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

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90:00

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

90:00

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

90:00

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.

90:00

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.

90:00

Foul by Javier Mascherano (Barcelona).

90:00

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

90:00

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

90:00

Foul by Kris Commons (Celtic).

90:00

Second Half ends, Celtic 2, Barcelona 1.

89:00

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

88:00

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Adam Matthews.

88:00

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

85:00

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.

85:00

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

83:00

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

83:00

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.

82:00

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

82:00

Foul by Efe Ambrose (Celtic).

81:00

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

79:00

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

79:00

Substitution, Celtic. Biram Kayal replaces Georgios Samaras.

78:00

Foul by Victor Wanyama (Celtic).

78:00

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

78:00

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Kris Commons.

78:00

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

77:00

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

76:00

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

76:00

Foul by Dani Alves (Barcelona).

73:00

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

73:00

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

72:00

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

71:00

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

71:00

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

70:00

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.

69:00

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Kris Commons.

69:00

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

69:00

Foul by Georgios Samaras (Celtic).

68:00

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

68:00

Foul by Alexandre Song (Barcelona).

66:00

Jordi Alba (Barcelona) is shown the yellow card.

65:00

Jordi Alba (Barcelona).

65:00

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

65:00

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

64:00

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.

64:00

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

63:00

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

63:00

Foul by Alexis S'anchez (Barcelona).

62:00

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

60:00

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.

58:00

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

57:00

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.

57:00

Corner, Celtic. Conceded by Dani Alves.

56:00

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

53:00

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Adam Matthews.

53:00

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Efe Ambrose.

52:00

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Adam Matthews.

51:00

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.

47:00

Foul by Mikael Lustig (Celtic).

47:00

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

45:00

Second Half begins Celtic 1, Barcelona 0.

45:00

First Half ends, Celtic 1, Barcelona 0.

43:00

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

43:00

Foul by Georgios Samaras (Celtic).

43:00

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

41:00

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

41:00

Foul by Miku (Celtic).

41:00

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

38:00

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

38:00

Foul by Kelvin Wilson (Celtic).

37:00

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

36:00

Foul by Joe Ledley (Celtic).

36:00

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

33:00

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

29:00

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

26:00

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Charlie Mulgrew.

26:00

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

25:00

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

21:00

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.

20:00

Corner, Celtic. Conceded by Alexis S'anchez.

18:00

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

18:00

Foul by Alexandre Song (Barcelona).

17:00

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

16:00

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

14:00

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

13:00

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

12:00

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

12:00

Foul by Alexandre Song (Barcelona).

12:00

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

10:00

Foul by Kris Commons (Celtic).

10:00

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

8:00

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

6:00

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

6:00

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

6:00

Foul by Kris Commons (Celtic).

6:00

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

5:00

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

5:00

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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