Despite playing well for decent spells in tonight’s friendly Celtic were taught a few lessons from a clinical Paris Saint Germain side that beat the hoops 4-0 in the Parc des Princes.
Around 5,000 fans were present to see Celtic start the match without the familiar figure of Scott Brown dictating from the centre of the park.
The home side got off to a flying start with a second minute goal from Kylian Mbappe. Chris Jullien has Celtic’s best chance when he sent a header against the post but at the interval, despite knocking the ball around purposefully at times Neil Lennon’s side were trailing 2-0 with Neymar the other scorer.
It began to look ominous when Ander Herrera put PSG three up after 48 minutes but there was ‘only’ one further goal when Pablo Sarabia scored in the 66th minute.
PSG were a gear or two ahead of Celtic, in the final third they were ruthless. Celtic look perfectly equipped to dominate in Scotland but if they reach the group stage of the Champions League without strengthening the team there could be some uncomfortable autumn and winter evenings.
Celtic hit the post! ?
Jullien heads Christie’s free kick against the woodwork with his team’s best chance so far ? pic.twitter.com/utVwQEatOu
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CELTIC: Bain; Bitton (Forrest 65), Ajer, Jullien; Frimpong, Ntcham (Rogic 73), McGregor, Taylor (Bolingoli 74); Christie, Elyounoussi; Edouard (Klimala 67).
Subs: Doohan, Hazard, Soro, Connell, Robertson, Henderson, McInroy, Welsh, Dembele.