CEL
BCN
90+4'
Barcelona complete the win. Not the best performance, but they got lucky with Scott Brown getting sent off for Celtic. A 1-0 win for the Spanish side on the night.
90+2'
Forster dives to make another brilliant stop from the Neymar effort. What a stop that is.
90+1'
We are into four minutes of time.
89'
 
Alexis Sanchez has been booked for late challenge on Samaras.
Barcelona Substitution
88'
 
Alex Song takes over from Iniesta for the visiting side. Barca almost home for three points in this one.
87'
Astonishing piece of goalkeeping by Forster. Kayal is late on Iniesta in the middle of the park.
86'
FORSTER WITH TWO BRILLIANT SAVES! Stops the Neymar shot before getting back to his feet to keep out Alexis.
Celtic Substitution
85'
Baca just knocking the ball to keep possession with only five minute remaining.
84'
 
Pukki has replaced Commons for Celtic for these closing five minutes or so.
83'
 
Izaguirre goes through Bartra with a late sliding challenge. A booking for that one.
82'
Barca just keeping ball against the 10 men of Celtic, who must be feeling extremely tired.
81'
Matthews back to head over his own bar from the long ball into the box with Neymar showing some menace.
80'
The Barca fans happy enough with their lot, but Celtic not yet finished in this contest if they can win another corner.
79'
Neymar with a cross, but Forster is quickly out to grab the ball. Just fails to release Samaras on the run.
78'
Izaguirre across quickly to win the ball from Bartra. Tired legs out there now for Celtic.
Barcelona Substitution
77'
Barca don't need to press the game as Samaras again bounds forward for Celtic, but Bartra makes a decent challenge.
76'
 
Tello replaces Fabregas for Barcelona.
75'
Fine header from Fabregas, but a real sickener for Celtic it must be said only seconds after they could have been ahead.
74'
 
GOAL! Fabregas meets the cross from Adriano and Barca lead 1-0. A brilliant goal only seconds after Busquets should have been sent off for a late tackle in the middle of the park.
Barcelona Substitution
73'
Mulgrew with a free header at goal. A couple of yards wide of goal. What a chance that is. Not taken for Celtic.
72'
Mulgrew with the long throw-in. Forrest smashes the volley at the goal, but Valdes with a magnificent tip over his bar.
71'
Neymar smashes a shot well wide. Neymar not exactly the flavour of the month out there.
70'
Samaras gets his head to the ball from the Van Dijk free-kick. A goalkick to the visiting side.
Celtic Substitution
Celtic Substitution
69'
 
Stokes departs the scene with Beram Kayal introduced for the home side.
68'
 
Changes then for Celtic as Lustig departs to be replaced by Forrest.
67'
Commons earns a free-kick after being bundled off the ball late.
66'
Celtic getting ready to make a couple of changes as Fabregas drives a ball straight into the gloves of Forster.
65'
Samaras with another excellent challenge out wide for Celtic. All Barcelona here.
64'
Neymar brought down by Ambrose on the run. Bartra drives the shot at goal, but Forster with a comfortable enough stop in the home goal.
63'
Valdes claws at the Mulgrew delivery. Looked to have got a touch on the ball, but the referee gives a goalkick.
62'
Busquets late on Samaras and Celtic will have a free-kick chance from 35 yards out.
61'
Brown makes minimal contact with Neymar. Celtic down to 10 men. Xavi's free-kick flies out of the park.
60'
 
RED CARD! Brown is off the park for a late challenge on Neymar. A horrid decision by the referee. Was only worth the yellow card. The match official gets that all wrong.
59'
Pique forced to look smart to make sure Stokes can't get a free hit at goal. Better from Celtic.
58'
Bit of treatment for Alves before we resume play. Celtic trying to press high up the park.
57'
Alves and Mulgrew collide going for a loose ball, and Alves is in a spot of bother. Fell awkwardly coming back onto the deck.
56'
 
Xavi sees a shot block before Stokes is brought down by Fabregas, who is booked for that. One booking each then.
55'
Alves goes in late on Samaras. And that will be a free-kick to Barca.
54'
Samaras runs back into traffic and that gives Bartra the chance to make the challenge.
53'
Celtic toss it in high. Ball comes back out to Brown, but his shot is wild and over the bar.
52'
Neymar penalised for a late foul on the breaking Matthews. Celtic with a free-kick chance here from the halfway line.
51'
Valdes goes long with the ball, but Ambrose arrives to make the clearing header just in time.
50'
Pedro caught late by Izaguirre. And he is going to need a spot of treatment here.
49'
 
