Celtic duo Jonny Hayes and Jozo Simunovic recently departed the club, after winning a host of trophies with the Hoops.

The pair enjoyed some memorable times at Celtic Park. However, it has to be said that their finest moments came in the game that matters most to supporters: the Glasgow derby against Rangers.

Hayes’ golden hour came in the 2-0 win at Ibrox last season. He ran almost half the length of the pitch to score the goal which sealed the Hoops’ vital win.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 01: Jonny Hayes of Celtic takes on Steven Davis of Rangers during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on September 1, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

For Simunovic, some might argue his highly emotional goal and tribute to Billy McNeill against Kilmarnock in 2019 was his finest moment in the Hoops. There is no doubt that was something special.

However, he will likely be most remembered for a crunching challenge on Kenny Miller in Celtic’s famous 5-1 win at Ibrox in 2017.

That showed the type of player Simunovic could be when fit. A defender who was able to combine aggression and skill.

As for Hayes, he performed very well at full-back in notable win against Lazio last season, but both he and Simunovic will always be remembered for what they did in the Glasgow derby.

All Celtic fans will wish them well in the future, as the duo more than played a part in the road to nine in a row.

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