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  Thursday, 3 October, 2002, 22:42 GMT 23:42 UK
Celtic stroll into second round
Alan Thompson scores Celtic's second goal
Alan Thompson scores Celtic's second goal
Suduva 0-2 Celtic (Agg: 1-10)

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A second-string Celtic side comfortably dealt with Suduva to book Celtic's place in the second round.

Goals by David Fernandez and Alan Thompson had Celtic two up by the break.

Suduva keeper Padimanskas was in inspired form in the second half to keep the score down, while the Lithuanians rarely threatened.

Celtic took the early initiative and Tomas Sendzikas crashed a header off his own bar, although the referee awarded a free kick for offside.

  Key moments
12 mins: David Fernandez puts Celtic ahead
24 mins: Alan Thompson grabs a second goal
43 mins: John Hartson misses a penalty
Padimanskas was forced into a diving punch clear and then he did well to hold an Alan Thompson free kick.

John Hartson had the ball in the net after 10 minutes, but his header was ruled offside.

But two minutes later, Celtic took the lead. Hartson nudged Healy's pass onto Fernandez and he lobbed the ball over Padimanskas, despite an outrageous challenge by the keeper.

Suduva gradually came into the game, having a decent penalty claim turned down and twice worrying Jonathan Gould in the Celtic goal with efforts that went just wide.

But Celtic doubled their lead midway through the half when Thompson rounded the keeper to tap into the net after latching on to Hartson's knock down.

Suduva should have pulled a goal back shortly afterwards, but Gould saved well from Radzinevicius.

Agathe weaves his way past the Suduva defence
Agathe weaves his way past the Suduva defence
Hartson had a header saved well as Celtic continued to dominate, but Suduva refused to lie down and Gould was scrambling as a deflected shot came back off his bar.

Didier Agathe won a penalty three minutes before half time after a mazy run took him past a series of challenges before he was felled in the box. But Hartson scuffed the penalty wide.

Shaun Maloney had the ball in the net minutes after the break, but Hartson, who headed the ball into his path, was judged offside.

Radzinevicius might have scored after Gould fumbled at the front post, but the danger was averted.

Thompson struck the bar with a curling free kick before Padimanskas made a stunning save from the same player midway through the second half, flying through the air to tip the ball over the bar.

Moments later the keeper denied Petta at the near post and with 10 minutes to go, Hartson also saw an effort well saved.

Stephen Crainey came close with a late free kick that crashed off the underside of the bar but Celtic had to settle for the 10-1 aggregate scoreline.


FK Suduva: Padimanskas, Sendzikas, Devetinus, Kunevicius, Grigas, Adomaitus, Sullaskas, Zitinskas, Andrius Larcenka, Slavickas, Radzinevicius.

Subs: Balnys, Saulius Kraipavicius, Hctiulis, Stankevicius, Rukavicius, Klevinskas, Sidlauskas.

Celtic: Gould, McNamara, Thompson, Hartson, Fernandez, Petta, Agathe, Healy, Maloney, Crainey, Kennedy.

Subs: Douglas, Sylla, Balde, Laursen, Lynch, Smith, Miller.

Referee: F Bede (Hungary)


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