Barcelona: Víctor Valdés;
Adriano, Marc Bartra, Mascherano, Jordi Alba; Xavi, Alex Song, Iniesta; Pedro
(Tello 75'), Messi, Alexis (David Villa 79'). 4-3-3.
Celtic: Forster; Lustig, Ambrose, Wilson, Izaguirre; Samaras (Forrest 43'), Brown (Commons 62'), Wanyama, Ledley, Mulgrew (Kayal 75'); Hooper. 4-5-1.
0-1. 18. Samaras. Header from Mulgrew free kick which went in off Mascherano.
1-1. 45. Iniesta. Picked up Xavi return pass and slid low shot wide of Forster.
2-1. 94. Jordi Alba. Got on the end of Adriano cross to turn ball in from close up.
A third win in a row for Barcelona in the Champions League, although they left it until virtually the last kick of the match before beating Celtic 2-1. The Scottish side actually took the lead early on when a header from Samaras hit Mascherano and deflected in to the net, and although debutant Marc Bartra in particular went close a couple of times, the locals didn't get back in to the match until Iniesta combined with Messi and Xavi to equalize on the stroke of half time. After the restart visiting keeper Forster made a string of saves from Messi, and David Villa came on to fire a shot against the post. But it was only in the fourth minute of injury time that Jordi Alba got on the end of Adriano's cross to score the winner and keep up Barça's 100% record in the competition this season. A stark reminder that no team in this competition is a push-over, and Tito Vilanova's side should take that in to account when they visit Glasgow for the return match in two weeks' time.