Celtic finished a successful Europa League group campaign with a 2-0 defeat in Cluj after second-half goals from Andrei Burca and Damjan Djokovic. 

A starting 11 of mostly fringe players started well, moving the ball around the pitch with confidence thanks to their first-place finish already being in the bag.

It was Cluj, though, who had the first real chance of the game when a nice one-two saw Billel Omrani in on goal, but his shot was too close to Craig Gordon, who made a strong stop. 

The visitors continued to have more of the ball but struggled to find that final pass to unlock the Cluj defence.

10 minutes before half-time, Lacina Traore had another good chance for the Romanians as he headed over from close range. 

Good hold-up play from Leigh Griffiths saw Mikey Johnston brilliantly step past a few Cluj tackles before his deflected shot flew just wide.

Not long had the second half begun before Cluj took the lead, as Burca fired home a powerful header from a corner.

With 20 minutes remaining, Dan Petrescu’s men doubled their advantage as Deac’s cutback was turned home by Djokovic.

Ultimately, the group winners didn’t really look like scoring as they created very few opportunities.

Here’s how we rated the players after a loss when all the hard work had been done earlier in the group stage.