GLASGOW (AP) – 50 years after the Ebro disaster, in which 66 spectators were killed during a football game between Glasgow Rangers and Celtic Glasgow, both teams have since thought about the victims.
The new version of the derby known as the “Old Firm”, which the Rangers won 1-0 (0-0), was a minute’s silence at Ibrox Stadium.
On January 2, 1971, shortly before the end of the traditional duel at Ibrox Park, a mob of people broke the barrier’s railing, causing widespread panic, resulting in the death of 66 people. was. The traditional duel occurred on Saturday in front of empty ranks due to a coronovirus epidemic. Before the game, former players, coaches and fans had laid wreaths, flowers and scarves in the stadium.
During the derby between the leaders Rangers and arch rival Celtic, things were not so quiet. Celtic professional Neer Bitton received the red card after an hour in the match for a foul on Alfredo Morelos, which was balanced, until his team was weakened. In the 70th minute the Celtics fell to their own goal for the Rangers by Callum McGregor. In the final phase of the tough match, which had a chance to equalize the guests, there were hot scenes and nudity between the players of the two teams.
With their 14th win in a row, Rangers, trained by former Liverpool professional Steven Gerrard, are now 19 points ahead of the second Celtic. The Rangers have made their best start to the season since 1928, but have played three more games than defending champions Celtic.
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