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FIVE YEARS, EIGHT EURO LOSSES; NOW THAT’S WHAT WE CALL CELTIC

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IT has taken Ronny Deila 16 months to lose eight European ties as Celtic manager.
The legendary Jock Stein went FIVE YEARS before reaching that total!
Molde’s 3-1 win saw them join Legia Warsaw, NK Maribor, Salzburg, Dinamo Zagreb, Inter Milan and Malmo as conquerors of Deila’s team in the past two seasons.
For the record, Stein’s eighth defeat as Hoops gaffer was in the 1970 European Cup Final when Feyenoord won 2-1 in Italy.
His first tie in charge of the Parkhead side was a 6-0 win over Go Ahead Deventer in Holland in the Cup-Winners’ Cup in 1965.
The first loss arrived in the semi-final of the tournament when Liverpool came back from 1-0 down to triumph 2-0 at Anfield.
A year later, during the march to the historic European Cup victory in Lisbon in 1967, only Vojvodina Novi Sad beat them, winning 1-0 in the quarter-final in Yugoslavia before Celtic overturned that with a 2-0 success in Glasgow.
Kiev Dinamo won 2-1 at Parkhead in the next season to eliminate the holders on a 3-2 aggregate and, a year later, star-studded St Etienne overwhelmed them 2-0 in France, but Stein’s outfit pounded them 4-0 in the return.
AC Milan ended the run with a 1-0 success in the quarter-final in Glasgow after drawing 0-0 in the first leg in Italy.
En route to the meeting with Feyenoord, the Hoops lost 3-0 to Benfica in Lisbon to tie the aggregate at 3-3. Billy McNeill called correctly on the toss of the coin.
They also went down 1-0 to Fiorentina after winning 3-0 in the opening tie at Parkhead.
Feyenoord added their name to the illustrious list with their extra-time winner in the shock 2-1 victory at the San Siro stadium.

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