Camp Nou - Barcelona 23/10/2012 - 20:45CET (20:45 local time)

Group stage - Group G

Barcelona - Celtic
2-1
 

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Last-gasp Barcelona break Celtic hearts

Published: Tuesday 23 October 2012, 23.00CET
Last-gasp Barcelona break Celtic hearts 
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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.

Match in 5

  • Late Jordi Alba strike breaks Celtic hearts
  • Samaras had given visitors early lead
  • Iniesta restored parity before break
  • Forster superb in Celtic goal
  • Barcelona's 100th UEFA Champions League win

Reaction

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

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

Neil Lennon, Celtic manager

 

Player rater

Forster

Top Player

Celtic 

Standings

Last updated: 14/11/2012 10:31 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Matches

 
 

Match statistics

Barcelona
Celtic

2

Goals scored

1

73

Possession (%)

27

26

Total attempts

4

13

Attempts on target

2

13

Attempts off target

2

0

Attempts blocked

0

1

Attempts against woodwork

0

15

Corners

1

1

Offsides

1

2

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

10

Fouls committed

11

11

Fouls suffered

10

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    It's all over at the Camp Nou. A valiant Celtic performance turns out to be in vain, as Barcelona bag a winner in the final minute of added time. Neil Lennon will be bitterly disappointed to have conceded so late, but he can be proud of his players this evening.
  • Goal
    90+4
    Jordi Alba (Barcelona) scores!
    Heartbreak for Celtic. Adriano's curling cross bounces between Fraser Forster and the Celtic defenders, and looks to be sneaking in at the far post. The alert Jordi Alba makes sure, however, nipping in at the far post and flicking the ball into the net. That looks like the winner.
  • Yellow Card
    90+1
    Forrest (Celtic) is cautioned by the referee.
  • Substitution
    80
    Villa (in) - Alexis Sánchez (out) (Barcelona)
  • Yellow Card
    80
    Adriano (Barcelona) is cautioned by the referee.

See also

  • Barcelona

    Next match played UEFA Champions League: v Celtic, 07 November 2012, 2-1
  • Celtic

    Next match played UEFA Champions League: v Barcelona, 07 November 2012, 2-1
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