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PREVIOUS MEETINGS

CELTIC 0 BARCELONA 0 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, December 2, 1964

Barcelona travelled to Celtic Park for the first time in 1964 for the second leg of their Fairs Cup second-round tie with a 3-1 lead from the first game. Celtic started the return game with seven players who would win the European Cup three years later -- Ronnie Simpson, Tommy Gemmell, Bobby Murdoch, Billy McNeill, Jimmy Johnstone, Stevie Chalmers and Bobby Lennox -- but could not get the goals back on a frustrating night.

CELTIC 1 BARCELONA 0 UEFA Cup, March 11, 2004

There was no shortage of drama when Martin O'Neill's side hosted the Catalan giants in the first leg of this Cup clash. Three players were dismissed as Alan Thompson scored a close-range goal to give Celtic a lead to take to the Nou Camp, an advantage they would retain with a goalless draw. Hoops keeper Robert Douglas and Barca midfielder Thiago Motta were sent off after a melee in the tunnel at half-time. Five minutes into the second half, Javier Saviola was also sent packing after a challenge on Thompson, who scored soon after.

CELTIC 1 BARCELONA 3 Champions League, September 14, 2004

Celtic hero Henrik Larsson returned to Parkhead in a Barcelona shirt to help shoot down his old club's unbeaten home record in the Champions League. The visitors started brightly and midfielder Deco gave them a deserved lead after 20 minutes. The roof almost came off Celtic Park when Chris Sutton levelled on the hour but Ludovic Giuly's deflected shot off Jackie McNamara put the visitors back in front. It was left to Larsson to seal Barca's win.

CELTIC 2 BARCELONA 3 Champions League, February 20, 2008

a valiant effort from the home side. Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink put the home side in front on 15 minutes with a header, only for Lionel Messi to level three minutes later. Barry Robson restored Celtic's lead before the break with a looping header over Victor Valdes. However, the Parkhead men could not hold out as Thierry Henry curled in the leveller before Messi grabbed a 79th-minute winner.


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