Delighted for Aberdeen, winning away from home in Croatia is no mean feat for a Scottish club, but a 0-3 result, anywhere, is a special result. None of the other 32 away teams could manage so much as a two goal win.
The Inverness defeat on their maiden European performance was pity, if not a surprise. Winning your home game is regarded as the Cardinal Rule in Europe, but they have a puncher’s chance next week in Romania. Score the opening goal and it’s anyone’s game.
Today’s draw for the Champions League 3rd round qualifier has the potential to get a bit tasty. There are plenty of potential opponents from northern Europe with trips to Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark all possible, while Celtic are the only seed from northern Europe. Hopefully Uefa, in their keenness for geographical neighbourliness, don’t feel the need to send us to Israel, Poland or Serbia. If we take care of Stjarnan, of course.