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1980-10-01: Politehnica Timisoara 1-0 Celtic, ECWC
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- MacDonald and McGarvey controversially sent off by an inept Greek referee.
- John Clark has heated arguement with referee after the match and is banned by UEFA as a result.
- Loud music played throughout the game contrary to UEFA rules.
- Latchford blatantly fouled at goal but referee allows it.
- Referee is accused of assaulting Frank McGarvey in the post match reception.
- Celtic are fined £6000 for their experience, Clark gets a 2 year touchline ban and MacDonald and McGarvey are banned for two games (after appeal) and one game respectively.
ReviewCeltic were in control until they lost a goal in 81 minutes when Latchford was blatantly fouled. They were unable to redeem themselves in the last 9 minutes and went out in the warm late summer Rumanian sun.
Moise, Nadu, Paltinisan, Sunda (Cotec 70), Manea, Serbaniov, Anghel, Dembrovski (Nicolae 65), Visan, Dumitru, Nedelcu.
Goal:- Paltinisan 81.
Sent Off:- Manea 17.
Latchford, Sneddon, McAdam, MacDonald, McGrain, Sullivan, Aitken, MacLeod, McGarvey, Nicholas, Provan.
Subs:- Bonner, Conroy, Doyle, Duffy, McCluskey
Sent Off:- MacDonald 17, McGarvey 83.
Referee:- Nikolaos Lagoyannis (Greece)
- Match Report (see below)
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