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88'
I. Rakitić
Yellow Card
87'
S. Armstrong
Yellow Card
77'
A. Turan
Neymar
72'
Marlon
Piqué
71'
P. Roberts
C. McGregor
71'
M. Lustig
Yellow Card
71'
Neymar
Yellow Card
66'
L. Digne
Jordi Alba
64'
N. Bitton
T. Rogić
63'
Sergi Roberto
Yellow Card
55'
L. Messi
Penalty Goal
46'
J. Forrest
S. Sinclair
41'
Jordi Alba
Yellow Card
24'
L. Messi
Goal
24'
Neymar
Assist
23'
E. Sviatchenko
Yellow Card
3
3
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4

Stats

Possession
% %
1
5
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 3 4
Total Passes 420 723

Commentary

That's all for our live coverage from Celtic Park, thanks for following along. Goodbye!
Lionel Messi returned in style, scoring goals on either side of half-time as the Blaugrana cruise past Brendan Rodgers' side in Glasgow to secure top spot in Group C.
90' + 4' FULL-TIME: CELTIC 0-2 BARCELONA.
90' + 2' Well that about sums it up! It's been a frustrating night for Dembele and Celtic, and it's not going to end any differently here as the striker bursts into the area and cuts onto his right to open up for the shot, but slips at the vital moment.
90' There will be four minutes added on at the end of this match, which seems like nothing more than a formality at this point.
I. Rakitić
Yellow Card
Barcelona
88' Well isn't that all a bit needless! A cynical tug of the shirt in midfield sees Rakitic booked, and that means he too will be suspended for their final group match.
S. Armstrong
Yellow Card
Celtic
87' Pure frustration there from Armstrong, who hacks Messi to ground as he's issued a yellow card.
86' STAT: Lionel Messi has scored nine goals in four games in this season’s Champions League, already more than he achieved in the whole of last season (6).
84' OFF THE POST! Good link-up play in the area between Messi and Suarez, with the latter getting on the end of the move, but rifling his strike off the outside of the post! Celtic were lulled to sleep there.
83' This has the feel of a game that's all over. Celtic are no longer putting up much of a fight and, in return, Barcelona have taken their foot off the gas as well. It's poised to be a rather dull and pedestrian end to an otherwise exciting match in Glasgow.
81' Barcelona in complete control now as they refuse to relinquish possession. Any slim hopes Celtic had of a comeback are dwindling by the second, with time running out on their Champions League campaign.
79' The tempo has fizzled out a great deal as the match limps towards the finish line. It's been such a physical battle between these two foes tonight, and it was always going to be difficult for Celtic to keep that same intensity up through the 90 minutes.
A. Turan
Neymar
Barcelona
77' Neymar slowly walks off the pitch as he's replaced for the final 15 minutes by Arda Turan, but not before Lustig comes over to try and get him off the pitch quicker. These two can't get enough of each other.
76' STAT: Including tonight, Celtic have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 18 Champions League games, their longest run without a shut-out in the competition.
74' Another coming together between Neymar and Lustig, as the Brazilian lunges into a bit of a needless challenge, though it was a fair one. Not wanting to be sent off, cooler heads prevail in the end, but you have to wonder if Luis Enrique is going to take Neymar off here to avoid a sending off.
Marlon
Piqué
Barcelona
72' Brazilian Marlon makes his Barcelona debut here, replacing Pique.
P. Roberts
C. McGregor
Celtic
71' A loud applause as teenager Patrick Roberts is introduced with Celtic's final change of the night, replacing McGregor.
M. Lustig
Yellow Card
Celtic
71' Lustig and Neymar go face-to-face, with the full-back towering over his counter-part. Both players go into the book for their part in the altercation.
Neymar
Yellow Card
Barcelona
71' The booking for Neymar means he will be suspended for the final group match.
70' Barcelona are starting to find more and more space on the break as Celtic are forced to commit bodies forward in search of a route back into this game. They win a corner through Neymar, but Dembele does well to get back and clear the subsequent delivery, before the Brazilian has a coming together with Lustig on the right that gets the blood boiling!
68' STAT: Barcelona have won seven of their nine Champions League games against Celtic (D1 L1). Celtic’s only win in that run was in November 2012 when they recorded only 15% possession at Celtic Park to beat the Catalans (2-1).
L. Digne
Jordi Alba
Barcelona
66' Barcelona use the stoppage to make their first change of the night, as Lucas Digne replaces Jordi Alba, who is only just back from injury.
N. Bitton
T. Rogić
Celtic
64' Rogic is replaced by Nir Bitton for the final 25 minutes.
64' OVER! Dembele and Pique clash heads as they both go for Izaguirre's cross. Dembele wins the header in the end, but sends it over the bar, as both players go down in a bit of pain here.
Sergi Roberto
Yellow Card
Barcelona
63' Roberto concedes a foul on Forrest just outside the penalty area, a few yards from the touchline. It's too tight an angle to shoot, but this is a good spot to whip in a cross - only they will have to wait as Rodgers wants to make a change before this free-kick is taken.
