By David Woods

22nd Aug, 2017 | 3:46pm

'A joke', 'Total fear' – Celtic fans react to unexpected CL team news v Astana

By Harry Sykes

Celtic fans are looking forward to qualifying for the group stage of the Champions League on Tuesday afternoon.

The Scottish Champions are 5-0 up from the home leg and only a capitulation of unthinkable proportions would see them going out of the competition.

However, Celtic fans are slightly concerned about their centre-back pairing of Kristoffer Ajer and Nir Bitton, and the unexpected absence of Jozo Simunovic.

Bitton was left nursing an injury after the Kilmarnock game on Saturday, but he has looked solid so far this season after stepping into the heart of the Celtic defence following injuries to Erik Sviatchenko and Dedryck Boyata.

However, Ajer is only 19-years-old and has only played four senior games for the club.

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And the two of them together seem to have given Celtic fans the willies.

Here is a selection of their reactions to the unexpected team news:

In other Celtic news, Barcelona legend Xavi has made a bold claim about the Bhoys’ chances of European success.

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