THE BIG STORY: More like stories today, as with the international break starting things will generally be quiet around Celtic Park, with the big hope that none of our players on international duty get injured.
To the news, and Celtic coach Kolo Toure has proclaimed that Kieran Tierney can be ‘just as good’ as his old Arsenal team-mate Ashley Cole. High praise indeed, and Tierney is certainly well on the way to what looks like a great career.
Craig Gordon has tipped Callum McGregor - who finally earned his long-awaited Scotland call-up yesterday - to be a star man in Scotland’s upcoming double header against Slovakia and Slovenia. He seems like the ideal player to take the place of injured Scott Brown.
Our next Champions League opponents Bayern Munich seem to be in a bit of a crisis. After sacking Carlo Ancelotti last week, yesterday they threw away a two goal lead to draw 2-2 with Hertha Berlin, and Franck Ribery picked up what looks to be a serious knee injury. It will be interesting to see if they appoint a permanent manager before our trip to Munich on October the 18th - former Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel seems to be the favourite - or if they will stick with caretaker manager Willy Sagnol. We’ll have plenty more on the Bayern game nearer the time.
ON THIS DAY: In 2012, Celtic recorded our first ever away victory in the Champions League Group Stages, winning 3-2 against Spartak Moscow, the winning goal a last minute Georgios Samaras header, in what is one of Celtic’s best European performances of the last decade.
In 1985, Celtic lost 2-1 to Atletico Madrid at Celtic Park losing 3-2 on aggregate, in a European Cup Winners Cup game that was played behind closed doors because of crowd trouble in Celtic’s game against Rapid Vienna the previous season. Some footage of a very bizarre day is below.