Celtic topple Barca

Celtic fans were on cloud nine last night as they saw their side defeat the might of Europe, Barcelona.

Inside a packed Celtic park, the green and whites outplayed and outscored their more illustrious opponents to come away with a deserved 2-1 victory.

A goal in each half from Victor Wanyama and 18-year-old Tony Watt gave the Glasgow side a 2-0 cushion before a late consolation from Lionel Messi took some of the shine away.

Manager Neil Lennon had been positive in his approach and names an attacking side again, after they were only just beaten in the Nou Camp a fortnight ago.

Barcelona on the other hand resorted to their glorious football attitude, but lacked any really attacking threat.

Adam Matthews, the former championship player at Cardiff, swapped to left back for the game and was outstanding, as was Fraser Forster in the Celtic goal. It was not so much the saveshe made, but the air of dominance he had inside the box.

Up front, the Miku and Samaras were causing some problems on the break, but it was their work ethic that caused the Barcelona defence problems as they were denied space to get any real attacking threat going.

This was not a Barcelona B side either, as the 66% possession would confirm, yet they failed time after time to get the ball in attacking areas of the park, especially to Messi, as Celtic stood firm.

The result means that Celtic sit second in the group and have every chance to make it through to the Last 16.

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