THE last time a Celtic player scored a goal in European competition was almost EIGHT months ago.

Daizen Maeda netted the solitary strike with a header 11 minutes from time in the 3-1 loss to Bodo/Glimt in the first leg of the Euro Conference League match at Parkhead on February 17.

Amazingly, that was the last occasion a Hoops performer has managed to get the ball into the opponents’ net at this level.

Ange Postecoglou watched his side topple to a 2-0 loss in the Arctic Circle in the return match to exit their third European tournament of the season on a 5-1 aggregate.

OUT OF LUCK…Callum McGregor’s drive is about to smack off the Real Madrid upright and rebound to safety.

OUT OF LUCK…Reo Hatate’s effort takes a touch off Shakhtar Donetsk defender Artem Bondarenko on its way into the net.

This term’s assault on this arena kicked off with a blank in the 3-0 loss to trophy holders Real Madrid in the opening outing in the Champions League Group F in the east end of Glasgow on September 6.

The nearest the Hoops came to a goal that evening was a vicious left-foot first-timer from skipper Callum McGregor cannoned off this inside of the right-hand post and ricocheted to safety.

Eight days later, Reo Hatate thought he had stopped the rot when he squeezed an angle drive towards the Shakhtar Donetsk net to apparently open the scoring against in Warsaw.

However, the spoilsports at UEFA insisted the ball had taken a nick off defender Artem Bondarenko and history books will now show the effort as being an own goal from the Ukrainian defender.

Tonight against RB Leipzig in the Red Bull Arena would be a good time to end the miserable sequence.

Over to you, Kyogo and Co.

* DON’T miss the unbeatable match report from RB Leipzig v Celtic tonight – only in your champion CQN.

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