Celtic were breathtaking tonight as we done the job we came through to Edinburgh to do. We can see the style Ronny is wanting us to play slowly come through, he has so many strikers on the park. Tonight ended 4-0 but could easily have been 10-0 with Commons either hitting the post of having shots saved. All in it was a training match as Celtic now await the winners of Cliftonville v Legia Warsaw (1-1) in Ireland tomorrow.
Celtic took the lead on 13 minutes, corner on the far side, Commons floated it in, Lustig headed back towards goal, Van Dijk was there to make it 1-0 on the night.
We had to wait just over 5 minutes for 2-0, same players involved, Commons corner, headed back to the back post by Lustig and there was Van Dijk to head home. At this stage Celtic were rampant, and we are still looking for full fitness. We are still in Pre-Season mode, so the performance tonight was even more brilliant when you add that in
3-0 came on 26 minutes when Pukki, who had missed a few chances got on the end of a McGregor cross before the KR keeper and a well deserved goal by Pukki. Celtic had chance after chance. We hit the post, the bar, crosses across the KR goal. But it is still early, so far the signs look superb. Ronny is still unbeaten as Celtic Manager
The tie is was as good as over as Celtic lead 4-0 on aggregate. Virgil van Dijk profited from a couple of goalkeeping blunders and Teemu Pukki added the third goal at Murrayfield. It’s been a stroll in the park for Ronny Deila’s men
The 2nd half saw much of the same, the passing was superb, left to right, back and forward, we made KR chase so hard they tired badly. Celtic could have scored a ton in Edinburgh tonight but to be fair the KR keeper made a lot of good saves. Pukki I was delighted for, we are slowly seeing a player find form, on 70 minutes Pukki rounded the keeper and hammered the ball high into the goal. We seen Kayal, Henderson and Matthews come on tonight and even with players missing or off the park Celtic just oozed confidence. I am liking this new style but we must be realistic, we were not playing a world beater tonight
Professional job by Celtic, 5-0 on aggregate and we look forward to the next round. If tonight’s display is anything to go by, we will sail past whoever we face
Final score Celtic 4-0 KR Reykjavik (5-0 on aggregate)
TCN Man of the match, Johansen, the lad controlled most of what we did but we had a few we could pick. Johansen is a fine player and like many are showing they will get better and better under the new manager
Thanks to @CelticGoals