Fenway Football Challenge

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Fenway Football Challenge
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Celtic won 6-5 on Penalties
Date 21 July 2010
Venue Fenway Park, Boston
Referee Michael Kennedy
(United States)
Attendance 32,162

The Fenway Football Challenge was an association football exhibition between Celtic and Sporting CP at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, United States, on 21 July 2010. It was the first soccer game at the historic park since 1968 when Pelé participated in an exhibition against the Boston Beacons.

First Half[edit]

There was no scoring in the first half.

Second Half[edit]

Celtic striker Georgios Samaras was awarded a penalty kick and capitalized in the 71st minute. Sporting returned the favor a few minutes later with a header coming from a rebound off the crossbar.

Penalty Kick Shootout[edit]

The match was tied, but Celtic won 6-5 on penalty kicks. The only miss came from Sporting's Liédson in the sudden death round.[1]

Post Match[edit]

Although it was technically a friendly match, it was also a cup match, as NESN's Tom Caron gave the first ever Fenway Football Challenge trophy to Celtic captain Scott Brown near home plate.


  1. ^ "Celtic FC wins on PKs at Fenway". 21 July 2010. Retrieved 21 July 2010. 

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