FC Barcelona through to the last 16

FC Barcelona is through to the Uefa Champions league  knockout stages following a 2-0 away win at Celtic Park on Wednesday .The Spanish giants still have one more game to play but have already qualified to the last 16.This is after group C rivals Manchester City and Monchengladbach played to a 1-1 draw .It was once again Lionel Messi who was influential  for Barca in Glasgow , the Argentina international the only two goals of the match.

 

This first goal came in the  25th minute of the first half , the second half saw Messi score another goal from the penalty spot. The match ended 2-0 with Barcelona being the victorious side in front of the ever enthusiastic Celtics fans.The two Messi goals were enough to seal the match  as Barcelona were in control of the match from the beginning. The noise from the home fans to distract the visitors did not help Celtics to get back to the game.Celtics are very hard to beat at home , the fans always make it difficult for the visiting teams to get a positive result in Glasgow.

 

Barcelona once again proved their quality as they silenced the Scottish fans with a convincing 2-0 win over Brendan Rogers’s side.Another milestone was reached by Messi on Wednesday , The Argentine-born forward  has now scored a record 100 goals in the international competition.The last 16 draw will be held on the 12th of December. It will be interesting to see which team  Barcelona will face in the last in the knockout stages . Real Madrid, Manchester City , Atletico Madrid , Juventus ,  Sevilla and Arsenal and Leicester City are the likely candidates.

 

Luis Enrique’s side will now need to focus on the domestic league.They will travel to the Anoeta stadium to face Real Sociedad on Sunday . Real Sociedad have been doing well and they are currently placed at a 5th position on the log , it won’t be an easy task for Barcelona to beat them at home.

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