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BBC Scotland come up with must-watch Lisbon documentary tonight for Celtic fans

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BBC Scotland have come up with the goods with a re-run of their impressive Lisbon Lions documentary from May 2017 being shown tonight at 8pm.

As part of a 50th anniversary tribute to the most successful ever Scottish team the programme looks back on Lisbon through a number of fresh angles.

Supporters and players reflect on the triumph as Jock Stein’s homegrown side shocked Inter Milan to break the Latin stranglehold on the number one club trophy.

Previewing tonight’s show the BBC website explains:

Fifty years after Celtic became the first British team to win the European Cup, we tell the amazing stories of the men who claimed it. All 11 team members came from within 30 miles of Celtic Park, and this evocative film weaves together the social and footballing history of that era in Glasgow. With beautiful, unseen archive footage, funny fan stories and moving testimony from Bertie Auld, Bobby Lennox, Jim Craig, John Clark, Willie Wallace, Rangers captain John Greig and from players’ families.

The 50th anniversary was a highly emotional time, coinciding with the Invincible Treble under Brendan Rodgers.

The remaining lions enjoyed that modern triumph to the full but Rodgers and the current players rightly kept a long distance away from comparing the two successes.

Now almost 53 years on the Lisbon Lions remain as revered and celebrated as ever, a group of players from Lanarkshire and Glasgow with the addition of Ayrshire’s Bobby Lennox that put Celtic on the map with a success that no club is ever likely to get close to matching.

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