Barcelona Trash Celtic 7-0, Plus Messi Hat Trick


Spanish club side, Barcelona thrash Celtic in their first UEFA Champion’s League encounter of this season.

Lionel Messi opened the scoresheet with 2 goals in the first half.

Barca began their Champions League campaign with a 7-0 thrashing from Celtic at the Nou Camp.

Messi took less than three minutes to open the scoring adding a second before half-time.

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Neymar made it three with a free-kick shortly after the restart.

Andres Iniesta scored the fourth goal for Barcelona on the night.

Messi completed his treble and Luis Suarez netted a double as well.


With this loss, Celtic are now at the bottom of Group C.

Manchester City is yet to play Borussia Monchengladbach after their match was called off because of heavy rain.

Last night’s game was the Glasgow side’s first Champions League group fixture in three seasons.

Celtic has had two failed attempts to reach that stage under former manager Ronny Deila.

It was a night of positive statistics for Barcelona.

Barcelona Thrash Celtic, Top Group C

Messi’s hat-trick was the 40th of his career and his sixth in this competition. a trio which brings him within seven of Cristiano Ronaldo’s record of 93.

Messi’s new record now brings him within seven of Cristiano Ronaldo’s record of 93.

Celtic’s attentions on the continent will turn next to their home game with Manchester City at the end of the month.

Coach Brendan Rodgers will be seeking to upturn after a night to forget in Catalonia.

Barcelona Thrash Celtic 7-0

Speaking after the game, Celtic manager, Rodgers, whose Scottish Premiership side beat Old Firm rivals Rangers at the weekend, told BT Sport 3:

“We put a huge effort into the weekend and got a fantastic victory.

“It’s always going to be really, really tough in your next game to probably the best possession team in the world.

“I think in the first half we had a critical moment in the game.

“We went 1-0 down very early .

“But, of course, not long after that they got the second goal and I think in the second half we ran out of legs to be honest.

“The game at the weekend added to the immense quality they have in their game and it obviously becomes very difficult and then the scoreline by the end is bitterly disappointing.

“There’s a lot to take from the game for the players in terms of technique, in terms of simplicity and quality and lots of things to learn for them from the game.”