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1968-06-01: AC Milan 0-2 Celtic, USA Tour
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- 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.
Review1 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.
Belli Trapattoni Schnellinger D'Alessi Maldini Signorelli Hamrin Giacomini Sormani Angellini Quentin
Simpson, Brogan, O'Neill, Murdoch, McNeill, Clark, Wallace, Lennox, Chalmers, Gallacher, Hughes.
Scorers: Lennox (47), Gallagher (64)
Referee: G Deinst (Switzerland)
- Match Report (see end of page below)
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