Benjamin Siegrist: The Celtic goalkeeper had only played twice since pre-season before this game. He was involved from the get-go and made a strong save 11 minutes in from Sydney FC winger Robert Mak. His distribution was good, and there was nothing he could do about either of the two goals he conceded. 7

Anthony Ralston: He had a quiet game and was beaten for pace a few times. There were not any particular individual errors that he made, but the right-back did look a bit off the boil at times. In terms of progressing the ball forward, though, he did well enough in the inverted role. The defender also had a header well saved at the beginning of the second 45. 6

Stephen Welsh: It was an up-and-down game for the Scotland under-21 international. He was outmuscled a bit too easily for the hosts’ equaliser and also played a few loose passes. The 22-year-old did make a great block near the end of the first half to prevent the Scottish champions from going into the break behind. He picked up a head knock near the end which finished his involvement. 6

Carl Starfelt: In what the Swede no doubt viewed as an important match as he continues to build up his fitness after recently returning from injury, he was calm and assured throughout his time on the pitch. The former Rubin Kazan man made a crucial interception near the start of the game and remained solid for the duration. 7

Alexandro Bernabei: Despite his involvement in the opening goal of the game, the left-back was found wanting defensively at times and this led to the central defenders becoming isolated. The hosts hit the woodwork a few times at the start of the match and most of the chances came from the Argentine being caught out of position. The left-hand side was a bit more solid once he had departed at half-time. 6

Oliver Abildgaard: The Dane started his first match since joining the club and his lack of game-time, presumably with the combination of jet lag, was apparent. He made some good interceptions at the start of the match but tired as the opening 45 went on. His passing suffered as a result of this which in turn meant Ange Postecoglou’s men could not build from the back as quickly as they would have liked. He was another who was taken off at the break. 6

David Turnbull: Given the chance to have an important role in the midfield, the Scotland international was tidy in the middle of the park as always. He had an attempt tipped over for a corner from distance just before the Hoops opened the scoring. His passing was crisp and he always looked to make something happen. 7

Celtic Way:

Yosuke Ideguchi: In what was his first appearance since pre-season, the Japanese midfielder did not do himself any harm. He was controlled in possession and made an effort to move the ball quickly where possible. 7

Liel Abada: Israel international Abada was a threat throughout due to both his pace and movement. He almost picked up an assist just before the 20 minutes when he played Kyogo through and then could have scored himself when he got in behind and tried to chip opposition goalkeeper Tom Heward-Belle but his attempt went wide. He went off at half-time but can be happy with his contribution. 7

Kyogo Furuhashi: He almost scored after the ball was played in from Abada but did eventually open his account not long after when a long-distance drive from Bernabei deflected off his chest to give the Bhoys the lead 23 minutes in. The 27-year-old was always a threat due to his ability to play right on the shoulder and this was clear when he almost doubled the lead when the ball was pulled back but his attempt was saved well by the keeper. 8

James Forrest: It was a proud moment for the winger as he led the club out in Australia. The captain was a constant threat for the 45 minutes he was on the pitch and always looked to make things happen. He also put in a couple of dangerous crosses that no one could get on the end of. 7


Greg Taylor (Bernabei 45): He could have done better for Sydney’s second goal as the Scotland international showed left-footed opposition player Max Burgess inside, who then curled a stunning shot past Siegrist. 6

Matt O’Riley (Oliver Abildgaard 45): The Denmark under-21 international dictated the game when he came on and made sure the Parkhead side upped the intensity in the second half. He played a few superb passes that allowed the Australian fans to see how much of a talented player he is in the flesh. 7

Reo Hatate (Ideguchi 45): It was another steady performance from the midfielder, who showed his quality at points during his time on the pitch. He barely put a foot wrong and demonstrated how important a player he is for Postecoglou. 7

Jota (Forrest 45): Portuguese winger Jota was involved as soon as he came on. He played a few teasing crosses and forced a save from the keeper 10 minutes into the second half. The former Benfica man will be disappointed not to have scored just before the hour mark when he skied his shot over the bar. 6

Sead Haksabanovic (Abada 45): The Montenegrin was lively. He ran at the opposition defence a few times and had a couple of attempts deflected away. His passing was assured and overall he made a positive contribution during his time on the park. 7

Scott Robertson (Turnbull 66): The youngster tried to be direct when picking up the ball. At times he did try a bit too hard, which resulted in him kicking the ball out. His enthusiasm was clear, though, and he got about the pitch well. 5

Rocco Vata (Kyogo 66): A B-team regular, Vata was given an opportunity to impress here and had some nice touches. While the 17-year-old was not able to fashion a goalscoring opportunity, he did his chances of future game-time no harm with this appearance through the middle. 5

Bosun Lawall (Welsh 78): The defender was calm and assured when he was introduced late on for the injured Welsh. Overall, though, he did not have much time to make an impact.