UEFA have taken note of a famous Celtic victory over AC Milan exactly 12 years ago, with a neat post on social media.
The official Champions League Twitter account posted a video of the goals from the 2-1 win over the then European champions. They accompanied the video by calling it “a famous night at Celtic Park.”
🍀#OnThisDay in 2007, a famous night at Celtic Park!
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) October 3, 2019
It was on October 3rd 2007 when goals from Stephen McManus and Scott McDonald downed the Italian outfit who netted through Kaka.
The end of the game was marred by a controversial incident featuring a Celtic supporter and Milan keeper Dida but thankfully it no longer takes away from a miraculous result.
The Milan win was a memorable UEFA result for Celtic
The most incredible thing about the result that night was the team that Celtic fielded. Players like Gary Caldwell and Paul Hartley played the full match, and excelled, against the best side in Europe. That was the mark of Gordon Strachan’s side.
In fact, you could even argue that the current Celtic side has more talented individuals than that side of 2007. They just knew how to perform on the big stage.
It would be amazing to see Celtic get back to the level of being able to compete with, and defeat, the top European teams. Brendan Rodgers tried and had a little bit of brief success but then wilted badly in his final two years.
Neil Lennon has done it before so hopefully he is building a team who can compete at that level again. But for now Celtic fans can just bask in the glory of that night once more. It is perhaps sometimes overshadowed by the win over Manchester United in 2006 and the success over Barcelona in 2012. But the night we beat Milan is every bit as good as the other two.