Celtic 0–2 Barcelona: Messi’s goals takes the Blaugranas to the next stage as group leaders

messi-scoresJust as expect­ed it wasn’t an easy game for FC Barcelona but it was a well deserved vic­to­ry as Lionel Mes­si helped the Cata­lan club with the only two goals of the game. Now the Cata­lan club have per­ma­nent­ly stamped their place on the Group C stand­ings.

Lionel Mes­si open his scor­ing chart in the first half after 24 min­utes into the game. With a beau­ti­ful assist from Ney­mar, Leo took a well stroke shot that had to hit the bar to just to find it’s way into the net.

Chances were cre­at­ed and missed almost through­out the game from both sides with Barcelona cre­at­ing most of those chances.

In the sec­ond half, Luis Suarez was held down by Emilio Iza­guirre. The ref­er­ee hes­i­tat­ed but I guess the lines­man must have called his atten­tion on what the judge­ment was sup­pose to be. Imme­di­ate­ly, the match offi­cial point­ed to the spot. With no mis­take, Mes­si took it as cool as you like it.

Ney­mar and Ivan Rakitic was shown yel­low cards but it seems like it just went as planned. It was a per­fect time to miss the next game for both play­ers after get­ting their fifth yel­low card of the com­pe­ti­tion this sea­son. Since Barcelona are already guar­an­teed to top the table, there will be not point for Bar­ca to play their best. Instead they will focus on the Span­ish La Liga until Feb­ru­ary 2017 when the first knock­out stage will be played.

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