Celtic recently posted an article on Twitter, writing about a dramatic European night at Celtic Park, and a lot of fans are loving reminiscing over the great victory.
The night was 18 years ago, 2002, as the Scottish side welcomed Italian giants Juventus in the UEFA Champions League group stages. Hoops manager Martin O’Neill could not have expected such a rollercoaster of a match, which saw his side win 4-3, via Celtic FC.
His comments after the came highlighted how great the match was, as he said, via Celtic FC: “Getting nine points and going out was a bit disappointing but they tell me that the match against Juventus was as good a game as has been played in the Champions League this season.”
Even though the Celts were to finish third in the group and leave the competition early, goals from Joos Valgaeren, Henrik Larsson and a brace from Chris Sutton meant that the fans would have a great European night to remember.
Celtic fans, was this the club's greatest night in Europe?
The club had a 2-1 lead going into half time, and were not unnerved when David Trezeguet managed to equalise, as a Larsson penalty and Sutton’s second would arrive before the 70th minute, giving the side a lead to hold on to until the final whistle.
Here is what fans had to say following the tweet:
📰 The story of…
A memorable seven-goal thriller at Paradise! 🟢⚪️
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) April 28, 2020
Classic!!! One of the most exciting games ever!!!
— Smilerbhoy (@Smilerbhoy2) April 28, 2020
Boom what a finish that was @chris_sutton73
— Gary (@GaryMcbride82) April 28, 2020
My first European game with my dad! What a night. Love the Sellick 🍀
— Bradley (@Bradley67_) April 28, 2020
@chris_sutton73 and lubos best game in a celtic Jersey. The had no idea how to handle the big man and couldn’t get near lubo.
— Kevin Hackett (@KevinHa26255509) April 28, 2020
Was at this match, having been at away leg (killer!) too, when Del Piero scored a stunning free-kick I thought it might be a long night.
When Celtic took the lead i didn’t want it to end…
Some night for Lubo, Joos and @chris_sutton73 https://t.co/mfKvgKTqx6
— Ciarán Ó Raghallaigh (@Ciaran_O) April 28, 2020
Best game of football I’ve ever seen at Celtic park by some distance ,had the lot
— john waters (@jwat62) April 28, 2020
What’s your favourite European memory of Celtic? Let us know below!
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