Busquets late on Stokes. And Celtic have the free-kick here. An offside flag goes up against Matthews.
48'
Neymar tries to dance through a couple of challenges. Ambrose wins it, but the clearance is woeful.
47'
Barca keeping the ball with some relish again as they always tend to do. Ambrose hassled out of possession on the break.
46'
Off we go then in the second half of this one.
45'
There goes the whistle for the break! 0-0 at half-time. Celtic being put through the mincer, but hanging in there. Just.
44'
No added time to the first period.
43'
Xavi with the delivery. Pique can't get on the end of it, but Forster somehow scrambles it clear.
42'
 
Lustig brings down Neymar on the edge of the Celtic box. A booking for the Swedish defender.
41'
Celtic having such a tough time to win the ball and keep it. Giving the ball away too easily.
40'
Neymar clips a volley a couple of yards wide from the Alves cross. Brilliant delivery and a fine effort.
39'
Space opens up for Izaguirre, but he can't find the run of Commons as the pass drops out of play for a goalkick to the Catalans.
38'
 
Matthews on the run for Celtic. Thinks about the cross, but can't find a team-mate as the ball spins out of play. Neymar then offside.
37'
Lustig with a poor pass in trying to pick out Matthews. Careless really from the range. Barca on the ball at the back.
36'
Pique with an aimless ball from the back that sails out of play. A goalkick to Celtic. Neymar rejoins the play for the visiting side.
35'
Neymar off the park at the moment to receive some treatment to his head knock.
34'
Stokes carelessly giving the ball away. Celtic a bit cold on this ball. Barca quick to pick up again.
33'
Neymar and Izaguirre collide in the middle of the Celtic half. Neymar needing a spot of treatment, but is back on his feet.
32'
A lot of anxiety when Celtic are on the ball because they are seeing very little of it.
31'
Celtic finding it so difficult to keep the ball for any length of time. Short of space, time and options.
30'
Ambrose with a clearance in the heart of the Celtic defence. Neymar switches wings as he drops out to the Celtic left-back area.
29'
Brown tries to release Samaras, but just overhits the ball down the channel. And Pique smuggles it back to Valdes.
28'
Pique with a long ball over the top looking for Pedro. Too much on that one. And Celtic have another goalkick.
27'
Iniesta tries a little chip over the top, but nobody arriving at the back post to convert. Goalkick to Celtic.
26'
Samaras again picks the ball up. Runs at the opposing defence. Goes to ground, but no foul against him.
25'
Adriano runs through the middle, but he is tracked well by Ambrose before he fires a shot into the side of the net.
24'
Celtic running out of ideas and men when looking to keep the ball. Referee speaking to Neymar about something or other.
23'
Neymar with a powerful run at the home defence, but Commons does well to track back. Celtic a bit sloppy in trying to retain possession.
22'
 
Samaras trying to apply some pressure before Iniesta is caught offside on the run.
21'
Iniesta closed down by Lustig and Brown as Celtic look to hunit in packs before Brown wins it seconds later.
20'
Xavi gives the ball away to Samaras, but the big Greek forward's cross is straight into the arms of Valdes.
19'
Iniesta gives Mulgrew the slip. Decides to have a go at goal from 30 yards, but he knocks the shot over the bar by a few yards.
18'
Ambrose late with a tackle on Busquets. Poor first touch and a late tackle. No booking. Ambrose has to watch that.
17'
Neymar decides to run at the Celtic defence, but can only drag the shot wide from distance.
16'
Adriano sees an attempted cross cut out by Matthews. Fabregas with a shot that is blocked by Ambrose. Worrying moments for Celtic.
15'
Samaras just fails to hold the ball up in the opposition half as Pique retrieves the ball before Barca look to launch another attack.
14'
A bit too much pace on the dead ball by Mulgrew, but Van Dijk is penalised for a spot of fouling. Barca have the free-kick.
13'
Some superb play by Samaras out wide. He is fouled and Celtic have a free-kick in the visiting half.
12'
Samaras with a surging run out wide, but just too much on the ball. And Barca quickly regain possession.
11'
Barca being their usual patient selves. Lustig with a fine tackle on Neymar in his box. Corner then to the visitors.
10'
Matthews can't keep the ball in play from the Samaras pass. A throw-in then to Barca in the Celtic half.
9'
Barcelona have only won two of their last eight Champions League games away from home - two draws, four defeats. Not sure that means much in the grand scheme of things.
8'
 
