Sunday, October 31, 2010

European Cup 1969 1970 Celtic Leeds

Semi Final, Second Leg
 Hampden Park, Glasgow
15 april 1970
Referee: Michel Kitabjian

On Saturday April the 11th both sides were involved in their national cup finals. Celtic suffered a shock defeat, going down 3-1 to Aberdeen. A result the Daily Record called "probably the biggest upset in a final since the war".
Leeds were held to a 2-2 draw with Chelsea in a game played on a heavy sand covered pitch, the Horse of the Year show having been at Wembley the previous week. At Parkhead on Monday April 13th, while a few hundred people watched Celtic Reserves beat Partick Thistle Reserves 4-1 inside, 4,000 fans queued up outside for 5,000 extra tickets for the big match. Leeds had failed to shift their allocation of 10,000 and had advised Celtic that they would send up to them the unsold tickets. 

The tickets were advertised as going on sale at 4 o'clock, but they failed to arrive and at 10pm a loudspeaker announced, "Leeds have let us down very badly". The dejected fans took the news well and trudged home.
Leeds claimed there had been a misunderstanding; they had still been selling tickets throughout the day. Secretary Keith Archer assured fans that, "Five thousand five hundred 12 shilling tickets are now on their way to Celtic."
The tickets arrived at Celtic Assistant Manager Sean Fallon's house just after midnight. They went on sale at 7pm on the eve of the match.
Willie Wallace injured himself in training and was ruled out of the game. In addition Captain Billy McNeill was struggling to shake off an ankle knock.
In the day prior to the second leg the Leeds players relaxed by playing bingo and carpet bowls.
At Leeds's East Kilbride hotel Revie said, "We have been told that no team who are a goal down at home in a European Cup semi-final have ever reached the final of the tournament. But we won't let that worry us because we are history makers, we are record breakers. And if ever a record can go, then this one can."

resume 40mnts

Celtic 2 -1 Leeds United
(Hughes 47, Murdoch 51 - Bremner 14)
Celtic ? Williams, Hay, Gemmell, Murdoch, McNeill, Brogan, Johnstone, Connelly, Hughes, Auld, Lennox.
Leeds ? Sprake (Harvey), Madley, Cooper, Bremner, Charlton, Hunter, Lorimer, Clarke, Jones, Giles, Gray.


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