Photo Of The Day: Dan Majstorovic Makes A Sliding Tackle During Celtic’s 3-0 Away Win In Sion

It’s hard to believe that today’s photo of the day is from almost a decade ago, when Celtic exited the Europa League qualifiers with a 3-1 defeat in Sion, only to be re-instated when Sion fielded an ineligible player and the Bhoys were handed a 3-0 victory!

The photo of choice depicts Dan Majstorovic making an ill timed challenge in the first minute of the match. The tackle resulted in him being sent off and Sion were awarded a penalty, which was converted by Pascal Feindouno. It was the beginning of a dreadful night.

Ironically, when Celtic were given a second chance in the tournament, they actually fared quite well in a very tough group. The Hoops beat Rennes at home and drew away, as well as drawing in both games against a very strong Udinese team (finished fourth in Serie A that season), and narrowly lost twice against Atletico Madrid. However, it wasn’t enough to advance to the knockout stages as Celtic finished third on 6 points, whilst Udinese were second with 9 points and Atletico Madrid topped the group with 13 points.

About Author

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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