Barcelona vs. Celtic: Score, Highlights and Grades
Tuesday's Champions League match between Barcelona and Celtic figured to be a fantastic affair.
And that it was, with Jordi Alba scoring the game-winning goal in extra time as Barca stunned Celtic 2-1.
This is what the great teams do—find a way to win when they start off in a bad spot. Despite Celtic scoring first, Barca prevailed.
Georgios Samaras scored the first goal of the match with a fantastic header off a swinging cross.
Barcelona tied it up at then end of the first half, and Alba put the finishing touch on a beautiful curling pass by Adriano to boost Barcelona to victory.
Grades for Key Barcelona Players
Andres Iniesta: A
Iniesta's goal in the 45th minute helped Barcelona avoid what could have been an embarrassing loss.
Jordi Alba: A
When it looked inevitable that Barca would have to settle with a tie, Alba shocked Celtic and gave his team a 2-1 victory in extra time. The unbelievable goal helped Barca gain distance in the group.
Grades for Key Celtic Players
Georgios Samaras: A
Samaras' goal in the 18th minute was huge for Celtic early on, but Alba's goal in extra time crushed the side in the end.
Fraser Forster: B+
You can't exactly blame Forster for Barca scoring two goals. He had 11 saves in the match, and if it wouldn't have been for him, it simply would have been a blowout.
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