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Celtic On Verge Of Champions League Qualification

Celtic On Verge Of Champions League Qualification

Rodgers was speaking after Celtic's 5-0 demolition of Astana in the first leg of their Champions League playoff.

The tifo, in the shape of a UFC championship belt, the MMA promotion under which McGregor fights, was unveiled before Celtic's match with Kazakhstan's Astana, and featured a mock UFC logo with the words 'CFC' - the initials of Celtic Football Club.

It read "We're not here to take part, we're here to take over" along with a likenesses of Brendan Rodgers, Scott Brown and Kieran Tierney.

Indeed every other Scottish Premiership side stands to gain £250,000 each by Celtic reaching the group stages and it looks like Lennon will find this revenue particularly useful as he concludes a Roberts-like deal of his own with Manchester City.

It virtually assures a team that is a place in the group stages ahead of next week's return leg.

Nice's Vincent Koziello was shown a straight red card for his dangerous tackle on Piotr Zielinski and less than a minute later Alassane Plea was dismissed for his second yellow-card offence.

Brandon Barker is expected at the Easter Road within the next 24 hours and is expected to undergo a medical.

The exciting left winger also had a loan spell at Rotherham in season 2015/16. We had good organisation, scored five goals and missed one or two chances.

The home side, appearing in their first Champions League game, fell behind to Sergio Escudero's first-half opener and although Eljero Elia fired Basaksehir level in the 64th minute, Wissam Ben Yedder struck a late winner for Sevilla.