Six years on and Ilkay Gundogan can’t forget his Champions League visit to Celtic Park.
The midfielder has played in over 50 Champions League ties including semi-finals and the 2021 final against Chelsea but a raucous night in Glasgow stands out among the catalogue of memories and experiences.
New City boss Pep Guardiola has watched his side storm to 10 successive victories when the headed to Celtic Park, Brendan Rodgers’ side had been humiliated 7-0 away to Barcelona in Matchday One.
I really loved the atmosphere against Celtic at Celtic Park in 2016 – that was amazing…??????? https://t.co/amJknXiWCU
— Ilkay Gündogan (@IlkayGuendogan) August 4, 2022
The 90 minutes that followed between the two teams was epic, Moussa Dembele was launched onto a European audience with City rattled like they could never have imagined.
How else would you describe Raheem Sterling being forced into an own goal from Kieran Tierney?
Six goals were shared, the Pep bandwagon received its first jolt with players like Gundogan in the thick of the action- with the prospect of a rematch to look forward to later this year with Celtic back in the big time.