On This Day, Celtic travelled to Tannadice under Gordon Strachan as the Champions-elect looked to take a step towards the league title. It was through a sensational piece of skill that Strachan’s side took the lead. The Japanese playmaker stepped up and delivered an inch perfect shot that left the United goalie flat footed.
31st March 2007, Dundee Utd 1:1 Celtic.
Great freekick from Nakamura. pic.twitter.com/moLHVTNmNn
— Li'l Ze (@LilZe_7) March 30, 2023
In a season in which Nakamura scored a winner from a free-kick against Manchester United and a league winner against Kilmarnock, it is understandable that this one may have been missed. Especially as Celtic conceded a late equaliser to Jon Daly.
Celtic: Boruc, Caldwell, Pressley, O’Dea, Naylor, McGeady, Lennon, Hartley, Nakamura, Vennegoor of Hesselink, Beattie (Zurawski 60). Subs Not Used: M.Brown, Riordan, Gravesen, Perrier Doumbe, Sheridan, Kennedy.
Celtic have since adopted a new generation of Japanese stars in the form of Kyogo, Daizen Maeda and Reo Hatate with Iwata and Yuki Kobayashi also involved in the first team.