If You Know The History – 28th October 1967 Celtic 5 Dundee 3 LC Final

On this day in 1967, Celtic ran out at Hampden to contest the League Cup Final against Dundee.

It was, curiously, a slightly rocky period for the club in what would prove to be one of the most successful decades in its history. They had recently been knocked out of the European Cup in the first round by Dinamo Kiev but then had a 1-0 victory over Racing Club in the first leg of the World Club Championship at Hampden.

The League Cup final was another chance to show they were back to their best and the team started well, Steve Chalmers opening the scoring in 6 minutes and John Hughes getting the second in 10 minutes. Dundee fought back, though, to make it 2-1 at the break but when Chalmers made it 3-1 with 15 minutes to go, everyone thought the game was over. However, there were four goals still to come, two for each side, Bobby Lennox in 79 minutes and Willie Wallace in 88 minutes getting Celtic’s two to give the Hoops a 5-3 victory.

It was an unconvincing win and that night, as we waited at the airport to make the long haul to South America for the next leg of the World Club Championship, manager Jock Stein was not slow in pointing out our faults earlier that afternoon, reminding us that we would have to play a bit better in Buenos Aires if we wanted to rule the world


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