GALLERY: Celtic crush Imps to progress in Champions League qualifiers

They ran out 3-0 winners at Celtic Park


Image: Jeff Holmes / PA Wire/Press Association Images

Celtic put their humiliating defeat to part-timers Lincoln Red Imps behind them this evening with a comfortable 3-0 victory over the Gibraltan side.

Brendan Rodgers was in charge of his first competitive game during that 1-0 defeat last week, but early first half goals from Mikael Lustig, Leigh Griffiths and Patrick Roberts sent them on their way to victory.

The result will come as a relief to Rodgers, who was forced to tell media last week that there was "no embarrassment" in his team of full-time professionals losing to opposition a team which features two policemen and a shipping agent.

Celtic fans sing before kick-off at Celtic Park 

Mikael Lustig (right) celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game

Celtic Patrick Roberts (left) Lincoln Red Imps Kyle Casciaro battle for the ball

Leigh Griffiths scored their second goal in a two-minute spell for Celtic

Patrick Roberts celebrates their third goal of the game

A result which will restore some confidence 


All Images courtesy of: Jeff Holmes / PA Wire/Press Association Images