61' Celtic need to throw caution to the wind here. There's still a nice energy about them, but they're struggling to get the ball back, which in turn has completely negated their attacking influence.
59' Momentum firmly in Barcelona's favour as they pass it around on the periphery, essentially playing keep-away from Celtic. This once boisterous crowd has been silenced, with the bulk of the noise coming from the traveling fans.
57' Well that may be job done for Barcelona, who have build quite the hill for Celtic to try and climb. The opportunities have been there for Celtic, but to beat a team like Barca they have to take their chances, and they haven't done so tonight.
L. Messi
Penalty Goal
Barcelona
55' MESSI MAKES IT TWO! The Argentine fires it straight down the middle and surely now Barcelona are through to the knockout stage!
55' PENALTY TO BARCELONA! Izaguirre drapes himself over the back of Suarez, dragging the striker to ground after a ball is played through to him inside the area by Roberto, and with help from the assistant behind the goal, the referee points to the spot!
54' HE HAS TO SCORE THERE! My word what an opportunity that was! Barcelona caught ball-watching in defence as Forrest bends a superb cross into the area for Dembele, left unmarked atop the six-yard box, but he heads it straight at Ter Stegen! Unbelievable!
52' STAT: Brendan Rodgers has won only one of his 10 group games as manager in the Champions League, that was against Ludogorets Razgrad (2-1) in September 2014 when he was in charge of Liverpool.
50' Lively start to proceedings in this second half, with the ball being contested fiercely all over the pitch. Celtic refuse to lie down and are making life incredibly difficult on Barcelona, who are being forced to fight for every inch of space.
48' CHANCE WASTED! A careless giveaway affords Celtic the opportunity to break, which they do through McGregor. Mascherano backs off, opening up space for the attacker to shoot, but he can't get the proper power behind it to beat Ter Stegen at the far post!
J. Forrest
S. Sinclair
Celtic
46' Scott Sinclair has fallen victim to injury and is replaced at the interval, with James Forrest taking his place.
46' Back underway on this bitterly cold night in Glasgow!
Lionel Messi has Barcelona in front at the end of a wildly exciting first half at Celtic Park. The hosts have been lively all over the pitch, but have not found the quality needed to beat Marc-Andre ter Stegen, while a world class stop from Craig Gordon denied Luis Suarez from making it 2-0 shortly before the break.
45' + 1' HALF-TIME: CELTIC 0-1 BARCELONA.
45' There will be just one minute added on at the end of this first-half.
43' Celtic have a worry as Sinclair, who pulled up hurt following the challenge, required some attention from the training staff. Play resumes without him, but after 30 seconds Sinclair is able to rejoin the fray. He's been really bright for Celtic, so it would have been a real blow should they have had to carry on without him.
Jordi Alba
Yellow Card
Barcelona
41' Celtic break quickly the other way and Alba is booked for a cynical foul on Sinclair to halt the counter.
40' SENSATIONAL STOP! That's absolutely stunning from Gordon! The keeper flies through the air and reads the flight of the ball to stab an arm out to deny Suarez's header from point-blank range! That's a world class stop from the keeper to deny Barcelona from going 2-0 up.
38' STAT: Celtic have lost nine of their last 12 Champions League games (W1 D2). They are also winless in their last seven; an eighth would equal their longest run without a win in the competition.
36' SMART SAVE! Roars of approval meet the latest Celtic attack, their most testing of the night thus far, which ends in a shooting chance for Dembele. He tries to bend an effort in at the far post, after doing well to cut inside of Pique, but Ter Stegen dives to his left to parry!
34' Good piece of defending there from Sviatchenko, who blocks the path for Suarez through on goal, after the striker did well to skip past a challenge and break into the area. That confidence seems to be back in the Celtic team again, following a slightly shaky spell after conceding.
32' Izaguirre and Suarez collide, with the latter going down rather theatrically in search of a free-kick, which he does not get. He clutches his back as he looks at the referee, who waves play on, before a chorus of boos rain down from the stands.
30' The crowd is back into it following a good spell in attack for the hosts, who have actually enjoyed more possession over the last five minutes or so. They're struggling to find a way through on goal, however, which can largely be attributed to the lack of bodies in attack.
28' The wind has been taken out of Celtic's sails a bit. They have to be careful here not to concede another in quick succession. Celtic are still looking a threat on the break, but they're starting to appear a bit looser at the back, which will certainly be a worry for Rodgers.
26' STAT: Only Legia Warsaw have conceded more goals (16) than Celtic (13) in this season’s Champions League whilst Barcelona are the top scorers (14 goals).
L. Messi
Goal
Barcelona
24' BARCELONA HAVE THE BREAKTHROUGH! It's a vintage Barca goal and who else but Lionel Messi to score it! Neymar finds space on the right and dinks a clever ball in to pick out the run of Messi, who takes it superbly on the bounce, finishing first-time past a helpless Gordon at the near post.
Neymar
Assist
Barcelona
24' Lovely assist by Neymar, who sure is happy to have the Argentine back in the team.
