Europa League qualifying roundup: Elyounoussi fires Celtic past Riga

Mohamed Elyounoussi’s last-gasp strike ensured Celtic avoided another European nightmare as they scraped to a 1-0 win over Riga.

The Hoops were looking to recover some continental pride in Latvia following last month’s humiliating Champions League exit at the hands of Ferencvaros. Yet it was another frustrating night for Neil Lennon as his team again laboured before edging their way into the Europa League play-offs.

Odsonne Édouard was back on duty after sitting out the weekend win over Livingston but the Frenchman showed little enthusiasm for the task of spearheading Celtic’s attack. And it was the man who replaced him with eight minutes left, Elyounoussi, who grabbed the all-important last-minute goal to seal victory and set up a clash with FK Sarajevo or Buducnost Podgorica next week.

Motherwell went down 3-0 to Hapoel Be’er Sheva.

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