Celtic Park was back to full capacity and in fine voice for the first time this year as the hoops took on Bayer Leverkusen.
The 90 minutes on the park left a lot to be desired but across the stands there was nothing transitional or lacking in the support from the fans.
Last season’s grim European experiences can be tucked away in the sands of time when Zlatan Ibrahimovic and others were running around what appeared to be a ghost stadium.
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The stands were bursting with life as Ange Postecoglou sent out a side to attack Leverkusen, within the first few minutes Kyogo Furuhashi was within inches of giving Celtic the lead.
For 25 minutes Celtic enjoyed the bulk of possession and chances but following a slip from David Turnbull there was that sinking moment of a match turning around as Leverkusen were given a cheap opening goal.
Celtic’s next Europa League match will be something of a novelty with an afternoon kick-off against Ferencvaros as the hoops try to claw their way back into contention for a place in the knock-out stage of the competition.