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  • Date:07 Nov 2012
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:
Goal!

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90mins

Second Half ends, Celtic 2, Barcelona 1.

90mins

Foul by Kris Commons (Celtic).

90mins

Andr'es Iniesta (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90mins

Tony Watt (Celtic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

90mins

Foul by Javier Mascherano (Barcelona).

90mins

Goal! Celtic 2, Barcelona 1. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the top right corner.

90mins

Attempt saved. Pedro (Barcelona) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Francesc F'abregas.

90mins

Delay in match Kris Commons (Celtic) because of an injury.

90mins

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

89mins

Attempt blocked. David Villa (Barcelona) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jordi Alba with a cross.

88mins

Attempt saved. Andr'es Iniesta (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Xavi.

88mins

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Adam Matthews.

85mins

Attempt missed. David Villa (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Xavi.

85mins

Attempt blocked. Pedro (Barcelona) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Lionel Messi with a cross.

83mins

Goal! Celtic 2, Barcelona 0. Tony Watt (Celtic) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Fraser Forster.

83mins

Attempt saved. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

82mins

Foul by Efe Ambrose (Celtic).

82mins

Andr'es Iniesta (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

81mins

Attempt blocked. Jordi Alba (Barcelona) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Xavi.

79mins

Substitution, Celtic. Biram Kayal replaces Georgios Samaras.

79mins

Attempt missed. David Villa (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Xavi.

78mins

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Kris Commons.

78mins

Attempt blocked. Jordi Alba (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

78mins

Foul by Victor Wanyama (Celtic).

78mins

Andr'es Iniesta (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

77mins

Attempt missed. Andr'es Iniesta (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Pedro.

76mins

Georgios Samaras (Celtic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76mins

Foul by Dani Alves (Barcelona).

73mins

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

73mins

Delay in match Dani Alves (Barcelona) because of an injury.

72mins

Substitution, Celtic. Tony Watt replaces Mikael Lustig because of an injury.

71mins

Substitution, Barcelona. Francesc F'abregas replaces Alexandre Song.

71mins

Substitution, Barcelona. Gerard Piqu'e replaces Marc Bartra.

70mins

Attempt saved. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jordi Alba.

69mins

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Kris Commons.

69mins

Javier Mascherano (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

69mins

Foul by Georgios Samaras (Celtic).

68mins

Miku (Celtic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68mins

Foul by Alexandre Song (Barcelona).

66mins

Jordi Alba (Barcelona) is shown the yellow card.

65mins

Jordi Alba (Barcelona).

65mins

(Celtic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

65mins

Substitution, Barcelona. David Villa replaces Alexis S'anchez.

64mins

Attempt missed. Victor Wanyama (Celtic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Miku.

64mins

Attempt blocked. Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Efe Ambrose.

63mins

Mikael Lustig (Celtic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

63mins

Foul by Alexis S'anchez (Barcelona).

62mins

Offside, Celtic. Fraser Forster tries a through ball, but Victor Wanyama is caught offside.

60mins

Attempt saved. Alexis S'anchez (Barcelona) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lionel Messi with a through ball.

58mins

Offside, Celtic. Charlie Mulgrew tries a through ball, but Victor Wanyama is caught offside.

57mins

Attempt saved. Mikael Lustig (Celtic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Charlie Mulgrew with a cross.

57mins

Corner, Celtic. Conceded by Dani Alves.

56mins

Attempt saved. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Andr'es Iniesta.

53mins

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Adam Matthews.

53mins

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Efe Ambrose.

52mins

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Adam Matthews.

51mins

Attempt missed. Pedro (Barcelona) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Dani Alves with a cross.

47mins

Foul by Mikael Lustig (Celtic).

47mins

Alexis S'anchez (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45mins

Second Half begins Celtic 1, Barcelona 0.

45mins

First Half ends, Celtic 1, Barcelona 0.

43mins

Marc Bartra (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

43mins

Foul by Georgios Samaras (Celtic).

43mins

Attempt blocked. Andr'es Iniesta (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

41mins

Miku (Celtic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

41mins

Foul by Miku (Celtic).

41mins

Andr'es Iniesta (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the left wing.

38mins

Pedro (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

38mins

Foul by Kelvin Wilson (Celtic).

37mins

Alexis S'anchez (Barcelona) hits the right post with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Dani Alves with a cross.

36mins

Foul by Joe Ledley (Celtic).

36mins

Alexis S'anchez (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

33mins

Attempt missed. Xavi (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Dani Alves.

29mins

Lionel Messi (Barcelona) hits the bar with a left footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Andr'es Iniesta.

26mins

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Charlie Mulgrew.

