LiveCeltic v Legia Warsaw as it happened

Summary

  1. FT: Celtic 0-2 Legia Warsaw (Zyro, Kucharczyk)
  2. Legia win 6-1 on aggregate and reach Champions League play-off
  3. Celtic drop into Europa League play-off
  4. Second leg was played at Murrayfield

Live Reporting

By Andy Campbell

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Anonymous: "This is a blessing in disguise. Could you imagine playing Real Madrid with this team. Ronny no dae that."

Gregg the Red, Glasgow: "Why do you assume a very poor Celtic side will win the league ? We will run them close."

SNS

What now for Fraser Forster? The England cap has been heavily linked with Southampton and tonight's result may hasten the goalkeeper's departure from Celtic Park.

#bbcsportscot

Robert Spencer: "#bbcsportscot who could Celtic be paired with in the Europa league and will they be seeded. Could they get Everton???

Celtic will be seeded and will thus avoid Tottenham Hotspur.

Stuart King: "#bbcsportscot Remember Artmedia Bratislava. Wee Gordy turned it round afterwards."

Celtic miss out on a third straight Champions League group stage campaign and will need to negotiate a play-off to get into a Europa League group.

SNS

The goals of Michal Zyro and Michal Kucharczyk beat Celtic on the night, adding to the 4-1 win Legia Warsaw recorded in last week's first leg.

FULL-TIME

Celtic 0-2 Legia Warsaw (agg 1-6)

Legia Warsaw complete a resounding aggregate win to progress to the Champions League play-off round. It's the Europa League play-off for Celtic.

Final two substitutions for Legia Warsaw. Helio Pinto and Bartosz Bereszynski come on for Michal Zyro and Ondrej Duda.

James Forrest draws a save from Legia Warsaw goalkeeper Dusan Kuciak. The winger has at least injected some pace to the Celtic attack.

Callum McGregor and Leigh Griffiths try their best to give the Celtic fans something to cheer but neither finds their way to goal.

SNS

This was the scene in the Celtic penalty area following that second Legia Warsaw goal. It's been a miserable night at Murrayfield for the Scottish champions.

Alasdair Lamont

BBC Scotland's senior football reporter Alasdair Lamont at Murrayfield

"Swathes of Celtic fans leaving the ground, resigned to the fact their team has not been good enough over the two legs. It's a rude awakening, having enjoyed some really great European nights over the past two seasons."

Anytime Celtic go forward they come up against a brick wall. Legia Warsaw, on the other hand, spread the ball around freely once they get over halfway.

Legia Warsaw force a couple of corners in quick succession and make a change with Jakub Kosecki coming on to replace Michael Kucharczyk.

#bbcsportscot

Conor Healy: "#bbcsportscot Only Ronny's 4th competitive game. Lennon and Strachan suffered big defeats in Europe when they started, give the man a chance"

More changes for Celtic. Anthony Stokes and Kris Commons make way for James Forrest and Teemu Pukki.

#bbcsportscot

Marc Thomson: "#bbcsportscot this is dreadful. I understand balancing the books but to be gubbed like this must wake the board up"

SNS

Anthony Stokes has had little joy in attack for Celtic this evening.

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Gerry from Woodilee: "Any Celtic Supporter who criticised Neil Lennon might now understand the Terrific job he did with both hands tied to his back."

Anonymous: "Ronny Deila? would have been better off with Ronny Corbett!"

#bbcsportscot

BBC Scotland's Tom English: "Legia walked in that second goal. Celtic don't have a clue what they're doing at the back. Out-played. Out-coached. Out."

YELLOW CARD

Celtic's Stefan Johansen is booked for tripping Ondrej Duda.

With still around 25 minutes left, Celtic are coming to terms with playing in the Europa League play-off round.

Billy Dodds

BBC Radio Scotland

"They [Legia Warsaw] have gone about their business. I don't think they're the best team but they're certainly not a bad team. They have carried out their jobs to the letter of the law."

Alasdair Lamont

BBC Scotland's senior football reporter Alasdair Lamont at Murrayfield

"Legia Warsaw waltz through the Celtic defence and double their lead through Kucharczyk. There was some lovely passing from the Poles, but Celtic just stood back in apparent admiration."

GOAL

Celtic 0-2 Legia Warsaw (Kucharczyk)

Michael Kucharczyk rounds Fraser Forster after some sloppy Celtic defending allows the forward in and the inevitable finish doubles Legia Warsaw's lead on the night.

Alasdair Lamont

BBC Scotland's senior football reporter Alasdair Lamont at Murrayfield

"Anthony Stokes' curling shot forces Kuciak into a decent save low to his right and then Kris Commons sends a shot just wide. Better but not good enough."

Moments after Kris Commons volleys across the face of the Legia Warsaw goal, Leigh Griffiths comes on for Mikael Lustig for the hosts.

GREAT SAVE!

Anthony Stokes tests Dusan Kuciak with curving, bouncing shot from the edge of the box. The Legia Warsaw got down well to push the ball away to his left.

YELLOW CARD

Legia Warsaw forward Miroslav Radovic is booked for putting the ball into the net after an offside flag had been raised.

More frustration for Celtic as they break. Kris Commons over-hits a pass and Anthony Stokes cannot retrieve on the right flank.

