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UEFA matches up Kyogo with iconic Nakamura moment

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In Celtic’s long list of Champions League highlights one goal from Shunsuke Nakamura stands up there with the best.

Barcelona and AC Milan have been beaten at Celtic Park but putting one over on an English club holds a certain special appeal.

Blackburn Rovers and Liverpool were removed on the road to Seville but Manchester United in the Champions League is a very different proposition.

Nakamura and Celtic had already posted notice of their intentions at Old Trafford, going down to a 3-2 defeat but looking competent at that level.

Matchday 5 at Celtic Park saw an old foe in Alex Ferguson in the away dug-out, with one perfectly executed free-kick Celtic’s Japanese midfielder created a memory that will last forever.

A new generation of players have moved from Japan to Celtic, if Kyogo Furuhashi can emulate Nakamura over the coming weeks Ange Postecoglou’s side could follow Gordon Strachan’s side into the last 16 of Europe’s premier tournament.

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