Celtic v Real Madrid: recalling their last meeting in the European Cup | Celtic

For two great clubs trying to restore their glory days in European football, the 1979-80 European Cup had been a struggle for both Celtic and Real Madrid. The Scottish champions, managed by Billy McNeill, trailed Partizan Tirana 2-0 in the first round before scoring four goals in 11 minutes to win the tie 4-2. And they were far from convincing in a 3-2 aggregate win over Dundalk in the second round.

Their win over the Irish champions took Celtic through to their first European Cup quarter-final since 1974, where they would meet the mighty Real Madrid. The Spanish giants were far from the…

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