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World media reacts as Rangers defiantly deny Celtic their ‘best meal’ and John Terry causes confusion

02 May 2022 | 08:35 | Football

It was a fixture that caused a stir around the globe.

Celtic and Rangers are iconic names and potential title deciders that capture the interest of lovers of the beautiful game the world over.

And the final encounter was no different as a flurry of highlights emanated from Glasgow’s east end after a thrilling 1-1 draw.

Rangers’ daring finish denied Celtic the chance to have a title party (almost) as the final whistle blew and the draw kept their opponents honest with three games remaining.

Ange Postecoglou’s side are six clear and their superior goal difference means the Ibrox side are counting on a miracle of miracles to keep their footing. Scotland team Crown.

Record sports consider what was said amid Sunday’s stalemate.

Trivela (Brazil)

An emotional review of Brazil as they praise Rangers’ resilience at home to their big rivals.

“If they win, the team in the white and blue shirts will lead by 9 points. Although it seems that Rangers can’t turn the situation around, it is always better to be crowned champion against a sworn enemy.”

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“The Celts want to regain their status as owners of the country, which came last season with the title of the Blues, under the command of Steven Gerrard.

“Only a tragedy can stop Celtic from winning.”

Record (Portuguese)

Celtic’s Portuguese star has earned props back home.

Jota scored Celtic’s goal in a home draw against Rangers.



Celtic’s Jota celebrates scoring against Rangers

“The winger on loan from Benfica opened the scoring at the Old Firm in the 21st minute, with a fine finish from close range. However, Sakala re-established equality in the 67th minute.”

L’Equipe (France)

French media watch as Celtic move closer to another league championship.

“Celtic are very close to winning their 52nd League title in history, after drawing 1-1 with Rangers at Celtic Park, on day 35 of the Scottish Premiership.




“Ange Postecoglou’s side are at the top of the table with 86 points, six points ahead of Rangers, their closest rivals, with three games left, so one more win would bring them the title, incidentally with goal difference is +61, for their +42 opponents.”

“There was no winner in the fourth Old Firm of the season, Sunday at Celtic Park in Glasgow between Celtic and Rangers (1-1). But this point sharing serves the interests of Celtic, the leaders. Scotland’s Premiership still have six miles ahead of their big rival.”

Vecernji (Croatia)

A local eye from observers in Croatia, who went to great lengths to downplay Borna Barisic’s role in the opening goal as they noted Josip Juranovic’s absence.

“At the “Old Firm” this season, the great derby of Scottish football in the 35th round of the league, Celtic and Rangers drew 1-1.

“Celtic took the lead in the 21st minute thanks to Jota’s goal in front of Croatia defender Borna Barišić and he cleared Maeda’s pass with five feet.

“The final 1-1, he equaled for Sakala with a long shot from 10 yards on the left wing that surprised keeper Hart. Barišić played the whole game for Rangers, while Josip Juranović did not play for Celtic due to injury. .. “

RTL (Netherlands)

The Dutch weren’t doing sloppy, and one of the flagship stores in Rangers’ hometown didn’t add any bells or whistles.

“Giovanni van Bronckhorst and his Rangers club have failed to close the gap with rivals Celtic in the battle for the Scottish title.



Celtic’s Reo Hatate with an inflatable ball against Rangers

“The city derby between the top two teams ended 1-1. Van Bronckhorst’s side fell behind in the first half due to Jota’s goal and thanks to Fashion Sakala they still had a point left in the game. .

“Second team Rangers are six points behind leaders Celtic, three games to go.”

Alire Libre (Colombia)

The arrival of a Chelsea legend in the stands created an escape in the stands as they struggled to explain why it had both groups of fans turning and moving forward.



Chelsea legend John Terry jokes with Celtic fans before game against Rangers

“John Terry caused controversy by backing Celtic in the classic game against Rangers in Scotland. It was questioned that a former England national team player supported a Scottish team.”

RTL (Belgium)

The outlet sees hope for the Rangers despite their title all but ending Sunday.

“The Bhoys, stripped of their 10th consecutive title by Rangers last season, opened the scoring in their 21st game through Jota.

“But Dutchman Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s team, despite the lack of scorers Morelos and Roofe, equalized in the 67th minute thanks to a Fashion Sakala goal.



Rangers boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst

“It was the third encounter in a month between the two Glasgow rivals. Celtic beat Ibrox 2-1 in early April before losing by a similar margin in the Cup semi-final two weeks ago.

“For Rangers, this historic showdown comes between two Europa League semi-final matches against Leipzig. Beating Germany 1-0, they can still reverse the trend in the second leg.”

BSN Sports (Nigeria)

The view for Super Eagles supporters is all about Joe Aribo and Calvin Bassey with Nigeria international Leo Balogun missing due to suspension.

“The first half saw Aribo locked up and he was unable to threaten or create any meaningful chances, and the same was the case with his compatriot Bassey, who lost twice. the ball should have given Celtic the lead.



Calvin Bassey and Daizen Maeda

“It was Aribo’s final contribution as he was withdrawn for Scott Wright in the 63rd minute while Bhoys replaced Matt O’Riley for Nir Bitton. Four minutes into the field, Wright was involved in the recovery. Rangers parity.

“The draw keeps Celtic at the top of the table with 86 points from 35 games, six points ahead of second-place Rangers.”

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