Champions League: Celtic could face Malmo or MOL Vidi in play-off round

Jose Verdugo
Agosto 9, 2018

French midfielder Olivier Ntcham added a third with a penalty five minutes after the break, rendering Scott Robinson's added-time goal a mere consolation.

"He's been building up over the last two to three weeks or so and he just finds space naturally and he created and scored a goal, and I thought we looked very risky in that final third of the pitch".

The 19-year-old Arzani - who made three substitute appearances for Australia at the World Cup in Russian Federation - is expected to complete his transfer from A-League side Melbourne City to Manchester City before being farmed out to the Parkhead club for an extended loan period.

Rodgers confirmed that talks have already taken place and he described the Socceroo as "an exciting young talent". It is not going to be (before) midweek.

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After seeing off Alashkert and Rosenborg, Celtic will face AEK Athens in the third qualifying round of the Champions League, with the first leg of the tie taking place this week.

"He was at the World Cup so it will be a number of weeks before he is up to speed".

Rogic was the architect of the second in the 26th minute as he led a counter-attack and Ntcham's cut-back was finished by Edouard.

Elsewhere, Hearts strolled to an opening-day win as summer signing Peter Haring scored twice in a 4-1 success at Hamilton.

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