Celtic Park - Glasgow 01/10/2013 - 20:45CET (19:45 local time)

Group stage - Group H

Celtic - Barcelona
0-1
 

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Fàbregas helps Barcelona break Celtic resolve

Published: Tuesday 1 October 2013, 22.00CET
Fàbregas helps Barcelona break Celtic resolve 
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A Cesc Fàbregas goal 14 minutes from time earned FC Barcelona a 1-0 victory at ten-man Celtic FC in UEFA Champions League Group H.

In a game short on chances until a frantic final quarter, the midfielder headed in the winner from substitute Alexis Sánchez's cross to deny the hosts a point after Celtic had to play the last half-hour with ten men following captain Scott Brown's red card.

Match in 5

  • Fàbregas scores winner against ten-man Celtic
  • Brown sent off in second half for hosts, Mulgrew goes close
  • Fàbregas heads in only goal to maintain Barça's 100% start
  • Celtic bottom of Group H, Barcelona two clear of Milan at summit
  • Martino's charges travel to Milan next, Celtic host Ajax

Reaction

After going down to ten men early in the second half it's always going to be an uphill battle, but I thought we defended really well at times. If we had taken our chances it might have been different.

Charlie Mulgrew, Celtic defender

Charlie Mulgrew, Celtic defender

Celtic are a team that demand so much from you but we played a good game. It was a complete match from our point of view; probably the most complete of the entire season.

Cesc Fàbregas, Barcelona midfielder

Cesc Fàbregas, Barcelona midfielder

 

Player rater

Neymar

Top Player

Barcelona 

Lineups

celtic

Celtic

barcelona

Barcelona

1Forster (GK)1Víctor Valdés (GK)
2Matthews3Piqué
3Izaguirre
Yellow Card85
4Fàbregas
Yellow Card55
Goal76
Substitution78
4Ambrose6Xavi Hernández (C)
5van Dijk7Pedro Rodríguez
Substitution74
8Brown (C)
Red Card59
8Iniesta
Substitution89
9Samaras
Yellow Card77
11Neymar
10Stokes
Substitution70
15Bartra
15Commons
Substitution87
16Busquets
Yellow Card75
21Mulgrew21Adriano
23Lustig
Yellow Card44
Substitution70
22Daniel Alves

Substitutes

24Załuska (GK)13Pinto (GK)
6Biton2Montoya
17Baldé9Alexis Sánchez
Substitution74
Yellow Card90
18Rogic12Dos Santos
20Pukki
Substitution87
17Song
Substitution89
33Kayal
Substitution70
20Tello
Substitution78
49Forrest
Substitution70
24Sergi Roberto

Coaches

Neil Lennon (NIR) Gerardo Martino (ARG)

Referee

Stéphane Lannoy (FRA)

Standings

Last updated: 02/10/2013 01:09 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
 

Match statistics

Celtic
Barcelona

0

Goals scored

1

29

Possession (%)

71

5

Total attempts

14

3

on target

8

2

off target

6

1

blocked

2

0

against woodwork

0

2

Corners

6

2

Offsides

5

3

Yellow cards

3

1

Red Cards

0

18

Fouls committed

10

9

Fouls suffered

17

287

Passes

917

156

completed

806

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Yellow Card
    90
    Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona) is booked.
  • Substitution
    89
    Song (in) - Iniesta (out) (Barcelona)
  • Substitution
    87
    Pukki (in) - Commons (out) (Celtic)
  • Yellow Card
    85
    Izaguirre (Celtic) is booked.

See also

  • Celtic

    Next match played UEFA Champions League: v Ajax, 22 October 2013, 2-1
  • Barcelona

    Next match played UEFA Champions League: v Milan, 22 October 2013, 1-1
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