On This Day: Celtic’s stunning late win at McDiarmid Park

On This Day in 2022, Giorgos Giakoumakis typified Ange Postecoglou’s mantra of ‘We Never Stop’.
In a game that saw Celtic playing in a disjointed manner, a goal before half time appeared to have been enough to take all three points back to Glasgow with.

However, with 93 minutes played, Alex Mitchell scored what looked like was a last-gasp equaliser from the hosts. Celtic, however, had other ideas and were determined to make sure that the team went until the very end up in Perth.

Seconds after Mitchell scored, Giorgos Giakoumakis stepped up with a defining goal. The mysterious figure of James McCarthy did well to forage for the ball before letting Alexandro Bernabei go into space, allowing the Argentine to fire a cross for Giakoumakis to score.

The goal sparked pandemonium in the stands up in Perth with the supporters celebrating wildly with the players.

Last weekend, Celtic produced a similar heroic victory at Fir Park. Luis Palma thought he’d won the game before Spittal struck for Motherwell. Then, in the 97th minute, Matt O’Riley popped up to win the game for Brendan Rodgers’ side.

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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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