Champions League: Barcelona Condemn Celtic To Heaviest Ever European Defeat In 7-0 Mauling (Photos & Video)

Alan Duffy

13th, September 2016


Facing Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar is no picnic for even the best of teams. However on Tuesday night, Celtic found themselves on the end of a right pasting from Barcelona at the Nou Camp, losing 7-0.

Ironically, the defeat, which was the Scottish side’s heaviest-ever in Europe, comes in the 50th anniversary season of their famous European Cup triumph in Lisbon.

Messi opened the scoring after just three minutes, but Celtic then had a chance to equalise, only for Moussa Dembele to fluff his lines from the penalty spot.

Messi would ultimately go on to bag a hat-trick, his sixth in Champions League history, while Neymar and Andres Iniesta (via a cracker) netted one each and Suarez got in on the act via a late brace. Brazilian Neymar amazingly racked up four assists as well!

Here are the goals (Celtic fans look away now)….

Quite an exhbition!

After the game, a chastened Brendan Rodgers said:

In the first half we had a critical moment in the game with the penalty and if you score that it makes it a bit nervy here, after they lost at the weekend.

But second half we ran out of legs, the game at the weekend added to their immense quality made it very difficult.

The scoreline at the end is bitterly disappointing. There are lots of things to learn for our players.

To be fair, despite some poor defending from the Bhoys, there’s no shame in taking a beating at the Nou Camp!

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  1. sa says:

    To be honest Brendan, the closest you got to barca was the handshake before the match

  2. Jarren says:

    As a man from Norn Iron, I feel qualified to say this:

    Brendan Rodgers talks a load of shite.

    If Celtic had of scored a penalty they would have scraped a win, or a draw?!?

    Calling planet La La, your captain is ready for docking.

  3. Lady B says:

    Fraudgers is out of his depth at Celtic. Mid-table manager at best

  4. Hotspur922 says:

    seeing how Celtic is like as good as a mid or lower table prem team or even maybe a top championship team I think Rodgers is a good fit for them. =) Celtic is pure shite, all of scattish football is to be honest.

  5. Pete says:

    I counted 4 assists from Neymar. Nice to see that he’s learned from Messi and doesn’t dive nearly as much

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