E. Sviatchenko
Yellow Card
Celtic
23' Messi is fouled in midfield and quickly looks at the ref and pleads for a booking to be shown. It looked a really soft foul, but the referee obliges, showing Sviatchenko a yellow, which does nothing to please these fans.
21' SAVED! It looked a really poor corner initially from Barcelona, but Gomes meets it at the near post and awkwardly, but acrobatically, flicks towards goal, forcing Gordon into a smart reactionary stop! Good piece of goalkeeping there to keep the game scoreless.
19' CLOSE! Suarez does well to hold the ball up and play Alba through on the left. The full-back's cross is met by Rakitic, who bounces a header towards the far post. With Gordon beaten, Armstrong tries to get a block in, and winds up wildly slicing a clearance behind for a corner.
17' Barcelona need to be a bit stronger in the duel. They're shying away from these tackles a bit in midfield and that's helped Celtic win the ball back with regularity, disrupting any momentum Barcelona try to adopt in possession.
15' Celtic remain full of confidence in the attacking half, and are posing a real threat without yet testing Ter Stegen in goal. Rogic dances between a pair of defenders before going down, but no challenge is called, and then another free-kick appeal, this for a handball just outside the area, is denied by the referee.
13' STAT: Moussa Dembele has scored three of Celtic’s four goals in this season’s Champions League. He also won but missed a penalty against Barcelona at the Camp Nou.
11' PEACH OF A PASS! Weighted brilliantly by Busquets to send Messi through, but against all odds he fails to control the pass! Celtic break the other way and they appear to be in two-against-none, but the offside flag denies Sinclair!
9' BACK AND FORTH THEY GO! What a start at Celtic Park! Messi poses the first real threat for Barca, and his cross in for Suarez at the far post sees Gordon and Sviatchenko get their signals crossed, before Izaguirre collects and starts Dembele forward with a terrific ball. He pulls it back for Brown, but the skipper slips, and Barca can break again. What a great tempo to this match early on!
7' Brendan Rodgers will have no complaints with how his side have started the match. Sinclair especially has been bright, making strides down the left, eager to take on defenders. A lovely cross in for Dembele puts the Barca defence under pressure, and they have to send the ball behind for a corner.
5' Vintage Scott Brown! He puts in a crunching tackle that Busquets feels the brunt off, going to ground in a heap. The Italian referee saw nothing wrong with it as he waves play on, met by a roaring applause from these home supporters, much to the dismay of the visitors.
3' It's so important for Celtic to have a positive start, not conceding early, as the longer this stays scoreless, the longer the crowd will stay in it. It's an incredibly hostile environment for Barcelona right now, and the Hoops will want it to stay that way.
1' AND WE'RE OFF! Celtic sporting their white and green stripes as they get us underway, attacking left to right, with Barcelona in red and blue.
European nights in Glasgow never cease to amaze, and tonight is no different. The noise is deafening as the Champions League anthem sounds and the players exchange formalities ahead of kick-off.
Luis Enrique makes five changes following a toothless draw at home to Malaga. Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi are back in the team at the expense of Paco Alcacer and Arda Turan, which will surely provide a boost. Ivan Rakitic and Andre Gomes come into midfield, while Jordi Alba is restored at left-back, which sees Denis Suarez, Rafinha and Lucas Digne drop to the bench.
Brendan Rodgers makes three changes from the win at Kilmarnock on the weekend. Jozo Simunovic and Emilio Izaguirre come into defence as the hosts move from a three to a four-man back line, at the expense of Dedryck Boyata and Patrick Roberts. The other change sees James Forrest replaced by Tom Rogic, while Moussa Dembele leads the line, with Scott Sinclair moving onto the wing.
SUBS: D. Suarez, Turan, Rafinha, Cillessen, Alcacer, Digne, Marlon.
BARCELONA (4-3-3): Ter Stegen; Roberto, Pique, Mascherano, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Gomes; Messi, Neymar, Suarez.
SUBS: Toure, Bitton, Gamboa, De Vries, Roberts, Forrest, Henderson.
CELTIC (4-2-3-1): Gordon; Lustig, Simunovic, Sviatchenko, Izaguirre; Armstrong, Brown; McGregor, Rogic, Sinclair; Dembele.
CONFIRMED TEAM NEWS:
Celtic have the smallest hope of progressing, needing a whole lot to go their way to do progress. They would need to win out, have Gladbach beat City tonight and then Barcelona beat Gladbach on the final matchday. Third place might be a more attainable goal.
Barcelona could secure top spot in the group, but not on their own accord, needing a win and a Manchester City draw or loss in Germany to do so.
The two have met at this venue since, with Barcelona winning 1-0 the next year, but Celtic have historically played them close in Glasgow, and with the Blaugrana’s current form, there’s no reason to suggest tonight will be any different.
No Celtic fan will forget Tony Watt’s goal, etching his name into Celtic folklore, to secure the Scottish outfit a 2-1 victory over Barcelona in the Champions League, on a historic night at Celtic Park four years ago.
Hello and welcome to live coverage from Celtic Park in Glasgow for this Group C encounter between a Barcelona side hoping to stay atop the group and a Celtic squad trying to stay in Europe.
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