Born Within 30 Miles Of Glasgow… How Celtic Shocked Inter And The World

The lions that could not be tamed.
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The lions that could not be tamed.

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British teams might have gone on to dominate the European Cup but in the early days of the competition success was harder to come by.

The European Cup was first competed for in 1956, yet it wasn't until 1967 that a British team would even reach the final. That side came not from England but Scotland, where the champions Celtic had built a team of players all born within 30 miles of Glasgow.

Celtic were considered massive underdogs against an Inter Milan side that had won the European Cup in 1964 and 1965. Nevertheless they came back from a goal down to upset the odds and immortalise themselves as the 'Lisbon Lions'.

In a week when Celtic and Inter will meet against in the Europa League, what better time to take a stroll down memory lane with this great little video that tells the tale of that final in '67. Sit back and take in a tale of local boys made good, a defensive Italian team and retrieved false teeth.


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