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1950-05-30: Lazio 0-0 Celtic, Friendly
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- Celtic ventured into Europe to visit Rome for Holy Year
- Celtic Great Bobby Collins said that the game against Lazio in Rome was the most vicious he ever played in - So much for it being a Friendly.
- John McPhail and Leandro Remondini were both sent off in this Friendly for fighting. According to big Hooky, it was the Italian who was ordered off and the referee asked John to also walk in order to placate the crowd.
ReviewCeltic ventured into Europe to visit Rome for Holy Year, and to play Lazio to celebrate the Italian club's 50th anniversary. The match ended 0-0, and John McPhail and his Italian marker were ordered off. Lazio visited Glasgow later in the year and lost 4-0, John McPhail scoring all the goals on a wet night.
- Match Report
The Scotsman - Wednesday, 31st May 1950, page 9
Celtic Player ordered off in Rome
What amounted almost to a pitched battle was fought here to-day between Lazio a Rome football team, and Glasgow Celtic. Over 40 free-kicks were awarded, and [John ] McPhail the Celtic centre- forward, and Tramondini, the Italian centre- half, were sent off the field. The result was a goalless draw. At one point the game was held up for more than five minutes while people invaded the ground. Club officials and the referee tried to restore order.
Celtic Great Bobby Collins said that the game against Lazio in Rome was the most vicious he ever played in - So much for it being a Friendly.
From the Celtic View, summer 1974
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