The Celtic Star Match of the Day: Blackburn 0 Rovers Celtic 2

On This Day in 2002, Martin O’Neill’s Celtic took his team to face Graeme Souness’ Blackburn Rovers. After the 1-0 game at Celtic Park in the first-leg, Souness conducted O’Neill’s team talk by saying that the English Premiership were ‘men against boys’ against Celtic as a single goal from Henrik Larsson.

Henrik Larsson and Chris Sutton capped a famous win as Rovers were out-fought, out-played and out-sang by Celtic. It would be a result that pushed Celtic towards Seville and one that would show Souness up for being a loud mouth yet again.

Celtic: Douglas, Valgaeren, Balde, Laursen, Agathe, Lennon, Petrov, Sutton, Guppy, Larsson, Hartson.

Subs: Sylla, Thompson, Fernandez, Lambert, Maloney, Crainey, Gould.

Blackburn: Friedel, Curtis, Short, Johansson, Neill, Thompson, Tugay, Dunn, Duff, Yorke, Cole.

Subs: Todd, Jansen, Grabbi, Gillespie, Ostenstad, Douglas, Kelly.



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Born just as Celtic were stopping the Ten, Lubo98 follows Celtic home and away and helps run his local Celtic Supporters Club. He goes to all the games and is a Law Graduate. Has a particular fondness for Tom Rogic among the current Celts and both Lubo and Henrik form his earliest Celtic memories.

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