Photo Of The Day: Jungle Bhoys Display v Spartak Moscow (2007)

Our photo of the day this afternoon comes from the UEFA Champions League Qualifying Play-Off second leg against Spartak Moscow at Celtic Park.

The first leg had been drawn 1-1 in Russia thanks to Paul Hartley’s bullet header. Spartak were a strong side though, particularly with the in-form Roman Pavlyuchenko up front.

The Celts couldn’t ask for greater backing as they walked out to this incredible Welcome To Paradise display organised by the Jungle Bhoys.

The match was drawn 1-1, Pavlyuchenko cancelling out Scott McDonald’s opener. Each side struck the woodwork with penalties in open play, but the game would be decided by a shoot out.

Celtic of course won on a famous night which Gordon Strachan said will live with me forever. The Celtic boss remarked: “I’ve had some good nights but that is one that I’ll remember when I’m sitting in my golf club 25 years from now. I’m sure everyone enjoyed it and will remember it. It had everything. I don’t think I’ve won a shootout before as a manager.”

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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