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Summary

  1. Celtic become first British winners of the European Cup
  2. Celtic fans run on to the pitch in Lisbon to celebrate 2-1 win
  3. Stevie Chalmers diverts late shot past Giuliano Sarti
  4. Tommy Gemmell smashes in Celtic leveller in 63 minutes
  5. Sandro Mazzola slots home early penalty for Inter

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By Colin Moffat and Keir Murray

All times stated are UK

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Legends of Lisbon

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This Celtic team will go down in history after a quite amazing evening in the Portuguese capital.

What a performance from Jock Stein's men. Champions of Europe...

The statue of Celtic captain Billy McNeill that stands outside Celtic Park
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Glasgow 1967: The Lisbon Lions

How Celtic became the first British team to win the European Cup in 1967.

Stein's way

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Jock Stein's words
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The immortal words

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Clutching the European Cup, McNeill has made his way back to the changing room, where members of the press corps have forced their way in. Liverpool manager Bill Shankly has told Jock Stein, "John, you're immortal now." As the celebrations continue, Stein passes the trophy on without taking a sip of the champagne that fills it.

CHAMPAGNE MOMENT

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What a moment for Billy McNeill! The president of Portugal, Americo Tomas, is about to present him with the continent's most prestigious football prize, the European Cup!

Billy McNeill steps up to receive the European Cup
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Where are the Celtic players?

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The police have ushered the Celtic captain Billy McNeill out of the stadium and around the perimeter to get him to the point where he can be presented with the enormous trophy. The rest of the players are in the changing room - they're not going to witness the trophy presentation!

The stats tell the story

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Presentation delayed

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An announcement has been issued at the Estadio Nacional, first in English, then in Italian and Portuguese, saying that the presentation of the trophy will be delayed.

A sea of green and white

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There are so many fans on the pitch that the players are unable to do a lap of honour. It's mayhem out there. Jock Stein is desperately trying to urge the fans to clear the pitch so the trophy can be handed to the new champions of Europe - but the masses are having none of it.

Gemmell mobbed

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"Tommy Gemmell is being almost ripped apart. The exhausted player's arms are being pulled in opposite directions by worshipping supporters.

Archie Macpherson, BBC match co-commentator

Inter had no answer to Celtic verve

FT Inter Milan 1-2 Celtic

Inter were a spent force towards the end of the game. They had no answer to Celtic's all-out assault on their goal. It's a victory for attacking football over containment, many will argue.

The dash for the falsers

FT Inter Milan 1-2 Celtic

Jock Stein runs on to the pitch to embrace Billy McNeill and Ronnie Simpson before being enveloped by the deliriously happy Celtic fans.

When Stevie Chalmers scored Celtic's second, the supporters began to push down towards the edge of the dry moat that surrounds the pitch. And they were unable to contain their delight when the final whistle went, running on to grab sods of turf and hug their heroes. Amidst the mayhem Bobby Lennox has made a beeline to Simpson's goal to recover his false teeth!

A first for British football

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What an achievement by the men from Glasgow! Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham, Rangers, Dundee and Hibs have all fallen at the last-four stage of this grand tournament. Celtic went one better in reaching the final and have elevated their status further with this thrilling, deserved win. We can only imagine the scenes of celebration in Scotland, Ireland, England, indeed the world over.

FULL-TIME

Inter Milan 1-2 Celtic

And there's goes the final whistle. Celtic are the champions of Europe!

Celtic celebrate at full-time
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Inter Milan 1-2 Celtic

One last blast from Tommy Gemmell, surely man of the match - although it's hard to pick from so many impressive performances, with his shot from long range whistling over the crossbar.

Inter Milan 1-2 Celtic

Bertie Auld is hacked down as he makes his way into Inter territory. He's staying down for a well earned rest, with the party in the stands in full swing.

Inter Milan 1-2 Celtic

The celebrations are well under way in the stadium as Stevie Chalmers takes the ball for a run down the right before cutting inside and sending a shot wide.

Inter Milan 1-2 Celtic

Don't jinx it Kenneth!

Without a doubt, the European Cup is on its way to Glasgow

Kenneth WolstenholmeBBC match commentator

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Stevie Chalmers

Pandemonium!

Tommy Gemmell makes his way forward down the left for the umpteenth time and is given time and space to pick out Bobby Murdoch 20 yards out. The classy right half fires in a raking shot and there is Stevie Chalmers with the slightest of touches on the edge of the six yard box to make sure it finds the net.

No more than Celtic have deserved. They are almost there now.

Stevie Chalmers scores
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Celtic outclass storied opponents

Inter Milan 1-1 Celtic

It does your heart good to see a British team place so much emphasis on attack and so superior to a team that has almost been a myth in its own time

Archie MacphersonBBC match co-commentator

Inter Milan 1-1 Celtic

Good reactions from Giuliani Sarti as he plucks a header from Bobby Murdoch out of the air. The keeper really has been outstanding. And he still looks ice cool, barely a hair out of place, despite being the busiest player on the pitch.

