On This Day: Celtic robbed by penalty decision vs Juventus

On This Day in 2001, Celtic travelled to Turin for their first game in the Champions League Group Stages. The Scottish Champions faced the Italians away from home and almost sealed a famous victory had it not been for a controversial penalty decision in the 90th minute.

David Trezeguet had the hosts up and running with a brace but goals from Stan Petrov and Henrik Larsson pulled Martin O’Neill’s team level. It looked as if a point would be secured, if not more for the Hoops.

Although, referee Hellmut Krug was conned into giving a spot-kick after Amoruso dived shamelessly. The player got back up and converted from the spot. Chris Sutton almost levelled up before the referee blew his whistle to signal full-time but Buffon saved on the line.

Juventus: Buffon, Montero, Thuram, Pessotto (Birindelli ’63), Iuliano, Zenoni, Tacchinardi, Davids (Red Card ’75), Salas (O’Neill ’69), Trezeguet, Del Piero (Amoruso ’87).

Celtic: Douglas, Valgaeren, Balde, Thompson (Petta ’58), Lambert, Lennon, Petrov, Mjallby, Agathe, Sutton, Larsson.

Also On This Day

2016 – Inverness CT 2 Celtic 2

2014 – RB Salzburg 2 Celtic 2

2000 – Dunfermline 1 Celtic 2

1993 – Celtic 1 Dundee Utd 1

1982 – Motherwell 0 Celtic 7

About Author

Born just as Celtic were stopping the Ten, Lubo98 follows Celtic home and away and helps run his local Celtic Supporters Club. He goes to all the games and is a Law Graduate. Has a particular fondness for Tom Rogic among the current Celts and both Lubo and Henrik form his earliest Celtic memories.

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