Pundits and ex-Bhoys players react to Celtic's Champions League win, including McAvennie

Celtic's Leigh Griffiths and Scott Brown celebrate after Tomas Rogic (background) scores their first goal

Celtic beat Israeli side Hapoel Be'er Sheva 5-2 on Wednesday evening.

Celtic's Leigh Griffiths and Scott Brown celebrate after Tomas Rogic (background) scores their first goalCeltic's Leigh Griffiths and Scott Brown celebrate after Tom Rogic (background) scores their first goal

Celtic took a huge step towards the Champions League group stage with a thumping 5-2 win over Israeli outfit Hapoel Be'er Shea on Wednesday evening.

The Bhoys, who had seen off Lincoln Red Imps and Astana in previous qualifying rounds for the Champions League group stage, put on arguably their finest performance so far under new manager Brendan Rodgers.

Celtic's Tomas Rogic celebrates scoring their first goal with Scott SinclairCeltic's Tom Rogic celebrates scoring their first goal with Scott Sinclair

Tom Rogic gave Celtic the lead after just nine minutes, and a seven-minute brace from Leigh Griffiths put the Bhoys 3-0 up by half time.

Celtic looked home and dry, but quickfire goals from Lucio Maranhao and Maor Melikson hauled Be'er Sheva back into the game at 3-2, only for Moussa Dembele and Scott Brown to strike and seal the 5-2 win.

Celtic's Leigh Griffiths celebrates scoring their third goalCeltic's Leigh Griffiths celebrates scoring their third goal

Celtic are now just 90 minutes away from the group stage of the Champions League, where they haven't been since the 2013/14 season after two failed campaign under former boss Ronny Deila, and new manager Rodgers will be expecting a professional job for the return leg in Israel next week.

During and after the game, a host of pundits and former Celtic players took to Twitter to give their thoughts on the performance, with Frank McAvennie particularly impressed with the display.

Celtic manager Brendan RodgersCeltic manager Brendan Rodgers

McAvennie suggested that Celtic are back with Rodgers in charge, as his players look sharp and his changes were impressive too, claiming that the whole performance was exciting.

Gary Hooper and John Hartson noted just how impressive Celtic were, whilst pundit Robbie Savage commented on a superb win for the Bhoys.

Here are some of the reactions on Twitter from pundits and former Celtic players after the win over Hapoel Be'er Sheva...

 

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