If You Know The History – 21st October Waterford 0 Celtic 7 Wispy 18secs

After a number of personnel got on the score sheet as Celtic beat Kokkula 14-0 over two legs in the first round of the European Cup in 1970, the players travelled to Ireland to play Waterford in the first leg of the 2nd round tie.

At Lansdowne Road, Dublin, on this day in 1970, 50,000 were present to see Willie Wallace open the scoring in 18 seconds, still the quickest-ever goal by a Celtic player in Europe. Wispy went on to get two more in the second half for a hat-trick.

Bobby Murdoch scored his only two European goals of the season in the first half and Lou Macari, having a fine campaign in the scoring stakes, notched the others, one in each half.

At 7-0, everyone though that the tie was over but the second leg would prove to be much closer at Parkhead, with Jimmy Johnstone the main man on the night.


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