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Barcelona's 2-1 Champions League Victory over Celtic in Numbers
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Statistics never provide the complete picture of a football match. The beautiful game is one of many subtleties and nuances.

Every now and again, however, we watch a game which can only be vivified by numbers. Last night's Champions League clash between Barcelona and Celtic FC of Glasgow was such a game. 

Against the run of play, Georgios Samaras put the Celts up 0-1 off a set piece in the 18th minute, prompting Neil Lennon's men to sit back and protect their unexpected lead.

Yes, for Barca fans it was going to be another one of those nights. The bus, the plane, whatever you want to call it, it was definitely parked by the green and white hoops at the Camp Nou.

Iniesta provided the equaliser on halftime, but it would take another agonising half of football to find the winner. Jordi Alba poked home Adriano's late cross, and 2-1 was the final score in Barcelona.

On a night of such one-sided football, players racked up some impressive statistical achievements and a number of records were broken. Let's take a closer look. 

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