Last Updated: 02/10/12 9:52pm
FULL TIME. Celtic come from behind to post a great win here in Russia and make it four points from their opening two games to sit top of the table at present. Thanks for your views this evening, stay with us for reaction.
Celtic press again and Brown plays Forrest into the right side of the box who tries to pull the ball back for Hooper but Pareja clears.
Forrest wins a throw in 15 yards out on the right. Celtic take and try to keep the ball in the right corner but it goes out for a goal kick.
GOAL - SAMARAS!!!!!!! Samaras heads Celtic in front at the death!!! Celtic take the free-kick short and feed the ball to Izaguirre who crosses from 15 yards on the left and Samaras rises the best in the box and heads home from eight yards into the bottom right corner, giving the keeper no chance!!!!
Coomons releases Hooper to the right of goal who tries an effort from 15 yards but Pesiakov dives to his left to save at his near post.
Ledley makes a good tackle on Kombarov in the Celtic half and releases Forrest down the right. He tries to cross to Samaras but Pareja clears.
Commons takes the corner and Ambrose heads at goal from 12 yards in the centre but it is straight at Pesiakov and lacks power and the keeper easily saves.
Ledley tries an effort from 35 yards in front of goal and his swerving effort is finger-tipped over by Pesiakov.
Celtic come again and Lustig passes to Hooper just inside the box on the right but the Celtic striker goes to ground and Spartak clear.
Celtic press and Forrest crosses from ten yards on the right into the box but Hooper can not get his shot away and Pareja clears.
Spartak press but Ari is penalised when heading at goal from 12 yards on the right but fouling Izaguirre.
Celtic take the corner but Brown blasts over from the edge of the box in front of goal at the second attempt.
OWN GOAL - D KOMBAROV!!!! Mulgrew crosses from 15 yards on the left into the box. Samaras steps over the ball and it goes to Hooper, he turns and passes to the on-rushing Forrest who shots from eight yards at the far post. His shot hits keeper Pesiakov and then deflects off the unfortunate Kombarov and into the net. Game on!!!
Mulgrew takes the free-kick but it is at a good height and straight at Pesiakov who gathers at the second attempt.
Bryzgalov is on for De Zeeuw as Celtic wait an age for Insaurralde to walk off and then the substitution to be made.
RED CARD - INSAURRALDE!!! Hooper is played through on goal by Samaras and he is pulled back by Insaurralde as he attempts to run into the box. There is confusion at first before the ref rightly sends the defender off. Celtic has a free-kick 22 yards to the right of goal.
Samaras runs into the Spartak box on the left and eventually wins a throw in 15 yards out on the left. Celtic take but McGeady wins the ball and releases Emenike down the right flank who wins a throw in 20 yards out off Wilson.
Commons is back on his feet after receiving treatment on the pitch and is okay to continue. He comes back onto the pitch as play also restarts.
Celtic take the throw in but Spartak clear. Commons goes down under a challenge on the half-way line from Kallstrom before McGeady loses the ball as he tries to run into the box on the left.
Mulgrew tries to release Hooper down the left flank but Insaurralde tracks across and puts the ball out for a throw in 30 yards on the left.
McGeady presses down the left flank before crossing into the box from 12 yards but Ambrose chests the ball back to Forster to clear.
GOAL - EMENIKE!!! Emenike gets his second of the night with a simple tap-in. Ari shoots from 22 yards to the right of goal which takes a slight deflection off Wilson. Forster dives down low to his right and can only parry the shot but De Zeeuw follows the ball in and crosses from close range across the face of goal for Emenike to slot home!!
Charlie, Cork, says: "Celtic have battled and played so well in the first 45 but I do see Spartak just winning this one. Both sides looke dangerous going forward, I go for a 3-2 Spartak win." I agree both teams have more goals in them, let's hope Celtic shade it!
What are your views / predictions for the second period? Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will post them up when I get back with my brew?
HALF TIME. That's it, it's all-square after an entertaining first period at the Luzhniki Stadium. Stay with us for the second half.
Kallstrom takes the corner and Celtic partially clear before Wilson wins a free-kick on the edge of the box.
Brown tries to cross into the box from 30 yards on the left but it is too close to Pesiakov who gathers.
Forster has to clear on the edge of his box from the on-coming Emenike and Celtic break upfield and Hooper wins a corner on the left.
GOAL - EMENIKE!!!! Celtic are undone by a great move. Kallstrom makes a great pass from 40 yards in the centre to Ari running into the right side of the box and he makes a lovely lay-off to Emenike who is too fast for Ambrose and slots home from six yards in the centre.
Kallstrom takes the corner but Commons wins the ball in the box and Celtic break forward but Samaras get into the box on the left and Spartak tackle and clear.
Pareja floats the free-kick at goal and Forster punches it out diving to his left. Kallstrom then wins a corner on the left.
Emenike wins a free-kick off Ambrose 22 yards out in front of goal as he attempts to get onto D Kombarov's cross from the left.
Celtic win a free-kick 35 yards out in front of goal. Commons floats the ball into the box and Samaras flicks it onto goal but Pesiakov is there to easily gather.
