Celtic v Barcelona

James Forrest trains with Celtic

Champions League Group H

Venue:
Celtic Park, Glasgow
Date:
Tuesday, 1 October
Kick-off:
19:45 BST
Coverage:
Listen on BBC Radio Scotland MW & updates on BBC Radio 5live MW; live text commentary on BBC Sport website

Lineup, Bookings (7) & Substitutions (6)

Celtic

  • 01 Forster
  • 02 Matthews
  • 03 Izaguirre Booked
  • 04 Ambrose
  • 05 van Dijk
  • 21 Mulgrew
  • 23 Lustig Booked (Forrest - 69' )
  • 08 Brown Dismissed
  • 15 Commons (Pukki - 86' )
  • 09 Samaras Booked
  • 10 Stokes (Kayal - 70' )

Substitutes

  • 24 Zaluska
  • 06 Biton
  • 18 Rogic
  • 33 Kayal
  • 49 Forrest
  • 17 Balde
  • 20 Pukki

Barcelona

  • 01 Valdes
  • 03 Pique
  • 15 Bartra
  • 21 Adriano Correia
  • 22 Alves
  • 04 Fabregas Booked (Tello - 78' )
  • 06 Xavi
  • 08 Iniesta (Song - 89' )
  • 16 Busquets Booked
  • 07 Pedro (Sanchez - 75' Booked )
  • 11 Neymar

Substitutes

  • 13 Pinto
  • 02 Montoya
  • 12 Jonathan
  • 17 Song
  • 24 Roberto
  • 09 Sanchez
  • 20 Tello
Ref: S Lannoy
Att: 60,000

Match Stats

Shots

5 12

On target

3 7

Corners

2 6

Fouls

17 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:30 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +4:10

Free kick awarded for a foul by Junior Neymar on Emilio Izaguirre. Free kick taken by Emilio Izaguirre.

90:00 +3:37

Free kick awarded for a foul by Georgios Samaras on da Silva Dani Alves. Victor Valdes restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +2:29

Georgios Samaras gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on da Silva Dani Alves. Da Silva Dani Alves takes the free kick.

90:00 +1:51

The referee blows for offside. Gerard Pique takes the free kick.

90:00 +1:15

Handball by Sanchez Alexis. Fraser Forster restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +0:50

Cristian Tello takes a shot. Fraser Forster parries the ball away.

89:38 Booking

Booking

89:32

Sanchez Alexis concedes a free kick for a foul on Georgios Samaras. The referee books Sanchez Alexis for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Emilio Izaguirre.

88:33

Hernandez Xavi takes the free kick.

88:33 Substitution

Substitution Andres Iniesta goes off and Alex Song comes on.

88:33

Free kick awarded for a foul by Teemu Pukki on Andres Iniesta.

87:05

Junior Neymar takes a shot. Fraser Forster parries the effort to safety. Sanchez Alexis takes a shot. Fraser Forster dives and deflects the ball away.Hernandez Xavi takes a short corner.

85:10 Booking

Booking

84:58

Da Silva Dani Alves takes the free kick.

84:58 Substitution

Substitution Teemu Pukki on for Kris Commons.

84:58

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marc Bartra by Emilio Izaguirre. Booking for Emilio Izaguirre for unsporting behaviour.

82:47

Corner taken by Hernandez Xavi from the left by-line.

78:19

The assistant referee signals for offside against Cristian Tello. Fraser Forster takes the free kick.

77:27 Substitution

Substitution (Barcelona) makes a substitution, with Cristian Tello coming on for Francesc Fabregas.

77:03 Booking

Booking

76:53

Georgios Samaras challenges Hernandez Xavi unfairly and gives away a free kick. Georgios Samaras booked for unsporting behaviour. Sergio Busquets takes the free kick.

75:11

Assist on the goal came from Sanchez Alexis.

75:11 Goal scored

Goal! - Francesc Fabregas - Celtic 0 - 1 Barcelona Francesc Fabregas grabs a goal with a headed effort. Celtic 0-1 Barcelona.

74:56 Substitution

Substitution Rodriguez Pedro goes off and Sanchez Alexis comes on.

74:55

Georgios Samaras gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on da Silva Dani Alves. Free kick taken by Sergio Busquets.

74:34 Booking

Booking

74:14

Unfair challenge on Beram Kayal by Sergio Busquets results in a free kick. Sergio Busquets is given a yellow card. Free kick taken by Efe Ambrose.

72:47

James Forrest takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Fine finger tip save by Victor Valdes.Corner taken by Kris Commons. Header at goal by Charlie Mulgrew misses to the right.

71:15

Junior Neymar takes a weak shot and missed to the right of the target.

68:31

Virgil van Dijk restarts play with the free kick.

68:31 Substitution

Substitution Beram Kayal on for Anthony Stokes.

68:31 Substitution

Substitution (Celtic) makes a substitution, with James Forrest coming on for Mikael Lustig.

68:31

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kris Commons by Sergio Busquets.

