CELTIC have been issued a UEFA fine over their firework display before last month’s Champions League Group F match against Real Madrid at Parkhead.

Europe’s governing football body dished out a financial penalty after the pyrotechnics performance for the encounter against the European champions on September 6.

The Hoops, who have been slammed by fines in the past by UEFA, were hit with a £3,730 punishment on this occasion.

Celtic were returning to the group stages of Europe’s elite tournament for the first time since 2017/18 and Ange Postecoglou’s men were superb for the opening 55 minutes of the clash.

Luck was not with them, however, when skipper Callum McGregor clattered a shot off the inside of the post with keeper Thibaut Courtois rooted to the spot while Liel Abada and Daizen Maeda passed up excellent opportunities.

The game turned when Vinicius Junior put the Spaniards ahead in the 56th minute and Luka Modric added a second four minutes later. Eden Hazard made it 3-0 as the clock ticked down.

The Hoops go again tonight against RB Leipzig in their second home outing in the section.

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

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