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Hello, and welcome to tonight’s liveblog.

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Kick off for both games is 7.45pm.

We’re under way in Moscow…

6Mins

Lukaku keeps his remarkable scoring run going.

Martial delivers a lovely ball into the box for the striker to head home.

9Mins

Just after United scored, De Gea was forced into an excellent save to deny Dzagoev.

CSKA aren’t giving up yet by any means.

11Mins

United have continued to look strong since the goal.

They are controlling the play and dominating possession.

15Mins

Mkhitaryan almost doubles United’s advantage.

He gets on the end of Blind’s cross and the midfielder’s first-time shot forces the hosts’ goalkeeper to get down well to make a save.

17Mins

PENALTY TO MAN UNITED!

19Mins

Shchennikov makes a needless challenge on Mkhitaryan to give away the penalty.

Martial then coolly slots home the spot kick.

22Mins

Still 0-0 between Anderlecht and Celtic with not much to report on.

For CSKA, Golovin’s pot shot drifts just wide, though De Gea seemed to have it covered anyway.

27Mins

Berezutski completely miskicks a Martial cross and Lukaku is on hand to tap home.

Dreadful defending from the hosts.

33Mins

Trebel does well to stop Sinclair breaking down the wing.

Unlike the game in Moscow, the Anderlecht-Celtic match is fairly evenly fought so far.

37Mins

Celtic have kept the ball pretty well, but aren’t creating chances.

Meanwhile, in Russia, De Gea does well to tip over Chalov’s attempt.

41Mins

Tierney bursts down the left.

The youngster’s cross is subsequently converted by Leigh Griffiths.

43Mins

Meanwhile, elsewhere tonight…

46Mins

Half-time and United hold a comfortable, deserved lead.

CSKA have been woeful, but the visitors have capitalised with aplomb.

46Mins

Things aren’t going well for Chelsea.

They’re 1-0 down against Atletico at half-time.

45Mins

HALF-TIME: ANDERLECHT 0-1 CELTIC

46Mins

In a somewhat surreal situation, RTÉ have George Hamilton on the phone due to an issue with the audio feed.

45Mins

The second half has begun…

47Mins

Golovin shoots just over from the edge of the box.

Decent start to the second half from CSKA.

49Mins

Akinfeev makes an excellent save to stop a powerful Lukaku strike.

The Belgian international looks determined to get the hat-trick.

52Mins

Patrick Roberts finds space on the edge of the box.

The youngster’s shot hits the back of net via a deflection.

54Mins

This would be just Celtic’s second ever away win the Champions League group stages.

The only one so far has been against Spartak Moscow five years ago.

56Mins

MAN UNITED 4-0 CSKA (MKHITARYAN 57)

57Mins

Martial’s initial shot is parried by the goalkeeper.

However, Mkhitaryan is on hand to slot home the rebound.

60Mins

Lingard replaces Mkhitaryan.

Mourinho can now certainly afford to look ahead to the weekend.

As I type, Martial plays through Lingard, who almost has an instant impact, but Akinfeev saves the one on one.

64Mins

Celtic are looking fairly comfortable at the moment, with Anderlecht struggling to create chances.

There’s around 25 minutes left in both games.

67Mins

Morata has equalised for Chelsea against Atletico.

Meanwhile, Neymar has put PSG 3-0 ahead against Bayern.

71Mins

Teodorczyk finds himself through on goal. However, he’s adjudged to be offside.

Meanwhile, the injured Scott Brown is replaced by Nir Bitton.

73Mins

Celtic break and McGregor gets it on the edge of the box.

However, the Celtic man hesitates, allowing Anderlecht’s defence to get back and recover.

76Mins

78Mins

Celtic make a change. Patrick Roberts is replaced by James Forrest.

The Scottish side are seeing this game out nicely at the moment.

82Mins

Meanwhile, it’s a stroll for United in Moscow, with the English side keeping possession comfortably.

Both teams know this game has been over for a while now.

84Mins

Celtic have had 63% possession in this match.

It’s impressive, particularly when you consider they were associated with kick-and-rush football in Europe for so many years.

87Mins

Anderlecht have had plenty of possession and territory in recent minutes.

However, they just can’t create genuine chances and look like they know they’re beaten.

89Mins

CSKA 1-4 MAN UNITED (KUCHAEV 89)

90Mins

Golovin and Kuchaev link up nicely, before the latter fires into the net.

It’s a mere consolation for the hosts.

ANDERLECHT 0-3 CELTIC (SINCLAIR 90)

Sinclair sprints through on goal and finishes emphatically.

That’s his 10th of the season.

Right, that’s all from me.

Thanks for reading and commenting.

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