Celtic ended their Europa League campaign without a victory but at least salvaged some pride with a draw.

They looked to be heading for a fourth straight European defeat when Lazar Markovic slid in the only goal of the first half.

But Diego's red card for a petulant kick at Stefan Johansen with a quarter of the game to go gave Celtic the lift they needed.

And substitute Kris Commons headed in to earn his side point.

An unwanted record

The result was enough to ensure progress to the last 32 for Fenerbahce, while Celtic finish bottom on three points.

It marks the first time Celtic have gone through a group stage of a European competition without recording a single victory.

Fenerbahce manager Vitor Pereira had noted before the match that Celtic had been unlucky in Group A.

But fortune was on their side as Diego's dismissal allowed them back into a game in which they had not been able to muster a shot on target.

Diego and Stefan Johansen

Diego and Johansen clashed early on and the Brazilian was eventually sent off for kicking the Norwegian

The hapless Nadir Ciftci, starting his first match since the middle of October, typified that as he laboured over Celtic's best chance, allowing Abdoulaye Ba to recover when a fit and in-form striker would have allowed him no such chance.

Commons showed far more clinical instinct as he made a late run into the box to head Mikael Lustig's cross into the top corner and send the visiting fans into delirium.

Self-inflicted damage

Yet as so often has been the case during this campaign, Celtic's principal problem was their failure to keep the opposition at bay.

Individual errors have contributed to dropped points in every match, though the guilty party on this occasion had already kept his side level with stunning saves from Mehmet Topal and Josef de Souza.

So it was all the more remarkable to see Craig Gordon misjudge Gokhan Gonul's through ball, missing it entirely, allowing Markovic the opportunity to roll the ball in from a tight angle despite the despairing efforts of three defenders on the line.

Lazar Markovic scores for Fenerbahce against Celtic

Markovic finds the net after evading goalkeeper Gordon

To Celtic's credit, they refused to buckle after that setback and though unable to create a great deal, they did not allow the Turks to inflict greater damage on their goal.

Lessons learned

Ronny Deila had spoken of the need not to simply go through the motions in this match, but rather to learn from it.

Deila will certainly have learned that he remains short of striking options in the absence of Leigh Griffiths, with nothing on the bench to allow him to replace the struggling Ciftci.

Kieran Tierney again showed remarkable maturity at left-back and is the one shining light for Deila in Celtic in this campaign.

More generally, Celtic still display a propensity to give the ball away in dangerous situations - a trait that will have to be cut out if they are to make headway in next season's Champions League.

Celtic manager Ronny Deila

Deila has now had two Europa League group campaigns as Celtic manager

Lineup, Bookings (8) & Substitutions (5)

Fenerbahçe

  • 40 Fabiano
  • 77 Gönül
  • 53 Ba Booked
  • 22 Bruno Alves
  • 03 Ali Kaldirim
  • 06 De Souza Dias
  • 05 Topal
  • 10 Diego Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 50 Markovic (Tufan - 83' )
  • 09 Viana de Santana (Erkin - 86' )
  • 26 Potuk

Substitutes

  • 01 Demirel
  • 08 Tufan
  • 15 Zeybek
  • 19 Ozbayrakli
  • 24 Kadlec
  • 28 Civelek
  • 88 Erkin

Celtic

  • 01 Gordon
  • 23 Lustig Booked
  • 20 Boyata Booked
  • 05 Simunovic Booked
  • 63 Tierney Booked
  • 06 Bitton
  • 25 Johansen Booked (Rogic - 74' )
  • 42 McGregor
  • 19 Allan (Commons - 74' )
  • 14 Armstrong (Forrest - 63' )
  • 07 Ciftci

Substitutes

  • 03 Izaguirre
  • 04 Ambrose
  • 15 Commons
  • 16 Mackay-Steven
  • 18 Rogic
  • 26 Bailly
  • 49 Forrest
Ref: Serge Gumienny

Match Stats

Possession

53 47

Shots

10 7

On target

5 1

Corners

3 3

Fouls

5 19

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Fenerbahçe 1, Celtic 1.

90:00 +4:17 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Fenerbahçe 1, Celtic 1.

90:00 +3:55 Booking

Booking Mikael Lustig (Celtic) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +1:01

Offside, Celtic. Kris Commons tries a through ball, but Nadir Ciftci is caught offside.

90:00 +0:54

Attempt blocked. Kris Commons (Celtic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tomas Rogic.

90:00 +0:31

Hand ball by Mikael Lustig (Celtic).

89:17 Booking

Booking Kieran Tierney (Celtic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

89:12

Alper Potuk (Fenerbahçe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

89:12

Foul by Kieran Tierney (Celtic).

87:41

Foul by Caner Erkin (Fenerbahçe).

87:41

Dedryck Boyata (Celtic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86:50

Alper Potuk (Fenerbahçe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86:50

Foul by Kieran Tierney (Celtic).

85:26 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Fenerbahçe. Caner Erkin replaces Fernandao.

84:41

Bruno Alves (Fenerbahçe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84:41

Foul by Nadir Ciftci (Celtic).

83:02

Abdoulaye Ba (Fenerbahçe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83:02

Foul by Nadir Ciftci (Celtic).

82:30 Booking

Booking Dedryck Boyata (Celtic) is shown the yellow card.

82:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Fenerbahçe. Ozan Tufan replaces Lazar Markovic.

81:35

Fernandao (Fenerbahçe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

81:35

Foul by Mikael Lustig (Celtic).

