Dinamo win leaves Bhoys on brink

Date published: Wednesday 29th July 2009 10:03

Alexander Kokorin’s seventh-minute strike at Parkhead gave the Russian club – who, with 15 Russian league games under their belt, looked sharp from the kick-off – a clear advantage ahead of next week’s return leg in Moscow.

The Dinamo frontman was sharpest to Alexander Kerzhakov’s cross from the left to slip the ball past keeper Artur Boruc and, while the home side battled for the rest of the game and created several decent chances, it was to no avail.

Celtic’s pre-season form, which saw them unbeaten in four games without the loss of a goal, had offered false optimism to the Hoops’ fans who now face the very real prospect of dropping down to the less prosperous and less prestigious Europa League.

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