Celtic FC were on the verge of registering their third draw at the Camp Nou in eight years until Jordi Alba stunned them with a 94th-minute winner from close range to confirm FC Barcelona's Group G leadership.
A first-half own goal from Javier Mascherano rewarded Neil Lennon's team for playing with calm intelligence and although Andrés Iniesta equalised on the stroke of half-time and David Villa hit the post in second-half added time, goalkeeper Fraser Forster appeared to have earned Celtic a valuable point. That was until Adriano arced in a perfect right-wing cross and Alba applied the finish.
I'm really happy. That was my first goal at the Camp Nou and to score it in the last minute and in front of our own fans was fantastic.
Jordi Alba, Barcelona defender
I'm bitterly disappointed for the players, but immensely proud of them as well. Everyone had written us off but I know the quality and character of my team.
Neil Lennon, Celtic manager
|1||Víctor Valdés (GK)||1||Forster (GK)|
|6||Xavi Hernández (C)||3||Izaguirre|
|13||Pinto (GK)||24||Załuska (GK)|
|Tito Vilanova (ESP)||Neil Lennon (NIR)|
|Gianluca Rocchi (ITA)|