Iniesta tries to pick out Alves on the run. Decent ball, but he is offside.
7'
Celtic trying to settle into this match. So difficult against such a side. Commons sees an effort blocked by a Barca player.
6'
Decent delivery from Mulgrew, but a bit of pushing in the box. Stokes penalised for a foul on Alves.
5'
Fine play by Celtic on the attack as Stokes picks out Samaras on the run. Valdes quickly off his line to make the stop. Celtic have a corner.
4'
Van Dijk with a fine tackle on Iniesta. Xavi throws over the corner. Ball breaks to Alves, but he knocks the shot miles over the bar from distance.
3'
Celtic trying to break up the park after a period of Barca possession. All Barca on the ball. Commons releases the pass, but can't find a team-mate.
2'
Iniesta with a chip through the middle. Ambrose heads clear. And that will be a corner to the visiting side.
1'
We are off and running then. Barca get the match started in Glasgow's East End.
19:40
A reminder of those teams for you: Celtic: Fraser Forster, Adam Matthews, Emilio Izaguirre, Efe Ambrose, Virgil van Dijk, Charlie Mulgrew, Mikael Lustig, Brown, Commons, Samaras, Stokes..subs: Załuska, Biton, Rogic, Kayal, Baldé, Pukki, Forrest.Barcelona: Valdés, Piqué, Bartra, Adriano, Alves, Fàbregas, Hernández, Iniesta, Busquets, Rodríguez, Neymar..subs: Pinto, Montoya, Dos Santos, Song, Roberto, Sánchez, Tello.
19:35
Teams on the way out for this one. Looks to be another cracking atmosphere. Celtic huge underdogs as they aim to recover from their 2-0 defeat to AC Milan a fortnight ago in the San Siro. Barca thumped Ajax 4-0 at the Camp Nou in their opening match.
19:30
Here is Desmond Kane's take on the unique atmosphere the last time these sides played with Celtic winning 2-1 against Barcelona last November.
Celtic passion play inspired by unique set of fans

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19:25
Here are the match odds if you fancy a flutter: Celtic (8/1), Barcelona (2/5), Draw (5/1)
19:20
Celtic have lost their last three Champions League games without scoring a single goal.
19:15
Celtic have only suffered three defeats in 24 Champions League home games, but two of these were against Barcelona.
19:10
Barcelona completed 1,501 more passes than Celtic over their 2 Champions League encounters last season.
19:05
Celtic have won only one of their six Champions League games against Barcelona (1 draw, 4 defeats). That solitary win came in last season’s group stages at Celtic Park.
19:00
Tata Martino (Barcelona): "It isn't easy to replace the best player in the world, but we have a great squad. If we don't have a good night and lose, we won't use his absence as an excuse. I don't see Messi's absence being be a problem for the other players."
18:55
Neil Lennon (Celtic): "If we don't prevail in this game, and Milan beat Ajax it will be increasingly difficult [to progress]. But it won't be the end of the world if we don't win with the Ajax double header and Milan still to come here. Like last year we didn't budget for anything out of the Barcelona games, but if we do get something it would be huge going forward."
18:50
CELTIC: Forster, Lustig, Ambrose, Van Dijk, Izaguirre, Matthews, Brown, Mulgrew, Samaras, Commons, Stokes. BARCELONA: Valdes, Alves, Bartra, Pique, Adriano, Sergio, Xavi, Iniesta, Neymar, Fabregas, Pedro.
18:45
Good evening and welcome to Eurosport's LIVE Champions League matchcast as Celtic welcome Barcelona to Parkhead once more. Team news will follow very shortly!

Starting Line-ups

Celtic
Barcelona
    • Forster
    • 3
      Izaguirre
    • 5
      van Dijk
    • 4
      Efe Ambrose
    • 23
      Mikael Lustig
    • 15
      Kris Commons
    • 21
      Charlie Mulgrew
    • Scott Brown
    • 2
      Matthews
    • 10
      Stokes
    • 9
      Samaras
Team Manager:  Ronny Deila
    • 7
      Pedro
    • Fàbregas
    • 11
      Neymar
    • 6
      Xavi
    • 5
      Busquets
    • 8
      Iniesta
    • 22
      Dani Alves
    • 15
      Bartra
    • 3
      Piqué
    • 21
      Adriano
    • Valdés
Team Manager:  Luis Enrique
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
F. Forster 0 4 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
E. Izaguirre 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 90
Efe Ambrose 0 0 0 2 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 90
V. van Dijk 0 0 0 0 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
Mikael Lustig 0 0 0 1 6 0 1 0 1 0 0 70
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
A. Matthews 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
Charlie Mulgrew 0 0 0 18 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 90
Kris Commons 0 0 0 14 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 86
Scott Brown 0 0 0 15 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 59
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
G. Samaras 0 0 1 14 0 0 7 3 1 0 0 90
A. Stokes 0 0 0 10 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 70
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
V. Valdés 0 2 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
G. Piqué 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
M. Bartra 0 0 1 6 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 90
Adriano 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
Dani Alves 0 0 0 7 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Xavi 0 0 0 125 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 90
S. Busquets 0 0 0 110 0 0 4 4 1 0 0 90
A. Iniesta 0 0 0 121 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 89
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Neymar 0 0 2 62 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 90
C. Fàbregas 1 0 1 61 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 78
Pedro 0 0 0 53 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 74
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