In the end it was a familiar story but in among a 3-2 defeat from Paris Saint Germain’s u-19 side there was one very special moment for Tommy McIntyre’s young Celtic side.
Early in the second half with the scores level the hoops put together 20 passes that was completed by a predator finish with Jack Aitchison putting the ball into the net.
There was little between the teams over the 90 minutes with Celtic in charge at times with no gulf between both sets of players.
The Celtic side has been playing a high tempo passing game from an early age and were given licence to express themselves and impose on their highly rated opponents.
20 passes ????
1 nutmeg ????
1 goal ??
Brilliant passing move by Celtic U19s against PSG. ???? pic.twitter.com/jL4j59qy3O
— BT Sport Football (@btsportfootball) September 12, 2017
Celtic could have had Anthony Ralston at right back but the 18 year old has steamrollered his way through the system into the first team.
Producing another Ralston, Tierney, McGregor or Forrest is the aim with plenty of signs that the next generation can get closer to their expensive continental counter-parts.