It had looked like a fantastic, attacking performance at home against Zenit St. Petersburg was not going to be enough for a memorable Celtic win.
Having qualified for the Europa League through the Champions League back-door, it is not surprise that their domestic dominance would be nicely accentuated with a good run in Europe.
Fearless in attack against Roberto Mancini's resolute Zenit side, eventually, through Callum McGregor, Celtic got their lead.
And by God, what a hit it was.
Lifting the roof off an already bouncing Celtic Park, a narrow lead will nonetheless give Celtic confidence ahead of a tough away trip to Russia.
Knowing that a victory tonight would have been greatly beneficial ahead of such tough conditions, McGregor's fantastic hit may well yet go down in Celtic folklore.