…And they danced off into the chill Moscow night, wearing their kilts and clutching copies of Braveheart on DVD.
A quite outstanding night for Celtic in Russia saw them board the plane home with all three points from an engrossing five goal game.
Gary Hooper think it has enhanced his international prospects, and he is not the only one.
Neil Lennon declared himself the proudest man in Europe but warned that the group is still wide open. Celtic’s task doesn’t get much easier – a double header against Barcelona is up next.
Elsewhere, Ryan Fraser wants to get kicked more, St Mirren lose a key man until the new year and Scotland have called up some kid called Steven Fletcher. You would think there might have been more said about it.
Summing up the action from the Luzhniki Stadium.
The Celts gaffer was bursting with pride after the win.
And Gary’s not the only one who was impressed by his performance.
Celtic equalise to make it 2-2. Up against 10 men. Hooper has been hugely influential. #impressed— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) October 2, 2012
With the dearth of English strikers Gary Hooper must be worth looking at. Only one way to find out if he has it.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) October 2, 2012
Despite moving on to four points, Lennon is warning that there is still a long way to go.
Including this man Fletcher. Five goals in four games for Sunderland has been enough to force Levein into a recall for the previously ‘unavailable for selection’ striker.
The wee Aberdeen winger should be careful what he wishes for. (Daily Express)
A blow for Danny Lennon, but Danny Lennon wants Danny Lennon’s players to step up to the mark now.
The Swedish legend has been linked with the vacancy at Ewood Park. After the kind and considerate treatment of the last occupant, this must surely appear like a dream job. (The Scotsman)
You’ll have had your headlines. Now for a bit of quality reading. Celtic’s Moscow tactics incisively reviewed, and catching up on the news from football abroad.
TicTacTic pulls on the waders and goes in deep to the line-ups and movement of the teams.
Alba Espana debuts their Spanish football review, with a dodgy reaction to ‘head-butt’ at the forefront of the discussion.
An amazing fairytale run in the Norwegian Cup dominates Christian Wulff’s typically fascinating view of the country’s football.
You’ve got the skinny on the news, the best insight and some Norwegian football facts to amaze your mates with down the pub. Now for the happy ending.
Just the best corner routine ever from Serbia’s Under-17s. What is Serbian for “straight off the training ground”?
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