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Celtic stroll past MTK

Published: Wednesday 27 August 2003, 20.15CET
Celtic FC 1-0 MTK Hungária FC (Agg 5-0) Last season's UEFA Cup finalists reach the group stage.

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Published: Wednesday 27 August 2003, 20.15CET

Celtic stroll past MTK

Celtic FC 1-0 MTK Hungária FC (Agg 5-0) Last season's UEFA Cup finalists reach the group stage.

A Chris Sutton header ensured Celtic defeated MTK Hungária FC 1-0 in Glasgow on Wednesday to move into the group stage of the UEFA Champions League with a 5-0 aggregate triumph.

Easy win
Last season's UEFA Cup finalists never hit the heights against their visitors but with a comfortable 4-0 advantage from the first leg they did not need to. Bulgarian midfield player Stilian Petrov was first to threaten, unleashing a fierce shot which forced goalkeeper Zoltán Vegh to make a sharp save.

Sutton header
Celtic did not have to wait long to put the match beyond the reach of their opponents. A trademark Sutton header in the 14th minute, after a cross from Didier Agathe, immediately put paid to any MTK aspirations of a comeback.

One-way traffic
It was one-way traffic until the break, Henrik Larsson stabbing wide while Liam Miller's effort was blocked. In the second half, however, the Hungarian outfit almost capitalised on complacency from the Scottish team as Sandor Torghelle and Zoltán Molnar both went close from distance.

Second gear
Celtic were in second gear, but it hardly mattered, and their only chance of note after the interval arrived when Alan Thompson wasted a chance following neat work from Sutton and substitute John Hartson.

Last updated: 27/08/03 23.28CET

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Lineups

celtic

Celtic

mtk

MTK

21
HedmanMagnus Hedman (GK)
1
VeghZoltán Vegh (GK)
6
BaldéBobo Baldé
Substitution46
2
Z. MolnárZoltán Molnár
7
LarssonHenrik Larsson
Substitution59
4
JezdimirovicGoran Jezdimirovic
8
ThompsonAlan Thompson
6
HalmaiGábor Halmai
9
SuttonChris Sutton
Goal14
7
ZavadszkyGábor Zavadszky
14
LambertPaul Lambert (C)
8
PisontIstván Pisont
Substitution46
17
AgatheDidier Agathe
10
IllésBéla Illés (C)
Substitution70
19
St.PetrovStiliyan Petrov
Substitution46
14
FüziÁkos Füzi
23
VargaStanislav Varga
19
KomlósiÁdám Komlósi
40
CraineyStephen Crainey
23
JuhászRoland Juhász
43
MillerLiam Miller
30
TorghelleSándor Torghelle
Substitution80

Substitutes

20
DouglasRobert Douglas (GK)
26
SzántaiLevente Szántai (GK)
10
HartsonJohn Hartson
Substitution59
9
Da SilvaWelton Da Silva
Substitution80
15
PettaBobby Petta
Substitution46
20
CzvitkovicsPéter Czvitkovics
Substitution46
41
KennedyJohn Kennedy
Substitution46
25
ZabosAttila Zabos
Substitution70
3
SyllaMohamed Sylla
5
PusztaiOliver Pusztai
4
McNamaraJackie McNamara
11
RednicDaniel Eugen Rednic
29
MaloneyShaun Maloney
16
Ottó SzabóOttó Szabó

Coach

Martin O'Neill (IRL) Sándor Egervári (HUN)

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