Celtic Park

Next Game

Celtic v Leg Warsaw

Wednesday, 06 August 2014, 19:45

Champions League Qualifying Third Round

Last Game

Leg Warsaw 4 - 1 Celtic

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 19:45

Champions League Qualifying Third Round

Lennon draws on Lisbon glory

Celtic manager Neil Lennon hopes to repeat history and secure a crucial victory in Lisbon on Tuesday night.

Last Updated: 20/11/12 at 19:04 Post Comment

Neil Lennon: Hoping Lisbon will inspire the current crop of Celtic stars

Neil Lennon: Hoping Lisbon will inspire the current crop of Celtic stars

The Bhoys' biggest night came in the Portuguese capital in 1967 when they defeated Inter Milan 2-1 to clinch the European Cup, a night Lennon's men will draw on for inspiration as they prepare to face Benfica in UEFA Champions League Group G.

Lennon said: "1967 is a pivotal day in our history and we all aspire to reach those heights again.

"The Lisbon Lions are a very special team, a unique bunch of men in the history of the club, and it is very poignant that we are playing in Lisbon.

"We will train at the stadium in the morning and let these current players get a feel of what is a special piece of history for our club. We did it (trained there) in 2007 and it might inspire them to play as well as they can."

The SPL champions travel to Lisbon on the back of a sensational home win over Barcelona in their last Group G fixture - Victor Wanyama and Tony Watt netting to bag a shock 2-1 win over the Spanish giants.

"We have done remarkably well to be in the position we are in on the back of beating Barcelona but that's gone now," added Lennon. "We have two huge games left in the competition.

"This was always going to be a pivotal game for us, regardless of the Barcelona games. You are never relaxed whoever the opposition is, particularly at this level. The landscape of the group can change on one night."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

C

lassic management. Build them up and then knock them back. Raise expectations and then dampen them. Create a dynamic where by you demand the most from your team, but where the team are given room to manoeuvre unexpected or unwanted results. Classy work by Van Gaal, he really reminds me a lot of me. A smart cookie, make no doubt.

hump3.
Van Gaal: 'I struggle for first three months'

H

e will be the England left back for ten years or more, and then you will have to thank MUFC for that. *smiles*

london saint
Shaw: Criticism spot on

P

urely because of that little diva moment he had last night, I don't want him coming to my club. DESTROYED ? Grow up and give something back to the club that helped put you up there on the world stage.

bale doubt
Saints' Schneiderlin stalemate

Footer 365

Transfer news: Jose Mourinho explains reasons behind Romelu Lukaku's move to Everton

Jose Mourinho claims Romelu Lukaku left Chelsea because he wanted to be guaranteed a regular starting place.

Indian Super League: Ex-Juventus and Monaco striker David Trezeguet joins FC Pune City

World Cup winner David Trezeguet has been unveiled as the latest Indian Super League signing, joining FC Pune City.

Transfer news: Everton sign striker Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea for £28m

Everton had to overcome a late paperwork scare to finalise the signature of Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku.

Mail Box

Divock Origi Is Like Connor Sammon (Sort Of)

One Mailboxer inserts his tongue into cheek to offer his thoughts on Liverpool's newest signing. Plus thoughts on league-owned clubs, badges, and swearing...

Mails Come From A Land Down Under

We have an example of league-owned clubs from Australia while Kiwi boys want more respect for refs. Plus, Van Gaal won't stick with 3-5-2 and worried if Koeman will cut it...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property