Graham Carey’s appearance for Plymouth against Liverpool in midweek brought memories trickling back of his one and only Celtic appearance.
With Europa League glory done and dusted before the final group match the trip to Vienna could hardly have been less appealing.
Many fans that made it to the match described it as one of the coldest ever with flurries of snow throughout, a rock hard surface and Celtic back in their ‘Dortmund style’ away kit making heavy weather of the orange ball.
As if that wasn’t bad enough the record books were being consulted as the hoops found themselves 3-0 down after 20 minutes.
Fortunately, or Marco Fortunately, Celtic pulled a goal back in the 24th minute through the French misfit and steadied the ship before the interval.
Rapid seemed to have lost their early sparkle with Fortune pulling another back in the 78th minute before Paul McGowan, with his only goal for Celtic, equalised in the final minute.
It was a moral victory of sorts and a virtually a last hurrah for an XI that never surfaced again while Andreas Hinkel, Gary Caldwell, Barry Robson and Scott McDonald sat frozen on the bench.