With no football on the horizon, Celtic have used the time to look back at some of the best results from the club’s history, which took place on this day.

One such result occurred 17 years ago, on this day, as the Hoops conquered England in style. In the UEFA Cup quarter-final second leg, Celtic went to Anfield and swept aside Liverpool 2-0.

The result was all the more impressive as the Hoops went into the game as underdogs, after the 1-1 draw in the first leg at Celtic Park.


Hoops roared on to victory

Still, that didn’t stop Martin O’Neill’s side from roaring on to victory. The Hoops took the lead in the first-half thanks to an Alan Thompson free-kick, and doubled the advantage late on thanks to a thunderbolt from John Hartson, in what might be his best ever goal for the Hoops.

Alan Thompson gives the Hoops the lead at Anfield

Alan Thompson gives the Hoops the lead at Anfield (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

The former Hoops striker took to social media to briefly reminisce about a famous European night for the club.

‘What a result!’ was his three-word verdict.

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Celtic’s official Twitter account also made reference to the victory, describing the game as a ‘very memorable European night’.

That result proved that Martin O’Neill’s side were more than a match for any time in Europe at that time. The result also must have made England sit-up and take notice, as the Scottish side, so often seem as a joke in English football, were in control of the game for almost the entire 90 minutes.

Just one of a long list of notable European wins

Celtic have had a number of excellent results in Europe since the win over Liverpool, just look at this season’s 2-1 win in Rome against Lazio for example.

John Hartson celebrates Celtic's win over Liverpool

John Hartson celebrates Celtic’s win over Liverpool (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

However, this win has to go down as a stand-out, as Scotland versus England clashes always have that extra bit of tension due to the proximity of the two countries.

Therefore, this result will be remembered for many years to come by the Celtic support.

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