Classy Celtic send congratulations to Feyenoord on European Cup win Anniversary

CLASSY CELTIC have this morning congratulated Feyenoord on the 50th anniversary of their 2-1 European Cup Final win over the Hoops in Milan.

Celtic’s record in European finals after the ninety minutes had been played is won one and drawn two. In Milan Celtic and Feyenoord were tied at 1-1 and in 2003 in Seville Celtic and Porto were level at 2-2 when the referee blew the final whistle.

Of course in Lisbon in May 1967, extra-time wasn’t needed!

Both Feyenoord and Porto scored the only goal of each 30 minutes of extra time to break Celtic hearts twice over.

But unlike Porto, whose diving, play acting, time wasting behaviour left a bad taste in Celtic mouths – Feyenoord were a class act and probably deserved their win on what turned out to be a hugely disappointing night for the travelling Celtic support and of course those back home glued to their TV sets.

David Potter has written a brilliant summary of the events leading up to the 1970 European Cup Final between Celtic and Feyenoord on The Celtic Star this morning – see HERE.

And this morning Celtic showed great sportsmanship in congratulating the Dutch side on their most famous night of all, fifty years ago today by sending this message…

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The Celtic Star founder and editor David Faulds has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email

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