Filippo Inzaghi is used to be under such close attention, the former AC Milan striker having made a particular habit of appearing at the shoulder of a defender just as a pass was being sent in behind. Having since retreated to the touchline to become head coach of the San Siro side's under-19 team, the Italian has little of that allure.
Wrapped in a tailored suit and exhibiting all the poise of a pouting model at a Milan fashion show, Inzaghi seemed to denude the Scottish perception of what a player-turned-coach should look like. When Krisztian Tamas put Milan 3-1 ahead 15 minutes from time against their Celtic counterparts yesterday, the coach simply pumped a fist with satisfaction and pulled an errant lock of air off his forehead.
His side were not allowed to feel quite as comfortable, despite winning in this UEFA Youth League Group H tie. Celtic occupy third spot - with Ajax losing 4-1 to Barcelona yesterday - and fell behind after just six minutes when Marco Pinato scored with a curling free-kick.
The Italians would be unnerved before the end of the first half, though, when Jamie Lindsay met a deep cross from Paul McMullan at the back post to draw the visitors level.
Yet Celtic would falter again early in the second half - Pinato converting a penalty after Stuart Findlay was controversially deemed to have fouled Milan substitute Michael Fabbro - before Tamas scored a third, steering his shot in off the far post.