Celtic striker apologises to fans.
Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths has issued an apology to fans after his missed penalty.
Griffiths fluffed his attempt from 12 yards in the Champions League qualifying match against Stjarnan, which would have extended their lead heading into the second leg.
Celtic won 2-0 through goals from new signing Dedryck Boyata and midfielder Stefan Johansen, who carried on where he left off last season.
Griffiths however was still shaking off the rust, as his clinical touch deserted him.
He sent a message to supporters via Twitter expressing his regret at the miss, and desire to kick on in the second leg.
Disappointed with my penalty, all about the team tonight and we won which was main thing. Onto 2nd leg now and finish the tie.— leigh griffiths (@Leighgriff09) July 15, 2015
A 2-0 lead is a healthy one for Celtic, who crucially did not concede any away goals, but a three goal advantage could have allowed them to feel that bit more comfortable heading into the second leg.
It could be a positive if it means the players are not over-confident and arrive in Iceland with a greater focus, but Griffiths in particular will hope his miss will not come back to haunt his side.