Celtic’s Champions League ambitions for the season took a huge step in the right direction earlier this week with a 5-0 romping over Astana at Celtic Park.
That’s given Brendan Rodgers’ side a massive advantage for the return leg, not only boasting a five-goal margin but also eliminating the chance of a shock upset on away goals.
Celtic opened their account through an own goal after Tom Rogic broke through the backline with a dazzling run.
Scott Sinclair shirked criticisms of a slow start to the season by bagging a brace, while James Forrest added to the scoring to make it 4-0 and Leigh Griffiths’ shot took a wicked deflection to finish off Celtic’s tally for the evening.
But when we asked Celtic supporters earlier this week to vote for their Man of the Match, none of the goalscorers or own-goal creators won our poll. That honour went to summer signing Olivier Ntcham, who asserted real authority over the midfield alongside Scott Brown.
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