Patrick Twumasi’s brace for Astana was not enough to help the Kazakhstani Champions book a place at the Group stage of the UEFA Champions League.
Astana defeated Celtic 4- 3 in the second leg of the final qualifier to the group stage.
Stanimir Kolev Stoilov’s side needed to win massively to progress to the next round having lost 5-0 in the first leg match played in Glasgow last week.
Twumasi once again delivered by netting twice in the 49th and 69th minutes for his side at the Astana arena as they lost 8-4 on aggregate.
Astana will now play in the Europa League competition after missing out on the UEFA Champions League group stage for the second successive time.
By Frank Darkwah