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Glasgow Rangers, along with coach Steven Gerrard, also won the second old firm against Celtic Glasgow. Scotland’s record champions won 2–0 in October, winning 1–0 at the Ebro Stadium on Saturday. The deciding goal was marked by Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor – he hit his own goal in the 70th minute. His teammate Neer Bittan (62nd) had earlier seen the red card. 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 both teams.
After 22 games, the Rangers have 62 points on their account and easily lead the Premlila table. Celtic are three games behind and have 43 points. A title win of the record champion would tear Celtic’s nine championship streaks in a row. Most recently, the Rangers topped 2010/11 before they had to rejoin the 4th Division in 2012 following bankruptcy proceedings.
Today’s game took place exactly 50 years after the Ebro disaster in which 66 spectators died during the game between Rangers and Celtic. Both teams recalled the victims of the time with a minute’s silence. On January 2, 1971, shortly before the end of the traditional duel at Ibrox Park, crowds of people broke the railing of a barrier, causing widespread panic. The traditional duel occurred on Saturday in front of empty ranks due to a coronovirus epidemic. Even before the game, former players, coaches and fans had laid wreaths, flowers and scarves at the stadium.
Full-time: Rangers 1-0 Celtic
– Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) 2 January, 2021
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