Gary Lineker was able to sum up the sinking feeling that every Celtic fan felt as the hoops crashed to a 5-0 defeat from PSG.
It took until the 19th minute for the French/Qatari side to take the lead but by half time Edison Cavani had joined Kylian Mbappe and Neymar on the scoresheet.
PSG now 3 up at Celtic. Guess that’s what you get for zillions.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) September 12, 2017
For half an hour in the second half the game was more of a contest but as Celtic legs sagged there was more punishment to come in the closing ten minutes as the hoops crashed to their biggest ever home defeat in Europe.
In 1995 PSG set that record at 3-0, the 2017 version added two more to that tally as the growing gulf between the cash rich clubs and those that negotiate through three qualifying rounds was emphasised.
The only consolation on the night was news that Anderlecht had crashed to a 3-0 defeat away to Bayern Munich with the trip to Brussels later this month critical to Celtic’s European hopes.
After just 90 minutes of action it is clear that Group B is already split in half with two superpowers jousting for top spot while Celtic and Anderlecht are effectively playing for third spot and a ticket for the Europa League.