Date: 14th September 2017 at 6:03am
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By James Black

Former Celtic defender Alan Stubbs thinks Paris Saint-Germain’s performance was one of the best he’s seen at Parkhead.

The French side thrashed Celtic 5-0 through a double from Edinson Cavani, strikes from Neymar and Kylian Mbappe and an own goal from Mikael Lustig handed the Bhoy’s their worst home defeat since losing 5-0 to Hearts in 1895.

“It was potentially one of the most impressive performances I’ve seen at Celtic Park” Stubbs told the BBC, in a video posted on their website.

“When you’ve got that much quality and ability, players like that can thrive on (the pressure).”

Unai Emery’s side controlled the game from start to finish and dominated the Scottish champions.

The Hoops were second to every ball and many were surprised with the manner of their defeat.

Stubbs believes Celtic will need to get a good result away to Anderlecht in their next game but doesn’t think Brendan Rodgers should be too concerned yet.

“I don’t think it changes anything for Celtic” Stubbs told the BBC.

“Their aim before last night’s tie was to finish third in the group – and no-one gave them a chance of winning last night anyway – so nothing has changed.

“It just means they have to go to Anderlecht now and get a real positive result.”

Anderlecht also lost their opening group game, going down 3-0 away to Bayern Munich, and the Hoops visit Belgium on September 27th.

Both sides will want to secure third and parachute into the knock-out rounds of the Europa League and continued European football after Christmas.

Rodgers’ side return to domestic action this weekend when they host Ross County on Saturday.

The Hoops could go into that fixture behind Rangers for the first time since Christmas Eve 2011 as they try get over their European hangover.

Stubbs spent five years at Celtic between 1996 and 2001 and was part of the side who stopped Rangers winning ten-in-a-row in the late nineties.

In other Celtic news, the club have launched a £1.5million bid to sign a midfielder from Premier League giants.

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