Celtic and Manchester City played out a thrilling 3-3 draw in Matchday Two of the Champions League group stage on Wednesday evening in a wonderfully thrilling night of European football in Glasgow.
The result ended Pep Guardiola’s 100% record as Manchester City manager, which has seen The Blues win all ten of the Spaniard’s previous matches in charge so far this season, and helped Celtic to bounce back from the heavy defeat that they suffered to Barcelona earlier this month.
For Brendan Rodgers, it looks increasing likely that he will need to content himself with competing for third place in Group C but this contest will certainly live long in the memory and demonstrated tentative signs that the former Liverpool and Swansea City manager has the Scottish Champions moving in the right direction.
Over the next few pages, we have included five things we learnt from the night’s proceedings.
Celtic can match anyone when they play at Parkhead
The atmosphere generated by the Celtic supporters at Parkhead on Wednesday evening was loud, raucous and, at times, deafening. From the moment that Dembélé opened the scoring early in the first period of the game, you sensed that this would be a special, picturesque European night under the floodlights and, for long periods, the home side more than matched their illustrious opponents.
Celtic have yet to win on their travels Champions League this campaign, having lost three and draw one of their four away ties so far, but at Parkhead, they look like they can go toe to toe with any side in Europe.