Camp Nou - Barcelona 11/12/2013 - 20:45CET (20:45 local time)

Group stage - Group H

Barcelona - Celtic
6-1
 

Barcelona - Celtic 6-1 - 11/12/2013 - Match page - UEFA Champions League 2014

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Neymar treble helps Barcelona canter past Celtic

Published: Wednesday 11 December 2013, 22.00CET
Neymar treble helps Barcelona canter past Celtic
Neymar celebrates completing his hat-trick as Barcelona turned on the style against Celtic ©Getty Images

A performance of thrilling skill and relentless invention gave FC Barcelona a big win against Celtic FC on a night graced by a superb Neymar hat-trick.

The Brazilian international, supported by strikes from Pedro Rodríguez, Gerard Piqué and Cristian Tello, scored for the first time in this competition and when he left the pitch shortly before the end, it was to a rapturous standing ovation. Celtic's fate seemed sealed within seven minutes, partly because that is how long it took for Piqué to break the deadlock but still more because it was crystal clear the Spanish champions, who wrapped up top spot in Group H, were in the zone.

 

Player rater

Neymar

Top Player

Barcelona 

Lineups

barcelona

Barcelona

celtic

Celtic

13Pinto (GK)1Forster (GK)
2Montoya2Matthews
Yellow Card69
Substitution82
3Piqué
Goal7
4Ambrose
6Xavi Hernández (C)5van Dijk
7Pedro Rodríguez
Goal40
6Biton
Substitution69
9Alexis Sánchez
Substitution63
8Brown (C)
Yellow Card40
11Neymar
Goal44
Goal48
Goal58
Substitution81
9Samaras
Goal88
14Mascherano11Boerrigter
16Busquets
Substitution73
16Ledley
21Adriano20Pukki
Substitution46
24Sergi Roberto
Yellow Card41
23Lustig

Substitutes

25Oier Olazábal (GK)24Załuska (GK)
5Puyol10Stokes
Substitution82
8Iniesta15Commons
Substitution69
17Song
Substitution73
17Baldé
18Jordi Alba21Mulgrew
Substitution46
20Tello
Substitution63
Goal72
37Atajić
29Dongou
Substitution81
41Fisher

Coaches

Gerardo Martino (ARG) Neil Lennon (NIR)

Referee

Sergei Karasev (RUS)

Standings

Last updated: 12/12/2013 08:37 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
 

Match statistics

Barcelona
Celtic

6

Goals scored

1

68

Possession (%)

32

19

Total attempts

6

18

on target

5

1

off target

1

9

blocked

2

0

against woodwork

0

10

Corners

2

3

Offsides

3

1

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

11

Fouls committed

8

6

Fouls suffered

9

900

Passes

364

787

completed

250

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    So Neymar strikes a hat-trick and ends his five-match wait to open his account in this competition as Barcelona secure top spot in Group H. Celtic did not play badly but Barça's class told as they triumphed with a five-goal winning margin.
  • Goal
    88
    Samaras (Celtic) scores!
    Barcelona would love to have kept a clean sheet but Mulgrew's free-kick finds Samaras around ten yards out and the Greece forward makes firm contact to plant the ball into the right corner with his head.
  • Substitution
    82
    Stokes (in) - Matthews (out) (Celtic)
    The 21-year-old Welshman had a tough night and vacates the pitch for forward Stokes to make his sixth appearance in this competition.
  • Substitution
    81
    Dongou (in) - Neymar (out) (Barcelona)
    A standing ovation for the Brazil forward as he slowly leaves the pitch. He looked anxious to open his account in this competition and he has done it in style. The Cameroonian striker comes on for his first UEFA Champions League appearance.
  • Substitution
    73
    Song (in) - Busquets (out) (Barcelona)

See also

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