Sydney FC aim cheeky dig at Rangers during Celtic friendly

By Lewis Laird

November 17, 2022

Celtic’s friendly opponents Sydney FC have aimed a cheeky dig at the Hoops Glasgow rivals Rangers, after facing off against Ange Postecoglou’s side.

The Bhoys took part in the first of two friendly outings in the Sydney Super Cup during their short visit to Australia this week.

Unfortunately, it ended in defeat after the Aussie side came from a goal behind, following Kyogo Furuhashi’s first-half opener for Celtic.

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Goals from Robert Mak and a delightful left-footed strike by Max Burgess handed Sydney the victory on home soil, with the latter of the two efforts coming against the run of play.

Ultimately, this morning’s match was a good chance for the Celtic supporters down under to see the Hoops live in the flesh.

It also provided Ange Postecoglou’s squad with the opportunity to maintain their match fitness. Although, the players may have been a little jet-lagged throughout.

Either way, it proved to be a decent spectacle between the two teams, who created plenty of opportunities in front of a goal and played out a competitive friendly.

Many Celtic supporters took to Twitter to praise the Hoops opposition, being left impressed with what Sydney FC had to offer at the Allianz Stadium.

Some even spoke about how our opponents might get on in the Scottish Premiership, with one fan in particular joking that they would finish second place in the top flight of Scottish Football.

Celtic’s friendly opposition fire cheeky dig to Glasgow rivals.

The Sydney FC official Twitter account took this in good jest, responding with a joke of their own, taking a dig at the Bhoys Glasgow rivals Rangers.

The A-League side tweeted: “Mind the gap @RangersFC….”.

Currently, the Ibrox side finds themselves sitting in 2nd place after 15 games, nine points behind Postecoglou’s free-flowing side.

That theory could have potentially been put to the test at the Sydney Super Cup, with Rangers being part of the original lineup set to be involved in the tournament down under.

However, of course, as supporters will remember, the Bhoys Glasgow rivals pulled out last year and were instead replaced by English Premier League side Everton.

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As is the case with any friendly match, we will never know how our opponents could fare in the Scottish Premiership. Despite defeating Celtic this morning, it certainly wasn’t a Hoops side that was at their best.

But it is good to see Sydney FC take this compliment in jest, putting out the above tweet during the match between the two sides.

With one more match left for Celtic in the Sydney Super Cup, it won’t be up against more Australian opposition, instead taking on Frank Lampard and Everton.

So, we will have to wait for our next visit to Australia to take on A-League opposition once again and try to get revenge for today’s result.

In other news, Sydney magic undoes Hoops on Postecoglou homecoming; 3 things we learned as Celtic lose friendly.