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Celtic’s European adventures are over for another year, after a 3-0 defeat by Zenit saw the Hoops crash out of the Europa League 3-1 on aggregate.

Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers made no changes from the team that played in the first leg for the second leg, hoping for a similar performance.

The Bhoys made an awful start to the game and they saw their first leg advantage end after only eight minutes of the match, when Jozo Simunovic left Branislav Ivanovic unmarked at a corner and the former Chelsea man headed home.

The Russians took the lead in the tie in the 27th minute, Daler Kuzyaev’s long-range effort did have some dip and swerve on it but Dorus de Vries in goals should have dealt with it much better.

Zenit went 3-0 on the hour, when Aleksandr Kokorin bundled the ball home from close range, as Lustig was posted missing again.

The Hoops had some pressure late on in the game but they never seriously troubled Zenit who eased into the last 16 draw on Friday.

Here, Football Insider looks at three things we learned in Celtic’s win/draw/loss v Zenit

Click ‘reveal’ below to read about a player who once again looked poor in Europe