PENALTY APPEAL

Inter Milan 1-1 Celtic

The Inter defence get themselves in a right fankle as Aristide Guarneri and Giuliani Sarti hesitate to deal with the ball inside the six yard box. Willie Wallace is in like a flash to nick it and surely the goalkeeper hauls him down?

No penalty given. All Wallace gets is an apologetic pat on the head from Sarti.

Italians wilting in the evening sun

Inter Milan 1-1 Celtic

Inter Milan look like they are lacking in speed, in heart and now in craft as well.

Kenneth WolstenholmeBBC match commentator

Inter Milan 1-1 Celtic

Stevie Chalmers breaks from his own half with the smooth acceleration of a Ford Falcon, leaving a trail of Inter players in his wake, as Bobby Murdoch has two shots beaten away by the overworked Giuliani Sarti in quick succession.

Celtic's energy shows no sign of abating. Can they find a winning goal?

Inter Milan 1-1 Celtic

The Italians are resorting to a few underhand tactics now as a couple of sly kicks are aimed in the direction of goalkeeper Ronnie Simpson, then winger Jimmy Johnstone.

There's no sign of Inter changing their defensive game plan at all.

HITS THE WOODWORK

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It's Tommy Gemmell yet again, although this one is not calculated. A deep delivery is aimed for the running Willie Wallace but is over-hit and comes crashing back off the junction of post and crossbar, with Giuliano Sarti almost looking ruffled. Almost...

Inter Milan 1-1 Celtic

This is getting ridiculous now. You know who with another shot from the edge of the box after being picked out by a clever header from Stevie Chalmers.

Never mind Jimmy Johnstone, Inter need to do a man-marking job on Tommy Gemmell, although it might take three or four of them to stop him in this kind of mood.

Inter Milan 1-1 Celtic

It's the Tommy Gemmell show right now! He powers forward once more and has a shot blocked, with the loose ball almost falling into his path inside the penalty box but for a last-ditch intervention from a defender.

Inter Milan 1-1 Celtic

Here comes Tommy Gemmell again, slaloming his way past a couple of challenges and firing a shot high and wide from 22 yards.

The big left-back has an incredible engine.

Inter Milan 1-1 Celtic

Tommy Gemmell fancies another goal as he drills in an angled shot but it lacks the venom of his breakthrough strike and Giuliano Sarti is able to smother it.

It's one-way traffic. It's relentless.

GREAT SAVE!

Inter Milan 1-1 Celtic

Celtic just keep coming and the noise level keeps going up. Supporters think goal number two has arrived for Jock Stein's men as Bobby Murdoch powers in a shot from the edge of the box but Giuliano Sarti flies across to tip it round the post.

PENALTY APPEAL

Inter Milan 1-1 Celtic

It's getting even louder! Celtic fans are roaring for a penalty as Bertie Auld is blocked off when advancing from the left. It's just inside the box and referee Kurst Tschenscher takes the easy way out with an indirect free-kick.

Auld picks himself and pings the ball into the danger zone but it's easily snaffled up by goalkeeper Giuliano Sarti.

Inter Milan 1-1 Celtic

Celtic are going for the kill now as the noise inside the Estadio Nacional intensifies. Bobby Lennox takes a few strides forward and powers a rising shot over the crossbar from 20 yards.

Gemmell delivers again for Celtic

Inter Milan 1-1 Celtic

Tommy Gemmell has done this time after time for Celtic. He's come through again as he did against Zurich. He's been itching to do that. I was talking to him last night and I asked him if he would do it again and he said he would.

Archie MacphersonBBC match co-commentator

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Tommy Gemmell

What a strike!

Bobby Murdoch picks the ball up centrally and works it out to Jim Craig on the right. The right-back advances into the penalty area before cutting it back for Tommy Gemmell to run on to and the left-back sends a thunderbolt of a shot fizzing into the net from 17 yards.

Giuliano Sarti, who has been in top form today, can't do anything about that. The ball is past him before he can even think about diving.

Tommy Gemmell scores
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YELLOW CARD

Inter Milan 1-0 Celtic

Celtc left-back Tommy Gemmell picks up the game's first booking for a crunching challenge on Gianfranco Bedin.

Inter Milan 1-0 Celtic

Some nice skill from Sandro Mazzola as Inter advance. Ronnie Simpson then does well to punch clear under pressure from Renato Cappellini, with the referee awarding a foul to the Celtic keeper.

Play is quickly worked to the other end of the pitch, with Inter custodian Giuliano Sarti giving the photographers behind his goal a mouthful for retrieving the ball so quickly. He wants to eat up as many seconds as he can.

Inter Milan 1-0 Celtic

A lofted pass over the top from Bobby Murdoch takes a fortunate ricochet into the path of Bobby Lennox but the winger can't keep his first-time shot down from near the angle of the six yard box.

Inter Milan 1-0 Celtic

Full-backs Jim Craig and Tommy Gemmell are pushed so far up the pitch as Celtic continue to pepper the Inter penalty area with crosses.

Over the line?

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I thought the ball had gone over the line but I'm a wee bit prejudiced, I must confess

Archie MacphersonBBC match co-commentator