CL progress for Celtic
Celtic eased into the Champions League play-offs thanks to goals from Joe Ledley and Georgios Samaras in the 2-0 win against HJK Helsinki at the Sonera Stadium.
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The Wales international bundled Charlie Mulgrew's cross into the net the 66th minute before Samaras scored five minutes from the end to give the Scottish champions a 4-1 aggregate win and only their second away victory in Europe in 34 attempts.
Midfielder Victor Wanyama was red-carded in the second-half after picking up the second of two yellow cards but that did not take away from the Hoops' win which would could have been more convincing had skipper Scott Brown, who passed a fitness test on his hip complaint before the game, not missed an early sitter before Samaras passed up on a decent chance moments later.
However, manager Neil Lennon will be delighted to take one step closer to the lucrative group stages of European football's elite club competition.
Lennon was clearly unhappy with the official after the game but would only say: "I don't want to take the gloss off the night but to say the referee was inconsistent is an understatement.
"I am not going to go any further than that but it seems we play a different game on the continent than we do in Britain."
HJK Helsinki coach Antti Muurinen had no complaints about the result.
He said: "I must admit that Celtic were the better team in both games."