Vital Football

Latest Celtic FC News

European Adventure: Celtic v Milan

 European Adventure: Celtic v Milan
What better way to start my new column than with a famous scalping of one of Europe's big guns, the formidable 7 time European Cup winners AC Milan.

Wednesday 3rd October 2007: Celtic 2 (McManus 62, McDonald 90) Milan 1 (Kaka pen 68)
It was a wet night in Glasgow's east end at the glorious Celtic Park when Gordon Strachan's minnows overcame a huge obstacle in Milan's seasoned defence to snatch a late victory.

The pitch was wet and the play was sluggish, many passes fell short and there was some clumsy challenges due to the stop start nature of play. The game came to life on the hour mark when Stephen McManus bundled the ball into the net from a corner kick.

Milan almost equalised within the minute when Andrea Pirlo's deflected shot was awkwardly scooped over the bar by the wrong footed Boruc. Not long after Milan equalised through the spot when Lee Naylor clumsily brought down Ambrosini in the box when the ball was harmlessly fizzling out of play. Kaka sent Boruc the wrong way with the resulting spot kick.

Aiden McGeady had a shot spilled by Milan's goalkeeper Dida as the game opened up. Not to be undone by his predecessor Martin O'Neill, Strachan fashioned yet another dramatic win at Celtic Park when Caldwell's scuffed shot outside the penalty area was unconvincingly parried by Dida straight into the path of Scott McDonald who gleefully slotted home one of the easiest chances he would ever put away.

The drama wasn't over, not to be undone by the winner he put on a plate for Celtic, Dida the Milan goalkeeper fell down under a soft slap in the face, not by a player but by an ecstatic fan who ran onto the pitch to show his appreciation of the Brazilian's gift to Celtic.

A dramatic night at Celtic Park which resulted in a hefty fine and a two match ban for the theatrics of Dida and the three points for Celtic. Long will this serve the memories of our bhoys and ghirls as yet a famous European adventure. It instills memories of a previous famous 2-1 win over another certain Milanese club.

Written by DavidT_CFC

Join The Vital Debate

Writer: DavidT_CFC
Date:Monday November 15 2010
Time: 4:04PM

Comments

0
I tripped and dropped ma pie at half time! Made a right dida of myself..
TicV"Establishment"
15/11/2010 18:43:00
0
why dida do that Tic?
DavidT_CFC
15/11/2010 18:49:00
0
I was scratching ma left dida at the time..
TicV"Establishment"
15/11/2010 21:46:00
0
dida hurt when you dropped that pie? I dida something like that before, dida not go down well with me mates!! dida mention I hate dida?
DavidT_CFC
16/11/2010 00:19:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Celtic Articles

Let's keep making history - Rodgers

Manager Brendan Rodgers has called for his Celtic players to keep making history.

Hibernian 2 Celtic 4

Holders Celtic avoided a second-half comeback from Hibernian to move into another Scottish League Cup final with a 4-2 victory at Hampden Park.

Defender Mikael Lustig scored twice before the break but former striker Anthony Stokes reduced the deficit from a penalty around the hour-mark.

However, substitute Moussa Dembele then made it 3-1 - and went on to add a late second after Hibs' Oliver Shaw had already replied.

Celtic were ahead on the quarter-hour when their opponents

Stats: Hibernian v Celtic

All the stats from Hibernian (2) vs (4) Celtic, Hampden Park, Sat 21st Oct 12.15pm Att: 39,813

Team Line-Ups: Hibernian v Celtic

Team line-ups for Hibernian v Celtic in the Scottish League Cup semi-final at Hampden Park (kick-off 12.15pm).

Archived Vital Celtic Articles

Vital Celtic articles from

Site Journalists

stev
Editor email
Profile
TicV
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Was Brendan Rodgers the right choice?
Suggested By: Vital Celtic
Yes97%
No3%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Celtic Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.TicV"Establishment"35
2.welch4730
3.wee_od_8822
Write for Vital Football