Celtic's Champions League journey began with a comfortable 2-0 qualifying win over Icelandic outfit Stjarnan at Parkhead. The visitors came with hopes of spoiling the party in the first leg of the second qualifying round, but even though the home side passed up several chances to take the lead, they eventually made the breakthrough.

Defender Dedryck Boyata -- making his competitive debut -- headed in the opener a minute from the break from Stefan Johansen's cross. The Norwegian midfielder made it 2-0 early in the second-half with a confident finish and even though second-half substitute Leigh Griffiths had a penalty saved in the 78th minute by former Motherwell keeper Gunnar Neilsen, the return game in Iceland next week should be a formality.


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