Celtic player ratings: One man bags 8 but key figure lets down with 4 in mixed bag of marks

We give the Celtic players a mark out of ten for their performance against Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League ...

Joe Hart: Made an excellent save in the first half from Mykhalio Mudryk but could do nothing to stop the Ukrainian wonderkid equalising after the interval. Was relatively quiet for much of the match. 6

Josip Juranovic: Put in a steady enough performance at right full-back but was one of the players taken apart by Mudryk’s brilliance for Shakhtar’s goal. Unable to have a telling influence going forward. 5

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Cameron Carter-Vickers: Bar one moment when he was out-paced by Mudryk, the Celtic captain was an assured presence in Celtic’s defence and one of their better players on the night. 7

Celtic's Kyogo Furuhashi, left, and Greg Taylor close down Shakhtar's Heorhiy Sudakov in possession.Celtic's Kyogo Furuhashi, left, and Greg Taylor close down Shakhtar's Heorhiy Sudakov in possession.
Celtic's Kyogo Furuhashi, left, and Greg Taylor close down Shakhtar's Heorhiy Sudakov in possession.

Moritz Jenz: Like his centre-half partner Carter-Vickers, was relatively untroubled by Shakhtar’s target man Lassina Traore and kept the visitors’ chances to a premium. 7

Greg Taylor: Plenty of effort and tried to support Haksabanovic in the final third, but the attacking end product was lacking. Wasn’t overly stretched defensively. 6

Matt O’Riley: Asked to be more attack-minded than in Celtic’s past few matches, the Dane came close towards the end. Lacked that bit of stardust needed to win the match on the night. 6

Reo Hatate: Bundles of energy all night and tried to keep Celtic’s tempo going strong in a midfield that was outnumbered. Made way for David Turnbull late on as Celtic pressed for a winner. 6

Sead Haksabanovic: Played a huge part in the opening goal, drilling over the cross that landed at Giorgios Giakoumakis via a deflection. Some other intelligent moments on the left flank before making way on 65 minutes. 6

Liel Abada: Stationed out on the right, the Israeli had one of his quieter games in a Celtic shirt, although his dart into the box and subsequent mis-hit turned out to be an assist for Giakoumakis for the Greek’s goal. Came off on 65 minutes. 5

Kyogo Furuhashi: This wasn’t the Japanese’s night. Plenty of running but fluffed his lines at the vital moment when shooting weakly at Anatoliy Trubin when through on goal just after Shakhtar’s equaliser. Played second fiddle to Giakoumakis all night and was subbed off for Daizen Maeda. 4

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Giorgios Giakoumakis: Was a totemic figure for Celtic in the first half, showing good predatory instinct to score and coming close with a long-range drive. His level dipped a little in the second period but he always looked the most likely avenue for a Celtic goal and was always a willing target. 8

Substitutes: Daizen Maeda (4), James Forrest (3) and Aaron Mooy (3) all came on but had little impact, with the latter two on the right being too wasteful. David Turnbull (n/a) returned from injury on 85 minutes but it was too late for him to make an impression.