1968-06-01: AC Milan 0-2 Celtic, USA TourThis is a featured page

Match Pictures | Matches: 1967 - 1968 | 1967-68 Pictures


  • 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.


1 June 1968 Cup of Champions - NEC Toronto. Under strength Celtic side minus Craig, Gemmell, Johnstone and Auld 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.

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.


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 Gallagher Hughes

Scorers: Lennox 47 Gallagher 64

Referee: G Deinst (Switzerland)

Attendance: 30,121


  • Match Report (see end of page below)



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