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Contrasting reactions to Barca defeat

Contrasting reactions to Celtic's Champions League win over Barcelona

Posted: 8 November 2012 Time: 4:54 pm

Celtic manager Neil Lennon refects on his historic win over Barcelona in the Champions League, while Barca midfielder Xavi looks to move on as soon as possible.

Scotland's champions beat the Spaniards 2-1 – only the second time Barca have lost in any competition since April.

Celtic are now on the brink of qualification from Group G.

"This is up there with anything I have done in my life," Lennon said. "As a manager, I don't know if I will top this; I hope I do, because I am still young and am still learning. But this is up there with anything I have achieved, not just in my football career but in my life."

Meanwhile, Xavi says Barcelona must focus on their next Champions League game, a trip to Spartak Moscow in Russia on November 20.

"The important game now is when we go to Moscow," the 32-year-old told reporters.

"You have to be top of the group. We missed the opportunity to do that [against Celtic], but we depend on ourselves.

"We have to go and seek victory in the two remaining games."

Tito Vilanova's side remain top of Group G with nine points, despite their defeat in Scotland.

Previous comments on this story...

MjeyB wa le Khosi
posted: 05:48 pm
Thanks Siwelele saScotland
Sekitla R4
posted: 07:08 pm
Siwelele is on rampage here and abroad. Bucselona and Barcelona loosing to Celtics or shall I say Bucs and Barca lost to a team in green and white
DJRise
posted: 08:54 am
Barca must sign defenders
Miyelani19861208
posted: 09:36 am
Thiba Ka Mona...thiba ka mona, thiba ka mona ri bulaye N'ca tsena!!!!! Siwelele
INCOGNITO
posted: 11:03 am
celtics won't go thru to knock out stages ...they have achieved their pathetic dream
KingMay
posted: 11:31 am
Calling Celtics win as useless is just unfair...fact is Barca lost to them period, it could have happened in Camp Nou...in the first match...so all Barca girlfriends, please give credit where it's due...
lsg7
posted: 01:47 pm
aag ball position was 89 barca n 11 celtics. they were jst lucky to win it
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