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  1. FT: Celtic 5-2 Hapoel Beer Sheva
  2. Rogic fires home after Sinclair is denied
  3. Griffiths header & free-kick extends advantage
  4. Lucio Maranhao & Melikson reply for Hapoel
  5. Dembele header & Brown strike make it 5-2
  6. FT: Dundalk 0-2 Legia Warsaw (Nikolic, pen, Prijovic)

Live Reporting

By Bryn Palmer

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  1. Thank you and goodnight

    We'll wrap things up there.  Many thanks for your company tonight.  

    5-2 looks like a handsome win, but it was a bit hairy there at times.   We'll find out next Tuesday if Celtic can finish the job and reach the promised land of the Champions League group stages - and a £20m jackpot.

    Until the next time...

  2. 'The mentality is it's still 0-0'

    FT: Celtic 5-2 Hapoel

    More from Brendan Rodgers: "We are not getting carried away. There is still a massive job to do out there.  But we showed tonight that when the space is there we can go and score goals.  And they will have to come out and attack us out there. But for us the mentality is the game is 0-0 and we just have to get the job done." 

  3. Reaction - Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers

    FT: Celtic 5-2 Hapoel

    "From 3-2, to go on and win 5-2 shows the mental strength as well as the quality in the team. They are nowhere near the finished article yet but they look a very exciting team and full of character."

  4. "It is a great lead to take out there"

    FT: Celtic 5-2 Hapoel

    Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths, speaking on BT Sport, says manager Brendan Rodgers showed he has - in the modern parlance - 'cojones' in the changes he made after Hapoel brought it back to 3-2.

    "He takes off Callum McGregor and puts on Nir [Bitton] and takes off Tom [Rogic] and puts on another striker [Moussa Dembele].  It shows how good we are going forward.  We have to tighten up at the back but going forward we always look like scoring.

    "It is a great lead to take out there.  We would have snapped your hand off to take a three-goal lead out there."

  5. Post-match reaction

    FT: Celtic 5-2 Hapoel

    Are you happy with that Celtic fans?  

  6. This tie 'is not all over'

    FT: Celtic 5-2 Hapoel

    Pat Bonner

    BBC Scotland pundit at Celtic Park

    "Celtic were rocking in that second half.  They shouldn't have lost that first goal, they should have been better positioned defensively, and Craig Gordon was beaten at his near post. Once that happened, Celtic's confidence suffered a bit.

    "They didn't keep the first-half tempo up at the start of the second half and allowed Hapoel to grow in confidence. 

    "Even at the end they were looking for a third goal and they will be a handful in the second leg.  This should be enough for Celtic, and I believe they will score out there.  But it is still going to be a tough game - this is not all over."


    Dundalk 0-2 Legia Warsaw

    And there goes the final whistle. Legia's second goal was the last kick of the game and may end Dundalk's hopes of reaching the Champions League groups stages.

    They have it all to do in the second leg on Tuesday, 23 August.

  8. GOAL - Dundalk 0-2 Legia Warsaw

    Aleksandar Prijovic (90+2 mins)

    Heartbreak for the League of Ireland champions.

    Substitute Aleksandar Prijovic, with number 99 on the back of his shirt, comes off the bench to link with Tomasz Jodlowiec and clip a beautiful finish over the onrushing Gary Rogers and into the net.

  9. Post update

    Quote Message: It's had absolutely everything this game from Former Celtic striker Scott McDonald on BBC Radio Scotland
    Former Celtic striker Scott McDonald on BBC Radio Scotland
  10. FULL-TIME Celtic 5-2 Hapoel Beer Sheva

    So Celtic will take a three-goal lead to southern Israel for the second leg next Tuesday, 23 August.  They'd have settled for that beforehand.    

  11. One last chance?

    Celtic 5-2 Hapoel

    Moussa Dembele is racing through, and is chopped down.  It's a free-kick in a good position, but the referee blows his whistle to signal the end of the game. 


    Celtic 5-2 Hapoel

    There'll be four extra minutes of this frenetic, fluctuating, fascinating Champions League play-off first leg.  

  13. CLOSE!

    Celtic 5-2 Hapoel

    It could easily have been six.  Scott Sinclair, who has already shown his value since arriving in Glasgow, races away down the left and cuts inside the last defender. He curls his effort right-footed towards the far corner, but Hapoel keeper David Goresh just gets a touch to divert it away.  


    Celtic 5-2 Hapoel

    Kolo Toure is booked for kicking he ball away.  He's not happy about it.  

  15. GOAL Celtic 5-2 Hapoel (Brown)

    We were just wondering whether Celtic might be able to see out the final five minutes without conceding further, and they go and score again.  Scott Brown gets a bit lucky after his initially left-footed effort strikes a defender. But it deflects up and into space, where the Celtic captain adjusts his position superbly to volley home right-footed.  Sweet strike. 

  16. Penalty claim for Hapoel

    Celtic 4-2 Hapoel

    Has Scott Brown got away with one there?  The Celtic captain raised his arm and appeared to make definite contact, but Slovenian referee Damir Skomina didn't appear to have the best view.  Let-off for the hosts.

  17. Penalty claim for Celtic

    Celtic 4-2 Hapoel

    James Forrest goes over in the box under slight contact from Loai Taha, but the referee waves away the appeals.  That looked like the right call. 


    Celtic 4-2 Hapoel

    Celtic still look very vulnerable at the back. A Hapoel break-out gives Maharan Radi the chance to score a third for the visitors, but Craig Gordon beats his header away.  

  19. GOAL Celtic 4-2 Hapoel (Dembele)

    There's your answer! He didn't know much about it, but within two minutes of coming on, Moussa Dembele has got his head to Leigh Griffiths's in-swinging corner, and Celtic have a fourth goal.  Inspired substitution by Rodgers?

  20. Dembele on for Celtic

    Celtic 3-2 Hapoel

    Moussa Dembele, who scored his first Celtic goal with a late winning penalty in the last round against Astana, is on for Tom Rogic.   That means two up front, and a more traditional 4-4-2 formation - or possibly 4-2-4 - for the final 20 minutes.   

    Do Celtic press on and try to get a fourth goal, or hold onto what they have?