Aug 16, 2017 at 7.45pm UK at ‚ÄčCeltic Park
Attendance: 54,016
Celtic
5-0
AstanaAstana
Postnikov (32' og.), Sinclair (42', 60'), Forrest (79'), Griffiths (88')
Brown (40'), Tierney (49')
FT(HT: 2-0)

Postnikov (6'), Logvinenko (63'), Shitov (69')

Result: Celtic claim huge first-leg advantage against FC Astana

Result: Celtic claim huge first-leg advantage
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Celtic dismantle FC Astana of Kazakhstan 5-0 in the first leg of their Champions League qualifier.

Celtic have claimed a resounding 5-0 advantage over FC Astana in the first leg of their Champions League qualifier against the Kazakhstani side at Parkhead.

The Scottish champions took the lead just after the half-hour mark when Australian international Tom Rogic beat two defenders before squaring a pass into the box, and it was deflected into his own net by Evgeniy Postnikov.

Brendan Rodgers's side doubled their lead before the break as Scott Sinclair beat the offside trap with a pacey run and guided the ball beyond Aleksandr Mokin in the Astana goal.

Sinclair netted his second and Celtic's third on the hour, with Leigh Griffiths picking the former Aston Villa man out with a perfectly-weighted pass before he shot beyond the goalkeeper for a second time.

Griffiths was the provider again when the Hoops racked up their fourth, holding the ball up for James Forrest to strike from the edge of the box, the midfielder finding the net from a tight angle.

The Scotland international added his own name to the scoresheet in the closing stages, cutting inside the box and letting fly, his shot sailing straight into the far corner.

The result sees Celtic claim a joint-record winning margin and a record home win for the qualifying stages of the Champions League.

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