November 22nd 2017, at around 19:46, Celtic fans were left absolutely shellshocked. It was a European night, a Wednesday, and at around that time, Moussa Dembele popped up to lash home a smart corner from Olivier Ntcham. Their jubilation then lasted for seven minutes and 28 seconds, when Neymar equalised and opened the floodgates.
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) 22 November 2017
The Bhoys will have known full well that they were never going to be able to hold onto their 1-0 lead against the Parisiens on their home turf, but losing 7-1 is just frankly embarrassing. At the time of that game, considering it was the 5th game out of six in the Champions League group stages and the Bhoys had already lost three and won just one, the Europa League was the aim.
It was fairly obvious that Bayern Munich and Paris St Germain would be the two clubs advancing to the Champions League knockout stages, with the Hoops and Anderlecht fighting out for 3rd and a spot in the Europa League knockout stages. As you’ll remember, the Parkhead faithful did manage just that, but the seven minutes of bliss they had in France would have been hard to top.
You can read the Celtic fans’ thoughts when that Dembele goal went in here:
Tinpot they said
— G (@hoops18888) 22 November 2017
That’s full time ref
— Daniel Gallagher (@DanGallagher99_) November 22, 2017
champions league is too easy man
— calum (@cjh_1888) November 22, 2017
@postie1anlub OH MY GOODNESS!!
— Conrad Devlin (@ConradDevlin) November 22, 2017
WERE GONNA WIN THE EUROPA LEAGUE
— . (@CFCruairi) November 22, 2017
THE MOOSE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
— Chris Wright (@ChrisWright8877) 22 November 2017
What a start !!! Back to his home ground and strikes within 1 min!!
— Jaydeep A (@capt_shell) November 22, 2017
Reckon he’s worth £40 million now!
— NIK (@Rac1ngGreen) 22 November 2017
The Bhoys could not get enough of that early opener against PSG and will be desperate to get back to the Champions League for more moments like that.
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