FT: Celtic 3 Shakhtyor Karagandy 0 (Agg: 3-2)

FULL TIME. That's it, Celtic go through on a memorable night at Celtic Park!! What a fantastic game!! Thanks for your views tonight, stay with us for reaction!!!

90 (+4)
Shakhtyor float the free-kick into the Celtic box but Forster is off his line to gather at the back post.

90 (+4)
Van Dijk is on for Forrest.

90 (+3)
Shakhtyor win a free-kick 30 yards out on the right, Brown is booked.

90 (+2)
GOAL - FORREST!!!!! Stokes makes a fantastic run into the left side of the box before cutting the ball back to Forrest to slot home from eight yards and send Celtic Park wild!!! Wow!!!!

Four minutes of added time are announced.

90
Stokes crosses from the left byline before Samaras' shot from the edge of the box is cleared.

89
Mulgrew is tackled near the Shakhtyor box and the visitors break forward before Khizhnichenko crosses into the box from 25 yards but Forster is quickly off his line to gather.

87
Ghazaryan fouls Brown for a Celtic free-kick near their own box. Forster punts the ball forward before Stokes shoots at goal from 30 yards to the left of goal but his effort goes wide.

86
Forrest is back on his feet and play resumes.

85
Zenkovich is booked for a late challenge on Forrest midway in the Celtic half.

84
Simcevic crosses into the Celtic box from 25 yards on the right but Canas' header lacks power and the hosts clear.

84
Zenkovich fouls Mulgrew in the right corner in his first taste of the action.

83
Zenkovich is on for Finonchenko for the visitors.

81
Mokin makes a poor punch from a Mulgrew cross and Celtic win a throw in ten yards out on the right. They take but Brown's cross is cleared.

80
Samaras again presses to the left byline but his cross is straight at the keeper who gathers.

79
Boerrigter is on for Commons for Celtic, who gets a standing ovation.

78
Commons tries to release Samaras into the left side of the box with a cross field ball but it is just over hit and goes out for a goal kick.

78
Samaras cross into the box from the left and the ball eventually falls to Commons but his shot from ten yards on the right is blocked and Shakhtyor clear.

77
Celtic press again but Mokin gathers Ledley's header from the edge of the box in the centre.

75
Forrest makes a strong run from the left into the box before he turns and shoots with his left foot from the edge of the box but Mokin saves well low down.

74
Shakhtyor press and Simcevic cross into the box from the left but Mulgrew clears. Finonchenko is down from a challenge by Ambrose but is okay to continue after treatment on the pitch.

73
Commons takes the corner but Vasiljevic heads away in the box.

72
Mulgrew crosses from 22 yards on the left and wins a corner on the right.

70
Shakhtyor win a throw in 22 yards out on the right. Vicius takes but the ref spots an infringement in the box and it is a Celtic free-kick.

69
Samaras again gets to the left byline but his cross goes out for a goal kick this time.

68
The teams are cancelling each other out on the middle at present.

66
Shakhtyor win a free-kick on the left, with Ledley booked. They take and then a throw in 15 yards out on the right. Vicius puts the long throw into the box but Celtic partially clear the ball back to him. He floats the ball back into the box but Ghazaryn is offside.

64
Ledley wins a free-kick 30 yards out on the left. Commons takes but it is poor and Shakhtyor easily clear.

63
Shakhtyor takes the corner and win a throw in 15 yards out on the right. Vicius puts a long throw into the box and Khizhnichenko gets a slight touch on it and the ball hits the bar and Celtic scramble it away. They've gone to sleep after the equaliser.

62
Finonchenko takes the corner to Dzidic who heads at goal from 15 yards and Matthews is there to clear off the line and Shakhtyor win a corner on the right.

61
Celtic take the corner but the visitors clear upfield and win their own corner on the left.

60
Mulgrew releases Forrest into the left corner who floats the ball to Stokes at the far post but his shot from close range hits the bar before Shakhtyor scramble the ball out for a corner on the left.

59
Dzidic tries to get his head on a cross from the left into the Celtic box but Mulgrew tracks back and gets his own header in to clear.

58
Forrest gets to the left byline before crossing into the box. It misses everyone but Commons retrieves the ball on the far side before he is tackled and Simcevic clears.

57
Commons takes the free-kick but it hits the wall and Shakhtyor clear.

56
Celtic press again and Commons wins a free-kick 25 yards out on the right.

54
Commons takes the corner and wins another on the left. He takes again short to Forrest who cuts inside before shooting at goal from 17 yards on the left but his effort sails over.

53
Samaras presses again and wins a corner on the left.

51
Samaras presses to the left byline but the ball runs out for a goal kick.

50
Simcevic shoots at goal from 25 yards on the right which Forster saves full stretch. The ball falls to Khizhnichenko but he is given offside.

48
GOAL - SAMARAS!!!!!! Commons floats the corner from the right into the box, Mokin can only parry away. The ball falls to Stokes on the left who crosses back into the box. his cross is cleared by Dzidic only into the path of Lustig who shoots at goal from 22 yards. It goes to Samaras who controls the ball before scoring from eight yards on the left. Game on!!!!

