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UEFA Champions League roundup: Celtic bounces back, off to Kazakhstan

Celtic v Lincoln Red Imps - UEFA Champions League Second Qualifying Round: Second Leg

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 20: Leigh Griffiths of Celtic celebrates scoring Celtic’s second goal during the UEFA Champions League Second Qualifying Round: Second Leg between Celtic Football Club and Lincoln Red Imps at Celtic Park on July 20, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Steve Welsh/Getty Images)

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There will be no historic upset for semi-pro Lincoln, who found that life in “Paradise” was anything but.

Celtic hammered the Red Imps 3-0 on Wednesday behind goals from Leigh Griffiths, Patrick Roberts, and Mikael Lustig to advance to the third qualifying round, where it will face Astana of Kazakhstan.

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Brendan Rodgers had egg on his face after a sloppy first leg saw his side down 1-0, but the Scottish champs easily corrected the deficit by scoring in the 23rd, 25th and 29th minutes.

Second qualifying round aggregate results
Qarabag 3-1 F91 Dudelange
Hapoel Be’er Sheva 3-2 Sheriff Tiraspol
Olimpija Ljubljana 6-6 Trencin (Trencin wins on away goals)
Red Bull Salzburg 3-0 Liepaja
Vardar 3-5 Dinamo Zagreb
New Saints 0-3 APOEL
Zrinjski Mostar 1-3 Legia Warsaw
Ludogorets Razgrad 5-0 Mladost Podgorica
Dinamo Tbilisi 3-1 Alashkert
Zalgiris Vilnius 1-2 Astana
Partizani Tirana 2-2 Ferencvaros (Partizani wins in PKs)
BATE Borisov 4-2 SJK
Valletta 2-4 Red Star Belgrade
Rosenborg 5-4 IFG Norrkoping
Dundalk 3-3 FH (Dundalk wins on away goals)
Lincoln Red Imps 1-3 Celtic
Crusaders 0-9 Copenhagen

Third qualifying round schedule (July 26-27 and Aug. 2-3)
Rosenborg vs. APOEL
Dinamo Zagreb vs. Dinamo Tbilisi
Olympiacos vs Hapoel Be’er Sheva
Astana vs. Celtic
Trencin vs. Legia Warsaw
Viktoria Plzen vs. Qarabag
Astra Giurgiu vs. Copenhagen
BATE Borisov vs. Dundalk
Ludogorets Razgrad vs. Red Star Belgrade
Partizani Tirana vs. Red Bull Salzburg
Ajax vs. PAOK
Sparta Prague vs. Steaua Bucuresti
Shakhtar Donetsk vs. Young Boys
Rostov vs. Anderlecht
Fenerbahce vs. Monaco

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