Celtic opened their season with a comfortable 3-0 win over Cliftonville in the Champions League second qualifying round first leg in Belfast.
Neil Lennon's side quickly forget about a poor run of pre-season results leading into this match as a commanding performance left them firmly in control of this tie before the second leg at Celtic Park next Tuesday.
That match should be a formality with part-timers Cliftonville fortunate to escape shipping only three goals on a balmy night in the Northern Irish capital.
Georgios Samaras accepted a pass from Commons to slam a lovely shot high into the net from the edge of the box six minutes later.
Celtic were utterly dominant by this stage with Commons so unfortunate to see a shot crash back off the inside of the post from distance with home goalkeeper Conor Devlin well beaten.
With James Forrest enjoying an outstanding evening in front of the vociferous band of visiting fans in a sell-out crowd of over 5,000, Celtic were comfortable for large swathes of the second half.
Forrest drove the third goal under home goalkeeper Devlin on 84 minutes to complete a polished evening for the Glasgow side, who will have one eye on who they will face in the third qualifying round for the Champions League.
They need to negotiate two more rounds - including the play-off round - to return to the Champions League group stages after beating Barcelona on their way to reaching the last 16 last season.
Cliftonville manager Tommy Breslin had no complaints about the scoreline, but wondered what might have as Forster saved from Stephen Garrett on 48 minutes after some hesitation by Lustig with Kevin Wilson making a fine block from Marc Smyth's shot on 59 minutes.
But the home side could easily have suffered a heavier beating with Stokes thumping a shot off the bar and over with Devlin cutting a dazed figure in the second half.
In the end, Celtic declared on three to show their supporters there is plenty of life left in the squad with Victor Wanyama having left the club to join Southampton in a Scottish record £12.5 million transfer and forward Gary Hooper tipped to follow him in a £5 million switch to QPR in the next few days.
MAN OF THE MATCH
James Forrest: An outstanding performance by the young Scotland winger, who tormented the Cliftonville defenders with his pace and quality on the ball.