Celtic’s hopes of reaching the Group Stage of the UEFA Champions League for the first time since 2017 were ruined with a 2-1 loss at Parkhead against Hungarian champions Ferencvaros.

Neil Lennon opted to play without a striker after Odsonne Edouard was ruled out with an injury. In Eoduard’s place as the forward was a traditional central midfielder Olivier Ntcham.

The visitors grabbed their first goal in the seventh minute after David Siger fired past the keeper as he had too much time to pick out his spot. Despite conceding the early goal, Celtic were still very much the dominant side at half-time.

The Hoops found an equalizer when Ryan Christie’s deflected effort found its way into the net to draw level 1-1 after 53 minutes. However, a 75th-minute Ferencvaros clearance found forward Tokmac Chol Nguen, who did well to hold off Hatem Elhamed before knocking the ball past Barkas to score his third goal in two matches and restore the Hungarian champions’  one-goal advantage and that strike proved to be the match-winner.

Celtic’s Champions League elimination still keeps their European dreams alive, however, they will now be fighting through the Europa League play-offs from here on out.

Here are ‘Four Findings’ from Celtic’s 2-1 defeat to Ferencvaros…