Gary Lineker and Frank McAvennie react on Twitter to Celtic’s Champions League progress

Spurs striker Gary Lineker (l) holds off the challenge of Notts Forest players Steve Chettle and Des Walker (r) during the 1991 FA Cup Final between Tottenham Hotspur and Nottingham Forest...

Brendan Rodgers’s Celtic have progressed to the group stage of the Champions League this season.

Celtic pose for a team photograph during the UEFA Champions League Qualifying Play-Offs Round First Leg match between Celtic FC and FK Astana at Celtic Park on August 16, 2017 in Glasgow,...

Tottenham Hotspur legend Gary Lineker has taken to social networking site Twitter to give his reaction to Celtic’s defeat to FC Astana on Tuesday evening.

Celtic lost the second leg of their Champions League qualifying playoff tie 4-3 to Kazakhstan Premier League club Astana away from home at the Astana Arena.

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Having won the first leg of the tie 5-0 at Celtic Park last week, the Scottish Premiership giants were firm favourites to progress through to the group stage of the Champions League.

Celtic Manager Brendan Rodgers celebrates during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Celtic and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on May 27, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Although the Glasgow side eventually went through 8-4 on aggregate, they had to do it the hard way and were given a scare by Astana in the second leg.

At one stage of the game on Tuesday evening, it did look like Stanimir Stoilov’s side were going to overturn the deficit from the first leg.

In the end, though, Celtic did not let that happen, and although they lost the second leg, Brendan Rodgers’s side still went through.

Former Tottenham striker Lineker was following the match, and he has taken to Twitter to give his reaction to the second-leg result.

Former Celtic duo Chris Sutton and Frank McAvennie have also taken to Twitter to give their reaction to the final result.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers watches from the sidelines during the Champions League second round first leg qualifying game between Linfield and Celtic at Windsor Park on July 14, 2017 in...

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