FT: Celtic 2 Helsingborgs 0 (Agg: 4-0)

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That's full-time, and Celtic are through to the Group Stage of the Champions League with a 4-0 aggregate victory over Helsingborgs, who lacked cutting edge.

90+3
My mistake, Brown sets up another chance, this time for Forrest who fires over. And that's the last act of the game.

90+3
One last chance for the home side but Commons is offside after Watt's ball.

90+2
Throw for Celtic deep inside their own half after a poor touch from Uronen.

90+1
Hooper is replaced by McCourt as we enter the first of three added minutes.

90
Andersson's corner is met by Wanyama, whose attempt to clear finds Bedoya. He can only volley over, though.

89
Helsingborgs attack and win a corner of their own after Wanyama tackles Accam.

88
GOAL! Wanyama (88). Commons swings in a beauty and Wanyama meets it 10 yards out, heading into the corner of the net and leaving Hansson with no chance. Game over.

88
Great double-save from Hansson as the excellent Forrest helps set up Brown, whose shot looks in for all money. Watt gets to the rebound but it's just a corner.

87
Brown wins his side a cheap free-kick by standing his ground as Gashi climbs all over him just inside the Helsingborgs half. The Celtic fans are in full voice now - they know this tie is over.

86
Nordmark takes it but succeeds only in putting the ball over Forster's bar. Wilson was also booked during that incident.

85
Accam wins a free-kick on the edge of the box but Djurdjic somehow gets a booking for complaining about something.

84
Mulgrew has to clear the ball from virtually his own line as Bedoya gallops into the area unchallenged. A let-off for the home side.

83
Wanyama has gone to right-back now and is exposed as Djurdjic works space for a shot on the turn, one that would probably have gone in had it not been straight at Forster.

82
Watt does well to put a Uronen cross out for a corner. Andersson takes it but Forster makes a comfortable catch.

Atta has left the field to be replaced by Nordmark.

81
Excellent work from Forrest, who cuts in from the right and smashes a shot against the upright. Hansson hadn't moved.

80
A great ball from Commons causes problems for Helsingborgs, who do well to clear a series of balls into the box before it falls to Watt, whose header is saved by Hansson.

79
Lindstrom gives away a free-kick as Commons cleverly darts inside, right across the recent introduction. Before he can take it, Atta receives treatment.

78
Commons finds Wanyama with a dinked ball but his knock down is cleared by Lindstrom.

77
Watt again does well, this time winning a free-kick from Baffo. It's around 40 yards out but first, Celtic make a change, their own Swede Mikael Lustig replacing Matthews.

76
Lindstrom replaces Wahstedt as the visitors look to pull off an unlikely comeback.

75
Watt shows superb ball-control on the left before darting inside and producing a wonderful cross, but Hooper misreads it and it's a chance gone.

74
Super cross from Commons which Wahlstedt does well to clear as Celtic enjoy a bit of the ball at last.

73
Commons does well to release Forrest and Celtic break, but the latter's ball to Watt lacks pace and the home side have to settle for a throw deep inside their opponents' half.

72
Andersson's corner is cleared by Wanyama, but Helsingborgs are back on the attack as has been the case for much of this second half.

71
Nice combination play from Gashi and Djurdjic is released on the right. He plays in Andersson, but once more it's Wilson to the rescue to deflect his shot behind for a corner.

70
Samaras, wincing, is replaced by young Tony Watt.

69
More nice interplay allows Gashi the time and space to shoot, but Wilson again blocks and Celtic clear.

68
Wahlstedt takes a free-kick for the visitors but Wilson again intervenes when they try to get in-behind. He's been excellent.

67
Samaras has had enough as he goes down under a challenge to win a free-kick, signalling to the bench that he needs to be substituted. Commons takes the free-kick but it's again too deep.

66
Commons goes deep with the cross and Mulgrew can't divert it to a team-mate, allowing Uronen to clear.

65
Commons looks to be going nowhere before going down easily as Gashi raises his arm. The Celtic winger was looking for that, but it was probably a foul.

