The only thing missing from the Celtic performance tonight at Paradise was more goals. A 2-1 scoreline tells the wrong story as Celtic dominated from start to finish.

Ryan Christie put Celtic 1-0 up in the first half after a brilliant passage of play from his teammates. Celtic passed the ball around the park and no Sarajevo player could get near the ball, the passing eventually ended up in the opposition’s box when Edouard teed up Christie for a skilful dink past the keeper.

Speaking on Celtic TV after the game Christie said that Neil Lennon had a talk with him and told him he needs to get himself forward and chip in with goals. The midfielder finished the game as the stadium’s man of the match performer.

A typical Celtic mix up at the back let Sarajevo back into the game but Callum McGregor made sure the Hoops finished 2-1 winners with a thundering drive from just outside the box. Celtic ran out 5-2 winners over the two legs.

The loudest cheer of the night was reserved for Leigh Griffiths return to competitive action at Celtic Park. The player impressed all of pre-season and looks hungry to get himself back in contention.

Celtic will now face Estonian opposition in the shape of Kalju FC. The first leg will be played at Celtic Park next Wednesday, the return fixture is six days later on the 30th of July.


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