FORMER Celtic defender Saidy Janko got a close-up view of what the Hoops will face when Paris Saint-Germain arrive at Parkhead for the opening Champions League encounter next month.
The ex-Manchester United full-back, who was sent on loan to Barnsley last season following a shaky performance in the 2-0 defeat from Hapeol Be’er Sheva in Israel, joined St Etienne in the summer.
And Janko was in the thick of the action as his side were dumped 3-0 in the French capital.
Naymar, PSG’s £200million man from Barcelona, failed to score, but Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani scored two with Thiago Motta adding the other goal.
Janko pulled down Cavani to give away a penalty-kick and the all-action frontman blasted in the award. He netted his second effort with a cheeky back-heel.
Celtic’s other two Group B rivals had differing fortunes with Bayern Munich winning 2-0 at Werder Bremen and Anderlecht being held to drab goalless draw against Gent last night.
The German champions left it late with Robert Lewandowski getting both goals in the last 20 minutes while keeper Manuel Neuer returned from a broken foot.
Struggling Anderlecht remain in 11th place in the top flight after failing to overcome second-bottom Gent.
Former Hoops target Henry Onyekuru – on loan from Everton – drew another blank as he chases his first goal of the season.
The Belgians have just five points from five matches and have scored only three goals.
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Paul John Dykes recorded Episode 10 of ‘A Celtic State of Mind’ at Andrew Milne’s first ‘Celtic AM’ event of the 2017-18 season.
A Celtic State of Mind offers an insight into the culture of Celtic Football Club, the city of Glasgow, and fans of the reigning invincible Scottish champions.
Each episode includes interviews with ‘Celtic-minded’ figures from the world of sport, music, film, art, broadcasting, literature or politics, and this week’s guests include:
* Aidso Digney from the Éire Go Brách CSC, who discusses his late friend, Kidso Reilly;
* Professional boxer, Gary Murray;
* Centenary hero, Joe Miller;
* Music from Keith Murray.
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