The Celtic fans in the Transfer Tavern have been reacting to their club’s tweet, looking back to Henrik Larsson’s goal in Celtic’s 1-0 win over Boavista in Portugal that put them into the UEFA Cup final against Porto. The tweet has attracted plenty of Celtic fans who are happy to look back over that famous win.
#OnThisDay in 2003…
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) 24 April 2018
Unfortunately for Celtic, they went on to lose in the UEFA Cup final to Jose Mourinho’s Porto 3-2, despite equalising twice through Henrik Larsson. Despite the fact they didn’t end the competition with the trophy, the fans have still taken some great memories from the cup run, none more so than the 1-0 win away at Boavista. The Bhoys had been held to a 1-1 draw at Parkhead against the Portuguese outfit and were underdogs going into the game at the Estadio do Bessa.
Lady luck shined on the Glaswegians that day though. Henrik Larsson scored a famous goal with just over ten minutes to play as Celtic held on to reach the final 2-1 on aggregate. The goal is one of Larrson’s most famous in his incredible Celtic career. The Swede will forever be associated with Celtic after his seven years with the club between 1997 and 2004 and the 46-year-old will forever be welcome in Glasgow.
You can read the Celtic fans’ reaction to seeing that Larsson goal here:
Big @chris_sutton73 shouting walk walk walk walk in the celebrations
— Mark Shiels (@markiss888) 24 April 2018
— Matthew Devlin (@mdevlin94) April 24, 2018
Could watch this all day can still remember watching it at the time aswell .. amazing
— KornerKing (@SK_tips) 24 April 2018
— Gary Cooney (@GCooney1980) 24 April 2018
@bigtonycfc decent night that night?
— Michael boyle (@Michaelboyleeee) April 24, 2018
The Bhoy was world class and deserved a UEFA Cup winners medal that season. Only Mourinho and his players outright cheating prevented a famous victory IMO!!!!
— Mark McGuire (@markmcguire04) 24 April 2018
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I was there. It was unforgettable. Thank you Henrik
— Ciarán Doyle (@doylecp) April 24, 2018