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    GLASGOW CELTIC TONIGHT MADE SOCCER HISTORY BY BECOMING THE FIRST BRITISH CLUB TO WIN THE EUROPEAN CUP.

  • Description

    GLASGOW CELTIC TONIGHT MADE SOCCER HISTORY BY BECOMING THE FIRST BRITISH CLUB TO WIN THE EUROPEAN CUP. CELTIC DEFEATED INTER-MILAN 2 - 1.

    WHEN THE FINAL WHISTLE WENT THOUSANDS OF EXCITED CELTIC FANS RUSHED ON TO THE FIELD AND MOBBED THE PLAYERS. HEROES OF THE GAME WERE FULL-BACK TOMMY GEMMELL AND CENTRE-FORWARD STEVE CHALMERS, THE TWO GOAL-SCORING CELTIC PLAYERS.

    GLASGOW CELTIC DOMINATED INTER MILAN THROUGHOUT THE GAME. THE ITALIAN TEAM, TWICE WINNERS OF THE CUP, GOT THEIR FIRST GOAL AFTER ONLY EIGHT MINUTES OF PLAY. BUT FROM THEN ON CELTIC APPLIED A CONSTANT PRESSURE, SCORING THEIR WINNING GOAL ONLY SIX MINUTES BEFORE THE FINAL BELL.

    ALTHOUGH CELTIC HAD A BRILLIANT RECORD BEHIND THEM THIS YEAR, IT WAS THOUGHT THEY WOULD NOT HAVE THE CLASS TO OVERCOME INTER, THE MOST SUCCESSFUL CLUB SIDE IN THE WORLD IN RECENT YEARS.

    INTER PLAYED A DEFENSIVE GAME, PARTICULARLY AFTER THEY HAD THEIR ONE-GOAL ADVANTAGE. BUT THE CELTIC FOOTBALLERS PRESSED ON AND IN THE 63RD MINUTE SCORED THE EQUALISING GOAL.

    INTER WERE DEMORALISED BY THE LATE SURPRISE, AND COULD NOT WITHSTAND THE FRESH ONSLAUGHT FROM CELTIC.

    THE WINNINGS GOAL CAME WHEN A FLURRY OF SHORT FORWARD PASSES PUT CHALMERS CLEAR IN FRONT OF THE LONE GOALKEEPER. HE PAUSED A FRACTION OF A SECOND BEFORE CLEANLY HITTING THE BALL INTO THE NET.

    THOUSANDS OF CELTIC'S SUPPORTERS FLOODED ON TO THE FIELD AT THE END OF THE GAME. IT TOOK ALMOST AN HOUR TO CLEAR THEM. THEY HAD GONE TO PORTUGAL BY AIR, SEA AND CAR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC1QJSWYYWRUFJ6NSLT632NDJ7
    Media URN:
    VLVAC1QJSWYYWRUFJ6NSLT632NDJ7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/05/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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