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1975-09-16: Valur 0-2 Celtic, ECWC
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- Scotsman and ex Clyde player Joe Gilroy is Valur manager.
- New signing Shuggie Edvaldsson gets to play against young brother Atli Edvaldsson.
- Pat McCluskey is reinstated to the side after the 'Copenhagen affair' of the previous week.
- Sean Fallon's first Euro game as manager.
- Bobby Lennox travelled with the team even though he was suspended after being sent off in Athens a year previously.
- Celtic not allowed to train on the pitch beforehand as it was in poor condition.
- This was the first of two games that were played for the Polar Bear Trophy
ReviewThe conditions were not ideal and the weather was cold with the pitch bumpy. Celtic settled well and scored in 7 minutes after Dagsson failed to cut out a Dalglish cut back and allowed Wilson to score easily.
Before half time Dalglish and Wilson missed fine chances to double Celtic's lead.
In the second half the impressive Roddy MacDonald scored with a powerful header from a Hood corner and the second leg is now irrelevant.
Dagsson, Alfonsson, Samundsen, Kjartanson, D Gudmundsson, Berg, Porbjornsson, Hilmarsson, Gunnarsson, Albertsson, A Edvaldsson
Latchford, McGrain, Lynch, McClusky, MacDonald, Edvaldsson, Hood (Glavin 80), MacNamara, Dalglish, Callaghan & Wilson Subs: Hunter Connelly Casey Ritchie
Goals: Wilson 7 MacDonald 74
Referee: Wright (N. Ireland)
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