Eden Hazard’s tap in from close range has all but given Real Madrid all three points in the group stage at Celtic Park, after three goals in 20 minutes has given the Hoops a winless start to their Champions League adventure.
Two quickfire goals from Vinicius Jr and Luka Modric put the away side 2-0 up despite Celtic arguably edging the first half in the east end of Glasgow, leaving Celtic beleaguered on their home turf.
It has been a valiant performance from Ange Postecoglou’s men, but class has unfortunately showed with the Spanish champions picking the hosts apart after the interval.
The gulf in quality has shown with Eden Hazard, Rodrygo, Marco Asensio and Antonio Rudiger entering the fray from the bench – players who in their prime would total a market value of at least £250million.
And the Belgian’s entrance resulted in the third goal which has ultimately killed the tie off after a well-worked goal left the former Chelsea man with the net at his mercy.