Moussa Dembele Scored A Hat Trick In The Old Firm, And He's In Good Company
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Celtic’s star-in-the-making striker Moussa Dembele netted three goals on Saturday, helping the Hoops to a 5-1 over Old Firm rivals Rangers at Celtic Park.
But while Dembele, who signed from Fulham over the summer, may have dominated the first Glasgow Derby in four years, he is hardly the first multi-goal hero for the Bhoys in the history of the Old Firm.
In fact, the Frenchman, who idolizes Thierry Henry and Nicolas Anelka, is only the latest goal poacher. Here are some of the most notable goal-scoring efforts for Celtic in Old Firm History:
Stevie Chalmers, 1966
Dembele became the first Celtic player to score a hat trick against Rangers since Lisbon Lion Stevie Chalmers in 1966. Celtic won this January match-up 5-1, but he would become better known for helping the Hoops win the European Cup a year later, in Lisbon.
Lubo Moravcik/Henrik Larsson, 1998
In another 5-1 victory, Celtic got not one but two braces, from new-Bhoy Lubo Moravcik and “the King” Henrik Larsson. The win heralded a turnaround after a rough period at Parkhead.
Chris Sutton/Henrik Larsson, 2000
In the so-called “Demolition Derby” (at least among Celtic supporters), Englishman Chris Sutton and super Swede Larsson, again, each netted a pair in Hoops manager Martin O’Neill’s derby debut.