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Celtic blast record held by legendary Lisbon Lions


So there won’t be many of us that remember the iconic year of 1967 which saw Celtic take home the European Cup, the league, the Scottish Cup, the Scottish League Cup and the Glasgow Cup.

Now although 2017 hasn’t seen this Celtic side bag the quintuple, which is impossible the treble is well and truly on. After a convincing 4-0 win at Celtic Park on Sunday over Hearts Brendan Rodgers side continued on with their unbeaten domestic run with 22 games played in the Scottish Premiership games this season, they have won 21 times and drawn once.

With this latest win they are now unbeaten in 27 domestic games, meaning Rodgers current side have beaten a 50-year record held by the Lisbon Lions, the team that won the 1967 European Cup.

An impressive statistic by anyone’s standard, a treble will certainly top it all off. It was back in 2001 and under the management of Martin O’Neill that Celtic last took home all silverware on offer in Scotland, and many fans like myself hope to see the same this year.

There has been nothing but positives surrounding the club of late with new signings, player transformations and finances that some could only dream of. In an interview with Celtic TV after the game on Sunday Rodgers spoke of the honour of leading his side to breaking this record saying;

It’s a huge honour and a brilliant thing considering the history of the club. It’s an incredible run the players are on and every accolade they get they deserve. We’re very proud but the challenge is to keep winning and that comes from our work and our concentration.