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Celtic can go on and finish job: Rodgers

By Adam McKendry

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers praised his side's maturity after Callum McGregor's second half strike gave them a 1-0 win over Zenit St Petersburg in Glasgow.

McGregor fired home a beautifully struck 78th minute shot to give Celtic a deserved win after spurning several good chances earlier in the game.

The Hoops will take that advantage to Russia for the second leg of their last-32 tie, with Carnlough man Rodgers delighted with his side's performance.

"I thought it was a brilliant performance from start to finish, a very mature performance," he enthused.

"I'm very proud of the team, but we're only halfway there."

Arsenal have one foot in the last-16 after strolling through their first leg tie 3-0 at Swedish side Ostersunds.

Nacho Monreal, Mesut Ozil and an own goal have Arsene Wenger's men in a commanding position for the second leg at the Emirates, with the Swedes missing a late penalty.

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