There was slight European hangover for Celtic as they drew 0-0 against a spirited Livingston side on a frustrating afternoon at the Toni Macaroni Arena.
Celtic took a while to find their rhythm against their well-organised opponents but after the opening half hour, some chances did come and go.
Ryan Christie found his way past some challenges and got his shot away in the box with Tom Rogic firing over on the rebound from Kelly’s save.
Livi’s best chance of finding the net looked to be from corners with Scott Bain having to tip over a couple of headers from Declan Gallagher over the bar before the break.
Dolly Menga was lucky to stay on the pitch after appearing to throw his head into Ryan Christie.
The Hosts continued to make life difficult into the second half with. Celtic struggling to break them down.
Bain missed a flick on a Livi long throw almost giving Craig Halkett a chance but there were few defensive scares.
At the other end, Rogic drew a flying save from Kelly from a powerful effort with five minutes to go.
Celtic pressed for a late winner but lacked any great creativity and ultimate didn’t deserve anything more than a point which does, however, see them go back to the top of the Premiership table.
Here’s how we rated the Celtic players after the match.
Scott Bain: 6
Coped well with the threat from corners but almost handed Halkett an open goal after spilling a flick on.
Mikael Lustig: 5
Wasn’t really troubled defensively but was sloppy on the ball and lacked quality in his final ball when he got forward.
Dedryck Boyata: 6
Helped his partner Ajer with the threat of Menga and was solid at the back. Headed just wide late on.
Kristoffer Ajer: 6
Dealt well with the physical presence of Menga in a real battle with the striker. Drove forward well with the ball when space opened up in front of him. Had to be replaced after a nasty looking head knock with Lithgow on 70 minutes.
Kieran Tierney: 6
Couldn’t replicate his form of midweek. Got forward well but like Lustig his final ball was poor.
Callum McGregor: 7
Another good display from the Scot in the holding midfield role. Kept things ticking over and never allowed Livingston’s attacking players space.
Ryan Christie: 7
Drove into the box well and had a shot saved by Kelly for Celtic’s first real chance. Deserves credit for not going down after Menga threw his head towards him. Put in a terrific block to stop close-range shot before testing Kelly once more with a rasping drive. Probably Celtic’s best performer this afternoon.
Tom Rogic: 6
A frustrating afternoon for the Aussie who couldn’t find the creative spark in tight areas. Very nearly won it late on with a curling shot that was saved very well by Kelly.
James Forrest: 6
Saw his shot fly over the ball in the first half and was hooked for Lewis Morgan into the second half.
Scott Sinclair: 5
Wasn’t a great game for Sinclair as he found it difficult to get going down the left.
Odsonne Edouard: 5
Struggled to find his first touch throughout the game and didn’t get the best of service. Failed to register a single shot in the game.
(Sub) Lewis Morgan: 5
Came on for Forrest midway through the second period and brought more energy to the side. Was happy to take on some long shots but like many others lacked quality in the final third.
(Sub) Filip Benkovic: 6
Replaced the injured Ajer and had a comfortable 20 minutes.
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