Brown tackles 30 yards out in front of goal but Pareja is able to track back and latch onto the loose ball and pass back to his keeper who clears.
Makeyev crosses into the box from 20 yards out on the right but Emenike heads over under pressure from Ambrose ten yards out.
Kallstrom floats the free-kick into the box but Samaras lets the ball go out for a goal kick at the far post as Pareja tries to get onto it.
Wanyama is booked for a challenge on De Zeeuw as he attempts to run on the Celtic box. It is a Spartak free-kick 30 yards out on the left.
Commons creates a yard of space for himself 25 yards out in front of goal but he skies his left-footed effort well over.
D Kombarov puts in a great cross from ten yards on the left but Emenike heads wide with a glancing effort in the centre.
Ari is tackled by Izaguirre on the edge of the Celtic box on the left and he runs into the Spartak half before passing to Samaras. He runs into the left side of the Spartak box before crossing to Hooper at the far post who heads home from six yards butt the goal is disallowed. Replays show he was just slightly offside.
Mulgrew and De Zeeuw tussle for the ball midway in the Spartak half on the left and the ref gives it De Zeeuw's way. Mulgrew kicks the ball away in disgust and is booked.
Wanyama pounces on a loose ball midway in Celtic's half on the left and passes to Commons on the right. He tries to run into the box but Pareja tackles and clears.
Kallstrom takes the free-kick and they win another in a similar position. Kallstrom takes again and Izaguirre heads out for a corner on the right.
Lustig concedes a throw in 30 yards out on the left as D Kombarov presses. Spartak take but are forced to play the ball all the way back to their keeper.
GOAL - HOOPER!!!! Wanyama wins a strong challenge with Kallstrom 40 yards out and passes to Lustig on the right who crosses into the box from 20 yards and Hooper notches from six yards at the near post under tight pressure from Pareja!!! Game on!!
D Kombarov makes a good run down the left flank before crossing into the box from five yards out but it is too close to Forster who easily catches.
Liam, Belfast, says: "If the hoops can get by the first 20 unscathed then they can focus on getting a goal on the break then scrapping for the win. 1-0 hoops!" They are certainly battling Liam!
Celtic are under heavy pressure here early on but Ari knocks the ball too far forward as he presses down the left flank and it rolls out for a goal kick.
Celtic partially clear Kallstrom's corner before he tries to run into the box in the centre under heavy pressure from Ambrose and the ball goes out for a goal kick.
Spartak press and Lustig has to head a cross from the right out for another corner on the left as McGeady lurks at the back post.
Spartak come again and win a corner on the left. McGeady floats it into the box but Mulgrew heads away.
Kallstrom takes the free-kick back to Rafael who floats the ball from 30 yards on the right into the box but Wilson heads away.
Ari turns Ambrose on the right edge of the box but the defender recovers to concede a corner on the right.
Marc, Livingston, says: ""Another victory in Russia for the bhoys tonight Steve, 2-0 Celtic with Hooper getting both!" That's the spirit Marc! So far we've had Scott predicting a 3-0 Spartak win, myself a goalless draw and now marc a 2-0 Celtic win! Any more views / predictions? Send them to email@example.com
Teams - Georgios Samaras has returned to the Celtic starting XI for the clash at the Luzhniki Stadium. The Hoops striker made a substitute appearance in the 2-0 win over Motherwell in the SPL on Saturday after recovering from an elbow injury suffered while playing for Greece last month, and he replaced James Forrest who has dropped to the bench. Former Celtic player Aiden McGeady returns to the Spartak midfield after being rested for the 3-1 league win over Amkar Perm at the weekend.
MY VIEW - I'm hoping Celtic can hold out tonight for a point so I'm going for a 0-0 draw which pays a handsome 10/1 with Sky Bet! What are your views / predictions for tonight's game? Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will post up the best.
FIRST VIEW - Scott from Falkirk has been in touch to say: "3-0 Spartak Moscow they will be too strong for Celtic tonight." Cheers Scott, as you say it will be tough for Neil Lennon's side tonight.
Fancy a bet? Sky Bet go 8/13 for a Spartak Moscow win, 11/4 for a draw and 9/2 for a Celtic victory. For a full market, click here.
Teams - Spartak Moscow: Pesiakov, Makeev, Insaurralde, Pareja, Dmitri Kombarov, Ari, Kallstrom, Rafael Carioca, De Zeeuw, McGeady, Emenike. Subs: Rebrov, Bryzgalov, Kirill Kombarov, Dzjuba, Yakovlev, Kozlov, Bilyaletdinov.
Teams - Celtic: Forster, Ambrose, Wilson, Wanyama, Izaguirre, Lustig, Brown, Commons, Mulgrew, Samaras, Hooper. Subs: Zaluska, Miku, Ledley, Rogne, Watt, Kayal, Forrest.
Welcome to the Luzhniki Stadium where Celtic take on Spartak Moscow in the UEFA Champions League. Can the Hoops come away from this tough Group G clash with some reward or will the hosts prevail? Send your views / predictions to email@example.com and I will post up the best throughout the evening.