64
Mulgrew's free-kick is cleared by Andersson but his attempts to launch a counter are blocked by Matthews.

63
Izaguirre needs treatment and that's no surprise, it was a wild and late tackle that will have hurt.

62
And Accam's first act is a wild challenge on Izaguirre, leaving the referee no choice but to book him.

61
Substitution for Helsingborgs as Accam replaces Sorum.

60
Celtic have a great chance to break having won the ball deep in their own half but Forrest loses out to Uronen, with his appeals for obstruction ignored by the officials.

59
Sorum is caught offside as he beats Forrest to the ball deep inside the Celtic half. Forster clears but Hooper can't collect the flick-on from Samaras.

58
Celtic enjoy a sustained period of possession before Wanyama is crowded out on halfway by the busy Gashi.

57
Gashi clips it towards Djurdjic who is popping up all over the place. However, the ball breaks to Forrest who finds Brown, and the Celtic playmaker sensibly slows things down.

56
This game is following the pattern of the start of the first half, with the Swedes dominating without causing much alarm. Another free-kick results in Mahlangu firing a powerful shot straight at Forster from distance.

55
Nice interplay sees Djurdjic run at Wilson, but the Celtic defender is up to the task and wins the ball before clearing.

54
Wilson has had a fine game and steps in to deny the dangerous Djurdjic. Helsingborgs win a corner which Andersson swings in and Djurdjic finds space to shoot into the side netting.

53
Matthews wins a throw in which he takes himself, but Samaras can only flick it through to Baffo who clears.

52
Uronen takes it himself but Djurdjic's header goes high over the bar.

51
Cheap free-kick for the visitors as Djurdjic goes down under a challenge from Brown. Uronen takes it from fully 40 yards and just as I prepare to type 'he's kidding himself', he forces a great save from Forster. Corner.

50
Wahlstedt shows remarkable poise to chest down a Samaras cross to his keeper Hansson. Samaras impresses again at the start of the second half.

49
Wanyama has grown into the game and does well to find Brown as Helsingborg's midfield circled. Forrest gets his first touch of the half before Brown loses out on the edge of the box.

48
Super defending from Mulgrew who finds Commons, and he's able to win a cheap free-kick. It's played long towards Samaras and he helps win his side a throw.

47
Sorum is given offside as Helsinborgs attempt to play through the middle again. Can't help but feel they've looked at their most dangerous during rare attacks down either flank.

46
And we're back under way, with no changes to either side.

Right, seeking some clarification here but the deal is this: if offside is decided by player's position in relation to ball, Hooper was off. It it's done on body of players, he's on, as he and Samaras are level. I believe it's the former, so he's technically off. Tough one for any official, though.

Living the dream Gerry - enjoy it, Sir.

'Well Ben, half-time and comfortable for the Celtic,' writes Gerry. 'Prediction is half correct so far and lager is 50% drunk too here in Miami, another goal in second half will see me a happy Scotsman.'

Celtic are now 1/10 with Sky Bet, the draw is 7/1 and Helsingborgs are 25s. Hooper is 9/2 to score the next goal, while a 2-0 Celtic win is 9/4.

And that's half-time, folks. Celtic lead through Hooper's goal after half an hour.

45+1
Andersson's ball is poor and Wanyama can release Samaras down the left. He wins a throw as we enter the only minute of added-on time.

45
Yellow for Matthews who misjudges a diagonal and hauls Andersson back as the Swede tries to enter the box. The free-kick is 30 yards out and to the left of the area.

44
Uronen's corner is cleared at the near post by Brown, but Hansson returns it into the area. However, Mulgrew is unchallenged and can clear.

43
Mahlangu helps win his side a throw deep inside the Celtic half and this could be their last chance of the half as Bedoya wins a corner.

42
Djurdjic engineers space for a shot from range but it's blocked and the excellent Brown steps in to clear. Samaras gets clear down the right but can't pick out a team-mate when entering the area.

