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Trivia

  • The roads trip moved onto Canada for this game after being based in New York / New Jersey for the first game against AC Milan.
  • Attendance of 30,121 was biggest crowd ever to watch a soccer match in Canada at that time.
  • Celtic were awarded $2000 for winning - £850 in sterling.

Review

1 June 1968 Cup of Champions - NEC Toronto. Under strength Celtic side minus Craig (left at home with a new dental practise), Gemmell (injured and sent home), Johnstone (allowed to remain in Scotland due to 'domestic' issues) and Auld (left in Scotland to recover from cartilage surgery) have a prestige victory over Italian giants AC Milan.

Celtic's attacking football brought back memories of Lisbon in 1967. In 47 minutes Lennox scored after Belli failed to hold a Wallace shot. In 64 minutes Celtic scored a great goal when Hughes ran 60 yards before passing to Gallagher who calmly scored. Hughes had earlier been booked after a tussle with a number of the Italians.

Lennox had scored early on but the Swiss referee had disallowed the goal for obstruction on the Milan keeper. In 20 minutes Lennox should have had a penalty when Schnellinger brought him down. They were refused another penalty later when Maldini clearly handled Wallace's shot.

Teams

AC Milan:
Belli Trapattoni Schnellinger D'Alessi Maldini Signorelli Hamrin Giacomini Sormani Angellini Quentin

Celtic:
Simpson, Brogan, O'Neill, Murdoch, McNeill, Clark, Wallace, Lennox, Chalmers, Gallacher, Hughes.
Scorers: Lennox (47), Gallagher (64)

Referee: G Deinst (Switzerland)
Attendance: 30,121

Articles

  • Match Report (see end of page below)

Pictures


Articles

Celtic v AC Milan, USA Tour, 1/6/68, ETCeltic v AC Milan, USA Tour, 1/6/68, Herald


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