47
Celtic press again and Matthews crosses into the box from the right and wins a corner on the right.

46
Samaras makes a great run to the left byline before crossing into the box but Vasiljevic heads away.

46
Celtic re-start the game.

The teams are back on the pitch. No changes at the break.

Fancy a bet? Sky Bet now go 1/25 for a Celtic win, 12/1 for the draw and 80/1 for a Shakhtyor victory. The 3-0 scoreline is now 7/2.

What are your views / predictions for the second period? Send them to steve.pass2@bskyb.com and I will post up the best when I get back with my brew!!

HALF TIME. That's it for the first period, Celtic go in with a deserved lead. The goal has completely changed the complexion of the game, game on!!!

45(+1)
GOAL - COMMONS!!!!! Commons puts the hosts ahead with a fine strike from 25 yards in the centre into the left side of goal!! Samaras runs with the ball and feeds it to Commons who makes the crucial score!!

Two minutes of added time are announced.

45
Mulgrew crosses from 22 yards out ont he left into the box but it is over Stokes' head and the visitors clear.

44
Stokes latches onto a long ball into the left side of the box from Mulgrew before he shoots over from a tight angle from six yards out.

43
Forrest makes a strong run to 25 yards out before shooting at goal but his low shot is wide of Mokin's left post.

42
Matthews takes the throw in and wins another 25 yards out on the right. He takes towards Stokes to the right side of the box but Dzidic shepherds the ball out for a goal kick.

41
Celtic take the free-kick and Matthews wins a throw in 15 yards out on the right.

40
Shakhtyor take the corner on the left but it misses everyone in the box and Samaras brings the ball away at the far side. He makes a strong run to near the halfway line before Vicius brings him down and is booked.

38
Khizhnichenko shoots from seven yards on the left but Matthews blocks for a corner on the left.

37
Ghazaryan crosses from 35 yards on the left to Finonchenko to the right side of the box but his header from 12 yards is straight at Forster who easily gathers.

36
Celtic take the free-kick and feed the ball to Matthews on the right, who floats a cross into the box but Shakhtyor partially clear before they clear Mulgrew's cross from the left.

36
Canas is booked for a foul on ambrose. It is a Celtic free-kick 40 yards out on the right.

34
Celtic take the free-kick short and Stokes shoots at goal but Mokin saves well down to his left. He then gathers from an in-coming Ledley and there is a bit of afters!

33
Samaras presses again and wins a free-kick 28 yards out in the centre.

32
Commons feeds the ball to Matthews on the right flank who crosses into the centre of the box but Dzidic heads away.

31
Shakhtyor win a throw in 35 yards out on the left. Vicius puts another long throw into the box which Maliy heads on but Forster is there to gather at the far post.

30
Vicius is up on his feet and Celtic give the ball back to the visitors and play resumes.

28
Vicius is down injured in his own half after a challenge from Brown and Shakhtyor put the ball out so he can get treatment, again to boos.

27
Commons fouls Finonchenko for a free-kick 40 yards out in the centre. Finonchenko takes the free-kick to Vasiljevic to the left side of the box who heads over to Dzidic in the centre but he heads over under pressure from ten yards out.

25
Brown tries to get onto a throughball into the right side of the box but Poryvaev checks his run and Mokin gathers the ball. The defender goes down, playing for time, and is roundly booed by the home support.

24
Shakhtyor are coming more into his game and win a throw in 20 yards out on the left. Vicius puts a long throw into the box before Canas volleys well over from 12 yards in the centre.

23
Samaras wins a throw in 15 yards out on the left. He takes and wins another 25 yards out. Celtic take to Samaras and he goes down under a challenge from Maliy near the left byline but the ref points for a goal kick.

22
Shakhtyor come again but Mulgrew shepherds a throughball into the right corner out for a goal kick as Khizhnichenko chases.

20
A rare Shakhtyor foray into the Celtic half but Ambrose beats Khizhnichenko to a throughball and clears.

19
Celtic come again and win a free-kick 35 yards out in front of goal. Commons floats the ball into the box but it runs harmlessly out for a goal kick.

18
Commons whips the free-kick across the face of goal but Stokes is surprised at the far post and the ball bounces off him and out for a goal kick.

18
It's all Celtic at present and Samaras is fouled by Simcevic for a free-kick 20 yards out on the left. Simcevic is booked.

16
Stokes takes the corner and the ball comes back to him but he is given offside.

16
Celtic take the corner on the right and Stokes wins a corner on the left.

15
Commons hits the free-kick at goal and the keeper has to save before Dzidic heads behind for a Celtic corner on the right.

14
Celtic come again and Ledley wins a free-kick 40 yards out in the centre. They take quickly and feed the ball to Samaras on the left and he wins another free-kick 20 yards out.

12
Forrest makes a strong run to the right byline before crossing to Stokes in the box. He heads at goal from seven yards in the centre but Mokin makes a superb finger-tip save low to his left to deny the Hoops.