41
Izaguirre looks good going forward and helps switch it to Forrest, whose pace is causing problems for Helsingborgs. This time Celtic lose out and it's a goal kick.

40
Almost a second for Celtic as Forrest and Samaras combine before the former sees his shot blocked by Baffo, who has had a busy half.

39
Gashi is getting a talking to having had a little word with the referee, presumably about the free-kick he conceded to Mulgrew. The latter takes it long but it's cleared comfortably.

38
Again Celtic attack down the left but Wahlstedt manages to force Commons wide and the visitors can clear.

37
Commons takes it and it's good, but Wanyama can't quite get enough on it under pressure. Uronen clears but it goes all the way through to Forster.

36
The industrious Brown sets another Celtic attack in motion, Hooper winning a corner off Baffo.

35
Wanyama loses out and Helsingborgs break, but Matthews does brilliant to win it back.

34
We've had a scrappy period since the goal with Celtic slightly less inclined to put pressure on Helsingborgs. A word on the scorer - he's been just about Celtic's best player along with Samaras, so the right men combined for the goal.

33
The Swedes look deflated having started so well, and clearly feel hard-done-by with that goal. It did look a yard off, but it was an inch at most. I say level.

32
Credit to Forrest, who effectively created that goal by darting inside after a short corner and firing one across the box. Celtic have picked it up over the last 10 minutes and just about deserve their lead.

31
Celtic now lead 3-0 on aggregate and win another corner as they try to seal the deal before the interval. Celtic Park is rocking.

30
GOAL! Hooper (30). Well, strange reactions all-round as everyone assumes at least four Celtic players are off-side, but nothing is given as Hooper diverts a pass from Samaras in off the post. It's contentious, but I think that's a great call - both Hooper and Samaras were stood on the six-yard line.

29
Brown feeds Samaras on the left and his cross forces Hansson to tip it over for a corner. Samaras has been superb so far.

28
Good cross from Izaguirre but it's cleared and Helsinborgs break, with Wilson forced to head it out for a throw.

27
Forrest ducks and dives into the area, using Hooper as a decoy, then goes to ground under a challenge from Baffo. It was a clear dive and the referee gets it right, except he fails to book Forrest.

26
Uronen tries to find Mahlangu but, for all their possession, the visitors haven't quite put the finishing touch on some nice approach work so far.

25
Sorum returns the favour and Forster gets the chance to clear from just outside his box. It's flicked on by Samaras but Wilson fouls Djurdjic on halfway as he tries to get to it.

24
Forrest is coming alive now and his low cross is deflected just behind Samaras, who gives away a free-kick in his attempt to win it back.

23
Excellent from the lively Hooper, who finds Forrest. His through-ball is unfortunate not to find Samaras and the visitors breathe easy again.

22
Better from Celtic until Commons fails to beat the near-post man with a cross, allowing Uronen to attempt a cross-field ball which is cut out by Mulgrew.

21
Great ball from Djurdjic finds Sorum, but he tries to threat the needle and can't find Mahlangu. It's getting lively, this.

20
Throw-in to Helsinborgs taken by Wahlstedt, but it's hoisted clear by Commons who finds Samaras, who dances inside then out before shooting low, and Hansson does well to save. Great solo effort.

19
Mulgrew attemps a long ball to Forrest but in truth it's never anything but long and the Swedes are finding this easy at the moment, albeit without having tested Forster.

18
Mulgrew clears as Sorum looks to attack down the right. Djurdjic then attempts a clever through-ball but Forster collects.

17
Gashi is pulling the strings for the visitors and his diagonal ball almost finds Bedoya, who along with Andersson and Sorum is really giving good support to Djurdjic.

16
Very poor defending from Izaguirre allows Bedoya, a former Rangers player, to shoot from 20 yards. It's off target but that was the game's best chance.

