McNeill passed away late last night at the age of 79 after a battle with dementia, but will always be remembered as the Hoops’ greatest-ever captain, partly because of a famous win over the Italian side in 1967.
McNeill played a crucial role in helping Celtic become the first-ever British club to get their hands on the European Cup by defeating a fearsome and regimented Inter side guided by the fabled Helenio Herrera in Lisbon in 1967, cementing his status as a genuine British footballing legend.
And following his sad passing, Inter’s social media team have passed on their own short but sweet message of condolence:
The European Cup triumph might’ve taken place more than half a century ago, but ‘Cesar’ and his team-mate’s achievements will still be talked about and revered many years from now, as Inter’s tweet proves.
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