Dramatic footage captures massive street brawl as chaos ensues ahead of Celtic vs Rangers
There was carnage on the streets of Glasgow on Wednesday ahead of the Old Firm derby between Celtic and Rangers which ended 3-0 against Ange Postecoglou’s side at Parkhead
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Carnage broke out in GlasgowFinish east ahead of the Old Firm derby on Wednesday.
Celtic beat Rangers 3-0 at Parkhead but police were called in before the game and footage showed a series of revelers fighting on Duke Street.
Just before 7 p.m., a scuffle broke out outside The Alexandra pub and spilled onto The Crown Creighton.
In a clip obtained by Daily recordSirens and screams could be heard as police officers ran out of their trucks and started scuffles.
Cars were forced to stop on the main road that ran right through the eastern end of the city.
As for the match itself, Celtic fans were sent home happy thanks to a Reo Hatate brace and a Liel Abada strike to make it 3-0 before half-time.
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Ange Postecoglou’s side topped the Scottish Premiership table with a win, now one point ahead of champions Rangers on a remarkable goal difference.
Bhoys’ night began to soar after just five minutes, when Hatate held a loose ball and hit the net of Allan McGregor.
Celtic continued to dominate throughout the first half but it took until the 42nd minute for them to double the lead, when the Japanese midfielder coordinated with Abada and hit the ball into the bottom right corner of the goal.
And the delighted Parkheads had to wait just two more minutes before the third half began, this time Abada making his way to the scoreboard after catching Rangers left-back Borna Barisic taking a nap.
Gers coach Giovanni van Bronckhorst made three substitutions in the first half, including the hook Manchester United Loanee Amad Diallo.
But Van Bronckhorst’s side were beaten well, with the former Liverpool Winger Ryan Kent is trying his best to make a comeback.
Rangers center back Ryan Jack hit the crossbar with a long shot in the 79th minute, though too little, too late for the visitors, who were falling to second place.
Former Celtic goalkeeper Pat Bonner told BBC Sportsround: “You have to give Ange Postecoglou all the credit for the players he has brought in here.
“Probably 80% of the teams out there were signed by him. That’s what he was hired to do and he’s done it brilliantly.”
Meanwhile, former Rangers striker Kenny Miller added: “On the back of the two draws, this is going to be disastrous.
“Rangers are playing catch-up. It’s a different mentality. You have to beat Ross County away, not concede three goals.
“And they were defeated at Pittodrie. The rangers had to find the answers and find them quickly.”
New signing Aaron Ramsey was not involved in Wednesday’s clash, signed on loan from Juventus on the deadline day, so did right-back Mateusz Zukowski after his move from Lechia Gdansk.