9/10 for exceptional Valverde; Hazard, Courtois, Alaba get 8

Real Madrid began the defence of their UEFA Champions League crown with a 3-0 win away to Celtic, with Eden Hazard and Federico Valverde shining.

It was always going to be a difficult evening to play at a packed Celtic Park, with the audience eager to welcome back UEFA Champions League football after a seemingly long hiatus. Real Madrid found out why all the pre-game talk was around the toughness of this fixture, although they were fortunate to get all three points.

Celtic were the dominant side in the first period but ran out of steam in the second half. Real Madrid showcased their immense…

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