Celtic v Rangers is one of the biggest derbies in the world. The clubs have been battling on the pitch for Scottish football supremacy for over a century. These two Glasgow based clubs are the most successful in Scottish football, winning 102 league titles between them. Many great matches have been played between these two and in this article ,we have made a list of 10 best old firm derbies.
Here are the top 10 best old firm derbies –
10. Celtic 3-2 Rangers [April 2008]
Celtic went into their final meeting of the season with their Glasgow neighbours well aware that a victory over their local rivals was essential if they were to keep alive hopes of retaining their top-flight title by haulting Rangers’ pursuit of league silverware.
Celtic took the lead in the fourth minute as Scott McDonald, latched onto a Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink flick to outpace the Rangers defence and fire past goalkeeper Neil Alexander. However, Rangers – who had started the brightest – hit back twice within the space of 12 mins to make it 2-1 in their favour.
Rangers fell two minutes short of retaining the lead at half time, McDonald’s shot on the turn from 16 yards taking a deflection off Dailly and looping over Alexander’s head , and Celtic restored parity . After the break ,both teams were going for all 3 points. Rangers’ Broadfoot clumsily hauled McDonald down just inside the box after 70 minutes and Celtic were awarded a penalty and Robson sent Alexander the wrong way from the spot, winning the game for Celtic.
9. Rangers 3-2 Celtic [May 2002]
The 2002 Scottish Cup Final was played on 4 May 2002 at Hampden Park in Glasgow and was the final of the 117th Scottish Cup.
A last-minute strike by Peter Lovenkrands gave Rangers victory in a stunning, energy-sapping Scottish Cup final against bitter rivals Celtic. And they did it with a rare Old Firm comeback.
Celtic had twice been ahead thanks to goals from John Hartson and Bobo Balde. But Lovenkrands produced the first equaliser, Barry Ferguson the second before the Danish striker grabbed the winner.