SNS

Legia Warsaw manager Henning Berg has got it right tactically so far at Murrayfield.

Celtic yet to really get a foothold in this second half. They still lack urgency, despite their need for goals.

#bbcsportscot

David Terrasidius: "Why aren't #Celtic playing Griffith's?!?! We need goals and he provides them. #bbcsportscot""

SNS

Plenty to ponder for Celtic manager Ronny Deila after a disappointing first half.

Alasdair Lamont

BBC Scotland's senior football reporter Alasdair Lamont at Murrayfield

"Really uninspiring stuff from Celtic in that first half. No spark, very little creativity or goal threat. Legia are a decent team and haven't allowed Celtic to play, but the Scottish champions look like they're going backwards at the moment rather than progressing."

#bbcsportscot

I am Me: "I hope Peter Lawell finally understands that you can't get into the Champion's League for free. Utterly embarrassing. #bbcsportscot"

SNS

Michael Zyro's goal separates the two sides on the night but gives Legia Warsaw a 5-1 advantage on aggregate.

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Joe from Airdrie: "Get the manager out now well out his depth. I know you give people a chance but the longer you leave this the worse it will get. Come on celtic stop cheating the fans. We pay good money and this was on the cards."

Anonymous: "These last 2 games have proved that Celtic MUST invest BEFORE getting to the group stages. Fresh blood always gives any team a boost. Listen to the fans, not the purse strings"

Joe Baillie: "Another early capitulation for a rich club who will not spend a penny. Anyone fancy the Dons to win the SPL"

Harry Cunningham: "#bbcsportscot So this is the Celtic who should "get a shot straight at the group stages" is it? Perhaps not!"

Andrew Bishop: "#bbcsportscot Celtic going to get slaughtered in the Europa league as well. So poor, can't attack, can't defend. Scottish football = awful

Allan Watson: "That's what you get for cost cutting to pay the shareholders #bbcsportscot that's why #Lennon left #samaras"

HALF-TIME

Celtic 0-1 Legia Warsaw

Legia Warsaw take a 1-0 lead and a 5-1 aggregate advantage into the interval. Celtic have a huge mountain to climb in the second 45 minutes but it looks like they are Europa League-bound at the moment.

Legia Warsaw are playing with plenty of confidence now. There's a lot of fluency to their play and they are frustrating Celtic by keeping the ball high up the pitch.

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Andy Curran: "Would it be so bad for Celtic to drop into the Europa league? - they are clearly out of their depth and could suffer some humiliating and damaging defeats against champions league teams"

SNS

The travelling Legia Warsaw have had plenty to enjoy in the match so far and they look on course for the Champions League play-off round.

#bbcsportscot

Stephen Hay: "Legia play just like Ronny Delia wants to. So quick to put pressure on any Celtic player. Celtic can't handle it. #bbcsportscot"

John McEnerney: "bbcsportscot not happening for The Hoops tonight, hate to say it but the Europa League is where the team belong let's be honest about it!"

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Anonymous: "What is Celtic's plan B? We need to know."

Legia Warsaw now lead 5-1 on aggregate, having cancelled out Celtic's away goal from the first leg. Celtic now need four goals to force extra-time and five to win.

Alasdair Lamont

BBC Scotland's senior football reporter Alasdair Lamont at Murrayfield

"Well that should be that. The Celtic defence is split wide open with a straight-forward through-ball and Zyro, who tormented Celtic last week, slides the ball past Fraser Forster and into the corner of the net."

Billy Dodds

BBC Radio Scotland

"That looks like game over for Celtic."

GOAL

Celtic 0-1 Legia Warsaw (Zyro)

A quick break and ball over the top sets Michal Zyro in on goal for the visitors and he coolly slots the ball past Fraser Forster.

Alasdair Lamont

BBC Scotland's senior football reporter Alasdair Lamont at Murrayfield

"Celtic are yet to really test the Legia Warsaw goal, which must be a concern for Ronny Deila. They need to be patient, but equally they need to begin to make an impression on the Polish defence or it's the Europa League play-off for Celtic."

Adam Matthews seeks to make a more positive impact. The Welsh full-back canters forward on the right and pulls the ball back but he misses all four of his team-mates in the middle.

A dreadful pass by Adam Matthews gifts Miroslav Radovic possession near halfway and he's allowed a run at the Celtic defence but they are able to recover possession.

An Anthony Stokes corner delivery is teasing but there's no-one gambling at the back post for Celtic and Legia are able to get the ball clear.

Liam McLeod

BBC Radio Scotland commentator

"There is no way through for the Scottish champions."

SNS

Emilio Izaguirre is closed down by Michal Zyro in the first half at Murrayfield.

Celtic make progress towards the Legia Warsaw but are forced to retreat. They go again and Callum McGregor runs the ball out. More encouraging for the noisy home crowd.

Alasdair Lamont

BBC Scotland's senior football reporter Alasdair Lamont at Murrayfield

"Callum McGregor again looks like he could create problems for Legia Warsaw. On this occasion he tees up Charlie Mulgrew, but his curling effort is easily gathered by Kuciak."

#bbcsportscot

Bruce Kettles: "#bbcsportscot Mon the Hoops! No Ambrose to worry about, so should be solid at the back!"

Billy Turnbull: "#bbcsportscot Seems Forster is working his ticket out of Celtic, wonderful."