Before Barcelona opened the scoring with a 27th minute penalty, Ferencvaros hit the crossbar and had a goal disallowed for offside; incidents that would make it into a season review DVD around these parts. Messi & Co. eventually won 5-1, but that gap was half that until the final 8 minutes.
The Hungarians are remarkably organised, but that should not have been enough to remain in the Champions League after they left Celtic Park.
I suspect that both Celtic and Milan have bigger fish to fry this week than each other in tomorrow’s Europa League game. Milan sit atop Serie A with maximum points from four games and face Roma on Monday. Celtic’s most important game of the week is in Aberdeen on Sunday. The domestic league, as always, remains paramount.
The biggest prize on offer to Celtic tomorrow is an opportunity to win some pride back. Aberdeen will be flying after beating Hamilton last night, a result, or performance, against Milan, will go a considerable way to building confidence in a team that looked short on Saturday.