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.
Craig Gordon: 6
Could do little about Burca’s that header crashed in off the post.
A terrible short pass needed a strong left arm to deny Cluj a second.
Moritz Bauer: 6
Had a decent game at full-back. Could still use his pace better going forward.
Christopher Jullien: 6
Surprise starter, given his earlier booking in the competition, and lucky not pick one up tonight. Hooked at half-time to avoid it.
Was a little unsure to begin but became a lot stronger and defended well.
Nir Bitton: 6
Again filled in at centre-back with a real lack of options to choose from for Neil Lennon.
The Israeli did well in the first half before looking more uncomfortable in the second, as the defence shipped two goals.
Boli Bolingoli: 6
Good outlet up the left wing for his side on his return from injury.
Could have been a little stronger as he lost his man for the opener.
Olivier Ntcham: 7
Captain for the evening and stepped up to always take the ball and ping it around the pitch.
Played slightly deeper than usual but led the team well.
Scott Robertson: 7
So composed on his senior debut for the club.
Took the ball in tight areas and rarely gave it away.
Lewis Morgan: 5
Struggled to get going down the right. It wasn’t his best showing.
Mikey Johnston: 7
His magic feet and quick turns were so effective. This time, they came in the number 10 role.
Scott Sinclair: 5
Given a rare start tonight but couldn’t really get into the game.
Difficult for the Englishman with little match sharpness.
Leigh Griffiths: 6
Brought good movement up top, but frustratingly, the ball just didn’t seem to fall for him.
Although, a full 90 minutes serve him well.
(SUB) Kristoffer Ajer: 5
Got on at half-time to avoid another Jullien booking. Was rather quiet.
(SUB) Vakoun Bayo: 5
Replaced Morgan as Celtic went with two up front. Showed some threat late on.
(SUB) Karamoko Dembele: 5
Came on to become Celtic’s youngest ever player to appear in European football at 16 years of age. Could have been brought on earlier.