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  • The Story Of… Harald’s four without reply at Paradise

    The Story Of… Harald’s four without reply at Paradise

    By: Joe Donnelly on 30 Apr, 2020 17:01

  • 'The Story Of' is a web series dedicated to small but special tales from Celtic’s illustrious history. Here, we remember a dazzling display from Harald Brattbakk at Paradise.

    HARALD Brattbakk will be forever remembered at Celtic for his goal on the final day of the 1997/98 campaign. After Henrik Larsson opened the scoring against St Johnstone at Paradise, it was the Norwegian’s strike that sealed the game, and the league championship – the club’s first in a decade.

    En route to that historic victory, however, Brattbakk impressed with a stunning four-goal display that’s almost forgotten about along the way. The Hoops went unbeaten in 14 games between January and April that year, during which time they defeated Killie 4-0 at Celtic Park on February 21, 1998.

    An unstoppable Brattbakk hit all four, and, having hit the post twice, was unfortunate not to have had more.

    “Playing at home and playing at Celtic Park, it always felt like a fortress,” Brattbakk told the official Celtic View podcast, in association with Eden Mill. “That’s something which always need to be taken good care of. We talk about home advatnages, that’s one of the biggest advantages Celtic have.

    “I was at the Barcelona game in 2012, which shows how important those home games are. I always felt so confident playing in front of the home fans at Celtic Park, and I think that’s what helped me score those four goals that afternoon against Kilmarnock, with the help of my team-mates, of course.”

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    Besides the woodwork, an on-form Brattbakk was also denied more goal glory that afternoon by Kilmarnock debutant and ex-Celtic stopper Gordon Marshall.

    Brattbakk added: “The goalkeeper had a good game as well, and I remember reading in the papers that I should have scored three more, so maybe it could have been even more than that!

    "Just by playing the way that we did in that team and playing with the confidence we did at home, that helped me score those goals, which of course helped us towards the league title.”

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