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Celtic get job done in Champions League win over Reykjavik

Celtic have beaten KR Reykjavik 4-0 in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League second round qualifier at Murrayfield in Edinburgh.

The Scottish champions controlled proceedings in the return bout after beating the Icelandic title holders 1-0 last week to come away with a 5-0 aggregate victory.

Central defender Virgil van Dijk opened the scoring in the 13th minute when he bundled home after Charlie Mulgrew's header was sent into the area from a corner.

Seven minutes later and the Bhoys were two to the good when van Dijk added another to his tally when heading home Mikael Lustig's header from another searching Kris Commons corner.

Three minutes prior to the half-hour mark, Celtic scored a third through Teemu Pukki who finished a neat move involving Emilio Izaguirre and Callum McGregor before the Finn grabbed a second when blasting home with just under 20 minutes remaining.

Celtic have now booked their spot in the third round of qualifying where they will take on the winner of Poland's Legia Warsaw and Ireland's St Patrick's Athletic who play off in Dublin on Wednesday following last week's 1-1 draw.

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