Celtic did the unthinkable on the 7th November in the champion’s league closing stages. They rocked Barcelona with a thumping 2-1 win over the so the called undefeatable Barcelona. This was the most shocking result throughout the whole group stages.
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. 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.
Celtic boss Neil Lennon admitted to the UEFA it was one of the “Proudest moments of his career” writing there names into the history books with there momentous 2-1win over Spanish giants. The boss went on to say “we felt we could attack them at corners, we knew the back post area, they marked zonal and we new we could threaten that.” He also admitted “they pinpointed Barca’s weakness at set pieces; Wanyama showed this netting from a corner.”
by Charlie-George Buffin