Today’s photo of the day focuses on a great modern times for Celtic in European competition. Indeed, the picture we bring you depicts Alan Thompson scoring a diving header in Germany, to give Celtic a second half lead over Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League.
The Hoops ultimately lost the game 2-1, but the home side didn’t register their winning goal until the 86th minute. In that sense, the Bhoys could be proud of going toe to toe with Europe’s best, whether in Scotland or abroad. Following on from the UEFA Cup Final a few months earlier, these were really great days for the club – the like of which has not been seen since the 1970s.
Celtic should always aim to compete in Europe and reach the latter stages of competitions such as the Europa League. It is the stage that this incredible institution belongs and doing so provides incredible memories for the support. Talking of which, over 5,000 Celtic fans made the trip to Germany back in September 2003… one can even be seen in the Bayern end, just behind Thommo as he put the Celts in front.
Return of The Celtic Star’s Photo of the Day feature brings you @Alantommo8 diving header to give us the lead in Munich. Huge Celtic support in Germany that night, including one in the Bayern end in the background 😆 Great days, Europe is the stage where Celtic belongs pic.twitter.com/lNHYFX2hW7
— Liam Kelly (@cfcliamk96) February 22, 2021
What magical memories to look back on!