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|Alashkert 0-3 Celtic: Visitors seal Champions League win
sbothai Celtic cruised to a comfortable 3-0 win at Alashkert in the first leg of their Champions League qualifying preliminary round on Tuesday.Odsonne Edouard opened the scoring in first-half stoppage time with a neat, close-range finish - the France striker's first European goal for Celtic.The visitors then scored twice more after the break thanks to well-taken late strikes from James Forrest (81) and Callum McGregor (90) to surely make next Wednesday's second leg in Glasgow a formality.
In scorching temperatures in Yerevan, the Scottish Premiership champions took some time to find their groove at the Vazgen Sargsyan Republican Stadium, but when they did, there was no stopping Brendan Rodgers' team. sbothai With the game entering injury-time before the break, Celtic finally made their first-half pressure count with a breakthrough strike.Not for the first time in the opening 45 minutes, the visitors got free down the left and after the ball fell kindly to Forrest in the box, the forward had an effort on goal.
However, despite making a hash of his shot, the ball somehow found its way through to Edouard, who was alert enough to redirect his team-mate's strike past Ognjen Cancarevic sbothai and into the back of the net.Jack Hendry gave his team an almighty scare at the start of the second period after getting caught on the ball, only for Alashkert's Brazilian striker Jefferson Reis De Jesus to shoot straight at Craig Gordon with just the Celtic No 1 to beat.