Brown: We were better side
Scott Brown felt Celtic were the better team against Benfica as they started their Champions League campaign with a goalless draw at Parkhead.
Although they failed to really trouble their opponents' goal during the course of 90 hard-fought minutes, Brown praised his side for their performance.
"I think overall we were the better team," said Brown, who described his side's various Champions League debutants as "unbelievable".
"They didn't show it was their debut, that's for sure. They were unbelievable, they were calm under pressure."
Brown added on Sky Sports 3: "We didn't create as many chances as we'd like but I think we played really well."
Celtic manager Neil Lennon said: "I'm pleased, it was a tough game against a quality side but I thought we coped more than admirably and thought we did very, very well in the game.
"Like I said at half-time, I just felt we maybe lacked a wee bit of a cutting edge in the final third, but it's a decent start for us.
"In terms of the team performance I'm pretty happy. Maybe there was a wee bit of nervousness and hesitation at times, but that's understandable.
"Hopefully we draw a lot of confidence from it."