Bndan Rodgers may bemoan the luck of the draw.
On the evidence of a harrowing evening for Celtic, facing a Paris Saint-Germain side determined to deliver a statement of intent to open the Champions League was always going to be an insurmountable challengeable.
Some context for Rodgers and Celtic will arrive with what PSG do next. Celtic, though, need to banish this French canter from their minds in preparation for what has always looked a pivotal Group B fixture at Anderlecht in a fortnight. Here, European football’s haves brutally exposed the have-nots to the point where the points were secure by half-time.
PSG’s front three of Neymar, Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappé – anxious to announce themselves as collectively the best in Europe – helped themselves to goals. The final tally for the visitors just about explains an on and off-field gulf. Too many of Celtic’s players did not perform to their capabilities – there were shortcomings in defence and the failure to retain possession elsewhere – but PSG’s play was a joy to behold.