15
Indeed, the possession stats have the visitors as slightly on-top but Brown is trying to stop that and sets in motion a move that ends with Wahlstedt stepping in to stop Hooper.

14
If anything, Helsingborgs are just shading things and Mulgrew does well to block Gashi's shot with his head.

13
Wilson slides in with a perfectly-timed tackle as Sorum attempts to shoot from an angle.

12
Still scrappy this with neither side able to establish any rhythm. Wilson does well to step-in and prevent Djurdjic to get in behind, before the striker wins it back and fires wide from range.

11
Brown finds Hooper but his flick towards Commons is too lively and Gashi mops up for the visitors.

10
The same pair combine once more, Wanyama having to clear Andersson's cross for a corner. Brown does well to clear.

9
Djurdjic runs directly at the Celtic defence before laying in Andersson, whose cross is cleared.

8
Nice stuff down the left from Helsinborgs as Baffo returns to the pitch. Uronen wins a throw which he takes himself, but eventually Forster collects comfortably.

7
It's all about Baffo, who is now on the ground complaining that something is wrong with his shoulder. He replaced Sadiku late on, but could need replacing himself here.

6
Hooper is giving him a tough time, too, combining with Samaras before the Greek international's cross is collected by Hansson.

5
Just confirming that Baffo is actually in the Helsingborgs starting XI, having been included late on. He's at right back.

4
Izaguirre involved again as he plays a clever ball right into the path of Brown, whose shot from range is over the bar. Good start from the hosts.

3
Good work from Hooper who puts pressure on Sadiku to earn Celtic a throw. He then tries to get on the end of Izaguirre's cross but it's cleared.

2
It's a lively but scrappy start, both keepers seeing the ball before Celtic again go long from defence, seeking out Hooper without success.

1
Samaras comes deep to win an early header but sends it through to Hansson, who clears long.

And after both sides adopt a little huddle, Celtic get us under way.

The teams are in the tunnel and we're minutes away from the start of a game that will decide if Celtic are to return to the Champions League for the first time in four years.

Susan Boyle just warmed up the crowd with a delightful rendition of 'You'll Never Walk Alone'. What a thoroughly lucky bunch.

No offence to the lad, but from a typist's perspective I really hope Bouaouzan is left on the bench tonight.

Helsingborgs: Hansson, Wahlstedt, Sadiku, Atta, Uronen, Bedoya, Gashi, Mahlangu, C Andersson, Sorum, Djurdjic. Subs: D Andersson, Nordmark, Lindstrom, Santos, Bouaouzan, Baffo, Accam.

Celtic: Forster, Matthews, Wilson, Mulgrew, Izaguirre, Forrest, Brown, Wanyama, Samaras, Commons, Hooper. Subs: Zaluska, McCourt, Lustig, Rogne, Murphy, Watt, Twardzik.

Those teams are on the way, I promise. Just a slight delay in getting news from the visitors it seems.

I'm not sure myself. I fully expect Celtic to qualify and they'll probably win, but the draw could be the value bet. That or both teams to score - the Swedes had chances last week and have to go for broke.

Graeme from Glasgow says: 'Celtic to win 2-0 again, I think they will be a lot better tonight compared to last week.'

Paul tweets to inform me that he's going for a 3-1 Celtic win, but he reckons Helsingborgs might score first.

Ahhhh sunshine. Remember that?

Gerry in Miami writes: 'Sitting outside in sunshine with TV on patiently awaiting kick off. I fully expect Celtic to progress to the CL and win tonight, 2-0 again with goals from Hooper and Forrest .

Our friends at Sky Bet make Celtic their 1/2 favourites to win this tie, and 1/66 to qualify having established a 2-0 first leg lead. Helsingborgs are 6/1 to win tonight, 14s to qualify, while the draw can be backed at 100/30.

Good evening and welcome along to coverage of Celtic v Helsingborgs. If you want to get in touch with comments and predictions tonight it's benjamin.coley@bskyb.com or @BenColeyGolf. Meanwhile I'll get some team news to you shortly.

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