in a game that kicks off at 18:00 GMT. We'll be all over that one, with more radio and text coverage.

  4. Rodgers hails 'fantastic goal'

    FT: Celtic 1-0 Zenit St Petersburg

    Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers: "Very good victory for us. I thought the performance was outstanding. We're playing against a top side, I think everyone recognises that. For large parts of the game we controlled it. Tactically, we were excellent.

    "With the ball I was really pleased with our personality in the game - control and calmness. We played with great maturity tonight.

    "Capped it off at the end with a fantastic goal. It was a great piece of skill by young Charly [Musonda] and then an absolutely brilliant finish by Callum [McGregor]. The technique is sensational.

    "It was no more than we deserved. Right through the team, from the goalkeeper to Moussa [Dembele], absolutely outstanding. We played with a lot of young players but they are clearly developing."

  5. Musonda magic makes the difference

    FT: Celtic 1-0 Zenit St Petersburg

    Pat Bonner

    Former Celtic goalkeeper on BBC Sportsound

    Quote Message: Charly Musonda has a lot of learning still to do and he will improve. He came on and did what Brendan Rodgers brought him here to do, with that little bit of skill to create the goal. It's probably worth what they are paying him.
    Charly Musonda celebrates with Celtic captain Scott Brown
    Image caption: Charly Musonda gets a full-time handshake from Celtic captain Scott Brown
  6. Long overdue home win

    FT: Celtic 1-0 Zenit St Petersburg

    The victory was Celtic's first win at home in 12 European matches outside the qualifying phase.

    That's maybe a harsh stat since the qualifiers do come with huge pressure and the calibre of teams in the latter stages is pretty high.

  7. 'Celtic locked Zenit in'

    FT: Celtic 1-0 Zenit St Petersburg

    Scott McDonald

    Former Celtic striker on BBC Sportsound

    Quote Message: Zenit had no answer to Brendan Rodgers' shape. Celtic really locked them in. In these big games you need people around your number nine and Callum McGregor did a great job of getting close to Moussa Dembele
  8. McGregor revels in 'massive' victory

    FT: Celtic 1-0 Zenit St Petersburg

    Celtic goalscorer Callum McGregor on BT Sport: "I was just trying to get it under control as quickly as possible and get a shot away. Thankfully, it goes in. It's a massive win for us."

    He's being very modest there. He had to jump to cushion the ball on his chest and then thundered home an unstoppable strike.

  9. 'Mature' Celtic please Rodgers

    FT: Celtic 1-0 Zenit St Petersburg

    Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers on BT Sport: "A pretty mature performance from ourselves.

    "Very proud of the team but we're only halfway there.

    "It's very important that you defend well in any game. Defensively, we were very strong tonight.

    "Charly's a dribbler. He was very good when he came on. It was a team performance."

    Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers salutes the crowd at full-time
    Image caption: Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers salutes the crowd at full-time
  10. Praise for goalkeeper on quiet night

    FT: Celtic 1-0 Zenit St Petersburg

    Scott McDonald

    Former Celtic striker on BBC Sportsound

    Quote Message: Dorus de Vries made a great save after Ntcham put that chance past the post. The goalkeeper has had a bit of criticism but he was excellent. He didn't have much to do but he came, he held and his distribution was good
  11. 'Great team effort from Celtic'

    FT: Celtic 1-0 Zenit St Petersburg

    Pat Bonner

    Former Celtic goalkeeper on BBC Sportsound

    Quote Message: Zenit may have been lacking a bit of fitness but take nothing away from Celtic. Every single player did their job properly. There were none of the mistakes we have seen in the past. The could maybe have scored a goal or two more with a bit of luck.
  12. 'Just reward for positive Celtic'

    FT: Celtic 1-0 Zenit St Petersburg

    Martin Dowden

    BBC Sport Scotland at Celtic Park

    Celtic’s performance tonight has been rewarded. They were positive throughout and rarely looked threatened.

    Charly Musonda showed his ability, that moment of genuine quality that unlocked this game and Brendan Rodgers must take credit for pushing on for that goal. The substitute's cross was weighted perfectly allowing the excellent Callum McGregor the time to execute a wonderful finish.

    Rodgers’ side came into this as underdogs. They leave this first leg with genuine hope that they can reach the last 16.

  13. FULL-TIME Celtic 1-0 Zenit St Petersburg

    Clean sheet and a lead. Job done.

    Callum McGregor scores
    Image caption: Callum McGregor's strike proved to be the winner
  14. Post update

    Celtic 1-0 Zenit St Petersburg

    Odsonne Edouard cuts in from the left and gets past his man inside the box but the referee blows for a Zenit foul as the pair end up in a heap.

  15. Post update

    Celtic 1-0 Zenit St Petersburg

    We'll get two additional minutes of stoppage time.

  16. Post update

    Celtic 1-0 Zenit St Petersburg

    No sign of Zenit pushing for an equaliser.

  17. Flurry of yellows, Edouard on for Celtic

    Celtic 1-0 Linfield

    Leandro Paredes is booked for a sly kick after a tangle with Celtic skipper Scott Brown.

    Moussa Dembele can't go on and he too is shown a yellow card, for time wasting I guess, as he trudges off to be replaced by Odsonne Edouard.

    And another booking... Celtic full-back Mikael Lustig for tripping an opponent.

  18. 'Celtic need to play with their heads now'

    Celtic 1-0 Zenit St Petersburg

    Pat Bonner

    Former Celtic goalkeeper on BBC Sportsound

    Quote Message: Celtic have got to manage the game now, keep their emotions intact and play with their heads and not their hearts. If they make the right decisions at the right time, they’ve got this game won. Celtic have played magnificently, keep it going
  19. Post update

    Celtic 1-0 Zenit St Petersburg

    Charly Musonda has certainly livened things up for Celtic. Now he slides a great ball in behind the Zenit defence but Moussa Dembele doesn't have the energy to hare after it, perhaps signalling that he has picked up a knock.

  20. GOAL Celtic 1-0 Zenit St Petersburg

    Callum McGregor

    What a finish!

    Charly Musonda picks out Callum McGregor at the back post with a looping cross. The midfielder does so well to control on his chest, then rifles a rising shot across goal and into the opposite top corner.

    Callum McGregor scores