Rogic's Celtic team-mate charged after ill-tempered UCL clash

Celtic won the first leg of the match on Friday 2-0

Celtic won the first leg of the match on Friday 2-0

Linfield have been charged for the "throwing of objects" from sections of the crowd.

The yellow card received by Griffiths was one of five received by Celtic during the game - enough for them to be charged with "improper conduct of the team" by European football's governing body.

The Scotland global was forced to remove objects from the field including coins and a bottle as he prepared to take a second half corner kick, earning himself a yellow card for time-wasting from Spanish referee Alejandro Hernandez - a booking described as weird by Celtic's Northern Irish manager Brendan Rodgers.

Officers with riot gear and dogs lined up in front of the section from where the missiles had earlier been thrown.

Celtic have been charged by UEFA after Leigh Griffiths allegedly "provoked" Linfield supporters during the Champions League qualifier at Windsor Park last week. He had already cleared some missiles off the pitch before picking up a glass wine bottle, which narrowly missed him.

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And a UEFA spokesman insisted the booking would not be overturned.

Coins and bottles were aimed at Griffiths on a number of occasions, including in the second half when he was attempting to take a corner kick. In addition to Griffiths, Jozo Simunovic, Tom Rogic, Scott Brown and Stuart Armstrong were also booked.

The second qualifying, first-leg tie won by Celtic 2-0 was held unusually on a Friday to avoid clashing with the tinderbox date in Northern Ireland of July 12 two days before.

UEFA's announcement came after police urged fans to focus exclusively on football ahead of tomorrow's return.

Superintendent Craig Smith said a "robust policing plan" had been put in place following co-operation with the Police Service of Northern Ireland. "Let's keep this match focused on the football".

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