It may be almost a fortnight since Olivier Ntcham broke the hearts of Lazio inside the Stadio Olimpico. However, UEFA don’t seem too keen to move on quite yet.
The official German speaking version of the governing body’s Twitter posted a video of the Frenchman’s history making strike, on Wednesday afternoon.
What made the tweet, which went out to their 50,000 odd followers, even more special was the fact that the footage had no commentary over the top of it. We’ve all fallen in love with Chris Sutton’s gasps of disbelief during BT Sport’s coverage, but the raw stadium audio is something special.
— UEFA.com DE (@UEFAcom_de) November 20, 2019
Ntcham goal already has its place in Celtic history
The Frenchman’s historic chip – which brought about our first ever win on Italian soil – already has some sort of iconic Celtic status, despite only occurring a fortnight ago.
There is something magical about seeing Celtic win on foreign soil that stays with you for a long time. That’s why all the memories from the 2002/2003 UEFA Cup run are etched in most of our minds. Equally, the images of Georgios Samaras rising to nod in a winner away to Spartak Moscow are just as memorable.
There is something about the nature of Ntcham’s goal that puts it on a pedestal though. The fact it happened so late in the game, and was so unexpected given the speed of the break. The finish itself is legendary, and so are the celebrations.
If UEFA are still talking about it 13 days later then can you imagine what the Celtic support will be like in 13 years time.