A late equaliser elsewhere was all the stopped Celtic from plummeting out of the Europa League after the Scottish champions fell to a poor 2-1 home defeat to RB Salzburg.
Indeed, Celtic were minutes from elimination when a shock 87th-minute equaliser for bottom side Rosenborg against RB Leipzig in the group’s other tie shifted things in the Bhoys’ favour and ultimately sent them through, however undeservedly.
Their miserable night was encapsulated by Salzburg’s second goal, which was well and truly gifted to them by Craig Gordon and his atrocious distribution…
One positive was Celtic Park’s response to Leigh Griffiths’ recent announcement that he is taking a short break from football to deal with mental health problems.
Rather than any sarcastic jeering or cruel chanting, the fans instead unfurled a banner reading “It’s okay to not be okay” in support of their struggling striker…
'It's ok not to be ok'
Celtic fans show their support to striker Leigh Griffiths 💚 pic.twitter.com/SWORGmQZ9N
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) 13 December 2018
It’ll hopefully do Griffiths the world of good to see that in his first match gone.