The Greatest Games – Rangers 2 Celtic 2

Scottish Premier Division, Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow, 17 October 1987

Saturday 28th September

In this week's Greatest Games in association with The Football Ramble, Scott Murray joins Jonathan and Marcus to look back to the 1987 Old Firm.

There are some football derbies that transcend the ninety minutes on the pitch and the few annual fixtures, and instead become knitted into the fabric of the societies they inhabit.

The Old Firm Derby is one of the definitive derbies in world football and we’re heading to the 1987 tie between Rangers and Celtic.

Graeme Souness’ Rangers had suffered a turgid start to the league campaign and hadn’t won the title for nine seasons, while Billy McNeil’s Celtic were flying.

The two sides met in front of 44,000 people at Ibrox for one of the craziest matches you’ll ever see. Four goals, red cards, fights and a retrospective police enquiry— this game had it all..


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