Celtic were taught a harsh lesson of UEFA Champions League reality on the opening night of the as Real Madrid battled to win 3-0 in Glasgow.

The defending European champions were offered a first-half scare by Ange Postecoglu's side as Callum McGregor rattled the visitors' post.

despite losing talisman Karim Benzema to an early injury, veteran schemer Luka Modric rallied the troops with a ruthless display for Carlo Ancelotti's charges.

Vinicius Jr's composed strike edged Madrid ahead before Modric produced a trademark finish,

substitute Eden Hazard netted his first Champions League goal since 2020 to complete a dominant late showing from the 14-time winners.

RM — Vinicius Jr (Federico Valverde) — 56th min. RM — Luka Modric — 60th min. RM — Eden Hazard (Dani Carvajal) — 77th min. FULLTIME: CELTIC 0 REAL MADRID 3

Celtic were taught a harsh lesson of UEFA Champions League reality on the opening night of the as Real Madrid battled to win 3-0 in Glasgow.

Celtic's impressive first 45 minutes failed to yield a goal and Los Blancos showed their ruthless edge late on with goals