26mins

Attempt blocked. Dani Alves (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lionel Messi.

25mins

Attempt missed. Andr'es Iniesta (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Lionel Messi.

21mins

Goal! Celtic 1, Barcelona 0. Victor Wanyama (Celtic) header from the left side of the six yard box to the top left corner. Assisted by Charlie Mulgrew with a cross following a corner.

20mins

Corner, Celtic. Conceded by Alexis S'anchez.

18mins

Miku (Celtic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18mins

Foul by Alexandre Song (Barcelona).

17mins

Offside, Barcelona. Alexis S'anchez tries a through ball, but Jordi Alba is caught offside.

16mins

Attempt missed. Xavi (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

14mins

Offside, Celtic. Mikael Lustig tries a through ball, but Georgios Samaras is caught offside.

13mins

Alexandre Song (Barcelona) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

12mins

Miku (Celtic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

12mins

Foul by Alexandre Song (Barcelona).

12mins

Offside, Celtic. Charlie Mulgrew tries a through ball, but Georgios Samaras is caught offside.

10mins

Foul by Kris Commons (Celtic).

10mins

Alexandre Song (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

8mins

Attempt missed. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jordi Alba.

6mins

Attempt saved. Alexis S'anchez (Barcelona) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

6mins

Attempt blocked. Xavi (Barcelona) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

6mins

Foul by Kris Commons (Celtic).

6mins

Andr'es Iniesta (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

5mins

Georgios Samaras (Celtic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

5mins

Foul by Javier Mascherano (Barcelona).

Match Preview

Emilio Izaguirre, Thomas Rogne, James Forrest and Lassad have all been ruled out for Celtic against Barcelona.

Top scorer Gary Hooper is also very doubtful through injury, but it is hoped that fellow striker Georgios Samaras will be passed fit.

Gerard Pique has been added to Barcelona's squad after returning from injury, but Adriano misses out.

The defender joins Carles Puyol and Thiago in being missing through injury, with Sergio Busquets suspended. Samaras, Hooper and winger Forrest all missed Celtic's 2-2 draw with Dundee United, while defenders Rogne and Emilio Izaguirre both came off injured with a calf straing and hamstring problem respectively.

Manager Neil Lennon has revealed that Izaguirre has been ruled out for six weeks, while Rogne and Forrest will also be missing for at least two weeks.

"It's hugely disruptive as they are big players, have been for a while and were pivotal to how we wanted to play tomorrow," said the manager.

"We are a little bit stretched, but we will still have a strong team to play tomorrow evening."

Lennon is hopeful that Samaras will recover from injury in time to play in the Group G tie at Celtic Park.

"It's important he makes it anyway," said the Celtic manager. "He has been unlucky this season with injuries.

"Obviously he came back from Barcelona and played very well until he picked up the ankle injury. We are hoping he is going to make kick-off."

Celtic captain Scott Brown has been struggling with a persistent hip problem. Messi and Pique could both be fit to face Celtic in Glasgow However, after Lennon resisted the temptation to rest the Scotland midfielder and he lasted 90 minutes at Tannadice, the player himself feels he is over the worst of his injury problems.

Barcelona have won all three of their Champions League games so far, leaving them top of Group G on nine points, five clear of Celtic in second place and one point short of ensuring qualification for the next round. Despite their own injury problems, Saturday's 3-1 win over Celta Vigo - their ninth in 10 Primera Liga games - ensured their best start to a domestic campaign in the club's 113-year history.

Tito Vilanova's side eclipsed the previous best, established in 1997 under the stewardship of Dutch coach Louis van Gaal, with whom the Catalan club won eight and drew one match after being defeated on the opening day of the season. Barca are now top of the table on 28 points, three ahead of Atletico Madrid and eight in front of rivals Real Madrid.

Argentine midfielder Lionel Messi does not appear to have been troubled by a knock to his knee that briefly required treatment against Celta Vigo. He scored twice on his last appearance at Celtic Park in 2007 and a repeat performance in Glasgow would lift the 25-year-old to 75 goals in 2012, matching Pele's total for club and country in 1958.

Prior to Saturday's match, Messi, who became a father for the first time on Friday, paraded his Golden Boot trophy for being the top scorer in Europe's domestic leagues last season. However, it was Adriano who opened the scoring against Celta Vigo before limping off with a leg injury, with Barca's other goals coming David Villa and Jordi Alba after Mario Bermejo's equaliser. Pique has not played since suffering a foot injury against Spartak Moscow on 19 September but could return to a side short of defensive cover because of the continued absence of Puyol and Adriano should he pass a late fitness test

Match Report

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