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Celts hit by £424m force

By Graham Luney

Brendan Rodgers admitted Celtic were taught a footballing lesson by star-studded Paris St Germain's £424m strike force in their Champions League group stage opener.

The Hoops suffered their heaviest home European defeat as the classy French side ran out 5-0 winners at Parkhead.

Goals from £200m Neymar, £166m Kylian Mbappe, £58m Edinson Cavani, who scored twice, and Mikael Lustig's own goal made it a miserable night for the Ulsterman.

"You have to give them credit, they have shown why they will be up there with a great chance of winning this competition," said Rodgers.

"It was a harsh lesson and a tough lesson."

A spectator entered the pitch during the game and appeared to aim a kick at Mbappe shortly after the visitors' third goal.

As the host team, the Scottish champions could face action from Uefa.

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