Glasgow Celtic put their Champions League misery behind them as they went of a goal-scoring rampage in the first leg of their UEFA Cup first round clash against Lithuanian side Suduva.

Celtic, who are only in the competition because they failed to beat FC Basle in the Champions League qualifier, put Suduva to the sword as they knocked eight goals past them with Henrik Larsson claiming a hat-trick.

Larsson, who has come in for some criticism after his recent poor form in front of of late, opened the scoring after just 16 minutes and completed his hat-trick thirteen minutes later. Stilian Petrov and Chris Sutton were also on the mark to give the Hoops a 5-0 lead by the break and effectively end the tie as a contest.

Celtic were show-boating to the delight of the Celtic faithful and further goals from Paul Lambert, Joos Valgaeren and John Hartson were the icing on the cake and even a consolation goal from Radzinevicius could not spoil the party mood at Parkhead.

Elsewhere, Livingston gave their hopes of progressing a slight boost when they scored two late goals against Sturm Graz, after conceding five.

Arnold Wetl was on the mark for the Austrians in the first half, but Livingston looked comfortable and even had their chances to level. However things took a turn for the worse in the second half as the Scots collapsed and Imre Szabics and Ekrem Dag both scored before David Mujiri grabbed a brace.

Rolando Zarate and skipper Stuart Lovell netted late on for the visitors, but despite having two away goals, Livingston will have their work cut out if they wish to progress.

Filed by Rob Wright