Video: Celtic Overcome The Toughest Test On The Road To Lisbon, On This Day

On this day in 1967, Celtic defeated Vojvodina 2-0 at Paradise to advance to the European Cup Quarter-Final. The result overturned a 1-0 deficit from the first leg and the winning goal didn’t arrive until the final seconds, when Billy McNeill headed home Charlie Gallagher’s corner kick.

That last gasp winner added to Stevie Chalmer’s goal and eliminated what the Lisbon Lions describe as the toughest test on their route to the trophy.

The above footage shows a real iconic moment in Celtic folklore. Few of us will ever tire of watching the footage from when Celtic conquered European.

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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