Celtic 2 Barcelona 1 – Celtic stun Champions League favourites at Celtic Park
Celtic were a whisker away from landing a point at the Nou Camp although the bookmakers still made them rank outsiders for Wednesday night’s Champions League clash against a Barcelona team that are favourites to win the competition.
November 7th, 2012
However, Neil Lennon’s team produced a fine battling performance to win 2-1 and this will go down as one of the greatest results in their history, with the Scottish champions defending gamely throughout the match as the visitors probed away.
Victor Wanyama set Celtic on their way when scoring from a corner in the 21st minute, with the Kenyan taking advantage of slack defending to power his header past Victor Valdés.
The home supporters were jubilant although it appeared they had a long time to cling on to their lead, even if they made it to half-time unscathed against a side boasting David Villa, Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta.
Lennon decided to freshen things up with the introduction of Tony Watt in the second-half and the young striker was able to double Celtic’s lead when he raced on to a goal-kick that wasn’t cleared. The home supporters now dared to dream.
Watt’s goal proved to be the winner, with Messi typically finding the net although there was to be no denying Celtic who now have a very real chance of making it to the last sixteen of the competition.