67:47

Francesc Fabregas crosses the ball. Fraser Forster safely holds on.

64:44

Marc Bartra takes a shot. Fraser Forster safely holds on.

64:13

Junior Neymar fouled by Efe Ambrose, the ref awards a free kick. Andres Iniesta takes the free kick.

62:12

Sergio Busquets challenges Georgios Samaras unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Emilio Izaguirre goes out of play.

61:21

Andres Iniesta delivers the ball.

60:50

Kris Commons concedes a free kick for a foul on Junior Neymar. Andres Iniesta restarts play with the free kick.

59:59

Handball by Georgios Samaras. Free kick taken by Sergio Busquets.

58:12 Dismissal

Dismissal

58:01

Unfair challenge on Junior Neymar by Scott Brown results in a free kick. Red card for Scott Brown. Free kick crossed by Hernandez Xavi goes out of play.

57:15

The ball is crossed by Kris Commons. Gerard Pique manages to make a clearance.

54:31 Booking

Booking

54:28

Unfair challenge on Anthony Stokes by Francesc Fabregas results in a free kick. Francesc Fabregas booked for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Efe Ambrose.

54:10

Hernandez Xavi takes a shot. Efe Ambrose gets a block in.

53:49

Georgios Samaras concedes a free kick for a foul on da Silva Dani Alves. Sergio Busquets restarts play with the free kick.

52:13

Shot by Scott Brown went wide of the right-hand post.

51:39

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Emilio Izaguirre by Junior Neymar. Emilio Izaguirre restarts play with the free kick.

49:17

Kris Commons challenges Claro Adriano unfairly and gives away a free kick. Claro Adriano takes the free kick.

48:33

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Anthony Stokes by Sergio Busquets. Scott Brown restarts play with the free kick.

45:15

Unfair challenge on Sergio Busquets by Kris Commons results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Gerard Pique.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +0:17 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

43:41 Booking

Booking

43:21

Mikael Lustig challenges Junior Neymar unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mikael Lustig goes into the book. Free kick crossed by Hernandez Xavi. Fraser Forster turns it away with a diving stop. Corner taken by Hernandez Xavi from the right by-line.

39:56

A cross is delivered by da Silva Dani Alves. Junior Neymar takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.

37:46

The official flags Junior Neymar offside. Mikael Lustig takes the free kick.

27:47

The ball is swung over by Andres Iniesta and goes out.

25:10

Claro Adriano has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.

23:09

Georgios Samaras gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Claro Adriano. Claro Adriano takes the free kick.

22:17

The referee blows for offside. Fraser Forster takes the free kick.

19:08

Georgios Samaras crosses the ball. Victor Valdes safely holds on.

18:23

Andres Iniesta takes a shot and cleared the goal.

17:35

Sergio Busquets fouled by Virgil van Dijk, the ref awards a free kick. Hernandez Xavi takes the free kick.

16:39

Junior Neymar takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand upright.

16:18

Francesc Fabregas takes a shot. Efe Ambrose gets a block in.

13:34

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Georgios Samaras by da Silva Dani Alves. Charlie Mulgrew crosses the ball in from the free kick. Emilio Izaguirre gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gerard Pique. Victor Valdes restarts play with the free kick.

11:43

Hernandez Xavi takes a short corner.

9:03

The referee blows for offside against da Silva Dani Alves. Free kick taken by Fraser Forster.

8:11

Kris Commons takes a shot. Sergio Busquets gets a block in.

4:43

Georgios Samaras takes a shot. Victor Valdes turns it away with a diving stop. Corner from the left by-line taken by Charlie Mulgrew. Unfair challenge on da Silva Dani Alves by Virgil van Dijk results in a free kick. Victor Valdes restarts play with the free kick.

3:34

Corner from the left by-line taken by Hernandez Xavi. Efe Ambrose makes a clearance.

2:04

Hernandez Xavi decides to take a short corner.

0:00

The match begins.

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Scotland winger James Forrest is in line for a return to action for Celtic against Barcelona in Tuesday's Champions League Group H game.

Beram Kayal has also returned to training, but fellow midfielder Joe Ledley misses out again, while winger Derk Boerrigter is doubtful.

Barcelona midfielder Neymar arrives in Glasgow
Midfielder Neymar is mobbed by media and public on Barcelona's arrival in Glasgow

and defenders Jordi Alba and Carlos Puyol also miss out for the Spanish side.

Messi scored but was then injured in as Barcelona preserved their 100% league record after seven games.

Forrest, who has been troubled with a virus, last played in Scotland's 2-0 World Cup qualifying defeat by Belgium on 6 September.

But he took part in training on Monday morning and looks to be in contention for Barcelona's visit.

Kayal has been struggling with a groin injury, the same problem that has ruled Welshman Ledley out of recent games.

Ledley's compatriot, Adam Matthews, came off during and faces a late fitness test.

Boerrigter is still struggling with an injury picked up last midweek against Morton.

Barcelona and Celtic met in last season's Champions League group phase with the home side winning 2-1 on each occasion.

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