Nearly a year after the 10 men of Celtic defeated Rangers to win last season’s Betfred Cup final, the Hoops were knocked out by Ross County in the round of 16 in this season’s tournament.

Vasilis Barkas returned to the starting XI, stepping in for Scott Bain, but the visitors opened the scoring from a Ross Stewart penalty in the 39th minute. Stuart Kettlewell’s side made it 2-0 when Alex Iacovitti scored from a heade six minutes from time.

Sunday’s loss for Celtic means that they will relinquish the League Cup trophy for the first time since Ross County won it in 2015/16, ending a span of four years of domination in the tournament.

Celtic will now head to Italy to face AC Milan in a Europa League clash at the historic San Siro stadium on Thursday, unfortunately a dead rubber for Neil Lennon’s side. The Hoops will return to Premiership action next weekend when they host St Johnstone.

Here are four findings from Celtic’s devastating defeat to Ross County.