Celtic’s attempt in qualifying for the second time to the Champions League group stages ended in regret as a Marcos Tavares goal gave visitors NK Maribor a 1-0 win and 2-1 aggregate triumph in total
They were handed a lifeline when Legia Warsaw, who annhilated them in the third round match 6-1, fielded an ineligible player.
Celtic’s vibrant start almost saw them draw first blood as early as the fifth minute when Berget’s sleek cut-back was turned just wide of his own goal by Slovenia defender Marko Suler.
The Hoops came close to scoring again but van Dijk blew a chance by sending his header wide.
They were made to rue their missed opportunities in the 76 minute when Brazilian footballer Macros Tavares lofted a shot over a hapless Gordon and into the net