Spartak Moscow's Torbinsky tells Celtic: You're not very good

Spartak Moscow midfielder Dmitry Torbinsky says they should've hammered five past Celtic in last week's Champions League qualifier first-leg.

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"Based on the game in Moscow, I wouldn't say that Celtic are a team of a very high level," said the midfielder. "Basically, they didn't show anything; they spent most of the game defending and only managed two attacks.

"To their credit they made the most of their chance. In terms of initiative, the momentum, the quality of play, there's no question who was number one. It's just annoying that we didn't score another three or four goals."

Meanwhile, Spartak's goalscorer Roman Pavlyuchenko believes Celtic were spared defeat thanks to some poor decision-making from German referee Herbert Fandel.

"I'm devastated about the goal being disallowed. It was a good strike. There was no offside," he said.

Pavlyuchenko, who scored a hat-trick as Spartak thrashed Krasnodar Kuban 4-0 to stay top of the Russian Premier League yesterday, added: "God took away our victory in Moscow. He will give it back next time."

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