We knew it was going to be tough for Celtic against the megastars of PSG but whenever you get to the stage when the vidiprinter has to spell out the score it's bad news.
Seven, added to the five Unai Emery's team scored in Glasgow on matchday one, wreaks havoc with the goal difference and dents confidence but that's not what matters now.
It's all about getting to the Europa League where some more even match-ups await.
Brendan Rodgers' side just need to avoid a heavy home defeat to Anderlecht on 5 December and they are there. That was the realistic mission before a ball was kicked and it's very much on.