Photo Of The Day: Celebrations As Henrik Larsson Scores In The First Minute Against Vittoria Guimaraes

Today’s photo of the day revisits a much forgotten European clash, when Celtic faced Vittoria Guimaraes in the first round of the 1998/99 UEFA Cup. It took Henrik Larsson less than a minute to put the Hoops in front with a magnificent diving header, before Simon Donnelly added another in the second half.

It is the aftermath of the King of Kings’ header, which is the focus of our feature today.

Celtic won the game 2-1 as Geraldo struck a late consolation for the hosts. Though it mattered little as the scoreline was replicated at Celtic Park a week later. Goals came from Stubbs and Larsson on that occasion before an 87th minute strike by Sodestrom made the result a little more respectable for Guimaraes.

Larsson’s goals v Vittoria Guimaraes can be seen in the video below.

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Hailing from an Irish background, I grew up in Bournemouth with the good fortune to begin watching Celtic during the Martin O'Neill era. Still living on the south coast, I have a season ticket at Paradise and also travel to European away matches when possible. I have written four Celtic books since the age of 19: Our Stories & Our Songs: The Celtic Support, Take Me To Your Paradise: A History Of Celtic-Related Incidents & Events, Walfrid & The Bould Bhoys: Celtic's Founding Fathers, First Season & Early Stars, and The Holy Grounds of Glasgow Celtic: A Guide To Celtic Landmarks & Sites Of Interest. These were/are sold in Waterstones and official Celtic FC stores, and are available on Amazon.

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