Celtic inspired by Conor McGregor to big UCL win against Astana

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The Bhoys only had to look to the stands to see MMA fighter's famous quote before they all-but sealed a UCL group stage spot

Celtic fans unveiled a Conor McGregor-inspired tifo prior to their 5-0 win over Kazakh side Astana in the Champions League play-off first leg at Celtic Park on Wednesday.

The tifo was displayed as the Bhoys entered the field just before kick-off with a famous McGregor quote, which read: "We're not here to take part, we're here to take over."

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The Scots lived up to McGregor's message as they had no trouble sweeping aside their minnow opponents by a five-goal margin with Scott Sinclair grabbing a brace.

It's the second successive year Celtic have met Astana in the UCL preliminary stages - having knocked them out in the third qualifying round last season.

The return leg of the tie will be played in Astana on Tuesday with the Kazakh's needing a miracle to overturn the deficit.

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