Champions League Qualifiers: Celtic, Sevilla Through to Group Stage

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Sevilla, who prevailed 2-1 in the first leg in Turkey, conceded a goal to Istanbul Basaksehir's Eljero Elia in the 17th minute of Tuesday's contest at the Sanchez Pizjuan, reports Efe.

Celtic also made it through earlier on Tuesday with a 8-4 aggregate victory over Astana while Liverpool can book their place in Thursday's group stage draw on when they host Hoffenheim on Wednesday, leading 2-1 from the first leg.

Napoli beat Nice 2-0 on the night, 4-0 on aggregate, while Olympiakos won 1-0 at Croatian side HNK Rijeka to progress 3-1 on aggregate.

The French club took on Napoli in the final play-off round for the UEFA Champions League, with the Italian team advancing after a convincing aggregate score of 4-0.

"It would have been really negative to miss out on the Champions League".

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Brendan Rodgers' side came into this match leading 5-0 from the first leg.

Celtic's 19-year-old defender Kristoffer Ajer, in for injured Jozo Simunovic, deflected a shot from defender Dmitri Shomko past goalkeeper Craig Gordon in the 26th minute to put the Kazakh side in front, but Scott Sinclair had Celtic level eight minutes later. Celtic's nerves were eased by goals in the 80th from Olivier Ntcham and Leigh Griffiths in the 90th. This is Celtic's first defeat in all competitions since losing to Barcelona in Glasgow on 23 November previous year. Now we've got to keep the excitement in check, because that can lead us down the wrong path.

Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri has claimed that he would love to be drawn against Jose Mourinho's Manchester United in the Champions League group stage. German global Marko Marin scored the only goal on the night.

Mario Balotelli was roundly criticised by his coach as Nice failed to qualify for the Champions League group stage.

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