Super Celtic stun Barcelona

Celtic recorded a famous success against Barcelona with a 2-1 victory over the Spanish giants at Parkhead.

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Celtic players: Celebrate their famous win over Barcelona

Celtic players: Celebrate their famous win over Barcelona

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Goals from Victor Wanyama and substitute Tony Watt earned Celtic a memorable win as they marked their 125th anniversary in style.

Lionel Messi pulled a goal back in stoppage time, but Celtic held on to take all three points and boost their chances of reaching the knockout stages.

Celtic, with seven points from four games, two less than leaders Barca, travel to Benfica before hosting Spartak Moscow in their final group fixture and will surely fancy their chances of reaching the knockout stages of the competition.

Regardless of the Scottish champions' progress in Europe, the night will live long in the memory of the 60,000 who made their way to Celtic Park on a sodden night.

Barca were perhaps fortunate in the 18th minute when midfielder Alex Song, earlier booked for a challenge on Miku, fouled the same player and received no further punishment from referee Bjorn Kuipers.

However, the home fans were unconcerned about that when Wanyama gave them a sensational lead.

The Catalans had conceded from a set-piece in the Nou Camp and looked equally ropey when the Kenyan rose above Jordi Alba at the back post to bullet in Mulgrew's corner from the right.

CelticTeam StatisticsBarcelona
2Goals1
11st Half Goals0
3Shots on Target8
1Shots off Target10
1Blocked Shots7
2Corners7
11Fouls8
4Offsides1
1Yellow Cards2
0Red Cards0
62Passing Success90.9
20Tackles12
80Tackles Success91.7
16.4Possession83.6
26.5Territorial Advantage73.5
166Total Passes955
12Total Crosses32
136Lost Balls147
57Recoveries55
13.41st Half Poss.86.6
16.32nd Half Poss.83.7

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