Bayern waltz past Celtic


November 01, 2017
Bayern Munich's Aguinaga Javi Martinez, right, scores his side's second goal during their Champions League Group B match against Celtic FC at Celtic Park, Glasgow, yesterday.

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP):

Bayern Munich qualified for the Champions League knockout stage with two games to spare and eliminated Celtic with a 2-1 win over the Scottish champion, sealed by Javi Martinez's 77th-minute goal yesterday.

The Spain midfielder headed home a cross by Kingsley Coman, who opened the scoring for Bayern in the 22nd minute at Parkhead after a defensive error.

The German club, which has now won six straight matches since the return of Jupp Heynckes as manager, is guaranteed a top-two finish alongside Paris Saint-Germain. PSG lead Group B on 12 points, three ahead of Bayern, with the two teams still to play each other in Munich.

Celtic stayed in third place and are looking to seal a Europa League spot ahead of last-place Anderlecht, who have no points and no goals so far after a 5-0 loss at PSG yesterday.

Callum McGregor scored the equaliser for Celtic in the 74th minute.

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