Sevilla, Napoli qualify for Champions League

Eloi Lecerf
Agosto 24, 2017

Celtic qualified for the lucrative Champions League group stage on Tuesday despite losing 4-3 to Astana in the second leg of their play-off in Kazakhstan.

"It is obviously Gordon's decision, he has a good squad of boys and he trusts them and they have had good results as well".

"I think good players can adapt everywhere and very quickly", he said on Silva's performance. "He has goals and assists".

"I felt that, naturally, we can defend much better than that".

"I have played well since the start of the season, scored a few goals, with a few assists so it is up to me to to keep doing that".

Brendan Rodgers' men were 5-0 up going into the second leg and were expected to coast through to the group stages but a spirited display from Astana saw them go 4-1 up and give the visitors a mild scare.

They shot ahead in the 26th minute courtesy a Kristoffer Vassbakk Ajer own goal but Scott Sinclair equalized for the Scottish champions.

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Celtic Football Club are celebrating their lucrative entry into the Champions League with a city-wide outdoor advertising campaign across Glasgow, sure to perk up at least half of those who see it on their morning commute.

Premier League champions Chelsea are in pot one alongside Madrid, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Benfica, Shakhtar Donetsk, Monaco and Spartak Moscow.

"In the first half it was going fine but you can't rest in Europe, especially away from home, and it has given us a wee wake-up call but we are buzzing to get through".

"We'll see the draw on Thursday".

CELTIC winger James Forrest is hoping to face Real Madrid in the Champions League after the Hoops booked a group stage spot on Tuesday. It's worth remembering that today's playoff matches could trigger changes in Pots 3 and 4, though Pots 1 and 2 - United being in the latter - are set. They put risk into the game and all of a sudden, we find ourselves on the ropes a little bit.

Two minutes into the second half, Serikzhan Muzhikov doubled the lead for the Stanimir Stoilov's men followed by Twumasi's brace in the 49th and 69th minute.

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