Celtic put in a stellar performance but Barcelona claim a late late win

Barcelona 2 – Celtic 1 (Champions League, October 23, 2012) (Alternative highlights & longer highlights.) Celtic produced the unthinkable in the 18th minute when a Samaras header from a free-kick was deflected into his own net by Javier Mascherano. Barcelona levelled on the stroke of halftime when a swift attack involving Xavi and Messi was finished expertly by Andres Iniesta. Barcelona claimed a late late win courtesy of a Jordi Alba goal at the death.

GIF: Andres Iniesta’s leveller for Barcelona

Fraser Forster makes an incredible save to deny Lionel Messi

Another amazing save: Fraser Forster made a great stop to stop a Lionel Messi header

Picture: Lionel Messi’s gobsmacked reaction after Celtic went up 1-0

Picture: Happiness: Cristian Tello, Marc Bartra, Jordi Alba & David Villa go mental after beating Celtic

GIF: Jordi Alba has his shirt literally ripped off his back after scoring the winner

GIF: Jordi Alba’s injury time winner v Celtic

Neil Lennon proud of players.

Fraser Forster interview post epic performance v Barcelona.

Tito Vilanova impressed by comeback.

Jordi Alba on win over Celtic: “This is a well-deserved victory”.