The Game Ep5 – Tirollercoaster

This game had everything – a new team under a new manager with a new striker scoring an og in a 9 goal thriller where Celtic were out with just 6 minutes to go.  It had a full house and so everyone who was a Tim at the time could say “I was there” but for some reason it’s never one of those games everyone talks about with reverence…and it should be.

Celtic 6 Tirol Innsbruk 3.  What a night.

The Celtic Wiki describes it as follows:

An incredible European night. A nail-biter all the way down the line finally settled by goals in the 87th and 94th minute.

  • It looked like Anoni was for the off. Allegedly this was all down to a training ground bust up between him and Jansen on pre-season in Holland and he had been on the injury list for some time. And just to prove it Jansen included him in the squad – so much for newspaper rumours.
  • Surprise surprise when Bebeto was not going to be signing for Celtic. The 33 year old returned to Spain and although it was said he would return to Deportivo la Coruna he eventually joined Sevilla.
  • Darren Jackson was taken ill prior to the match and immediately after was admitted to hospital for tests. He complained of a migraine and was too ill to play.


Celtic: Scorers: Donnelly (34, pen 69), Thom (44), Burley (70, 94), Wieghorst (87)

Tirol Innsbruck: Scorers: Mayrleb (39), Larsson (45og), Krinner (82)



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