Celtic 0 - 5 Hearts 1895: The last time Celtic lost 5-0 at home

Tuesday evening was a night to forget for Celtic after they were comfortably swatted aside by an imperious performance from big-spending Paris Saint-Germain.

Wednesday, 13th September 2017, 6:54 pm
Updated Wednesday, 27th September 2017, 12:06 pm
Celtic's worst home defeat since 1895. Picture: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

The 5-0 defeat equalled the club’s heaviest ever home defeat, dating back 122 years to 1895 when they suffered at the hands of Heart of Midlothian.

The Scotsman report from the game which took place on Saturday 14 September noted that Hearts’ win “exceeded all expectation” as 500 fans travelled through from Edinburgh on a special train.

Celtic had one or two chances “but taken all over they were completely outmatched”.

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As per Scottish football stats Twitter account @SPLstats, the defeat to PSG was the first time Celtic have ever conceded 5 goals at Celtic Park in a European match and the fist time the club have conceded five goals at home since a 5-1 defeat to Rangers in 1960.

The Scotsman match report from 1895.
The Scotsman match report from 1895.