Kris Commons hails Roberts and Griffiths after Celtic draw

Celtic's Kris Commons celebrates scoring their third goal

The duo combined to secure a crucial draw with Astana in the Champions League.

Celtic's Kris Commons celebrates scoring their third goalCeltic's Kris Commons celebrates scoring their third goal

Kris Commons has told the Daily Mail that he believes there is more magic to come from Celtic duo Patrick Roberts and Leigh Griffiths.

Celtic headed out to Kazakhstan this week to take on FC Astana in a Champions League third round qualifying tie.

They looked to be heading to defeat in the game before excellent work from Roberts set up Griffiths to score a vital late equaliser to secure a draw.

Celtic's Patrick Roberts shootsCeltic's Patrick Roberts shoots

That result was a positive one for Brendan Rodgers side, who are now confident of securing a positive result at Celtic Park and sealing their progression to the group stages.

If they are to do so, they will need Roberts and Griffiths on form again and Commons says he is sure that there is more of that magic to come.

“Paddy Roberts was superb against a defender, Shomko, who looked out of his depth,” he told the Daily Mail.

“That was a little bit of magic from Roberts and Griffiths and you know there is more to come. I wanted us to test their back four and to get their keeper working. I don’t think he looked too comfortable.”

Celtic's Leigh Griffiths celebrates after scoring their second goalCeltic's Leigh Griffiths celebrates after scoring their second goal

It now remains to be seen if Celtic can secure a place in the group stages in the return leg at Celtic Park.

Astana will have surprised them with the quality they showed in the first leg, but it is debatable whether they can replicate that performance at Celtic Park.

Nonetheless, Celtic will need to be at their best to progress and will be hoping that Roberts and Griffiths can shine once again.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers at the end of the matchCeltic manager Brendan Rodgers at the end of the match

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