As thousands of Celtic fans visit the Italian city for the Europa League tie, The Shamrock looks back to the time when the support descended on Milan – for the 1970 European Cup Final v Feyenoord.
More fans travelled to Milan in 1970 than Lisbon in ’67. These Bhoys (below) went by motorcade – leaving from the front door of Celtic Park and driving all the way to Italia.
The Belfast Tims had taken over most of the Milanese landmarks:
The Celtic support brought colour as well as noise to the city
The Dutch fans were happy to join in the fun. They were the only ones still dancing the next day though.
Giant hooped hats appeared to be de rigeur around the San Siro and the city that month. Milan Fashion Week was just in its infancy:
Banners, flags, scarves and hats were the order of the day!
These fans decided to take scenic route home – via Mont Blanc!
While these supporters decided to get into the San Siro early and take advantage of the decent weather. It is not known if they were carrying pyro at the time. Many of these fans were happy to predict a 2 goal victory for the Celts!
There was no luck to be had and Celtic lost 2_1. What would you give for that result being reversed in our favour today!