11
Mulgrew finds Samaras in the box with a great cross from the left. The striker chests the ball but the defence again clear.

10
It's end-to-end stuff and Celtic break forward and win corners on the left from Coomons and Forrest before Samaras' header in the box is scrambled away.

9
Khizhnichenko creates a yard of space for himself before shooting at goal from 30 yards in the centre and Forster has to save well low to his right at full stretch.

8
Celtic come again and Samaras wins a throw in on the left near the byline. They take and Samaras goes down under a challenge but the ref waves his appeals for a free-kick near the byline away and Shakhtyor clear.

7
Mulgrew takes the second corner but the visitors easily clear.

6
Commons takes the corner and the ball comes back to him. He floats another ball into the box and Lustig rises highest in the area and Mokin has to palm his header from ten yards over for a corner on the left. Great save!

4
Finonchenko punts the free-kick into the box but it is over hit and Forster easily gathers at his far post.

3
Brown concedes a free-kick 40 yards out on the left after a strong tackle on Ghaqzaryan.

2
Shakhtyor's turn for possession as boos ring out around Celtic Park.

2
Celtic enjoy early possession before Commons cross from the left is cleared from the box.

1
Shakhtyor get the game underway to loud boos.

A huddle for the Celtic players, roars from the crowd and we're about to start!!

Frank says: "As a kid, I remember hearing the roars from Parkhead on nights like this, even though we lived ten miles away. Bet I'd be hearing them again tonight if I was back home!" Cheers Frank, enjoy the game! The players are coming out onto the pitch, not long to go now!!

Sky Bet's Tim has been in touch to say: "Can Celtic overturn the deficit? They have been well backed at 10/11 to do so with punters clearly believe they can do it, while Shakhter Karaganda are a hefty 80/1 to record another 2-0 win." Cheers for the info Tim, sounds like the Celtic fans believe, that's the spirit!!

'Stephen here (Celtic fan), I think if Celtic can score in the first 10 minutes then they'll have a chance but if not then Karagandy will be able to hold out and maybe grab one themselves. Lennon needs to sign replacements for Wilson, Wanyama and Hooper because with them gone, the spine of the team is gone so even if Celtic do get through, we're just going to get hammered in the group stage, Hail Hail' Cheers Stephen, enjoy the game!

Gerry Cassidy, from New Zealand, says: "The Parkhead wall of noise from the 12th man in the stands will see us over the line. A big win for the Bhoys

Big Rob from Westford: "I predict a 3-1 win for celtic tonight with Karagandy going through on away goals. Selling top players has weakened celtic and they have a weak defence." Cheers Big Rob, I agree the selling of players has weakened Lennon's men, with the defence he's changed two of the back four for this game.

John's view - 'I think celtic will win it 4-0, samaras to score the first and last, young forrest and the baldy one getting the others. C'MON EH HOOPS!! JOHN SALTMARKET GLASGOW'

My view - like Brian, I'm going for a 3-0 win to Celtic. I reckon Forrest will score first and the scorecast pays a handsome 35/1 with Sky Bet! What are your views / predictions for tonight's game? Send them to steve.pass2@bskyb.com

Team news - Celtic make three changes to their starting line-up from the first leg, with Adam Matthews, Efe Ambrose and Anthony Stokes in for Emilio Izaguirre, Virgil van Dijk and Steven Mouyokolo. Shakhter remain unchanged.

Team news - Shakhter: Mokin, Vasiljevic, Poryvaev, Dzidic, Maliy, Simcevic, Vicius, Ghazaryan, Canas, Finonchenko, Khizhnichenko. Subs: Pokatilov, Tarasov, Gabyshev, Bayzhanov , Darabayev, Murtazayev, Zenkovich.

Team news - Celtic: Forster, Matthews, Lustig, Ambrose, Mulgrew, Forrest, Brown, Ledley, Commons, Samaras, Stokes. Subs: Zaluska, Izaguirre, Van Dijk, Boerrigter, Amido, Watt, McGeouch

FIRST VIEW - Brian from Phoenix Arizona says: "Celtic have it all to do but I believe they will win 3-0 with a goal from stokes and commons and then the young bhoys Balde & Watt coming on to finish them off. Watt to score the last. Hail Hail, COYBIG." Glad to hear you so positive Brian, enjoy the game!!

Fancy a bet? Sky Bet go 1/5 for a Celtic win, 11/2 for the draw and 12/1 for a victory for the visitors. The dream 3-0 win for Lennon's side in 90 minutes is price boosted to 13/2 if you fancy a dabble!! What are your views / predictions? Send them to steve.pass2@bskyb.com

Welcome to Celtic Park where Celtic host Shakhtyor Karagandy in their Champions League play-off qualifier second leg. Can Neil Lennon's side overcome their first leg deficit, or will the visitors prevail to the lucrative group stages? Send your views / predictions to steve.pass2@bskyb.com and I will post up the best throughout the evening.

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