Joe Hart: The former England No.1 appeared to be completely static was slow to react as Zakaria Aboukhlal bore down on him with his carelessness gifting AZ a quick-fire equaliser. He redeemed himself somewhat with two fantastic stops from Aboukhlal's low drives but had some dodgy moments on the night. 6

Anthony Ralston: The young full-back produced a super piece of quick thinking with an exquisite defence-splitting pass that released Abada who squared it for Kyogo to get Celtic off to a dream start inside three minutes. He directed two headers off target in the opening 45 and turned in another huge performance for his club.  7

Stephen Welsh: Didn't deal with the long ball over the top that led to AZ restoring parity on five minutes and like Hart should have coped better. The youngster would have had his heart in his mouth when Aboukhlahl threw himself to the floor looking for a penalty kick. He made some vital blocks and kept his head under difficult circumstances. 6

Carl Starfelt: The Swedish internationalist took a wild swipe at a clearance following Sugawara's cross and succeeded only in slicing the ball into his own net for their second. It was rank amateur play and poor defending from the centre-back. He put his team under severe pressure for the rest of the evening and energised the opposition in the process. An unconvincing start to his career in Scotland to say the least. 4

Greg Taylor: Caused Celtic hearts to flutter when he went down writhing in pain with a shoulder injury just after Celtic opened the scoring. He went down again on 20 minutes and finally succumbed on 24 minutes. He was replaced by Adam Montgomery at left-back. 2

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Callum McGregor: The skipper was largely anonymous in the opening 45 minutes as the AZ midfield swarmed all over him. Normally one of the most cultured and technical Celtic players but he attracted real pressure and stuck by the principles of 'Angeball'. He tried to play football at all times and his influence grew as the game wore on. 6

David Turnbull: Mistook the referee for Rogic in the opening few minutes due to officials black kit. The ex-Motherwell midfielder delivered some decent set pieces into the box. He was another who failed to get forward into threatening goalscoring positions and he never got going. 5

Liel Abada: The Israeli winger really has hit the ground running and he ate up the turf to latch on to Ralston's superb ball and play a slide-rule pass into Kyogo for the opener. The teenager faded as the first half wore on and was rarely seen as a threat after the interval. He hit a couple of slack passes when he could have played Edouard in on goal. 5

Tom Rogic: The Australian midfielder was not his usual attacking driving force and found it difficult to find the pockets of space due to AZ's high press and aggressive style. The game largely passed him by. He struggled to make any telling contribution or have any impact on proceedings and fired one wide before being replaced by Edouard on the hour mark. 4

Ryan Christie: The midfielder chased back, harried well and closed down the space that Abouklahl and Sugawara tried to exploit down Celtic's left-hand side. Like his teammates in the engine room, he struggled to create anything in the final third but was a willing runner all evening. 6

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Kyogo Furuhashi: The Japanese star superbly notched his 'Magnificent 7' in eight games to give Celtic the perfect start on three minutes by gleefully slamming Abada's low centre high into the net. However, he was starved of any decent service thereafter but still gave his all for the cause and remains a constant menace to defences. 6


Adam Montgomery: Making his sixth appearance and it became a huge night for him when he was handed his chance on 25 minutes due to injury to Taylor. He stuck manfully to his task and was targeted by balls dropped over the top for Abouklahl and Sugawara. He picked up a yellow card in 61 minutes and flashed a drive inches wide on 68 minutes. 6

Odsonne Edouard: The French hitman replaced the ineffective Rogic on the hour mark and he offered Celtic a real outlet in the attack by holding the ball up and bringing others into the play and showing some real composure in possession. 6

Ismalia Soro: Dropped into midfield in the last five minutes to shore up and protect the back-line as Celtic looked to hold on to what they had. 2

Subs not used: Vasilas Barkas, Scott Bain, Nir Bitton, Albian Ajeti, Boli Bolingoli, Osaze Urhoghide, Liam Shaw, Scott Robertson.