Today’s photo of the day comes less than 24 hours after France’s shock Euro 2020 exit at the hands of Switzerland. The world champions led 3-1, before being pegged back and ultimately losing 5-4 on penalties. It truly was a Swiss nightmare for the French, but they aren’t the only ones to experience such misfortune…
France aren’t the only ones… note that we can never go out in this way again now that the away goals rule has been abolished pic.twitter.com/StxJIeLIrW
— Liam Kelly (@cfcliamk96) June 29, 2021
Celtic’s Swiss nightmare occurred in the summer of 2002. Although, it was ultimately a blessing in disguise. Indeed, the Hoops beat Basel 3-1 at Paradise in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League qualifying play off, but then suffered a cruel 2-0 defeat in the return fixture. Despite a 3-3 aggregate scoreline, Celtic exited the competition on away goals – a rule that has been abolished ahead of the 2021/22 season – but then embarked on an incredible UEFA Cup run, which culminated in a historic Final in Seville!