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Oct 2, 2014 at 8.05pm UK at Celtic Park
Celtic
1-0
Dinamo Zagreb
Commons (6')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Result: Celtic hang on for Europa League win against Dinamo Zagreb

An early goal by Kris Commons gives Celtic a 1-0 win against Dinamo Zagreb in their Europa League Group D clash at Celtic Park.

An early goal by Kris Commons has given Celtic a 1-0 win against Dinamo Zagreb in this evening's Europa League Group D clash at Celtic Park.

Kris Commons of Celtic scores the first goal during the UEFA Europa League group D match between Celtic and Dinamo Zagreb at Celtic Park on October 02, 2014© Getty Images

The home side took the lead in the sixth minute, courtesy of an expertly executed team move.

The former Derby man dodged Emilio Izaguirre's pass to allow it to run to Anthony Stokes before finding space, taking the return pass and poking the ball past Eduardo.

Just before the half-hour mark, however, Dinamo came close to an equaliser when Wilson Eduardo's fierce effort cannoned off the Celtic crossbar.

Moments later, the Hoops could have doubled the hosts' lead after goalkeeper Eduardo miskicked the ball straight to Commons, but his decision to pick out a teammate instead of going for goal came to nothing.

Wilson Eduardo had another good chance in the latter stages of the first half to put the Croatians back into the game after his vicious volley had to be expertly saved by Craig Gordon.

In the 53rd minute, Dinamo nearly scored when a quick break from a corner saw El Arbi Hillel Soudani set up the unmarked Wilson Eduardo.

Despite being one on one with Gordon, the Celtic stopper was able to push the ball behind and keep his side's lead intact.

Midway through the second half, it was Marcelo Brozovic's turn to threaten the Hoops goal, the Croatian international bending an effort into the corner from just outside the box, but Gordon was there again to thwart the shot.

Celtic kept riding their luck in the latter stages of the game, as Soudani blasted an effort wide with just seven minutes to go.

Nevertheless, the away side's profligacy meant that Ronny Deila's outfit claimed all three points.

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Kris Commons of Celtic scores the first goal during the UEFA Europa League group D match between Celtic and Dinamo Zagreb at Celtic Park on October 02, 2014
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