Nov 26, 2013 at 7.45pm UK at ​Celtic Park
Celtic
0-3
AC Milan

Commons (57'), van Dijk (63'), Izaguirre (65')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Kaka (12'), Zapata (49'), Balotelli (60')

Nigel de Jong: 'I expected a tougher game'

AC Milan's Dutch midfielder Nigel de Jong celebrates at full time during the UEFA Champions League group H football match between Celtic and AC Milan at Celtic Park in Glasgow on November 26, 2013
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Nigel de Jong admits that Celtic were below-par on Tuesday night, but was delighted with AC Milan's 3-0 win.

AC Milan midfielder Nigel de Jong has admitted that he was anticipating a tougher contest during his side's 3-0 win against Celtic at Celtic Park on Tuesday night.

The win means that Milan just need a draw against Ajax in a fortnight's time in order to reach the second round, and De Jong said that he was delighted with his side's sharpness on the night.

"I was expecting a little bit more from Celtic, but we put them under pressure and took the chances when they came along," he told UEFA.com. "For Milan, the Champions League is as important as the championship. We are not in a good place at the moment, but three points and 3-0 is very welcome.

"We showed tonight how dangerous we can be. We were very sharp right from the start. We were lucky at the start of the second half with the chance Virgil van Dijk had, but after that we picked up the pieces and were comfortable. The next game against Ajax is now very important and we look forward to it."

Milan are second in Group H, one point ahead of Ajax and two behind Barcelona.

James Forrest of Celtic is congratulated by teammate Virgil van Dijk of Celtic after scoring the opening goal from the penalty spot during the UEFA Champions League Group H match between Celtic and Ajax at Celtic Park Stadium on October 22, 2013
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