Loads of Celtic fans have been reacting to a picture of Henrik Larsson on Twitter, as they reminisce about the 2003 UEFA Cup heartbreak.
Celtic are well on pace to secure a treble for the third year running this season, facing Hearts in the Scottish Cup final and needing just a few more wins to close out their eighth consecutive title.
Yet while domestic dominance has increased in recent years, the Bhoys’ European ventures have gotten worse, epitomised by their shocking exit this season.
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The Hoops were dumped out of the Champions League by AEK Athens after an insipid performance, and fans are now looking back at a time where they were a serious European force.
The 2003 UEFA Cup final in Seville saw Porto beat the Bhoys 3-2 despite Larsson scoring twice, and Celtic Bible have shared a quote from the legendary Swede that reads: “I would have swapped a lot of what I achieved for Celtic just to win in Seville.”
The image accompanying the quote shows the goalscoring machine walking past the cup in agony, and it’s sent fans on Twitter right back to the heartbreak of that night.
Have a look at the best of the reaction down below…
Heartbreaking even now
— Donegal Bhoy (@POSearcaigh) April 16, 2019
Still haven’t got over that ?? pic.twitter.com/8AFybXSGAm
— K (@weeyin_44) April 16, 2019
Soul destroying that pic ?
— John Thompson (@thomohawk8) April 18, 2019
Still not over it ?
— Dún Geimhin csc ⭐️ (@DunGeimhincsc) April 17, 2019
Midfield to front were outstanding that night. Unfortunately the defence and big Rab cost us. We totally bossed that game?
— MickDee67 (@Dee67Mick) April 17, 2019
— Vicks Mc 1️⃣0️⃣7️⃣ (@vicksmclean) April 16, 2019
We were BBC robbed, they dived and cheated every chance they got. Reff cost us the cup, he bought into their antics.
— Bill Saunders. (@billsaunders40) April 17, 2019
You deserved so much more than you got Henrick, you were magnificent. We’d have loved you to win it too ?
— frankel50 (@FrankLawlor7) April 17, 2019