Celtic have just three games remaining in the 2022/23 campaign and it is fair to say there is only one that is significant for Ange Postecoglou and his men.

That is the Scottish Cup final against Inverness at Hampden next month but in terms of breaking a record set by the Lisbon Lions, the closing two league matches very much matter.

Due to a loss to Rangers the weekend before last and a draw with St. Mirren on Saturday, the Bhoys cannot finish the season with a record points total.

Not to worry, though, as Postecoglou’s men can still break a goalscoring record that was set by the Lisbon Lions.

In the 1966/67 campaign, Celtic notched 111 league goals. This season, the Bhoys have bagged 107 in the Scottish Premiership so far.

30th April 2023; Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland: Scottish Cup Football Semi Final, Rangers versus Celtic; Joao Pedro Neves Filipe Jota of Celtic celebrates with his team mats after opening the scoring for Celtic in the 42nd minute after his header makes it 1-0

Therefore, in their final two league games, they need either four to equal the record or five to break it.

One would not put it past the Hoops to click into gear and do this.

Striker Kyogo Furuhashi has even admitted how he believes his side can meet such a target, saying (Football Scotland):

“We need four more goals to match that record. Can I score four more? I don’t know if I can do it! But as a team, I believe it is achievable in two games.

“I know there is a lot of history at this club and a lot of great achievements, from great teams like the Lisbon Lions.

“Teams like that one are the reason the club is where it is today and it’s the reason we are all here today.”

Having scored just two goals in their past two games, at the minute it is tough to see the Bhoys bagging five in their next two however we know what Postecoglou’s men are capable of.

When they get to full speed, they are a dangerous attacking force who could undoubtedly break a Lisbon Lions’ record.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.