Any hopes the Northern Irish side may have had of performing a miraculous turnaround were extinguished within three minutes as Scott Sinclair gave the hosts the lead.
Celtic battered the away goal for the remainder of the first half but couldn’t find a way through. However, just two minutes into the second half they finally found their second as Tom Rogic drilled a low effort from distance past Roy Carroll.
Sinclair then found his second after running on to a loose ball inside the penalty area.
The scoring was completed in injury-time after substitute Stuart Armstrong lashed home a first-time finish following some excellent play from Rogic.
Brendan Rodgers’ side will face Rosenborg in the next round after the Norwegians defeated League of Ireland champions Dundalk.
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