Video: Celtic 3-0 Dynamo Kiev European Cup Winner’s Cup Quarter-Final

On this day in 1966 Celtic thumped Dynamo Kiev 3-0 in the first leg of the European Cup Winner’s Cup Quarter-Final.

The game was the scene of a famous moment when a 16 year old George Connelly circulated the field of play doing keepy ups to entertain the crowd. He rounded the field without dropping the ball and got a great reception from the fans.

64,000 people turned up, the largest crowd at Paradise that season. They were treated to Tommy Gemmell putting Celtic ahead from long range before Bobby Murdoch added a second and third in the second half. The victory was Celtic’s 24th successive match without defeat.

Things could have got even better, as John Hughes missed a penalty, but it mattered little as Celtic got a draw in the USSR to take themselves through to the Semi-Final against Liverpool.

Celtic’s line up that night was: Simpson; Craig, Gemmell; Murdoch, Cushley (replacing the injured McNeill), Clark; Johnstone, Gallacher, McBride, Chalmers, Hughes.

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Hailing from an Irish background, I grew up in Bournemouth with the good fortune to begin watching Celtic as a young child 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. At the age of 19, I published my first Celtic book (Our Stories & Our Songs: The Celtic Support). Then, last year, I published my second book (Take Me To Your Paradise: A History Of Celtic-Related Incidents & Events), which is sold in Waterstones and official Celtic FC stores.

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