On a night of European madness, Celtic crashed out of UEFA Champions League as Cluj progressed 5-4 on aggregate.
A poor start from the Hoops was confirmed when the Romanians grabbed an early opener with a header in off the post.
Frustrations were clear on the pitch and in the stands as Celtic struggled to get their passing going.
The second period saw an encouraging start as Kristoffer Ajer’s header was cleared off the line.
Celtic got themselves level soon after when Callum McGregor’s low cross was dummied brilliantly by Odsonne Edouard before James Forrest stayed calm to eventually find the top corner from just yards out.
A mix up in the box amongst the Cluj defenders the saw Edouard stroke the ball into the corner to put Celtic in front on the night, leading to bedlam inside Parkhead.
From a harmless Cluj corner, Dan Petrescu’s side were gifted a chance to equalise as Scott Brown handled the ball. Omrani stepped up to find the net.
Spirits weren’t damped for long as great play from Edouard inside the box gave Christie an open goal to put the Hoops back in front with 15 minutes to play.
Typically though, Cluj hit back as Bain parried a shot into the path of Omrani who once again got on the scoresheet.
As Celtic chased another goal, Tucudean took advantage to chip Bain and win it for the visitors.
Here’s how we rated the Celtic players on a bitterly disappointing evening.
Scott Bain: 4
Has seen and drop in form didn’t have the best night. Could have held on to a dipping shot before Omrani made it 3-3.
Hatem Abd Elhamed: 7
Had a good game by all accounts whilst he supported Forrest well. Looking the most settled of the new recruits.
Jozo Simunovic: 5
Was a bit all over the place in his defending. Had some dodgy passes early on and was missing near the end of the game as Celtic shipped crucial away goals.
Kristoffer Ajer: 5
Wasn’t his usual demanding-self at the back. Badly exposed late on but didn’t cover himself in much glory. Nearly got a goal after halftime with a brilliant header that was blocked on the line.
Callum McGregor: 5
Despite being the best midfielder at the club, was thrown into left-back with Bolingoli on the bench. Looked a shadow of himself and didn’t seem sure how to play that role.
Scott Brown: 4
Got involved in the battles well as usual but didn’t control the game. If his handball was deliberate then it’s utterly inexcusable from the captain.
Olivier Ntcham: 7
Another good performance from the Frenchman showing good passing and strength in the middle. This Champions League exit will raise more questions about his future.
Ryan Christie: 6
Good energy but things didn’t quite come off tonight. Got yet another goal this season as he tapped home from Edouard’s pass.
James Forrest: 7
Confident on the ball on the wing and showed superb composure to bury the first.
Mikey Johnston: 5
Had a better second half but ultimately his quality didn’t cut it.
Odsonne Edouard: 7
Good display up front as he showed good instant to finish for Celtic’s second. Held the ball up well and did brilliantly to find Christie to score. Will be so frustrated his defence let the club down.
(SUB) Lewis Morgan: 5
Had a couple of good moments but like Johnston, wasn’t quite good enough.
(SUB) Leigh Griffiths: 4
Came on for Ntcham but didn’t really get a sniff.
(SUB) Vakoun Issouf Bayo: 4
Thrown on for the long balls late on but received such poor service.
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