81:11

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

80:30

Delay in match Gökhan Gönül (Fenerbahçe) because of an injury.

79:46

Attempt missed. Callum McGregor (Celtic) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by James Forrest.

78:17

Attempt missed. James Forrest (Celtic) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Nir Bitton.

76:39

Attempt saved. Lazar Markovic (Fenerbahçe) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

76:02

Alper Potuk (Fenerbahçe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

76:02

Foul by Mikael Lustig (Celtic).

74:36 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Fenerbahçe 1, Celtic 1. Kris Commons (Celtic) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Mikael Lustig with a cross.

73:36 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Celtic. Tomas Rogic replaces Stefan Johansen.

73:27 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Celtic. Kris Commons replaces Scott Allan.

72:46

Attempt missed. Alper Potuk (Fenerbahçe) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Souza with a headed pass.

71:00

Lazar Markovic (Fenerbahçe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

71:00

Foul by Jozo Simunovic (Celtic).

70:04

Attempt missed. Souza (Fenerbahçe) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Gökhan Gönül.

66:35 Dismissal

Dismissal Diego (Fenerbahçe) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

64:41

Abdoulaye Ba (Fenerbahçe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64:41

Foul by Nadir Ciftci (Celtic).

64:19

Offside, Fenerbahçe. Gökhan Gönül tries a through ball, but Diego is caught offside.

62:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Celtic. James Forrest replaces Stuart Armstrong.

60:18

Corner, Fenerbahçe. Conceded by Jozo Simunovic.

57:51

Lazar Markovic (Fenerbahçe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

57:51

Foul by Stefan Johansen (Celtic).

54:58

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

54:30

Delay in match Mehmet Topal (Fenerbahçe) because of an injury.

53:29

Offside, Fenerbahçe. Lazar Markovic tries a through ball, but Hasan Ali Kaldirim is caught offside.

53:10

Diego (Fenerbahçe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

53:10

Foul by Dedryck Boyata (Celtic).

51:36

Offside, Celtic. Kieran Tierney tries a through ball, but Nadir Ciftci is caught offside.

50:35 Booking

Booking Abdoulaye Ba (Fenerbahçe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

50:27

Foul by Abdoulaye Ba (Fenerbahçe).

50:27

Nadir Ciftci (Celtic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:20

Attempt missed. Alper Potuk (Fenerbahçe) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Souza.

45:00

Second Half begins Fenerbahçe 1, Celtic 0.

45:00 +1:12 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Fenerbahçe 1, Celtic 0.

45:00 +0:53

Foul by Alper Potuk (Fenerbahçe).

45:00 +0:53

Scott Allan (Celtic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

44:47

Attempt missed. Jozo Simunovic (Celtic) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Stuart Armstrong with a cross following a corner.

44:17

Corner, Celtic. Conceded by Alper Potuk.

44:13

Attempt blocked. Mikael Lustig (Celtic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kieran Tierney with a headed pass.

43:29

Foul by Gökhan Gönül (Fenerbahçe).

43:29

Stuart Armstrong (Celtic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

40:55

Foul by Fernandao (Fenerbahçe).

40:55

Dedryck Boyata (Celtic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

38:36 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Fenerbahçe 1, Celtic 0. Lazar Markovic (Fenerbahçe) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Gökhan Gönül with a through ball.

36:06

Gökhan Gönül (Fenerbahçe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

36:06

Foul by Stuart Armstrong (Celtic).

35:39

Gökhan Gönül (Fenerbahçe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

35:39

Foul by Nadir Ciftci (Celtic).

34:55

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

34:27

Delay in match Mehmet Topal (Fenerbahçe) because of an injury.

33:20

Attempt missed. Souza (Fenerbahçe) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Hasan Ali Kaldirim with a cross.

30:13

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

29:51

Delay in match Nadir Ciftci (Celtic) because of an injury.

28:21

Corner, Fenerbahçe. Conceded by Craig Gordon.

28:19

Attempt saved. Souza (Fenerbahçe) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

28:17

Attempt saved. Diego (Fenerbahçe) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lazar Markovic.

25:43

Offside, Celtic. Dedryck Boyata tries a through ball, but Nadir Ciftci is caught offside.

20:02

Corner, Celtic. Conceded by Abdoulaye Ba.

18:30

Corner, Celtic. Conceded by Abdoulaye Ba.

18:23

Attempt blocked. Nadir Ciftci (Celtic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Callum McGregor.

15:31

Foul by Stuart Armstrong (Celtic).

15:31

Diego (Fenerbahçe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

13:11 Booking

Booking Jozo Simunovic (Celtic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

13:06

Gökhan Gönül (Fenerbahçe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

13:06

Foul by Jozo Simunovic (Celtic).

12:17

Souza (Fenerbahçe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:17

Foul by Scott Allan (Celtic).

11:01

Diego (Fenerbahçe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

11:01

Dangerous play by Dedryck Boyata (Celtic).

9:13

Corner, Fenerbahçe. Conceded by Stefan Johansen.

9:08

Attempt blocked. Bruno Alves (Fenerbahçe) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

8:20

Lazar Markovic (Fenerbahçe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

8:20

Foul by Nir Bitton (Celtic).

4:30 Booking

Booking Diego (Fenerbahçe) is shown the yellow card.

4:25 Booking

Booking Stefan Johansen (Celtic) is shown the yellow card.

3:27

Diego (Fenerbahçe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:27

Foul by Stefan Johansen (Celtic).

3:04

Attempt saved. Mehmet Topal (Fenerbahçe) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Gökhan Gönül.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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