“I think the 5-1 scoreline was flattering for them”: Celtic fans will love Leigh Griffiths’ views on thumping the Rangers

Losing 5-1 to your biggest rivals at home is never an easy one to come back from, but you also think it can’t get any worse after that.

That’s not quite the case for the Rangers, as Leigh Griffiths continues to put the boot in years after that famous victory at Ibrox.

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The Celtic striker has been reminiscing about the victory and those comments were picked up by the Irish Mirror. Clearly he thinks that his opponents were lucky it was only 5:

“At Ibrox, I think the 5-1 scoreline was flattering for them, because the amount of chances we missed in the first half was ridiculous.”

“It could have been five at half-time. But to go to your rivals in their own back yard and beat them 5-1, as easily as we did, I think that was a day for the fans that they’ll never forget.”

“For me as well, going there and winning 5-1 so easily, it’s one of the best games I’ve ever played in.”

Of course their exploits in Luxembourg will go down as one of the funniest moments of Pedro Caixinha’s reign at Ibrox, but this was right up there.

It’s also worth noting that although the Rangers have managed to scrape the odd win here and there over Celtic, they’ve yet to manage a truly dominant performance like this one.


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