McGregor gives Deila winning start as Celtic manager
Callum McGregor gave new Celtic manager Ronny Deila a winning start last night, scoring late to give the Scottish side a 1-0 win away to KR Reykjavik in the first leg of the second qualifying round in the Champions League. The 21-year-old dribbled in from the right with six minutes left and his shot was deflected past Stefan Magnusson.
Deila, who succeeded Neil Lennon as manager last month, now prepares for the second leg, at Murrayfield next Tuesday – with Celtic’s Parkhead unavailable because it is staging the opening ceremony of the Commonwaelth Games next day.
Fraser Forster started in goal for Celtic after returning from England’s World Cup party in Brazil. Celtic enjoyed early possession and chances at the KR-Vollur stadium, but were frustrated by a deep-lying Reykjavik side. Kris Commons struck the crossbar with a powerful volley before being denied by Magnusson. English striker Gary Martin tested Forster from distance before Griffiths hit the crossbar. Teemu Pukki also hit the post shortly before McGregor’s goal.
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