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Celtic's 'Greatest' Night Leaves Barca Mesmerized, Rod Stewart in Tears
Telegraph, November 8th, 2012 1:09PM

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Celtic coach Neil Lennon declared it one of the greatest nights in the Glasgow club’s history, as Celtic beat FC Barcelona, 2-1, at Celtic Park on Wednesday night. The result means that Celtic is now second place in Group G of the UEFA Champions League with seven points, just two behind Barca, which endured its first loss in the group stages of the competition in more than three years.

It was enough to reduce rocker Rod Stewart to tears.

“I think it was one of the greatest nights in the club’s recent history,” Lennon said. “It was very poignant at our 125th anniversary, one to play Barcelona in such a prestigious game and two, to win the game under huge difficulties with the squad decimated by injuries and illness. The players are heroes, they are heroes to me, I can’t speak highly enough of their performance tonight and they will go down in the history books of the club as the team who beat probably the best team in the world.”

After the game, Barca coach Tito Vilanova and playmaker Xavi Hernandez both paid tribute to Celtic’s fans, which created an incredible atmosphere. "The stadium was spectacular," Vilanova told Canal Plus. "I have been lucky in my career to have been to many stadiums, but I have never seen anything like it. This was their 125th birthday and I wish them many more years." Xavi added: "(The stadium) is a marvel, the fans, the people, how they support their team. It is an example for every team."

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